La Habana by 19-69 is based on a sailor’s reminiscence of Cuba before the revolution. The scent shines a light on the island’s golden musical era between the 1930s and 1950s. The scent is aromatic, smoky and alluring. Fragrance notes include saffron, incense resinoid and Laotian oud.
Notes: aldehydes, saffron, elemi, incense resinoid, vanilla absolute, caramel, ambroxan, Laotian oud, golden stone, amber balsam resinoid
“Known as a playground for the mafia and wealthy elite, Havana in the mid 1900s hosted many vibrant music venues like the Tropicana or the members’ guild Buena Vista Social Club. The rhythmic pulsations of Habanera, Latin Jazz and Salsa that were heard everywhere coupled with the dazzling showgirls, added to the tropical island’s allure. After the revolution in 1959 many establishments closed down and with that an era of Havana ended. The scent La Habana is inspired by my uncle who was a sailor, his narratives of Cuba.” - Johan Bergelin, Founder & Creative Director