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Book Inspired Perfumes

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Book Fair was my most popular fragrance during last year's autumn/Halloween launch. I couldn't keep it in stock for more than a few days, and I know many people fell in love with it because I received so many requests for more of it after it had sold out for good. So, I decided to bring it back this year as part of my autumn launch. I will also make it part of the permanent collection as soon as I'm able to.  Since I'd hoped to bring back Book Fair, I made it a point to finish up the other...

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Autumn And Halloween Perfume Collection Artist Notes

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    This year's collection overflows with nostalgic places, liminal spaces, and reveries of fairytales. I began crafting these blends almost as soon as winter had passed and when the yearly longing for autumnal things started to creep in. My heart is always in the dark season, and these fragrances represent the memories, spaces, and places that I found myself longing for as I retreated to my perfume lab for most of the summer. Each blend represents an autumnal place, real or imaginary, that I could only reach through the transportive power of fragrance.  This collection includes six new limited...

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Artists Notes: All Hallows

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All Hallows is a complexly beautiful blend inspired by the rituals that honor the dead in various faiths from October 31 through the first week of November. It’s both dark and soothing, much like the atmosphere during this time of year. There are libations, flower offerings, burning incense, a bit of fruit, and the four elements flowing through this enchanting fragrance. Highlights include a deep earthy bouquet of frankincense, myrrh, and galangal root. Accented by top notes of basil, nerolina, and soft bursts of citrus from yuzu, this haunting blend reveals ylang ylang, petitgrain, and autumn leaves as it unfolds....

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Artist's Notes: Lacrimosa

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Lacrimosa is a deep, haunting, melancholy botanical blend inspired by Mozart's Requiem In D Minor. Lacrimosa is the Latin word for "weeping/tearful" and also derives from Our Lady of Sorrows, an aspect of The Virgin Mary. It is part of the Roman Catholic Requiem Mass and sits at the heart of my first musically inspired botanical perfume.This one opens with the deep blue note of blue tansy, which lingers throughout as the haunting refrain of the blend. As the drydown begins, my blood accord darkens the herbal with a touch of earthy metallic. While this blend lingers on the skin,...

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Artist's Notes: Frog's Breath

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Another of my new blends coming September 10th. Green fog, green mist, mysterious tinctures from a curious cabinet —these are the visuals that inspired my new Frog’s Breath perfume. Heavily green aromas in perfumery are most often associated with the spring and summer months, but here I wanted to do something with the “Halloween greens” and the greens from the darkly beautiful side. I’ve also watched The Nightmare Before Christmas so many times that its symbolism is permanently etched into my subconscious and definitely has leaked out into the inspiration for this blend. This is an earthy, foggy, green perfume....

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