OUR FRAGRANCES


Inner beauty and inner power, spoken through fragrance.

Our Names of Beauty Collection

REVERIE

dream catcher

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A BARELY FLORAL FRESH CHYPRE

Bergamot, Neroli, White Fir, Rhododendron leaf, Orange Blossom Zdravets, Oakmoss, Ambergris

REVERIE opens to the first notes of the earliest spring days, of fresh wet leaves holding tight buds of faint floral sweetness, calling you to a world apart.  Standing at your garden gate, the air hints at warmer days, and the mountains wait beyond.  Evergreens and rhododendrons beckon you to freedom. You find yourself beneath a canopy of trees, resting on new leafings emerging from the mossy carpeted forest floor. There, in intimate repose you discover a verdant and musky retreat that welcomes your deeply rooted dreams to come out and play.

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“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”

RUMI 

THE SCENT
Green, Herbal, Evergreen, Mossy, Musky; very lightly sweet with bright, semi-tart notes that dry-down to a mossy muskiness. Fresh floral undertones are not prominent; more like a prelude to the bloom.

THE FEEL
Dreamy, Contemplative, Stable, Grounding, Fresh, Renewing, Airy, Clearing

Akin to the pensive, damp freshness of late winter’s segue into spring. A meditative time in nature. Cool, early morning air. The feeling of nature that touches more lightly on life in a deep, dreamy sort of way.

Remembering that scent also telegraphs to others, even at subliminal levels, makes wearing REVERIE a perfect choice when stepping lightly would help.  Subtly emanates a feeling of peacefulness, thoughtfulness, possibility.

THE CONCEPT
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 even a small, right-decision, all of which, only we can know. It is 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; the water in our cells as tuning forks), 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 reality that is found deep within — like a seed which contains the tree — and like a commitment which contains our dreams.

BY OCCASION
Lends best to late Winter to Spring and Summer; Daytime

BY GENDER
REVERIE Leans Feminine by traditional standards, though it’s close to gender neutral and would not be out of place on a man.  REVERIE was inspired by the Inner Beauty of Commitment, which has no gender.  Wear what you love and what serves you.

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delve deeper

Whole Natural Aromatics blended with Natural Isolates

AVAILABLE IN:

Travel ~ 3 ml roll-on bottle

Mid ~  15 ml spray bottle

Full ~ 30 ml spray bottle

DAUNTLESS

fear no fear

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A WARM, VINTAGE, SPICED FLORIENTAL

Bitter Orange, Geranium, Spiced Ylang & Rose, Resins, Conifers

DAUNTLESS is a dichotomy of soothing sweetness and rousing robustness. Like a steed out of the gates, it opens on the body with an engaging, focusing lift of bitter orange and geranium. The floral heart of Dauntless, with ylang-ylang and rose, is wreathed in warming spice.  As the perfume advances deep into the visceral base notes, a moving fire of sweet oriental resins, conifer heartwoods and musk carry you through your most challenging days or your fiercest nights with a dynamic, undaunted vintage beauty.

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“Be valiant, and powerful forces will come to your aid.”

GOETHE

THE SCENT
Rich, Sweet, Spicy, Resinous, Balsamic with Floral notes under the Spice

THE FEEL
Lively, Stimulating, Emboldening, Powerful, Stable, Grounding, Warm, Connecting, Cheering

A summons to rouse yet a steadying, calming sensation is present; some interpret this as a happy feeling. The feeling pairs with boldness, passion, pressing onward, intensity, drive, delving in, standing the helm, carrying on, or feeling sexy, or when any of the same is desired.  Useful as a counterpoint to extremes to help lead you through.

Remembering that scent also telegraphs to others even at subliminal levels makes wearing DAUNTLESS a perfect choice when one wants an edge in such situations as commanding a stage or any can-and-must-do strength. Subtly emanates a feeling of vitality, assurance and confidence.

THE CONCEPT
The intent was to create a natural olfactive feeling of the fire that come from the heart and loins that moves us to bravely act.  It is the feeling of the surge; the reaching deep to prevail, the courage to rise and rise again, and to overcome the intimidation of fear to press on.  It forges a dynamic, fierce, and convicted act of conscious will to face fear instead of fearing fear itself.  Triumph is forthcoming via our passion for our dreams.

To achieve this, we looked to those aromatics from nature that bear elemental signatures of fire, movement, and deep passion on the one hand, and rock steady self-possession on the other.  We also looked for materials analogous to “heart”.  Although a seeming dichotomy, it is that solid, implacable smelling thing (steadiness) that we sought to combine with a powerful smell of stimulation and movement (action).  (Whereas Commitment is the path, Courage is walking it.)

BY OCCASION
Lends best to Fall, Winter; Evening

BY GENDER
DAUNTLESS is Gender Neutral.  This perfume smells equally beautiful and appropriate on either gender.  DAUNTLESS was inspired by the Inner Beauty of Courage, which has no gender.   Wear what you love and what serves you.

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delve deeper

Whole Natural Aromatics blended with Natural Isolates

AVAILABLE :

Travel ~ 3 ml roll-on bottle

Mid ~  15 ml spray bottle

Full ~ 30 ml spray bottle

APARIST

bee kind

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A GENTLY SWEET, VANILLA GOURMAND

Peach, Vanillin, Bois de Rose, Incense Woods, Agarwoods, Vanilla, Beeswax, Ambergris

APIARIST is generous from top to bottom. From the moment the fragrance greets you, it lavishes you with creamy, sweet, yet unbeguiling vanilla, garnished with a gentle touch of peach. Once beyond first infatuation, honeyed notes of deeper vanilla spread like drizzled love, intimately exuding a cocoon of deeply satisfying, sustaining, campfire and fruity agarwoods, warm incense woods, and golden ambergris that surrounds you with a feeling of contented bliss.

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“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”

PLATO 

THE SCENT
Vanilla, Incense, Woody, Campfire with touches of Peach throughout

THE FEEL
Warm, Connecting, Soft, Soothing; the feeling is one of comfort, warmth, cocooning, belonging, sensuality, loving and being loved, satisfaction, gentleness, well-being and safe surroundings.

Remembering that scent also telegraphs to others, even at subliminal levels, makes wearing APIARIST a perfect choice for promoting a sense of belonging and comfort.

THE CONCEPT
The intent was to create a natural olfactive sensation of warmth, happiness, and contentment generated by benevolent feelings of the kind typically experienced with family, friends, close associates, and lovers; the inner circle where benevolence is first learned and expressed. Loving-kindness was the inspiration.

To achieve this, we looked to those aromatics from nature that bear elemental signatures of the primary family unit, the bonded tribe, of cooperation, caring and sharing, loving kindness and gentleness. In these settings, intimate contact, shared meals, cooperative service, and the warmth of hearth and home come into play.

BY OCCASION
Lends best to Fall, Winter; Evenings

BY GENDER
APIARIST, on face value would lean feminine but we think it is gender neutral due to its feminine and masculine aspects.  The creamy sweetness associates with soft gentleness, classically feminine.  Yet the warm, woody, campfire notes take the perfume deeper and stronger and will complement the natural muskiness of a man.  These notes mitigate the ultra-femininity of vanilla.  

APIARIST was inspired by the Inner Beauty of Benevolence, which has no gender.  Wear what you love and what serves you.

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delve deeper

Whole Natural Aromatics blended with Natural Isolates

AVAILABLE IN:

Travel ~ 3 ml roll-on bottle

Mid ~  15 ml spray bottle

Full ~ 30 ml spray bottle

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