Monday, August 24, 2009

Page 47


"You are an alchemist, make gold of that!"
~ Shakespeare

A new series of fragrances has been birthed. As you may recall, last year in August I had a few hours to myself and decided to create a bespoke solid perfume. I gathered my favorite essences and quickly formulated a scent. Eventually I released the perfume which has now grown to be my most popular fragrance, Cimbalom.

This year, I took the pilgrimage to the land of Olfactory delights to produce another imaginative sensual Odyssey to christen my new birth year.

I began by sniffing several vials of perfumes and accords I had created over the years . One perfume in particular struck my fancy. I found the original formula noted in a journal and began building the new fragrance. The formula includes three heavenly accords, Jasmine, Frangipani (Plumeria blossoms), Ylang Ylang, an old Vintage of Mysore Sandalwood and a few varieties of Orange for the top notes. There are at least 16 botanical ingredients in this perfume, I need to count each essence in each accord to reveal the exact total.

Since I am a lover of creamy unguents, this was formulated as a solid perfume. One solid compact was made with thirteen samples to share. I have begun selling and dispersing the thirteen solids and look forward to hearing your thoughts.

At an event at our home I shared the perfume and asked the friends and family gathered what they thought would be a good name. The perfume went around the room with everyone enjoying the fragrance and pondering a name. Finally someone said "How about Chapter 47?" This answered triggered my daughter to yell out, "No, it should be Page 47!!!"

Page 47 works for a variety of reasons, those in the know will be able to figure out the primary one. However, there is another aspect to it which is why my daughter felt "Page 47" was ideal. For now I will leave that as a mystery for you to uncover. I love mysteries don't you?

The subsequent edition will change slightly as I enhance the formula. I already have some ideas of my own, but, await your insights to add to the pot.


The colors associated with Page 47 are an old, dusty white and burnished gold. Page 47 is a sweet, fresh floral perfume with notes of incense. Of all our fragrances it shares a similar aromatic experience as Lyra, but, a bit more fresh with Lyra being more warm.

Once the formula is set I will have the fragrance available in both the natural solid and liquid botanical perfume format. Until then, I await your feedback!

All photos by Roxana Villa

24 comments:

Holly Simpson said...

Happy Birthday Roxana [belated... :-D ]~ I would LOVE to sample your new birthday balm. Page 47 sounds divine [and it just so happens that Lyra is probably my favourite of your beautiful perfumes - so anything similar is sure to be a hit with me!]
Warm regards
Holly
hollyjae @ gmail [dot] com

ScentScelf said...

Roxana, I am so excited by the prospect of new fragrant creations from you! I wish you the best with both the new scents and the established ones.

This Page 47 is intriguing...I love that you share the story of your process, as well as the notes. It sounds beautiful to me; would be thrilled if I am selected to receive one of your samples.

It is important that we continue to turn the page and find what might lie ahead, isn't it? :)

ms jess said...

Happy birthday to a fellow Leo!

Your perfumes are the best

Jess

beth albota said...

I cannot wait to try this one, Roxana. Happy Birthday!

mel said...

I've been wanting to try your perfumes for months now, and Page 47 sounds like it's a perfect starting point! I've loved Ylang Ylang candles, so I have no doubt I'll love this perfume as well!

ahsu said...

Roxana, I would love to sample this 2nd edition Birthday Balm! My own birthday is coming up this weekend. Are you also a Virgo?

Peleg said...

It would be divine to try 'page 47'. it has all my favorite ingredients! i hope it comes with a special blessing.

keep up the amazing work. You're a Goddess!

Peleg Top

Nan said...

Page 47 sounds really lovely. I can't wait to try it. I really hope to get one of the samples. Happy Birthday!
Nan

Carissa said...

Roxana~

Happy Belated Birthday! I am very curious to experience your new fragrance. It sounds delightful! And the name adds a bit of mysteriousness and wonder to it!

arcanethings said...

Congratulations on a beautiful new page in your scented book of life!

Roxana said...

Holly, thank you for the birthday wishes! Could you please e-mail me your address so that I can send this down under?
:-)

Roxana said...

ScentSelf, you have such magnifi-scent way with words! It would be a pleasure to send you a sample of this ambery-floral unguent. Could you please end me along your address so that I don't have to go digging for it? Thank you.

Roxana said...

Ms Jess, a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear fellow Leo! We missed you this year at Comic Con. Please send me your addy and I will send this golden treat on over.

Roxana said...

Beth, thank you so much for the Birthday wishes. Intending you are enjoying all your scented delights. I'll send this one to join the tribe.

Roxana said...

Mel, indeed the Ylang Ylang is yummy and delicious in this perfume. Please send me your full name and e-mail address and I will put it in the post for you.

Roxana said...

Happy Birthday Ann! I am a Leo with quite a bit of planets in Virgo. I'll send this off to you intending it arrives for your birthday, but first, please send me your address. Thank you.

Roxana said...

Peleg, my dear soul brother, I can't wait for you to try this in it's solid format. I'll send this off in the morrow. Thank you for referring to me as the Goddess, I've carried that with me all day today. Smooches.

Roxana said...

Hi Nan, thank you for the birthday wishes. What a pleasure to be able to bless others with a gift! Please e-mail me your coordinates and I will send you one of these little pots.

Roxana said...

Carissa my dear, how lovely to hear from you! Did you pick up on the other reference to page 47?
;-)

I'd love to send you one of these. Please e-mail me your address.

Roxana said...

ArcaneThings, what a lovely thought. Thank you! Please e-mail me your name and address so that I can send you a sample.

lisa said...

happy birthday roxana!
sounds lovely and intriguing
i was in a hurry yesterday meant to get back to purchase a sample but too late. maybe i will try the next phase.
take care~
lisa

AromaX said...

Page 47? I am so curious what spell is written on the page 47 of your book of sorcery. Should be one to attract love... as what else you use the mixture of tender, but intoxicating flowers combined with sandalwood? :o) I guess a drop of "Page 47" is powerful enough to take you into the world of fantasies for hours...

Congratulations with the birth of the new fragrance and (if I believe the comments here)... Happy Birthday!?

Roxana said...

Hi Lisa, thank you for your birthday wishes. I may have some extra samples. Please e-mail me your address, it will be a pleasure to send you one if I have any extras.

Roxana said...

Aromax, send me along your address, if I happen to have an extra I would love to send it on over to you. Keep your fingers and toes crossed.