Saturday, December 3, 2016

Silver Mountain Water natural interpretation and inspiring oils/absolutes

 Happy Saturday, very happy to report a perfume natural botanical personal interpretation of Creed's Silver Mountain Water has turned out lovely. I made about three versions for my friend over the years but this one seems to be the most linear. Creating a linear quality when composing natural perfumes can be a challenge. This occurs most often when working with carrier oils. Unfortunately I can't afford natural perfumers alcohol. This creates a necessity for the wearer to stand a minute before the  eye watering alcohol of  Everclear to disappear. It's rather a pain in the butt. My introduction to truly elevating natural perfumes came a few years ago sampling a few of Providence Perfume's offerings. No clunkiness in the compositions to be found, but elegance.  I believe Charna (from Providence P and I have a strong affinity for the same  particular fragrance notes. I might have a steady olfactory diet of her awe worthy compositions, unfortunately I can't afford them.
 What extra money I have goes to find scented botanical jewels found in the natural perfumery world. White lotus Aromatics has Genet/Broom absolute back in. It's hard not to drool and have wistful dreams of being a millionaire while perusing their site. New on my pallete is Choya Loben which I recommend smelling the aroma on a warm ceramic stone. On a paper strip Choya will come across first smokey terpine & resinous. By placing it on (what I've used was a souffl√© bakeware turned upside down in the oven for just a minute then placing a few drops of oil on it) the odor immediately warmed into dreamy creamy fine Siam benzoin absolute.
  Another recent happy discovery was Aftelier's frankincense from Kenya. Light, joyful and lemon noted the frankincense brought a kind of olfactory joy. Liberty Natural has one from Kenya that smells near identical.
 I hope to be blogging a bit more as inspiration and bravery strike. I have another surgery to go through not on my neck this time but on my foot the end of December. Many surgeries over the past years have squashed my perfume making but I am reenergized.
Happy Saturday. -Kait

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