Monday, June 28, 2010

Turn the Page

"A book is like a garden carried in the pocket"
~ Chinese proverb

For the last two years, in August when my date of birth rolls around I create a fragrance. It began with Cimbalom with a few hours of time for myself in a quite house. Last year I created Page 47 just after returning from a two week adventure in the Amazon. Who knows what I will do this year, it's a mystery, until that day.

Page 47 natural perfume has been re-orchestrated and available once more in the solid perfume format. Her color harmony is a vintage the page out of an old book. Which book?

The botanical composition begins with finely woven details of fresh ginger, cilantro and mouth watering blood orange. In rhythmic flow the fragrance unfurls a rich, nectarous jasmine bouquet laced with underpinnings of golden amber.

Landscaped with memories of summers spent in Malibu and Catalina Island this aromatic portrait evokes the aroma of verdant flowers on a hot sandy beach with a whisper of sea air.

The solid perfume has been created by my own hand, utilizing a complex base accord I have prepared. The main notes are: Vintage Mysore Sandalwood, Seaweed, Labdanum, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang & Cilantro, Ginger and Blood Orange. The fragrance of Page 47 shares a similar experience as Lyra.

"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Page 47 solid natural perfume comes in an American made, antique finish metal compact contained in a alabaster hand crocheted pouch. I pour each solid perfume into a separate tin that fits inside with the antique finished metal compact. This ensures lasting performance of this pure, natural, botanical perfume. The vintage gets better with age.

The name Page 47 is layered with two meanings, for now I will leave that as a mystery for you to uncover.


Luis said...

Which book ?
The very first you read.
Mine was "The last of the Mohicans"
when I was seven.
Luis Villa

Illuminated Perfume said...

Which book does Page 47 come from, that is the mystery for you to solve. It isn't the first book I ever read. Eve actually came up with the title.

indieperfumes said...

Love the concept of an off white page as perfume inspiration. Washed vintage white, paper white. August? Me too...

Illuminated Perfume said...

Thank you Lucy. Indeed we are Leonine sisters.