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?
It’s violet season again! My mother Martha has brought me two posies of violets to tincture, she has an abundance of them coming up in her garden. The bouquet on Saturday was rather large and thus I was able to capture lots of photos of the tincturing process which I will share shortly. I went… Continue reading Violet Posey
My studio right now is wafting with the violet, fern and leathery notes from the filtering the latest edition of Gracing the Dawn. It’s one of my favorite fragrances of the line, I love how the notes meld together so seamlessly. After filtering I thought I better take a few photos of the little 1… Continue reading The Three Violets
Gracing the Dawn in her solid manifestation is here! I know fans of this fragrance have been waiting quite a long time for this interpretation, thanks so much for your patience. The structure of this perfume follows what is considered a classic Chypre, a french word meaning Cyprus. Perfumes of this family traditionally are defined… Continue reading Odorata
At least once a week, sometimes twice, I remove the saturated violet flowers from their soak in organic grape alcohol and replace them with fresh flowers. The spent violets are a pale lavender tone when I remove them and drain them. However, once dry the rich violet hue returns, although somewhat dimmed. This week there… Continue reading The Violet Haze
We are exactly one week into the new year of two thousand ten today. A few days ago Greg, Eve and I watched a film titled the Quantum Activist featuring the pioneering scientist Amit Goswami. Amit asks “What are you doing to participate in the creation of the reality we all share?” Part of my… Continue reading Perfume Illuminated: Violet