Introducing Carta’s newest and most sustainable option: the 15 ml splash bottle of Moena 12|69
A riot of plants sweating in the morning sun. The scent of young ginger sweeping through the green canopy. Brewed tea and fresh tobacco leaves. An oncoming thunderstorm and the purifying crispness that follows.
Wild Peruvian Moena
Brewed Tea & Tobacco Leaves
Carta's premier offering, Moena 12|69, is the first ever fragrance to feature Moena Alcanfor, a rare essential oil steam-distilled from the lateral branches and leaves of Moena trees. The numbers correspond to the geographical coordinates from where the oil is sourced - the Tambopata Province of the Peruvian Amazon at 12.58° South, 69.19° West.
A close botanical relative to the highly endangered Rosewood (another Amazonian tree popular for fragrance), Moena Alcanfor is a new sustainable alternative. This oil is ushering in a promising future for the region’s delicate ecosystem. Its woodsy aroma ignites emotions, purifies and uplifts the spirit, and eases anxiety.
A portion of the proceeds from Moena 12|69 sales are returned to Camino Verde, the only organization in the world distilling Moena Alcanfor.
about the bottle
Carta’s signature splash bottle is packaged as sustainably as it is beautifully. The splash bottle features a fitted ground-glass globe stopper, eliminating the need for plastic pumps, caps, and tubes. As an alternative to cellophane wrappers, bottles are hand-sealed using an artisanal and traditional technique called baudruchage, involving the application of a small waxlike membrane laced with silk threads and secured with a wax seal. This technique ensures that bottles remain both air and water tight during their journey as well as free from tampering. Our parfums are presented in luxurious boxes made from recycled papers and shipped using biodegradable and/or recycled shipping materials.
How to remove the baudruche
To remove the baudruche, use scissors or a sharp knife to snip the silk thread at the base of the bottle’s neck. When the thread loosens, the wax seal will detach from the biodegradable membrane, allowing for the bottle to be unwrapped—the thread around the neck of the glass stopper will then slip off with ease.
How to apply your parfum
Your fragrance is an extrait de parfum, also known as a pure parfum, the most precious, concentrated, and long-lasting form of fragrance. You only need apply sparingly to pulse points to enjoy. The neck of the glass globe stopper functions as the applicator for your parfum. Before removing the stopper, gently turn the bottle upside down to wet the neck.
How to close your bottle
To close your bottle, place the stopper into the bottle and firmly press down while giving it a slight twist to secure.
This item is final sale.