Unda Maris (“wave of the sea”) is an organ stop that plays two pipes of differing registers together, the higher and lower notes producing a rolling sound evocative of the flowing ocean. An olfactive version of this effect is at the center of Unda Maris 8, which features a montage of bright, fresh, and authentically oceanic notes (though without an official notes list, we’re left to guess) against a “lower register” of warm, resinous woodsy and incensey tones, creating a beautiful and ever-evolving series of harmonies. One moment, the fragrance is all salty air and citrus zest, the next, warmly textured, spiced florals and incense- but always defined by the negative space between the highs and lows. It’s not so much a shapeshifter as a fragrance of consistent mass but infinitely variable dimensions, each moment a new permutation to enjoy. Flowing, fascinating, and deeply soothing, Unda Maris 8 is that rare gem that perfectly delivers on a high concept while remaining oh so wonderfully wearable.