Thursday, April 30, 2015

Figure 5: Bois


The four standard fragrance families are floral, oriental, wood and fresh. Floral and wood are fairly self explanatory oriental refers to scents that have rich notes of spice, resin, vanilla and or amber and where as the family fresh governs fruity/citrus, green and oceanic.

The word bois in french means wood. Figure 5: Bois belongs smack in the middle of the wood family, with additional notes of tobacco, leather and resin supporting the hearty timber to deepen the experience of a magical, mystery forest. This is the fragrance of an old growth woodland where the whispers and echoes of mystical creatures from legends can be heard. According to Kleercut.net we humans have managed to eradicate 80% of our original old growth forests from "logging, clearing for agricultural land, and oil, gas and hydroelectric development."

Figure 5 Bois, like the fragrances Q and Sierra, is a reminder of how important trees are to our fragile eco-system and life here on planet Earth.


As with most of the fragrances I create, the formula for is dense with quite a long list of essential oils that went into the construction, the most dominant notes come from what is referred to as cellulose fibers of a tree and end with wood:
- Cedar
- Cypress
- Sandal
- Guiac
- Ho
- Agar
- Holy / Saint (Palo santo)
along with leaves, resins and roots.

The energetics of this fragrance due to so much wood is primarily of the 1st chakra, providing strength, fortitude and stability, like the trees. Other attributes related to the essential oils in this complex perfume include: higher knowledge (7th chakra), perspective (6th chakra), and unconditional love (4th chakra).


The illumination for this fragrance reminds us of the balance in our dualistic nature and the importance of embracing her dwindling land and the elemental deities that dwell within.

2 comments:

Kerry O'Gorman said...

I love all the layers you speak of! It really is a scientific art that you do.

Roxana Villa said...

Yes indeed, the art of perfume is rooted in science and art ...and a third actually MAGIC.
:-)