05 Petrichor Perfume
Welcome to our new perfume library! Years in the making, inspired by beautiful, unique words, this new collection of natural perfume has been created for one to layer, merge together, apply ritually, creating their own unique signature scent.
Our own smell is personal to us, and completely unique. How we smell is predetermined, and comes from the same genes which determine our body’s tissue type. We all have our ‘scent blind spots’, smells which we cannot pick up. This means that we all smell things differently, and the scents we enjoy are entirely unique to us.
Since time immemorial, people have approached fragrance ritualistically, layering on multiple oils, or attars. To have the most surprising effect, it’s important to blend fragrances that have diverse facets. Some scents that you can’t put together in the same bottle or formula, because they’re too extreme and turn out smelling horrible, are actually wonderful when you blend them in a layering process. Perfume layering is the best way to explore new aromas, merging untraditional ingredients to create one’s personal story upon the flesh.
What does your story have to say?
05 petrichor ~ (n.) the smell of earth after rain.
Damp • Musty • Earth
The earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil, the word petrichor was coined from Greek Petros, meaning “stone”, and ichor, meaning “the fluid that flows in the veins of the gods”.
Step outside following a storm after a dry spell and it invariably hits you: the sweet, fresh, powerfully evocative smell of fresh rain. A bouquet of scent, this is a comforting & soothing blend of musty damp earth, crisp air & vibrant green. When the world seems to sigh with pleasure, we’re able to breathe in a little more deeply, savoring the smells in return.
Be seduced by the scent following a downpour; this smells like a secret, like poetry, like cocooning; this smells like home. An earthy, mesmerizing, reminiscent scent, especially when feeling sluggish for a most decadent self care experience.
“…fragrant of rain and the rain-sodden earth gave forth its mortal odor, a faint incense rising upward through the mould from many hearts.” ~ James Joyce, 1916
Use ritually to anoint oneself, candles and other objects.
10ml amber glass apothecary jar
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