The story of Akro is the story of a family; of a dynasty that spans from the earliest days of the perfume industry in Grasse to the cutting edge artform of today.
It all started a few years back, when founder Anaïs Cresp was living in London and learning about the world. Working in the pubs and bars of the vibrant and diverse area of Ladbroke Grove, she became enraptured by the scents around her; by the flower stalls, coffee houses, charcoal grills, by the whiskey and leather of the grand old Irish pubs and the inescapable haze of weed in the air.
After a long, lost summer of indulging in everything the city had to offer, Anaïs hit on an idea; that these distinctive aromas could be bottled and turned into fragrances. Perhaps, instead of just fruits and flowers, you could wear your favourite vice on your skin.
Malt is a woody composition with ingredients such as: whiskey, seaweed, rum, leather and patchouli. The opening of the fragrance is a sweet mix of rum and whiskey with a touch of an interesting marine accent. The scent is deep and warming. We are constantly accompanied by an interesting mix of seaweed and rum sweetness. In the next stage, a note of leather appears, which plays the role of the base here. The smell calms down over time and we get an interesting marine aura with a touch of earthy patchouli. In my opinion, Malt is one of the most interesting niche fragrances of recent years. The parameters of the fragrance are very good. Akro is a brand that never disappoints me with excellent quality ingredients. Longevity and projection are top notch here. If you love whiskey, niche perfumes and seaweed, be sure to test Malt.