Teachings of ivy, represented by the letter “G”, center on resurrection. The spiral growing pattern combined with it’s tenacity teaches us strength and perseverance. As an evergreen the plant was used often to decorate altars while other plants slept. It has also been used often as crowns.
I created a perfume for Ivy, it is a very complex composition with the green, powdery quality of this spiraling serpent. The fragrance is being considered for an upcoming series. Originally I thought to use it as the nemeses of our “Q” perfume devoted to the California Coastal Live Oak.
“My favorite potion from Roxana was a special commission per my request. Hedera helix~ the mighty Ivy Dark green leaves, reddish, yellowish pink vines, and that special sharp tang that ivy possesses. This is the big, aged, thick leaved ivy of my Grandmother’s front porch, climbing and twining in the shade. Cool and crisp, an inviting home to innumerable dark creatures.” ~ Tonie Silver
Roxana Illuminated Perfume™
Image: Pieces of my paintings woven together like a green quilt.