2020: The Year of Classic Blue

Pantone has deemed classic blue as the 2020 color of the year, “instilling calm,¬†confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.”

Blue, that sky hue between violet and green that appears to be the most favored by most humans can span quite a range. What I have referred to as purple others have asserted is blue, while when I have referred to a color as blue someone else will cross their arms and proclaim purple! It’s a bit like scent and likely due to a combination of our upbringing, unique perspectives and the way our eyes perceive.

The original palette I received from Jennifer in March 2008 (photo above) had no blue due to the warm triad of hues in my skin, hair and eyes. However, once I started getting silver and grey in my hair, the palette shifted to embracing cooler tones such as a violet tinged, periwinkle blue.

Along with wearing blue I also incorporated the color into perfume story telling with the release of La Dame Blanche. The blue tone represents both healing & sapphires, sapphires were included in the fragrance via a tincture as well as a stone placed into the perfume synergy.

” … White butterflies are very lucky when seen, while brown ones are unlucky. If a yellow butterfly flies over a coffin, the soul has passed safely to the Otherworld. A blue butterfly signifies that the deceased was a healer. A white butterfly signifies a good person, a dark butterfly a bad person. Butterflies represent transformation and must never be killed.”
~ Evert Hopman, 210

I pulled out all the essences that go into making more La Dame Blanche about a week ago in preparation of sitting down and making more of the synergy for both the solid and liquid perfume. I’m so looking forward to having the scent back as it is one of my personal as well as a customer favorite. Once the synergy is made I will accept pre-orders so that you can make sure have one before it is out of stock once more.

Below is a quote by Beth, who commissioned me to create the fragrance, she supplied a horse hair tincture and the sapphires that go into the orchestration of the perfume.

“La Dame Blanche is a voluptuous green floral with a heart of rose, jasmine and tuberose. There is a tincture of sapphires and horse hair, amber and wood. It was blended and released on Samhain 2014 and it is as complex, mysterious and voluptuous as the Sorciere herself. It’s a gorgeous perfume and the beauty of it is that it doesn’t quite make sense…You will¬† constantly be trying to decipher it’s secrets.”
~ Beth Schreibman Gehring

Find more Pantone Color Posts here at the Journal

Images:
1. Blue Velvet Couch, unknown, via Pinterest
2. Finger Fade Dip Dye by Britt Browne, from Growing Up Indigo.blogspot
3. Color Palette by Roxana Villa
4. Roxana Villa photo by Rebecca Fishman
5. Blue Morpho by Roxana Villa, Santa Fe Perfumery
6. Mystic Current by Greg Spalenka
7. La Dame Blanche Apothecary Drawer by Roxana Villa, Santa Fe Perfumery

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