Essais ILLA

eau de parfum


ILLA means island in the Catalan language and is the name of an unique all natural fragrance, non-perfumistic, around the Hypericum balearicum, only found growing wild at the Balearic Islands before the mainland of Spain.

"Some say that the Balearic Islands are lost pieces of Empordà’s land, others argue that were colonized by Empordà’s farmers that shaped their landscapes in the same way they did for centuries. For me, it’s impossible not to feel at home there. Nevertheless, the richness of its endemic flora is fascinating. Like happens in many other islands, the isolation plays an important role. This is, as far as I know, one of the only fragrances in the world with Hypericum balearicum in it (locally called Estepa Joana). A plant that you can only find growing wild in Mallorca and that is distilled only by one man (...)."

ILLA is part of Bravanariz ESSAIS, 100% natural, called by Ernesto Collado 'olfactory digressions'. These olfactory digressions are an invitation to surprise, to the detour, sometimes long, sometimes, why not, a good unexpected shortcut. They take the olfactory experience further, leaving the beaten track behind to have more references and enhance a rich, varied and intense olfactory culture.

Enjoy discovering these non-perfumistic perfumes!

NOTE Bravanariz: This is not “a perfume”. It is an Olfactory Digression, and supposes a completely different olfactory experience. It does not comply with the IFRA standards, and for that reason not recommended for topical use. It may contain allergens. It is important for you to test it on your skin before buying. This is why we only sell it in exclusive perfumery shops, where specialized personnel will assist you.


Hypericum balearicum (locally called 'Estepa Joana'), myrtle, rosemary, thyme, pine, orange, Neroli, lemon, fennel, pure virgin olive oil and rock roses.


"I want to formulate with my hands, I want to get dirty, to touch and smell, to really follow my nose and have a much more intimate and primitive relationship with nature."

Bravanariz means 'brave nose' in Spanish. The subtitle 'smelling wild' indicates exactly what the charismatic actor and perfumer Ernesto Collado does. Literally capturing the natural scents of the untouched landscape of northeast Spain.

He makes 100% natural and unfiltered perfumes from the collected fragrant plants. Following the seasons with his seasonal smelling, he brings to us the scents of the seasons.


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