REVERIE was inspired by Commitment, one of the most powerful of all inner beauties. It is the first perfume to be released in what will form a trilogy. Together, these three perfumes will become the first chapter of the apologue.
Reverie helps one delve into the mysteries and signposts of one’s path and journey; the Journey of the Inner Dreamer. It assists the Dreamer to be a true seeker and call forth their Dream.
Within the beauty of this inner power of Commitment hides a secret about the end of things — in the beginning. Each phase of Commitment’s power, if faithfully wielded by the Dreamer, brings a triumph beyond the expected.
For REVERIE, the intent was to create a natural olfactive sensation of deep introspection and inner dreaming from the heart; the state of soul-searching for one’s own truth, who we are, and what we are meant to be doing. Or to make small, right-decision. All of which, only we can know. REVERIE aids a quiet, still state of search, a contemplation of a choice, the precursor to committing.
To achieve this, we looked to those aromatics from nature with elemental signatures of still water, (deep thought, and the water in our cells as tuning forks). We sought signs of the pensive, portentous times in nature prior to great activity, (preparation or great promise), and the embodiment of loftiness, (high-minded, cool headed). And because the act of reverie is a search, we looked for elements that reveal the end in the beginning; signs of the potential reality that is found deep within–like the seed which contains the tree–and like a commitment which contains our dreams.
The Intelligence of the Ingredients:
BERGAMOT (Tunisia), an elegant citrus note that brings lift to the fragrance and the spirit. It’s a fresh, greenish-tart note for an opening nod to “green behind the ears”, (which we can be, many times over in our lives). The beauty of being green, (not knowing), is the openness to learning, even to seeking. The sunny aspect of citrus, (cheering) is toned in Bergamot to a balance between sweet and sour (neutral ground), a less disruptive presence to a meditative mind.
ORANGE BLOSSOM and NEROLI (Tunisia and Italy), flowery and green, are used in suggestive-dilution and in conjunction with other fresh greenery to link the mind to the promise and hope of flowering-to-come. Understanding that there are potentialities and possibilities beyond what exists now, allows the Dreamer to dream.
RHODODENDRON LEAF (Nepal), is a Himalayan evergreen shrub that carries a green and wet floral note, reminiscent of the tight buds and new greenery of early spring. It has an airy coniferous facet that interprets as fresh cool air and new beginnings. Rhododendron leaf is used in monasteries, where meditative states are sought. It opens doors inside the mind.
PINENE, FIR, CYPRESS, SPRUCE (France, Switzerland, France, Canada) were added in the top, middle, and base notes to nudge up the airy, inspiratory feeling, analogous to “inspiration”. The great evergreen conifers signal strength and standing tall; an aspect of self-possession. Conifer forests, typical of mountainous altitudes, speak to the climb involved in reaching a summit, a goal, or accomplishment. Fresh air clears the state of mind.
ZDRAVETS (Romania) continues the early spring feeling into the base notes, and is a segue from overhead leafiness to the more grounded mossy-green found on the forest floor. It’s rich, deep, verdant aroma, along with the other base notes recall the comfort of mother nature’s womb –the fertile earth from which all things grow.
OAKMOSS, (France) along with touches of rooty, earthy materials, contrast with the airy loftiness of the conifers, bringing one back to earth. Commitment is a path we choose. It is the transducive inner power that brings dreams into form. A path, after all, is the earth beneath our feet. If a commitment is kept, the path leads on and up to our dreams and goals. Thus, in REVERIE, the full range of the nature of commitment becomes foreshadowed.
AMBRETTE SEED (India) lends muskiness and gives note to the seed-like potentiality in a dream and the feeling of possibility. As tiny as a seed is, it is this small packet of wonder that becomes a mighty tree.
AMBERGRIS (New Zealand) is a gorgeous, deeply satisfying animalic fragrance, left in the ocean by deep-diving whales. It speaks to going deep within to search our soul. It speaks to our seawater-bodies of the origins of life, (our own beginnings, and cell-water as our core tuning fork). It is a soothing, physical, base-note-essence, yet its beauty shines throughout REVERIE. The pleasurable scent and creature-comfort it brings joins the other essences in REVERIE to create calming cues to the body, as if opening a quiet room where the deep mind and heart may be heard.