As a freshman in high school I was encouraged to join the Speech club, so I did. I chose to memorize and tell the Shel Silverstein story the Giving Tree. Fast forward, approximately forty years later I presented the Tree of Life at the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy conference at Bastyr University. Gosh, I… Continue reading Trees, a re-occuring theme
Wishing you all a super fine green day from the Santa Monica Mountains! Our neighbor told us this joke today: “What is Irish sunscreen?” Answer is at the bottom of this post. While my aunt was here visiting from Buenos Aires in the Autumn she brought a portion of the genealogy on my maternal side… Continue reading Happy Green!
Spring is officially here embarking on the time of rebirth, all things new, vital and green. The energetic impulse of the season births forth from the earth through the flowers. Everything feels fresh and alive. It’s a playful time of year when we emerge from hibernation and begin peeling away what no longer serves. We… Continue reading The Return of Persephone
Occasionally new skill sets are required along the fragrant and adventurous path of authentic natural perfume. Recently I’ve been practicing lots of bending like a reed when important essences go off the radar. This took place when precious Rosa bourbonica absolute from India became unavailable, then again when aromatic treasures contained in Hedera helix and… Continue reading Drop by Drop
Singing over the Bones is the title of a new review of Figure 1: Noir by Beth Schreibman Gehring, so beautifully written I can see the words form into images. No surprise, since Beth is a bit of a witch and definitely knows a few charms. If Hogwarts existed, she’d be the potions teacher, no… Continue reading Figure 1: Noir and Hedera helix
I’ve been spending my evenings making large amounts of the synergies for all the perfumes, in both solid and liquid form. Page 47 liquid and Eau de Parfum will be arriving shortly as well as Vespertina and Chiaroscuro liquid. As I was meticulously making my way through the fragrances I noticed that the solid synergies… Continue reading Hedera helix and Gracing the Dawn
Green is the color of the day on this blessed Vernal Equinox. In celebration I have two special items to share with you all. First, a review of Hedera helix by the very articulate Elena Vosnaki author at Perfume Shrine. Sometimes I feel like much of the artistry and subtleties that go into my work… Continue reading Spring has Sprung!
The trailer for the new Wes Anderson film was released a few days ago. It looks absolutely fantastic and features Edward Norton, a fav in our household. Meanwhile, here in natural botanical perfume land the new edition of Hedera helix solid perfume is ready. There was a challenge in the formulation due to the a… Continue reading What kind of bird are you?
A bit of poetic entanglement, a Hedera helix review by Donna Hathaway: ” It reminds me of her wonderful sea chypre GreenWitch, but Hedera Helix takes another direction. Instead of being of the sea, it is essentially of the forest, a walk in magical woodland where every step brings up the aroma of the greenery… Continue reading For the Love of Ivy
This page has been created to list all the reviews and testimonials that come in for Hedera helix, the new, green chypre natural, botanical perfume for Ivy, one of the sacred plants of the Celtic forest and part of the Tree Ogham. Get your sample set here. “I have been rolling in Hedera Helix ~… Continue reading Heralding in Hedera Helix