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20 Bond Street


New Zealand

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+64 4 381 4653

Opening Hours

Mon - Thur: 10.00am – 5.30pm

Friday: 10.00am – 6.00pm

Saturday: 10.30am – 5.00pm

Sunday: 10.30am – 5.00pm

Mar 14 2022

Founded in 2015, Stora Skuggan's perfumes are based on stories that blur the line between myth and reality, creating an entire new world of story building and scents.

Welcoming ~ Stora Skuggan

Swedish for “the big shadow”— Stora Skuggan handcrafts unisex perfumes with mystical backstories. The Stockholm-based studio began as a DIY initiative founded by five multidisciplinary artists while still in design school. After years of experimentation, the niche parfumerie officially launched in 2015. Dubbed “scented stories,” each perfume triples as a conceptual project, a wearable artwork, and an aesthetic object.

Perfume is a highly challenging product to market, with so few of us truly exercising our sense of smell, consumers have a hard time having a frame of reference when buying perfume, especially when buying online. In such a challenging landscape many fragrance labels respond through the language of industry buzzwords touting their “natural” or “clean” formulations, or by marketing fragrance as a wellness product with mental health benefits. That's where Stora Skuggan differ.

The creative process Stora Skuggan undergoes with each new scent is an intuitive one, one based off gut decision. Anna Barkne, one of the five co-founders behind the Swedish perfume brand describe how they "usually circuit around a myth or a phenomenon that’s maybe real or not. These become like small worlds or universes that the scent grows in, like a tiny baby."

At the heart of the brand are these stories, conceptualised through fragrance and art, creating a small and unique universe for each perfume. Scents are a way to communicate, tell stories and experience them.

Stora Skuggan is a place north of Stockholm with beautiful nature and wildlife. Stora Skuggan means “the big shadow” in English.

Stora Skuggan has 5 beautiful scents in its collection, starting with Fantôme de Maules, launched in 2015, and including most recently Thumbsucker, launched at the end of 2020. Both are based on myths — the former a ghostly figure from the Swiss village of Maules, the latter the Hindu story of King Yuvanashva, who accidentally drinks a potion meant to make his wife pregnant, though it also references Freud’s theory of thumbsucking as a sign of oral fixation. With fragrances firmly built from mysticism, each scent is something more than just a fragrance.

Modernist Scandinavian design characterizes the label’s packaging, with minimalist line drawings, sleek glass bottles, and oversized stoneware orb caps — so not only do the fragrances smell great, they also look damn good too.

"It happened many seasons ago. Of course to explain it you would have to be here. We had all been used to only the same smells, the same architecture.

Until the monsoon came.

At first we were weary. What did she want with us? But then we became dizzy. The allure became a way of living. Without it we were dust.

Made by hand in Stockholm."

Shop Stora Skuggan here.

Shipping & Delivery

New Zealand:

Free courier delivery when you spend over $99.00.
Purchases under $99.00 will be charged $5.00 for courier delivery.

We are dispatching orders daily / within 1-2 working days of order being placed.

We aim to deliver all NZ orders with a 1-3 day courier service ~ But during these wild Covid times deliveries may take 4 to 8 working days to be delivered.

We strongly recommend choosing "Local Pick-Up" / "In-Store Pick-Up" if you live in Wellington.

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Full price purchases placed online are eligible to be returned for an exchange, store credit, or refund providing your returns items fit our returns policy conditions outlined below if you contact us within 48 hours of receiving your order.

Contact must be made via [email protected] within 48 hours of receiving the goods advising us of return.

Returned Items must be unused, with the original tags & packaging still attached to the product. All footwear must be returned in the original shoe box, sunglasses and jewellery in the original case & box.

Shipping and handling is non refundable and returns are the customers responsibility until they reach Good as Gold Ltd.

Discounted items or Items purchased with special offer discount codes are final sale and cannot be returned or refunded.

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