Rosa, the perfume created in honor of the California wild rose is now back in stock in her luscious creamy version. The new edition was created using the same formula and pretty much the same exact vital plant essences as in the previous version. One thing I have noticed when a new edition is fresh… Continue reading Rosa solid is back in stock!
Monday morning I filtered the 2014 edition of Rosa liquid perfume and began listing all the variations. The wafting of the aromatic molecules from the filtering process wafted throughout the entire house for a few days and is still very present within the studio. The photo above of the Rosa flacon was taken amongst fresh… Continue reading Rosa 2014
The 2014 edition of Rosa as a solid is back. There were a few tiny modifications to the formula due to available ingredients but not enough to shift the aroma. I am happy to report that there was enough of the precious rose bourbonica from India to include in this edition. As I have mentioned… Continue reading Wild Wonderful
Each time I create the synergy and or chord/accord for my fragrances there may be subtle shifts in the aroma due to the variability of the raw materials. This aspect of handmade, uber niche, botanical perfumery gets even more compounded when multiple chords appear in a fragrance. Sometimes the basic essences in one of my… Continue reading EDITIONS: Rosa
“A rose does not preach – it simply spreads its fragrance.” ~ Ghandi Rosa, the perfume created for the wild, woodland rose of California is now back in liquid form! The flacon, the vial with 1 gram of juice and the samples have all been updated in the E-shop. The reason this perfume was gone… Continue reading The Wild Woodland Rose is back!
While prowling social media this morning I came across an interview on the Mountain Rose blog with herbalist Kiva Rose. The last question in the interview is “Is there one herb that you feel especially connected to, and if so, in what way?” Kiva choose the Wild Rose, Rosa woodsii, which is a sister to… Continue reading Woodsii
In French Goût de Terroir means Taste of the Earth. It is a term referring to wine and the flavors imparted by the earth in which the vines grow. The term originated in the 1700’s and used for marketing later in the 1800’s. Although the term appears to be specifically related to the taste of… Continue reading Talking Dirty
Saturday in the late afternoon, once all the orders had been packed, I headed over to my local family owned nursery. Autumn is the best time to plant here in the woodland because of the amount of rain we tend to get. Mom had given Greg and I a gift certificate for Christmas which I… Continue reading Sage, Rosemary and Time
“A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.” ~ Leo Buscaglia “Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all.” ~ Maugham These photos are… Continue reading Beauty is an ecstasy
“A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses.”~ Jean Cocteau The wild rose of the California woodlands is the inspiration of the botanical perfume Rosa which debuted back in October 2008 as a liquid perfume. I have just finished the new edition of the liquid which… Continue reading Oud and Roses