Palette Exploration: Chypre Perfumes

Tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 at the perfumery we are going to delve into the botanical essences used to create a Chypre style perfume. This fragrance classification was introduced in the 19th century but made popular in 1917 by François Coty with the release of Coty’s ‘Chypre’ and Guerlain with . The French word comes… Continue reading Palette Exploration: Chypre Perfumes

The Violet Haze

At least once a week, sometimes twice, I remove the saturated violet flowers from their soak in organic grape alcohol and replace them with fresh flowers. The spent violets are a pale lavender tone when I remove them and drain them. However, once dry the rich violet hue returns, although somewhat dimmed. This week there… Continue reading The Violet Haze

The Making of the GreenWitch…

“The making of the greenwitch….is an old spring rite…for greeting summerand charming a good harvest of crop and fish.”~ Susan Cooper The Vernal Equinox arrives this SaturnDay, heralding in the long awaited Spring time. In the old pagan traditions of creating an offering to a divine deity for a plentiful harvest, I have created GreenWitch,… Continue reading The Making of the GreenWitch…