The Vam Terrain Fragrance Is an olfactive hologram, reflecting the aromatic contours of three distinctive regions of Scotland, developed to enrich your interior environment.

The word vam, from the Old Scottish Dictionary, carries two primary meanings: it can refer to a spell (or hypnotic influence), or to an aroma. Fittingly, we have chosen this name for our terrain fragrance, for scent is transportative and one’s experience of it is an emotional and physiological journey to the oldest part of the brain, the root of our memories.

With the Vam Terrain Frangrance, we employ the total recall of our perfumer Mark Buxton and creative director Sruli Recht, who took a trip through Scotland: first the Highlands, then the Isle of Skye, and finally the Isle of Islay. As they travelled, they took notes, botanicals, air samples, and aromatic mnemonics. From these they crafted a scent odyssey for you to experience, a memory you may never have had. A hero’s journey for you to embark on, return from, and retell in your own words amongst hearth and home.

The room fragrance may be applied to any passive airflow diffuser such as bisque ceramic, charcoal, chalk, or reed.

The Highlands scent recalls the running water, sharp wet stone, dense vegetation of pine and moss, and late sunlight flickering through the trees at the edge of the Cairngorms National Park. It is designed as a close proximity, evoking the mystery of the forest and the unknown. It is the hero’s call to adventure.

Notes: Galbanum oil, pine needle absolute, hay absolute, cedarwood, watery accord, tonka beans, birch tar, myrrh oil, oakwood absolute.

The Skye scent takes you to a windswept but sheltered valley, high above the sea and just below the epic rock formation of Storr. It is designed as a mystical fragrance, evoking the ethereal but also the dangerous. It is the crossing of the threshold in the hero's journey.

Notes: Salt accord, green grass accord, heather, moss, amber, peat accord, birch tar, oakwood, burnt leather accord.

The Islay scent lies at the intersection of land, sea and sky, calling to mind the saltiness of the ocean, peaty smoke, and heather. It is designed as a wide, open space where the unstoppable force of currents collide. It is the death and rebirth of the hero.

Notes: angelique root, beeswax absolut, broom absolut, algues concrete, ice water accord, birch tar, arnica absolut, burnt incense, moss, peat accord.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews

Smells amazing and lasts for ages

Andreja G.R.
Absolute perfection

We love our Vam Terrain Fragrance - Highland.
First we bought the sample pack with all available fragrances.
Sadly, when we bought the Highland fragrance it was the only one available.
We would love to have been be able to buy others too.
All of the fragrances are perfect for new homes as ours, especially if you have hardwood floors and other wood accents in your home.
Thank you.

Michele H.

Unique gift for any whisky lover!

thomas s.

what whiskey? never received any/ i wished i did!!


How is the fragrance packaged?

The 50 ml glass bottle is packaged with an application dropper in an elegant gift box.

How large is the tester?

The tester bottle is 1.5 ml.

How do I apply the fragrance?

Apply 3ml (3 full droppers) to your Vam Monolith Diffuser for the first use. To aid in the initial dispersion of the scent, blow gently on the diffuser. Diffusion can take 20 minutes to fit a space and will last up to 5 hours depending on your proximity to the diffuser.

For future use, apply 1ml or more depending on the size of your space.

Can I use the fragrance with other diffusers?

The fragrance is also suitable for use with bisque ceramic, charcoal, chalk, or reed diffusers. Please note that scent application volumes may vary for other diffusion methods. 

Not to be used with electric room vaporizers or heated oil diffusers.

Can I use the fragrance as a perfume?

The fragrance is for external use only and should not be applied to the skin.