Illuminated

I choose to use the term “illuminated” for my botanical perfume brand for a variety of reasons. Some of you may have already heard, this story in some form or other. This post is for those who may not have heard the tale as of it. It all started way back in August 2003 while… Continue reading Illuminated

Wednesday Muse: Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta

Todays muse is the absolutely stunning Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta, a glorious example of how exquisite type & image can dance together. Even more impressive is that the two parts were created approximately thirty years apart! The gem of a book was begun in 1561 under rule of Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I king of Bohemia,… Continue reading Wednesday Muse: Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta

Olandar welcomes Roxana Villa

On the afternoon of Saturday, April 15th I will be presenting “The Flower of Life: A Mystical Approach to the Art of Botanical Perfumery” at Olander in Malibu. The Olandar Foundation for Emerging Renaissance (OFFER) is an organization created by actor/artist Leigh J. McCloskey. He began this endeavor with the seed of an “idea meant… Continue reading Olandar welcomes Roxana Villa