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The World best Botanists & Mixologists gather to develop an innovative perfume and bottled cocktail to rebirth a Bacardi family legacy.
30 backers pledged DKK 22,432 to help bring this project to life.

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This journey started when António found an old bottle of Cologne created by the Bacardi family in 1888. This bottle is part of the Curfew Cocktail Bar collection - António's workplace. Upon asking Humberto - his mentor and owner of curfew - what it was all about, he found out the amazing story behind "El Obsequio".

He learned that this bottle was created by the Bacardi family more than a century ago, as a gift of appreciation and gratitude for all the people who believed the Bacardi project from the very begging. Humberto was told by the salesman of the bottle that the cologne it once contained had mimosa flowers. And thus started António's mission to replicate this cologne for the modern era - bringing Bacardi's Gift (English for "Obsequio") to cocktail lovers all around the world

From the very beginning, António sought to replicate the original aroma by using the same, original botanicals used in the 1888 bottle. Once he became the winner for Denmark in the Bacardi Legacy Northern European finals, the journey for the El Obsequio bottled cocktail and El Obsequio perfume started.

The mission is to replicate this gesture the Bacardi family had and offer 30 of this "gifts" to renowned people in the spirits industry that are, nowadays, firm allies and believers in the Bacardi cause. For the perfume production, António partnered with Nortempresa, a pioneer company in the production of fine fragrances and scent marketing.

Since a lot of added costs were encountered in the project development - such as scent development, bottle packaging development, labeling, and ordering all the raw material for it - we decided we would need to ask for help from the bar community as well as perfume aficionados in order to help this project to become a reality and make this bottled cocktail and perfume reach the four corners of the Earth!

And that is why we come to Kickstarter. We need your help to fund this visionary concept. Bacardi will have a new gift for you in this 21st century, brought to you by António Saldanha Oliveira - the gift of a high end, rich experience that transcends traditional limits and boundaries - and that does not hold back until it delights all of your senses at once.

The crowdfunding will start at the end of April and will last until the Bacardi legacy World finals - being held on May the 23rd, in Berlin. If you want to get to know more about this project and help it to be a reality follow the website and Kickstarter campaign.

Risks and challenges

For this project the El Obsequio research and development team needed to come with a set of products that would respect the Bacardi family and company legacy, would follow the lines, statement, mission and values shared by Bacardi family that were the creators of the inspiration for our project, the original "El Obsequio del Bacardi" perfume bottle from 1888.
One of the biggest challenges was António making it to the Bacardi Legacy World finals when he won his place in the Bacardi Legacy Northern European finals proudly representing Denmark and opening the doors for this project to become a reality.

Another challenge was finding the best and most competent partner for this project, as well a partner that would believe in the project and be as excited by it as Antonio was coming with the idea to replicate the El Obsequio perfume and bottle the El Obsequio legacy cocktail.
After a long research for perfumers, botanists and perfume producers in Denmark, Italy, Spain and Portugal he finally found NORTEMPRESA Perfume Lab.
NORTEMPRESA is based in Braga, Portugal, Antonio´s hometown, and happened to resemble the same pattern as the original "El Obsequio del Bacardi" once this bottle was created and produced at Facundo Bacardi hometown near Barcelona, Spain.

Though Daniel and Luís, this partnership was found and consumed and then the development of the fragrance got in line following and respecting all the known original perfume ingredients as well as adding the same botanicals for the perfume as the same ingredients used in the El Obsequio legacy cocktail.

Fun fact, Luís used to be Antonio´s economics & marketing teacher and there´s where this relationship was born and the whole base of trust and connection between Antonio representing the "El Obsequio" project and NORTEMPRESA, Daniel and Luís.

Some of the risks of the project and the costs and investments associated:

For the El Obsequio Bottle cocktail:
- Branding development;
- Packaging development;
- Packaging costs;
- Bottling associated costs;
- Product mock-ups and prototype 3D presentation;
- Ingredient research for perishable substitutes;
- Research for PH levels of the cocktail and acid substitutes;
- Research and optimisation of the shelf time for the bottled cocktail;
- Tests and studies on consistency of the cocktail and harmonisation the ingredients;

For the El Obsequio Perfume:
- Branding development;
- Communication activation and social media presence;
- Corporative presence and website development;
- Search for botanicals in rich fauna and flora hubs such as Azores & Gerês National Park;
- Laboratory Essence development;
- Perfume development and production;
- Packaging development;
- Packaging associated costs;
- Bottling costs;
- Labelling costs;
- Product mock-ups and prototype 3D presentation;
- Video capture of the whole process and board diary of the project.

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    Pledge DKK 38 or more About $6

    EL Obsequio: Gratitude gift

    Pledge 5€ / 5$
    Be part of the gratitude name list on both the El Obsequio website and the El Obsequio Marketing Campaign presentation at the Bacardi Legacy World Finals.
    Have exclusive subscription access to the backstage recording for the El Obsequio and Antonio journey in the World finals
, with exclusive coverage and Live Stream of the preparations, marketing presentation, El Obsequio presentation on stage, parties, etc.

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    Pledge DKK 75 or more About $11

    EL Obsequio: Perfume Gratitude gift

    Pledge 10€ / 10$
    Be part of the gratitude name list on both the El Obsequio website and the El Obsequio Marketing Campaign presentation at the Bacardi Legacy World Finals.
    Have exclusive subscription access to the backstage recording for the El Obsequio and Antonio journey in the World finals
, with exclusive coverage and Live Stream of the preparations, marketing presentation, El Obsequio presentation on stage, parties, etc.

    You´ll be gifted with an El Obsequio: perfume tester bottle!
    This El Obsequio: perfume tester [4ml] is a tester of the El Obsequio Eau de Parfum developed by NORTEMPRESA Perfume Lab & António.

    The El Obsequio: Perfume tester will bring as well Antonio´s Bacardi Legacy Worlds finals business & cocktail card with the El Obsequio cocktail recipe, the El Obsequio Eau de Parfum botanicals, the El Obsequio social media links and contacts for you to follow!

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    Pledge DKK 186 or more About $28

    El Obsequio: Cocktail Kit

    Pledge 25€ / 27$
    Be your own bartender and create your own El Obsequio cocktail!
    This pledge offers you:
    - A Handcrafted Mimosa syrup that you can use at your home parties and be the star bartender!
    It´s a 20cl bottle [serves 10/15 cocktail] made with the finest & most aromatic mimosa flowers [Acacia Dealbata];

    The El Obsequio: Cologne family cocktail book that will teach you how to properly do the El Obsequio cocktail, create your own Cologne cocktail, produce your own flower & aromatic syrups and share with you the full information gathered by the El Obsequio: Cologne cocktail research team, a group of 12 World class bartender that researched on the best flowers, aromatised wines and citrus to use at home or at your own bar to do tasteful cologne cocktails!

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    Pledge DKK 245 or more About $37

    El Obsequio: Handcrafted Eau de Parfum

    Pledge 33€ / 35$
    You´ll be gifted with the El Obsequio: Handcrafted Eau de Parfum [100ml], a high-quality hand labour crafted Eau de Parfum that you can Immerse yourself in and revive a story of genuine gratitude!
    A project developed with joined forces from Antonio and his El Obsequio Bacardi Legacy campaign & NORTEMPRESA Perfume Lab.

    "El Obsequio del Bacardi" is the inspiration for this Eau de Parfum, a perfume bottle created by the Bacardi Family in 1888 for the purpose of being gifted to everyone that believed in the Bacardi project since the beginning.

    The 4 main botanicals represent the 4 ingredients in El Obsequio cocktail recipe:
    - Cane sugar neutral alcohol;
    - Mimosa flowers;
    - Lime zests;
    - cinchona bark;

    The compound botanicals:
    - Pineapple representing Hospitality;
    - Cardamom seeds;
    - Tonka beans.

    More than bringing back to life a beautiful story of gratitude showed by the Bacardi family, you´ll as well get your hand on a distinguished Eau de Parfum, developed by some of the World´s best Botanists & Mixologists.

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    Pledge DKK 325 or more About $50

    El Obsequio: Bottled Cocktail kit

    Pledge 43€ / 47$
    Carry the El: Obsequio cocktail to every part of the World!

    With this pledge you´ll be gifted with:
    - The El Obsequio customised metal flask.
    This metal flask is the coolest, badass and most awesome travelling buddy with 100ml, perfect to carry in your inside pocket, right next to your heart and take your favourite cocktail for any trip or flight you get avoiding all the security checks!
    [Just don´t tell them you have Bacardi Carta Blanca inside the flask!!!]

    -The El Obsequio: Cocktail kit - check the previous place all the details about the Handcrafted mimosa syrup and the El Obsequio: Cologne family cocktail book also included in this pledge!

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    Pledge DKK 430 or more About $65

    El Obsequio: Parfum & Cocktail kit

    Pledge 57€ / 62$
    You´ll be gifted with the El Obsequio: Handcrafted Eau de Parfum [100ml], the El Obsequio Bottled Cocktail kit and the El Obsequio: Gratitude gift.

    Combined rewards 1, 4 and 5 in one single super reward!!!
    Life is a gift, enjoy everything it has to give you!!

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    Pledge DKK 1,485 or more About $226

    El Obsequio: Copenhagen Bar Tour

    Pledge 200€ / 217$
    I´ll personally take you on the BEST bar crawl of your life through the best cocktails bars in Copenhagen and some of the Best Bars in the World!
    Curfew Cocktail Bar, the bar where I work will be the starting point for a journey of flavours, tastes & senses where you´ll get to know the best bars in town, the coolest bartenders from each Bar, try the most exquisite drinks & cocktails in your life and be embraced by the Copenhagen Bartender community !!
    Drinks will be on me, of course for reasonable numbers, if you´re a heavy drinks you´ll need to afford that luxury!

    You´ll be gifted with as well the El Obsequio: Handcrafted Eau de Parfum [100ml], the El Obsequio Bottled Cocktail kit and the El Obsequio: Gratitude gift.

    Combined rewards 1, 4 and 5 in one single super reward!!!
    Life is a gift, enjoy everything it has to give you!!

    Get yourself in Copenhagen and you´ll be gifted with everything you deserve!

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    Pledge DKK 3,720 or more About $567

    El Obsequio: Private Bartender

    Pledge 500€ / 550$
    I´ll be the private bartender of your next house party, private event, corporative presentation, family gathering or just whenever you wish!

    I´ll prepare a specially designed El Obsequio: Cologne Cocktail Menu with a selection of Bacardi cocktails created by some of the best Bartenders in the World!

    You´ll need to limit this event to a minimum capacity of 2 people and a maximum capacity of 30 people

    OR

    You´ll need to have a limit of 100 cocktails served in the event, regardless of the number of guests.

    - All the Bacardi bottle stock and the ingredients used for the cocktails will be on your behalf.
    - All the travelling and accommodation expenses will be on your behalf.

    You´ll be gifted with as well the El Obsequio: Handcrafted Eau de Parfum [100ml], the El Obsequio Bottled Cocktail kit and the El Obsequio: Gratitude gift.

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    Pledge DKK 3,750 or more About $571

    El Obsequio: Cocktail & Airplane Jump

    Pledge 500€ / 500
    I´ll personally spray you the El Obsequio Eau de Parfum & Shake you the El Obsequio legacy cocktail while we´re both jumping from an Airplane!
    I´ll serve you the El Obsequio legacy cocktail right after we land.

    - I never jumped from an airplane and I´m sending shivers down my spine and scared as a chicken while writing this so youu´ll pay for Everything!!

    - You decide if you come to Copenhagen for it or if you want me to fly over to you, you´ll handle this costs and the costs of the airplane jump!!
    Ok, I´ll offer you a drink or two after our jump in order to relax.

    - After this, you´ll be my BFF forever and ever.
    - I´ll kiss you on the forehead after we jump.
    - I´ll take a picture with you, frame it and hang it in my bedroom.

    - You´ll be gifted as well with the El Obsequio: Handcrafted Eau de Parfum [100ml], the El Obsequio Bottled Cocktail kit and the El Obsequio: Gratitude gift.

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Funding period

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