“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the mind.” ― Luther Burbank Just when you thought that perhaps you had enough yummy jasmine in our lives with the hydrosol, Cimbalom, Chiaroscuro and Fleurish, I bring you the 2017 edition of Blossom. Can you tell I love… Continue reading The 2017 Edition of Blossom is here!
Perfume Illuminated is back with zesty and cheerful Lime! Might as well return in style with the marvelous little accent this green fruit offers to both fragrance and flavor. Originating in the tropical and subtropical areas of Asia the Citrus aurantifolia is a small spreading tree similar to other citrus bearing plants of the Rutaceae… Continue reading Perfume Illuminated: Lime
If it’s Venus Day it must be the day we illuminate notes and flavors in perfume. Lemon is the flavor and fragrance that my co-creator Beth and I will delve into this day. FRAGRANCE: Roxana Villa Expressed from the peel of the lemon, this fresh, clarifying and uplifting essential oil is used in both aromatherapy… Continue reading Perfume Illuminated: Lemon
Blossom, the Eau de Cologne crafted in the style of a traditional cologne, is reviewed by Tom over at Perfume Smellin’ Things. I suspect that this items popularity lies in the citrus components. Essences derived from the fruits and flowers of the citrus family are very fresh and uplifting. Please pay dear Tom a visit… Continue reading Blossom @ Perfume Smellin’ Things
Day six of our ADVENTure brings us a citrus tinged treat for our entry into the weekend. Yesterday we had the feminine voice of Memory and Desire. Today we are fortunate to have a contribution at the same location by Jason, the vital and supportive masculine, with the keen sensitivity of an artist. Thus please… Continue reading The Circle: Ghostly Orange
A new batch of Blossom Eau de Cologne is now available. This is a traditional cologne based on the classic equation of combining herb with citrus. In November 2005 I decided to create a traditional eau de Cologne which spurred on the Lavender perfume titled Vera. In May 2008 I revisited the genre and formulated… Continue reading Blossom
History on eau de Cologne is quite varied and difficult to pin down exactly where the word and formula came from. It appears the term eau de Cologne was coined by French soldiers stationed in the city of Köln, Germany. History tells us the first EDC was a toilet water developed by Jean-Paul Feminis and… Continue reading herb + citrus = EDC
Stress levels seem to be on the rise. Primarily due to over extension of our many selves. I’d like to suggest taking an aromatic break with pure essential oils. Essential oils have the dual purpose of lovely aromatic components which contain documented therapeutic affects. A general favorite essential oil or essence category is citrus. The… Continue reading Holidaze