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Wood of Life

Eau de parfum 100ml

Wood of Life

We created Wood of Life as a potion to remind us of the power of meditation.

Not only do we believe that the wonderful fragrance can bring a sense of tranquillity to your life, but it is a representation of what makes Anima Vinci different, an illustration of our unique approach to perfumery. Wood of Life means meditation – it’s a love potion, but not in the traditional sense. It’s original, yet it taps into that same spiritual essence every one of us holds inside.

With the right blend of ingredients and the expertise of the best perfumiers in the business, we have created a truly special fragrance. Wood of Life is our attempt to bottle meditation, helping you fall head over heels for your spiritual side with this elevating, uplifting and sweet woody aroma.

Discover the full story of Wood of Life here

Top Notes: Bergamot, mandarin, grapefruit, mint, blue ginger.
Heart Notes: Ylang ylang, rose, petitgrain, cinnamon, cloves. 
Base Notes: Sandalwood, vetiver, patchouli, piri piri, palo santo, leather noite, musk, vanilla.


Michel Roudnitska
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meditation in a bottle

Meditation can mean many things to many people. For some, it involves sitting cross-legged and chanting mantras. For others, it’s inextricably linked to yoga or transcendence. For certain people, meditation can be a quiet second on the train, their eyes closed and their mind relaxed for one pure moment. Meditation comes in many forms – now, there’s another.
Wood of Life is our attempt to capture the peacefulness and the essence of meditation. It’s why we like to refer to Wood of Life as ‘mediation in a bottle’. While many people associate meditation with physical relaxation, we’re focused much more on the mind and how to achieve that same tranquillity through different means. Sandalwood has a cooling effect on the brain and a calming effect on the mind, making it the ideal ingredient for this particular fragrance.
Our sense of smell is so powerful and so often underused. But the right aroma can transport you to a peaceful, relaxed place.

Piri Piri, Palo Santo and Sandalwood

Our Key Ingredients
For this project, Michel Roudnitska ventured deep into the Amazonian rainforest and met with a local community named the Shipibo. They taught him about their traditions and culture, including their use of the rhizome of a papyrus. The rhizome is the root stalk of the papyrus plant and the Shipibo learned how to transform the root into what they call ‘piri piri.’
To the Shipibo, the piri piri is almost a love potion. That notion of romance – that calming, buoyant feeling of love – is something we believe we’ve captured in Wood of Life.


Meet the Perfumer
Click on the image to watch Michel Roudnitska on Anima Vinci Wood of Life

Michel Roudnitska

Meet the Perfumer
Michel is a transdisciplinary researcher in the areas of image, perfume and shamanism. He has developed the spiritual and therapeutic dimension of fragrance following an “olfacto-therapy” training and working with Native American shamans.


GPS coordinates
8°21'37.4"S 74°31'28.2"W

Piri Piri is used by shipibo people as love potion, it’s delivering in that fragrance an uplifting experience, for real.

Michel Roudnitska
Wood of Life

Anima Vinci Fragrance Eau de parfum 100ml

Wood of Life