“Summer breeze, makes me feel fine, blowing through the jasmine in my mind.” ~ Seals & Crofts The advent of the full flower moon early this morning in Taurus-Scorpio seems like an auspicious time to delve deep into some sensual flower magic, thus I have written this new post about an ancient process called Enfleurage.… Continue reading Full Flower Moon Enfleurage
As I begin writing this post it’s Friday, the day attributed to Venus, the Goddess of Love, quite fitting for the euphoric fragrance of Gardenias. The violet jars that I had ordered for the pomade arrived, thus, today I began scooping the 2019 Gardenia pomade of the enfleurage process, into the glass containers, causing a… Continue reading Gardenia Pomade 2019
I did it, and feeling extremely proud and grateful, a true to flower gardenia extraction! This elixir is like no other I have ever smelled, from the Tiara of Tahiti to Columbia. The extract is so pure and true, nothing compares but the white floral soul of Gardenia herself. Since the extraction also produced a… Continue reading ✨GARDENIA✨
The white flower season begins here in the garden of pure fumes with gardenia, then gradually overlaps with jasmine sambac which overlaps with plumeria. I was lucky to get extra gardenias from my mothers plant which is much larger and more abundant than mine. The gardenias are now done but we are in the thick… Continue reading White Flower Season
The title for todays post Anne of Green Gables. The violets are coming up in quite a bounty due to our rain fall. This year, instead of a tincture I am placing the delightful little flowers on a bed of botanical fat to infuse their intoxicating odor. The process is called enfleurage, we know it… Continue reading Do you think amethysts can be the souls of good violets?
Two days ago it was warm and I was harvesting jasmine flowers for the ongoing enfleurage. Monday night the weather suddenly changed – as if day light savings time were a window that was abruptly opened. All of a sudden we’ve got substantially cooler weather, so cool that my little jasmine sambac flowers this morning… Continue reading Summer to Autumn
The white flower season has arrived! It appeared like a rough start for the Jasmine sambacs but not for the Gardenias. Here at the house of beautiful smells I have a jasmine sambac tincture and a gardenia enfleurage in tandem, eventually I will have a jasmine sambac enfleurage as well but its too early in… Continue reading White Flower Season!
Of late my days and nights begin and end with jasmine flowers. In the evening, usually just before bed, earlier if I remember, I turn on all the lights that will illuminate the front side of the house where all the clay pots of the jasmine sambac plants are and I slowly begin picking. Quite… Continue reading Day and Night Blooms
Way back in the nineties I was gifted a tiny cobalt blue vial of a Jasmine enfleurage from France. It was extremely special because of its rarity and cost. I’ve cherished it ever since and never really considered doing the process myself…until now. The process can be seen really well in the 2006 film “Perfume:… Continue reading Jasmine Enfleurage