If you use the
co-ordinates in the title of this most singular of natural perfumes, you will
find yourself located in the north-eastern part of Madagascar, near Ambanja.
This is ylang and vanilla country. The climate and geography of the region have
forged perfect growing conditions for bourbon vanilla and one of the world’s
most sensual blooms. Add frangipani, pink peppercorn, green mandarin, cocoa and
vetiver into the mix alongside the sweet leathered sheath and you have the
particular local materials needed to create a scent of remarkable grace and
The talented trio of
friends Malvin Richard, Lukas Lüscher and Serena Britos launched their refined
and handsome house in 2013. Malvin’s father Jean-Claude is a perfumer and
created two of the RLB collection, 04˚N
74˚W, a coffee-infused gardenia scentinspired byColumbia and 36˚N 16˚E, a Calabrian harmony of honeyed
citrus and woods.