100% NATURAL, 90% ORGANIC
Purely Botanicals and Biologics
Creating our fragrances starts with curating rare and vibrantly beautiful materials. As we handcraft each perfume, we carefully select each ingredient based on its fragrance and its intrinsic benefit. We then take steps to enhance its feeling and effect before we cellar it to reach a smooth and unique symphony.
Our carriers include
Undenatured, Organic Alcohol: Grain · Grape · Cane · Other organic specialty alcohol
Our Ingredients Include
Organic, wild crafted, and conventionally grown botanicals with other organic materials in the form of essential oils, absolutes, CO2 extractions, natural isolates, and tinctures of:
Flowers Bark Woods Fruits Leaves Mosses Rinds
Herbs Aquatics Seeds Resins Other naturals
A whole aromatic oil is manually extracted from various raw organic materials, and has these qualities:
- Richer and more complex, multiple notes in one
- Experienced as a 3-dimensional smell
- Not “sheer”; has a full-bodied feel and smell
- Natural smelling and feeling; may contain ‘earthy’ notes
- Incomparable to a synthetic or natural isolate in smell
- More balanced and balancing to the body
- Of greater ‘plant intelligence’ – synergistic
- Commonly colored. Many are richly pigmented
A natural isolate is single molecule, manually extracted from a whole aromatic oil, and has these qualities:
- Largely a one-note fragrance
- Experienced as a 1-dimensional smell
- More ‘sheer’ and less substantial in feel and smell
- Less natural smelling than a whole aromatic
- Similar to a synthetic in smell; often more beautiful
- Not balancing to the body
- Of less ‘plant intelligence’ – non-synergistic
- Commonly clear. Some are lightly pigmented.
Synergy is when two or more elements work together to give an additional effect, beyond the effect of each individual element. That is to say, synergy is the intelligent power of the [cooperative] whole.
Mother Nature is very wise in creating smart plants and other elements. In her grand design, the human body and the environment have evolved together over the eons. Plant compatibility with our bodies is generally high.
On the other hand, any isolated molecule has no synergy but it still has properties and actions, exclusively its own, acting on its own:
1) The “isolate” is not in the smaller and proportional amount found naturally within the parent-oil
2) It no longer has its natural partners and modifiers, also found within the parent-oil
3) It may upset natural bodily or environmental balance
4) It can be useful to target a deficit
An everyday example of synergy is whole milk. Its isolates consist of water and different kinds of fats, proteins, carbohydrates, and minerals. While any one of milk’s isolates are not too harmful in moderation, it is also true that they will not do as well in nourishing the calf.
Synergy within anything that humans encounter matters most for whatever is ingested, widely used on skin, taken internally in any way, or inhaled in large quantities. It is much less ‘critical’ in personal-use perfume, simply due to the relatively tiny “dose”. See the next section for clarification on possible exceptions.
Found in Nature – Or Not ?
Natural perfumes are made solely of aromatics “found in nature” and grown by nature. We love their gorgeous, uniquely fabulous smell and intelligence! We love their effects.
Natural essences are made in soil, sun, water, and then extracted. A natural isolate is further manually extracted from the first extract.
Synthetics are isolates made relatively quickly, in a lab, usually out of petrochemical molecules. Most perfumes are largely or solely made of synthetic isolates.
Some synthetics are categorized as “bio-identical”. They are modeled after a natural molecule, found within natural essences. Most chemists and perfumers consider these molecules to be identical to nature-made molecules and they seem to behave like them as well.
Yet, the chemical makeup of bio-identical molecules are not always exactly identical to the ones in nature. For an example, visit the Royal Society of Chemistry to learn about Vanillin.
A second category of synthetics are those “not found in nature“ [to begin with]. These are fully “man-made”. They are foreign to nature and the natural human body.
To date, a number of synthetic isolates in this second category have strong evidence that they are harmful to humans and the environment. Whether or not this will be countered by further research, or prove be the case for more of these molecules, is yet to be known. Current research has limitations or contradicting studies. Individual can be imperfect for multiple reasons. Technique, methods, limitations in calculating all physical variables, let alone factoring in the influence of the unseen.
As perfume, you’ll enjoy a beneficial, luxury experience.
As elixir, the energy of each perfume is augmented to mirror and attune you to the beauty of your powers within. It serves you by working with your body and intuition to uplift mind, mood, and heart.
Aside from personal chemistry, which makes a perfume smell unique on everyone, there is another unique ingredient that is often missed, which is what you bring as you wear the perfume. You have the power to enhance or diminish the perfume’s enchantment and allure.
The River of Life
The connoisseur of natural perfume is aware that like wine, each new batch can be subtly different due to the year, growing location, weather, and so on.
The natural thing to do is to enjoy the subtleties as the river flows and toast to the beauty of life.