Are you a star-lush, astro-fiend,green- beauty,perfume/junkie?
Well, you can geek out here and get your stellar fix.
Drink the stars.
Handmade, artisan, bio-dynamic and toxin free botanical perfumes.
Scent has forever been the ritual pleasure of the geisha, seductress and mystic. Scent is that invisible force that moves and inspires you to be something higher than your earthly self. Scent taps you into the well of memory and mythos that lives within everyone of us; as a myth is not something that has happened but is happening all the time.
It has been my experience and experiment to engage with this strange magic to invoke qualities for a certain purpose; to invoke the god/goddess within her many forms. I use the stars as a guide, to receive the messages that wish to be heard and point towards the past and the future. I use the flowers to brings those voices to life.
I offer you perfume as a magic potion, as role play. You wanna channel your inner femme fatale? I suggest Lilith. You wanna conceive a child? For that Selene, or the fertile Cancerian scents of white night bloomers. Or maybe you've suffered a recent heartbreak and are soul-searching. For that I would prescribe Psyche, the soul mate of Eros. Whatever it is that you wish to create for yourself to become more whole is a journey to be discovered through the use of scent and the imagination. What we think and feel becomes our reality. So if we tap into the sacred well of our subconscious mind which scent is so intimately connected, then we can project our reality and become the manifestors and creators of this multiverse.
“Heaven and hell are within us, and all the gods are within us. This is the great realization of the Upanishads of India in the ninth Century B.C. All the gods, all the heavens, all the world, are within us. They are magnified dreams, and dreams are manifestations in image form of the energies of the body in conflict with each other. That is what myth is. Myth is a manifestation in symbolic images, in metaphorical images, of the energies of the organs of the body in conflict with each other. This organ wants this, that organ wants that. The brain is one of the organs.” -Joseph Campbell
A note about 100% Natural Perfumes and Candles
So many magic oils and candles you find on the market these days contain dyes or synthetic fragrances, “fragrance oils,” chemical extenders like DPG, soy wax, or mineral oil.
Everything I use is made of natural plant materials--either raw herbs, resins and/or essential oils, and absolutes. The formulas are about 90% organic and/or wildcrafted and foraged many times by me locally or when I travel. They are then prepared in a base of jojoba, beeswax or coconut wax, or organic undenatured alcohol.
No fragrance oils or synthetics are ever used and because of this, their scent is more ethereal, strange, subtle and far more complex than synthetic fragrances.
The scent wears closer to the skin and can last for a couple hours compared to synthetic fragrances that last all day, extend far beyond the actual person wearing them or fill an entire home with scent. Natural is luxury these days. Real is rare and therefore is more costly to source and to make.
Why not use synthetics? - When they are stronger, more predictable, and come in a myriad of fantasy flavors like "metallic" and “ocean"?
Simply, they aren't in alignment with what is best for us. Because we haven't evolved to properly tolerate them. Many disorders of the hormonal system, cancer, autoimmune and neurological malfunctions happen slowly over time as the toxins build up in our system.
Basically stated- they can have a lot of health issues for us.) I believe in using real plants, and the scent that only come from them. Plant products change with climate and location (so each ingredient has a personal HERSTORY), and because plant scents can help us tune into the currents of magic. Scent is soul food.
Junk food is okay sometimes (I personally love Nag Champa incense and Doritos which are literally "choke" full of chemical synthetics), but for a sustainably nourishing diet, choose 100% natural ingredients peeps!
BEWARE when companies use lines like this when listing ingredients:
-Made with essential oils- this usually means there are oils in the product as well as synthetics if they do not explicitly state it is 100%
-fragrance oils- these are also synthetics
It may take some time to be able to appreciate the natural fragrances after being used to synthetics but in time you will be able to tell the difference in multiple ways.