The Daisy Chain


There’s a new face in locket town, she sports a sweet daisy chain design with a warm antique brass finish. The oval pendant is the same size and shape as the Victorian design locket and mini compact. Like a tussie-mussie, this bouquet of natural perfume adorns the Goddess within and the ability to sniff and apply nature as desired. Perfect for travel, or when carrying a purse is not an option.


According to Wikipedia …tussie-mussies include floral symbolism from the Language of Flowers, and therefore may be used to send a message to the recipient. Thus, you could give someone one of the little mini compacts or lockets with a perfumed message. Another idea is a selecting a gift with the persons birthday flowers. For example October 18th is rhodedendron, if you would like me to recreate a single note solid tin to fit inside one of the compacts or lockets just send me a note (roxana illuminatedperfume.com). Obviously there are not botanical essences for all of them, however many do exist or could be recreated or made by infusing the plant material.


I’ve been working with a new jewelry designer to bring you some pretty styles with these new perfume lockets. Keep in eye out here and at the shop for them probably in a month or so.

One of the facets I love about these is that they are made here in the US. I try really hard to get all my supplies as local as possible. It’s quite a challenge for a small indie business to avoid going overseas to China to get packaging, especially when one has to purchase in smaller quantities.

Often I feel like a frenetic version of those multi armed Hindu deities as I work on multiple projects while scouting for accessible, beautiful and ecological packaging.

Images: Ophelia by John William Waterhouse, locket and Cimbalom tin photos by Roxana Villa

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