The Calling Solid Fragrance

Oriental Vanilla

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The Calling - Smells like knowing your why.
Rich dark rum with vanilla bean, caramel latte and warm sweet base tones

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5g / 0.18oz solid fragrance set: 

1x Refillable metal vessel
1x Gift box
1x Fragrance and affirmation card

Scent Classification: Midnight
Tone: Oriental Vanilla

Fragrance notes:
Top Notes: Rum, Cassis
Heart Notes: Heliotrope, Vanilla
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Patchouli 

The Narrative: I know why I am here. My purpose has never been clearer. Everyday I’m choosing to let the fire inside burn brighter than the fire around me. Life knocks me down but I know what I’m fighting for. Today I choose to follow my passion and go where I find fulfilment.

Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Parfum, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Prunus dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Dl-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Citral*.
*Components of Parfum

Paraben free, vegan & cruelty free solid fragrance blend

Free express shipping on all orders within Australia. Australian orders should arrive within 1-2 business days depending on your location. 

Shipping charges for International orders are calculated based on weight and should arrive anywhere between 4 and 10 business days depending on location, via DHL.

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Holly C.
I recommend this product

Beautiful scent

Amazing service and product!

Lorena B.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Love it

This is the cutest way of using a perfume. Love the case and how it is refillable. Love the fragrance too. Please bring out like caramels vanilla and coconut scents.

Aaron C.
Australia Australia

Hold my hand

Given the challenge of selling fragrances online I think narrative has done a great job. The thing I was still left wondering was how to use it. Based on the FAQs, it seems I’m not the only one. It might sound silly but even a video of someone applying it would go a long way to giving some confidence to the internal ‘am I doing this right’ monologue.

Betty C.
Australia Australia

Absolutely beautiful!!!

I have been using Clinique Happy for over 20 years, YES 20 years!!! because I didn’t find another perfume that I like… until I come across Narrative Lab… I love every single Parfum Oil I have tried so far. This solid perfume is for a friend and I am sure she will love it too. Love the scents, the service, the packing and super-fast delivery. Strongly recommended.

Sophie S.
Australia Australia

Versatile scent

I love this! You can put on more and make it a muskier evening scent, or just the base for every day wear. This is the first scent I got out of three I have now! I love that the descriptions really tell you how they smell, I have never been surprised when receiving them or not got the scent I wanted. The tin is really pretty and fits perfectly in a bag or wallet, so much more convenient that bringing a whole perfume bottle like I used to! And I can put it all over my neck and chest without worrying that the chemicals will dry my skin- it feels like moisturiser!! If you're considering trying Naratie Lab do it! I got the sample pack first because I wasn't sure- a worthwhile investment check it out if you're not 100% If you know the scent you like then I would say go for it without!

Jed m.
Australia Australia

Amazing people

I wouldn't even know where to start, from the amazing scents, perfect customer relations and the sexy container, I couldn't be happier with the purchase for both myself and father and will no doubt continue to buy these :3

Gayle L.
Australia Australia

Great product and great service - Wow

My Order was responded to both quickly and courteously It arrived on time - beautifully presented And it is a great perfume - perfect for traveling Thanks very much

Marika M.
Australia Australia

Love it!

In love with my new solid perfume! The case feels really amazing and I can’t stop playing with the magnetic lid would love a silver case to distinguish the different scents as I bought two for myself and would love to grab one for my Boyfriend too. Fingers crossed for some more feminine scents as well! I’ll spread the word


The Calling

Overall, it was an amazing experience with lovely customer service, amazing packaging, fantastic ethics and so forth. I found all the fragrances themselves (i tried the sample cards) were absolutely brilliant - the scents are distinct and the quotes on the back were real cute. Honestly, Narrative Lab has done an amazing job all round and im thoroughly impressed. However, I'm giving them 4/5 stars because I feel like this perfume is not the right fit for me personally - on the sample card + in the box it smells beautiful. However, once an hour or so has passed, its smelt more like chinese herbal medicine (tiger balm) than vanilla on me. I dont think that it's a fault of narrative lab, rather, that people have different skin pHs and fragrances react differently. I just wanted to give others a heads up on my experience, but maybe you'll find that it melds much better with your skin :)

Kerrie B.
Australia Australia

The Calling

Love the fragrance and the ability to pop it in your pocket or bag to take anywhere. Finding it is long lasting which is a bonus. Love it!

glenn b.
Australia Australia

An experience!

This wasn’t a purchase, this was an event ! Ordered Thursday, received Friday , hand written card , stunning packaging and scent itself “the calling” absolutely amazing ! Kudos to all at narrative lab , you’ve excelled!

Nath P.
Australia Australia

I’m addicted!

After falling in love with the Fearless and Protecter scents, I just had to get my hands on Narrative Labs new scent ‘The Calling’ once I saw them release it! It didn’t disappoint! These solid fragrances last so much longer than I expected. As a tradie I expected to have to reapply often as I tend to work in harsh conditions, but I can always still smell it on myself as I get in the car to go home every afternoon. Being compact, it’s so easy to keep a couple of different scents in the glovebox of my ute. Checking out on the website is so easy with ApplePay, and delivery was super quick with express post! I’ll be a returning customer for a long time!!

Trisha P.

Loving It

Received my order a couple days ago. The packaging was beautiful and the fragrance is so good. I'm really enjoying playing with the 3 scents in the tin to find my perfect mix :)

rebecca c.


I got The Calling and it smells like Black O-pium by YSL!


My nose is very happy

My first Narrative Lab perfume arrived in the post last week - I opened the packet to find a beautiful box with my metal perfume vessel inside. As I opened the box, a lovely waft of fragrance greeted me. Initially I was a little concerned that I had chosen the wrong fragrance - it didn't smell very vanillary to me, and I thought that it might come across as too masculine for me. However, once I tried it on (I went for subtle first) and the fragrance warmed up on my skin, I could tell that the depths of fragrance would meld beautifully. My first day of wearing this fragrance was a tough day on site (I'm an archaeologist) which included hard work sieving through soils. The fragrance lasted all day and I had many compliments from my colleagues. Work the next day also proved that the fragrance is fairly waterproof (I was wet-sieving). Overall a beautifully non-gendered fragrance with beautiful notes and depth (and the packaging is damn cool). Definitely recommend.

Sue G.

Great stuff!

Excellent service, beautifully packaged and presented, a unique and luxurious perfume with good credentials! I love it.


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