Hot box pop-up on K Road to celebrate cannabis perfume launch

  • 24/08/2018
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Designed to help restore energetic balance, the perfum's benefits include elevated mood, restful sleep and stress relief. Photo credit: Getty/File.

A perfume creating a buzz in the beauty world is being launched in New Zealand in a unique way.

Perfumer Samantha Copland creates premium perfume blends from 14 strains of cannabis, but it's the 'SuperLemonHaze' variety Copland is making available to the New Zealand public first.

Whilst the scent mimics the aroma of cannabis, it's made in a lab by Copland from aroma molecules found from alternative sources, contains no cannabinoids and will not result in any hallucinogenic effects.

Copland will be selling bottles of the fragrance infused with New Zealand botanical kawakawa and French porcini mushrooms in her Perfume Playground pop-up at St Kevins Arcade. There she'll be holding a free 'Hot Box' experience from 6pm on Friday August 31 for punters to inhale before The Others Way Festival.

"Scents can affect state of mind because our sense of smell is located in the same part of our brain that effects emotions, memory and creativity," says Copland. "Using biological messengers called terpenes, this fragrance has the ability to affect mood, even at low concentrations."

Designed to help restore energetic balance, its benefits include elevated mood, restful sleep and stress relief.

More than 200 terpenes have been identified in cannabis strains, the same as are found in some other plants and natural extracts.

"Cannabis has a complex aroma from fragrant essential oils secreted alongside cannabinoids like THC and CBD," says Copland. "It is the combinations of these oils that often distinguish one cannabis strain from another and makes each blend a unique sensory experience."

Top notes in SuperLemonHaze: Yellow Mandarin, Blackcurrant.

Middle Notes: KawaKawa Absolute, Cardamon.

Base notes: Cepes, Vanuatu Sandalwood.