A Perfumed Bestiary, Letter E for Elephant, Part 2

The fifth fragrance in¬†A Perfumed Bestiary¬†series carries the ancient beat of the Elephant, strong yet gentle with the sweetness of community and harmony. This perfume came together very easily. I began with Cypriol, also known as Nagamotha in Hindi, as the scent pairing/plant ally. Cypriol is a sedge from the Cyperaceae family that grows in… Continue reading A Perfumed Bestiary, Letter E for Elephant, Part 2

A Perfumed Bestiary, Letter E for Elephant, Part 1

The resilience of an ecosystemrelies on the delicate balanceof all species. E for Elephant, the largest of all our land dwelling mammals here on planet Earth. Elephant populations have been dwindling in numbers due to the ivory trade, animal abuse and declining habitats. These large nomadic creatures are considered a “keystone species”, meaning that when… Continue reading A Perfumed Bestiary, Letter E for Elephant, Part 1