As our Botanical Fragrance line continues to expand with our recently released fragrances of Sea Amber and Blue Violin, I have become seduced working with these extraordinary little bottles of oils; essences of flowers, resins, herbs, and woods, Holding herbs and spices in my hands, I sense their ancientness. Ingredients and spices such as sandalwood and cardamom were once carried across the desert on camels.
I've long grown weary of being surrounded by synthetic fragrance, and realize that our sense of smell needs re-training. Instead of smelling a pure rose oil, we have been smelling rose fragrance oil, adulterated or completely synthetic. We are taught (and even encouraged) to spend our money on synthetic perfumes and fragrances. Consider that applying your synthetic perfumes poses a risk to your nervous, immune, and endocrine systems? Our perfumes and colognes, candles, laundry detergents, and air fresheners are synthetic. Most, who think they are allergic to fragrances may actually be allergic to the synthetics.
Do you realize that synthetic air fresheners and even perfumes actually kill the libido? The fake scents act as sex hormones which can lower testosterone levels. If it affects our libido, couldn't it also be a possibility that it affects our creativity and zest for living?
I Want More Real, Not Less. More Love, Not Less.
In the art of seduction, Cleopatra had her own perfume laboratory. She soaked the sails of her ship in Jasmine and Rose to scent the air and seduce Marc Antony as she sailed her ship into Tarsus, and later held a rendezvous in a room with a carpet of rose petals, several feet thick. How could the great seduction of Marc Antony occur if Cleopatra had simply plugged in a Renuzit?
When beginning to work with botanical fragrances, essential oils, perfumery; I find the scent may need to be applied more frequently. The more frequently I apply, the more I receive. In doing this, I believe it is possible to take on the essence, perhaps even the personality of the essence, be it Sandalwood, Rose, or spicy, floral, resinous. In the process, to become the essence.... keep letting it come into you. The rose will begin to recognize you and know you as the rose. I like to think that all of the trees and herbs, woods, resins, and grasses will recognize us as kin. Much more alluring than being mistaken as a plug-in air freshener.