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Neanderthal Us uses universal olfactory profiles to explore human history. A scented journey to the core question: What makes us who we are?

Spices, greens, and fruits have been used in ceremonies, remedies, perfumery, and rituals throughout history. Ingredients such as vetiver, sandalwood, oudh, and musk create a deep smokey base. A sense of security, a sense of feeling grounded. Geranium, eucalyptus, citric and green nuances enrich the formula with energy and liveliness. The meditative heart breathes rose and frankincense. The smokiest among the Neandertal collection, Us is familiar yet contemporary.

The glass stone-shaped bottle is produced using 3D-scan technology giving it its remarkably unique shape.


bergamot, orange, elemi, pink pepper, eucalyptus, rose cardamom, frankincense, geranium, vetiver, hyraceum, labdanum, myrrh, cypriol, cade, oud, tree moss, sandalwood, musk

Creative team

Designer and founder: 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.
For all shipping rates see our shipping and delivery page. 

• Day delivery DHL or FedEx € 6.95 (free from € 75)
• DHL pick up point € 5.20 (free from € 50)
• Evening delivery with DHL € 6,95 (free from € 75)
• Same Day Delivery by bike courier within ring of Amsterdam: € 8,50 (order before 12 pm)

Sample-only orders
• 1 - 2 sample: € 2.95 shipping & handling fees, PostNL, no tracking, average delivery 3 - 5 days
• 3 - 5 samples: € 4,50 PostNL mailbox shipment with track & trace

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