ABOUT THE HOUSE
Centauri Perfumes is a small fully independent niche perfume house, hand made in England in small batches.
The official launch of the house was December 22nd 2019 at 4:19am marked by the winter solstice.
The movements of the stars, heavens and timing of solstice and equinox were hugely important to nearly all ancient cultures. The house logo is a star, tying in with the celestial bodies and importance of the heavens. It also represents the future of where our civilisation will one day explore new worlds. Proxima Centauri being our nearest star. At the same moment representing past, with that specific star being carved in stone by the ancient Sumerians thousands of years ago. All of this comes together in the eternal present moment.
Every aspect is done by the owner and perfumer Peter Carter.
The conceptual idea behind the house is presented through Past, Present & Future,
as three distinct lines within the house. With a special Timeless collection outside of the main collection of time, in helping raise money for selected charities.
Past is presented in red, symbolised by fire. One of the most important discoveries of the
development of our ancestors. It takes inspiration directly from the mystery of our ancient cultures
from around the globe. A homage to where we have come from, focused on using natural materials.
Present is shown in white, our modern day world, the age of the smart phone and internet.
The technological age, the here and now in the present moment. This line is free to explore inspirations from our current world through the use of mixed media. A balance and harmony of natural oils and modern day aroma chemicals.
Future is blue, the colour of the sky. Inspired by the heavens and the stars.
This line is also mixed media, with a larger emphasis on modern aroma chemicals.
This line nods to our longing to expand beyond the Earth, to become a civilisation
capable of exploring new worlds. Inspired with the hope of humanity for the evolution of human consciousness into universal peace and cosmic consciousness.
The three lines separated by past, present, future, natural, mixed media to aroma chemical,
allow a wider creative pallet to work from. The most luxurious natural oils of the past, to the most modern synthetics of the present and future. Linking all three together in one house, in the present moment, and beyond time.
Three collections showcasing three styles of perfumery, through three ages.
These three lines will slowly grow, as I create more scents within each theme of past, present, and future.
ABOUT THE PERFUMER
My career started in offshore oil & gas fields around the world, mostly in South East Asia, West Africa & the UAE working as a commercial offshore air diver. Work involved repairing, inspections and installations of oil & gas pipelines and platforms under the sea.
A parallel passion grew for discovering and collecting the most interesting and beautiful perfumes to fit my personality. Realising how limited the offerings were to my personal taste, combined with passionate curiosity for understanding perfumery on a deeper level, lead me to the path of becoming a self taught perfumer.
Years of experimentation and learning finally found expression naturally.
This house is the fruition of my passion for perfumery.
I have a deep love of world travel and culture, and try to explore as much as I can.
Many of these personal travels play inspirations for the house and fragrances.
I hope you enjoy my olfactive creations.