Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Crown: Purple

Everything is blooming most recklessly;
if it were voices instead of colors,
there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.
~Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke

Between red and blue one encounters purple, the color attributed to royalty and the crown chakra. Mauve and purple are celebrated today in Spring Color Week at Poppytalk, here are some of my contributions for the festival.

Lavender, a plant containing one of the most useful essential oil available. The refreshing and balancing note of Lavender is celebrated in Vera, a botanical perfume, which contains several varieties of the essence from all over the world.

Vera is a song to lavender and the regional farmers working with this healing herb. This fragrance is an herbaceous bouquet inspired by the Ojai Valley in Southern California. Regionally distilled herbs harmonize with a floral heart in an oceanic base. This perfume contains essential oils distilled and tinctured from local flora. Vera was created specifically for the Ojai Lavender Festival in 2007. The term Vera is derived from the botanical name for true lavender, Lavandula vera.


M said...

What a poetic, informative post; thank you.
Can you read Rilke in its original German? Aside from Hugo von Hofmannsthal, I've never come across anything in German as beautiful as Rilke. (Check out the songs Alban Berg wrote composed based on Rilke poems; lush and gorgeous, esp. as sung by Jessye Norman.)
And your scent review here -- splendid.
All the best,

Illuminated Perfume said...

Interesting Michael. My daughter reads German, I be she will appreciate it. Looking forward to checking out the songs as well. Thanks so much.