Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Melody of Sambac

 The studio today is trending with melodic notes of Jasmine and percussive beats of Amber and Resin. The latest edition of the synergy for the solid version of Cimbalom is ready. This fragrance along with Page 47 and the temporarily titled Jasmine Noir are all part of the Birthday series of fragrances created with my favorite botanical notes.

Pure jasmine essences are now available to the authentic natural botanical perfumer in a variety of forms such as essential oils, C02 extracts, absolutes and for a few of us who have gardens and greenhouse, tinctures and infusions. Jasmine is a hypnotic and calming, often referred to as an aphrodisiac – a reference to the Greek Goddess of love and beauty Aphrodite.

Cimbalom is a very sensuous natural perfume with an underlying wild, animalic note. Working on it in the studio is a euphoric experience and makes me so very grateful to have the opportunity, thanks to patrons like YOU, to create expressions of Mother Earth utilizing her very own, woods, resins, fruits, etc.

 The latest incarnation of the solid has had some subtle additions and subtractions from the formula due to the disappearance from the market of a few botanicals. This new edition contains more precious sandalwood than the previous formulas, three different varieties of jasmine flowers and a bit of the jasmine sambac infusion from my own flowers. Jasmine sambac is known as Pikake in Hawaii, it is a very green compared with the grandiflorum and auriculatum. I've weaved all three of these along with other precious flowers in a moist base of patchouli and labdanum high lighted with citrus and spice. Personally, I am addicted to it as our many of my girlfriends and clients. This fragrance when it was first created in August of 2008 was titled Birthday Balm and BeBee.

Here are a few comments: "Roxana, your "Birthday Balm" is exquisite. When I closed my eyes I was transported to a blossom and incense scented harem. I felt as though I had entered a hidden world of women-- where sensuous secrets are revealed. It is delicate, potent, sexy-- irresistible." ~ D. Alexander "Hypnotically addicting...can NOT get enough. Wish I could bathe, drink and surround myself w these scents 24/7. More than just winners ; a way of life for those who appreciate themselves." ~ E. Warshavsky

Next up the perfume formally known as Jasmine Noir will hit the shop soon, stay tuned!Hey, speaking of birthdays, remember that I have a Birthday coupon for you that can be used once a year, whether its your birthday month or not.

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