A Perfumed Bestiary, Letter G for Gryphon, Part 1

The letter G in the Perfumed Bestiary continues in the mythological realm, venturing once more into the realm of fantasy with the chimeric Gryphon. I’ve chosen to use this spelling of Gryphon, despite that the most common is Griffin with others including Griffon. Creatures similar to our Gryphon are Hippogriffs, which you might remember from… Continue reading A Perfumed Bestiary, Letter G for Gryphon, Part 1

A Perfumed Bestiary, Letter D for Dolphin, Part 1

D for playful, intuitive and conscious Dolphin, an aquatic dweller with sonic hearing and many other attributes which humans have yet to fully understand. In general they prefer the warmer waters of the tropics, despite their thick layer of blubber. Dolphins communicate with each other through a series of parabolic sounds that to our human… Continue reading A Perfumed Bestiary, Letter D for Dolphin, Part 1

A Perfumed Bestiary, Letter B for Bison/Buffalo, Part 2

The second fragrance in A Perfumed Bestiary series was sent at the end of June to the subscribers. It is the intention to send out the perfume in the first half of the month, rather than the second, as occurred with the “B” fragrance. I began B for Bison/Buffalo by researching the terrain where this wooly, prairie… Continue reading A Perfumed Bestiary, Letter B for Bison/Buffalo, Part 2

A Perfumed Bestiary, Letter B for Bison/Buffalo, Part 1

Continuing with The Perfumed Bestiary series is B for Bison or what is termed as the Buffalo from the North American central and western plains. This muscular shaggy beast with iconic horns and hump is considered a spiritual icon of the indigenous tribes of North America. While writing a post on medieval bestiaries and looking over… Continue reading A Perfumed Bestiary, Letter B for Bison/Buffalo, Part 1

A Perfumed Bestiary

Introducing a new series of fragrances that stitch together many of my favorite themes such as illuminated manuscripts, the cabinet of curiosity, magic, mythology, the environment, nature, animals, etc. And what better time to debut a project of this grandeur about our fellow inhabitants of this lovely blue planet than today Earth Day, April 22,… Continue reading A Perfumed Bestiary

22

It’s a 22 day, a master number associated with the end of a cycle and divine creation and also auspiciously the first day of Leo. Number 22 is considered a master “builder” number, as it is 11, another master number, multiplied by two but with its energetic power magnified by four. “Number 22 is one… Continue reading 22

The Birth of Venus

Round and round we go, here we find ourselves at another day of Veneralia, the feast of Venus, although the masses use the modern name Easter with celebrations that include chocolate bunnies and church. As you know, I tend to like to delve deeper and look at source material, like where exactly did this ritual… Continue reading The Birth of Venus

Mercury Day

Wednesday is attributed to the heavenly body, closest to the sun. Although small in size, it is dense and heavily cratered like the Moon. The astrological of signs Gemini and Venus are ruled by this messenger of the God and Goddess. There is dualistic, curious, versatile component. In a conversation with my local buddy Avery… Continue reading Mercury Day