08 Temenos Perfume


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?

08 temenos ~ (n.) a sacred circle where one can be oneself without fear.

Violet • Sweet bark • Clove

Violet & rosewood have something very comforting & easy to wear about them; subtle & inoffensive, with a slight melancholy characteristic to it, like those violets in early spring, fragile & strong inside, blooming at its daily best.

The circle of this aroma closes with a warm smoky clove bud, at times like a soft incense, spicy, sweet, a sappy holy trinity of spices.

This lush purple cloud is one of those scents where if you smelled it on a stranger passing by, you would absolutely fall in love. This is a dance of fairies, in the deep of a forest where all is about light and shadows.

Use ritually to anoint oneself, candles and other objects.

10ml amber glass apothecary jar

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