Monday, January 31, 2011


Fresh and ready for your sensuous delight is a new batch of Lyra solid perfume. Since maximum busyness has become a way of life here in this apothecary in the woods I've decided to make even larger batches of the synergies for the perfumes and create more of them at one time.

The synergy for the solid expression of Lyra contains fourteen essences, making her one of the less complex perfumes to put together. This is in contrast to Vera or Rosa which contain chords within chords, making the creation of the synergy quite a complex adventure.

I created a little slide show in Flickr for Lyra Solid. The show begins with the illumination by Greg and then moves into three main ingredients within the top, middle and base note structure. Grapefruit in the top, Jasmine in the heart and vanilla anchoring the melody at the base. The fourteen essences are individually weighed and added to gether to create the botanical synergy of the fragrance. Once melded and alchmetized the synergy is added to golden jojoba oil and local, grated beeswax. This blend is then poured into the tins that will go into the solid perfume minis, bee pots, lockets and compacts.

The color harmony for Lyra is a pale pink also called blush, it was chosen from the skin tones of my color palette. Originally Lyra was created as a custom perfume for my daughter Eve. I altered the formula to include the fragrance in my line and thus giving it the name Lyra, from the character in the novel The Golden Compass. The fragrance is a floral amber with a hint of licorice. It is sweet and warm connecting to the feminine within, as so beautifully depicted by Greg's illumination.


Lydia said...

I love Lyra - it's feminine and pretty without being insipid or overly sweet like a lot of mass-market 'feminine' scents seem to be to my nose.

I think it would be a perfect first fragrance for a young lady, and my no-longer-so-very-young self loves it too.

Illuminated Perfume said...

Thank you Grace, I rather love it myself. I've been wearing it all day and now will be moving to the perfume devoted to Peace. Since that is the one next on the agenda.

heathertorre/MySelvagedLife said...

...they are beautiful scents Roxana!

Illuminated Perfume said...

Hey Heather, thanks for stopping by and adding your sweet note, much appreciated.

Dreamy Vintage said...

sounds and looks perfect, I am sure it smells just as beautiful..

Illuminated Perfume said...

Thanks for visiting Didem, I'm such a huge fan of your work! xo