Dark - porcelain 90 ml

eau de parfum



Of all four Neandertal fragrances, Neandertal Dark is the more shadowed, darker version. Inspired by the Neanderthaler's natural habitat. Strong and silent, Dark challenges all conventions in perfumery.

This fragrance centers around plants, flowers, and trees. It is aromatic, leafy, and creates an almost tangible sensation. Pink pepper, ginger, and pine energize you as you journey on to the surprising heart of Dark. There you will find incense, geranium, and caraway seed. The more animalic touch in the base is a beautiful result of vetiver, oudh, leathery notes, and patchouli. On your skin is where Dark is truly working the magic; Your skin but better! 

Dark is available in a 30ml glass bottle and in a 90ml collectible exclusive porcelain bottle, handmade by founder and artist Kentaro Yamada. Each of these handmade porcelain bottles is digitally numbered with a NFC chip as to guarantee its origin. Scan your bottle with the Neandertal app on your iPhone or NFC compatible Android device.

Measurements: H13 cm x W10 cm x D5 cm


foliage, ginger, pink pepper, grapefruit, pine, incense, geranium, caraway seed, seaweed, vetiver, patchouli, oud, amber, musk, leather, sandalwood, tobacco, labdanum

Creative team

Designer and founderr: Kentaro Yamada
Perfumer: Euan McCall
Ambiance photo: Jessica McCormick


Neandertal was founded by the Japanese artist Kentaro Yamada in 2018. His love for design makes this unique brand a strong visual character, which is reflected in the powerful design language of the brand. Yamada started a creative collaboration with perfumers and together they research how perfumes can make the echoes of our past tangible. The results are contemporary, highly original, and experimental fragrance structures, free from conventional and traditional perfume standards.

In Dark and Light (2018) we see an exploration into the scented world that surrounded our Neandertal ancestors. The presentation in the beautifully handcrafted porcelain flasks shows Yamada's background as a sculpture and is a reference to prehistoric flint axes from Norfolk, England. Each bottle is equipped with an NFC chip, numbered, and can be traced with the Neandertal app.

Us en Them (2020) explores the tension between different cultures and is presented in sculptural 3D printed glass bottles. Them is also available as a scented candle, in a very decorative handmade porcelain holder.


When ordered before 3 pm, we will send your parcel the same day (if in stock).
Due to holiday season peaks delivery times might be longer that expected. We apologize for the delay.

We ship perfumes worldwide to more than 80 countries.
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  • 1-2 sample: € 2.95 (PostNL no track & trace)
  • Free delivery for all orders above € 95
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  • 2-5 samples: € 8.90 (incl. track & trace)
  • 1 sample: € 2 (no track & trace)

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