Thursday, November 10, 2011

Choose Me



The question I most often get asked regarding my line of natural, botanical perfume is "Can you help me choose?" Usually it's a perfume for themselves, sometimes for a friend or relative. Thus I've prepared this guide to help out.


VANILLA
Aumbre
Page 47
Q
Lyra
Cimbalom

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AMBER
Aumbre
Lyra
Q
Page 47
Cimbalom

The FLORAL family encompasses many flowers including:

JASMINE
Cimbalom
Lyra
Page 47

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ROSE
Rosa: The liquid is more earthy featuring oud, while the solid is sweeter.
Vespertina

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VIOLET
Gracing the Dawn

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LAVENDER

Vera


CARNATION
Aurora: Not true Carnation but it does contain Carnation absolute from France and related notes.

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SEASIDE, BEACH or OCEAN
Green Witch
Page 47

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MEN / UNISEX
Chaparral
Q
Aumbre
(I have a male friend that wears Green Witch)

CITRUS
Blossom Eau de Cologne

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ORANGE BLOSSOM
Vespertina liquid

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SWEET
Lyra
Peace
Sierra Solid Gold

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SPICE

Sierra Solid Gold
To Bee
Aurora
Aumbre

FRUITY

Sierra Solid Gold



WOOD

Chaparral
Q

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SANDALWOOD
Peace
Vespertina

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DESERT

Chaparral

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CONIFER
Sierra

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FAIRY / FAERIE
Q
"I love fragrances and everything that my favorite ones evoke but I was truly captivated by Roxana's Q perfume the first time I experienced it. It evokes something ancient and at the same time very intimate and personal. To me it's a "remembered" fragrance that taps into the green world of Faerie in the same way that a painting or sculpted image can.
When I wear it, which is often, I feel closer to that elusive and magical world."
~Wendy Froud

Gracing the Dawn

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SMOKE

Chaparral
Q

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GREEN
Hedera helix
Green Witch

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HERBACEOUS

Chaparral
Vera

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EARTHY

Terrestre
Chaparral®

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CHYPRE

GreenWitch
Gracing the Dawn
Hedera helix

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CALIFORNIA

from the Californica series
Q for Quercus agrifolia, the California native oak
Chaparral for the California biome
Sierra for the California redwoods
Vera an ode to Ojai, California
Rosa for the California native wild woodland rose
Page 47 for Malibu beach and the coastline

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CHRISTMAS
Sierra Solid Gold
To bee

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MAGIC

Sierra Solid Gold
Vespertina

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VAMPIRE QUEEN

Around Halloween a customer asked me what a beautiful Vampire Queen from long ago would wear, I suggested layering Vespertina with some dark and woody like Q, Terrestre, Chaparral or even To Bee. Another idea is Rosa with something darker layered over her like the three mentioned above. I've layered Terrestre over Aurora liquid to get a really nice leather.

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ROMANCE

For this category I have selected scents that contain Ylang Ylang, Rose and Jasmine since those are the essences most often connected with the heart, the Goddess and have aphrodisiac properties.
Vespertina
Rosa
Lyra
Aurora
Page 47

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CALMING

All illuminated perfumes have the ability to add a sense of calm and serenity since they are made
with vibrational essences from the plant kingdom. I personally find that Chaparral, with the high
quantity of frankincense, to help me find peace. Some customers have found it by using Aurora,
others with Page 47 and Vera. It really will depend on what aromas induce that particular feeling
for each individual. For some it will be fragrances that are from woods while others it will
be those derived from flowers, etc. Due to each persons stored memories the sense response
may differ. Generally in aromatherapy the scents associated with instilling a sense of calm
are Lavender, Sandalwood, Frankincense, Tangerine and Chamomile.
 
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ENERGIZING
In aromatherapy essences associated with being energizing are Peppermint, Juniper, Rosemary
and Eucalyptus. Since these have a very strong menthol and medicinal note,
I tend to use them sparingly in the fragrances I create.
Chaparral
Vera
GreenWitch
 
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GROUNDING
Terrestre
Aumbre
Q




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