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.
AwakeRegular price ₹ 14,400.00
Awake revisits the craziness of coffee through a concentrate of unstable energy that finds its power in bitter scents.
Everyone knows where they first really fell in love with coffee. For us, it was the feted Bluebells Cafe on Portobello Road - the place we came to get our morning fix, the antidote to the night before. Awake is a fragrance that captures the evocative smell of a warm coffee shop on a cold West London day; the freshly ground beans, the steam, the heat, the bitter luxury.
Top Notes Coffee Santos, Lemon
Heart Notes Green Cardamom
Base Notes Vetiver
Olfactive Family Gourmand
DarkRegular price ₹ 14,400.00
Dark borrows from chocolate its most seductive facets to play with emotions and captivate the senses
Dark Chocolate, like foreign films and black coffee, is something you only get really into as you get older. A petite décadence that you’ll only understand when your tastes mature, when you’ve fully explored your sensuality. Our baptism into the darkness came about when we discovered Said London - the legendary Soho chocolatiers. Just walking in there off the cold, dark streets of W1 feels like a sensory reawakening, as you let their aromas into your airwaves, and the flavours onto your tongue. Said soon became a weekly, guilty pilgrimage spot for us, a place to train our senses. When it came to creating bottling our addictions, it was one of our first places we thought about. Bitter and sweet, without being bittersweet, Dark is a fragrance of pure indulgence.
Top Notes Cocoa Powder
Heart Notes Cinnamon Bark, Hazelnut
Base Notes Vanilla
Olfactive Family Gourmand
HazeRegular price ₹ 14,400.00
Haze, like a breath, liberates by creating an unresolved sensation. Between two states, two notes.
Picture the scene: Notting Hill Carnival, the Rampage stage, 2009 - the summer of UK Funky. Donae’o, the man of the moment, the MC behind this year’s carnival anthem is on the mic. He takes one look at the DJ, and they drop 'Party Hard'. The whole street seems to explode. Those in the throng of bodies, who had been grinding that fragrant, fresh kush are now lighting up, toking, passing. Within seconds All Saints Road becomes engulfed in the smell of the green - and through some strange urban chemistry it merges with the beats, the beer, the charcoal, the mood. Together they create the real scent of London - the one we dream of whenever we’re away for too long.
Top Notes Wormwood, Artemisia, and Clary Sage
Heart Notes Mint Spikata
Base Notes Eucalyptus Buds
Olfactive Family AROMATIC
InkRegular price ₹ 14,400.00
Everyone remembers their first tattoo; the fear, the sensation, the adrenaline rush, the futile attempts to hide it from your parents.
For those who’ve fallen under the spell of this ancient art, it’s much more than a bit of body decoration; it’s a reminder of a time, a place - a fleeting moment that becomes a permanent memento.
In many ways, a good fragrance works similarly - something you carry on your skin, to remind you of who you were at a moment in time. At AKRO, we’ve always been fascinated by the parallels between tattoos and perfumery, which is why we’ve created our new scent, Ink.
Cold, alluring, with notes of black ink, tar, vetiver and jasmine - Ink is a scent that will transport you back to the day of your first tattoo, whenever you want.
Top Notes Black Ink, Birch
Heart Notes Jasmine
Base Notes Vetiver
Olfactive Family Woody
MaltRegular price ₹ 14,400.00
Malt is the perfect synthesis of a delicate liquor and a drunkenness that leaves its trace on the skin.
A really good whisky is a sensory experience; it's the bite on your tongue, the warmth in your cheeks, the smoky aroma that releases when it falls over ice. It’s a scent we first became enamoured with when working the pubs and bars of Ladbroke Grove, a scent that will forever be associated with that dangerous ‘tipping point’ in a night; that witching hour and a bit before closing time when the beers become shorts, relaxation becomes hedonism and night edges closer to morning. We just knew we had to bottle if for you.
Top Notes Whiskey, Rum
Heart Notes Seaweed
Base Notes Leather, Patchouli
Olfactive Family Floral
NightRegular price ₹ 14,400.00
Night brings back the moment of desire and its musky flavour. When the night belongs to those who lust and love.
A drink in the flat. A taxi. A warehouse party, somewhere in the depths of Hackney Wick, the Olympic Stadium guiding your way. You pay, you drink, you dance. Your eyes meet another pair across the dancefloor, in a nanosecond between strobe flashes. You follow them to the bar, you say something stupid. You buy them a drink. You move to the smoking area, and then back to the dancefloor. You talk. You dance. You touch. You kiss. You book another taxi. You spend the night in bed, and the day in the pub. You make plans to see each other again, but never do. Night is the smell of those long-lost, one-night dalliances that stay with you long after they probably should.
Top Notes Rose
Heart Notes Cumin, Saffron
Base Notes Agarwood, Musk
Olfactive Family Floral
SmokeRegular price ₹ 14,400.00
Smoke is inspired by the pleasure of the first drag of a cigarette, which is consumed as quickly as it is born.
Smoke: it's a scent that splits us down the middle, the ultimate acquired taste. It might not be for everyone - but for those who are pulled in by it’s taboo aroma, it’s the abiding scent of the best times of our lives; first kisses, last dances, 5am enlightenments, after parties and mornings after. It’s the scent you’re not supposed to like, but the one you can’t forget.
Top Notes Tobacco Leaves
Heart Notes Birch
Base Notes Benzoin, Tonka Beans
Olfactive Family Aromatic
Akro Discovery KitRegular price ₹ 3,200.00
Cigarettes. Weed. Sex. Chocolate. Caffeine.
Seven transgressive fragrances. Addictions turned into perfumes, stoppered bottles of undiluted and addictive excess, to be consumed without moderation.
The discovery kit, for the curious and intrigued. 2ml samples of all 7 Akro perfumes.
Haze / Awake / Smoke / Dark/ Malt / Night / Ink