Suave clouds of burning copal whirling over Tulum inspire a beachy scent like no other. Mayan incense rising from age-old temples. Lashes of sea spray and whiffs of the jungle where the jaguar lurks. Aedes de Venustas Copal Azur exhales the lush, spiritual vibes of sacred Tulum.

The Mayan incense copal is the muse of Copal Azur, brought to life by perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour in 2014, who also authored Aedes de Venustas first scent, Signature. Incense is an olfactory thread that runs through much of the Aedes de Venustas collection. This millennia-old burnt offering to the gods is at the very origin of perfumery, since the word “perfume” itself springs from the Latin per fumare, which translates to “through smoke.” Who better than Duchaufour to whisk incense from the church into the seaside jungle?

Aedes de Venustas Copal Azur has now been carefully transferred to a precious new vessel: A fluted glass bottle marked by peacock blue accents, a matte black insignia-stamped cap, and a sleek yet weighty design that marks the next chapter in the Aedes de Venustas story.

Copal Azur is hypnotic, spiritual and forceful, a wildly transporting perfume with an iconoclastic expression of incense at its core.


Tonka Bean

The Perfumer

Bertrand Duchaufour

The Scent

Copal Azur