| THE EMBRACE |
Layers of textured emotion, an undulation of contrast and synergy.
Tantalizing juice punctuates an autumnal feast of gem colored aromas. Nature has taken her lovers and given us nectar, roots, drupes and vines ... shall we indulge our senses until we are full, relishing in the rewards of dirt and rain and sun? Lay in my leaves and I will hold you. Sleep on my moss and I will warm you. Hide in my branches and I will disguise you. Sip of my sap and I will hydrate you. Eat of my roots and I will energize you. Breathe in my flowers and I will teach you.Taste of my fruits and I will delight you. Fall into my arms and I will protect you.
THIS IS THE LAST OF FALLING - I am forced to retire this perfume due to raw materials no longer available. If I can source them in the future I plan to make it again.
Style: Fruity chypre, slightly gourmand, smooth & integrated, moody
Strength: pure perfume extrait or eau de parfum
The Personal, The Process, The Gathered
Finding the autumnal embrace. It is not unlike the comfort of a lover's arms in a moment of despair. While the glory of summer is slowly replaced by the grief of a dying garden and the songs of the crickets are slowly quieted by cooling nights, there is a kneading of the heart that beckons us to seek comfort.
I find comfort in my senses; the smell of the loamy forest floor, the crackling of peppercorns as I prepare the first crock of chai. The texture of the vanilla beans as I scrape the unctuous seeds from my fingers. The soft purls of a favorite afghan. The falling of the leaves is beautiful and tragic. The crisp mornings are refreshing yet strict, both eased and fueled by the fragrance of strong coffee. Stewed fruits for compote; I collect the pits for tinctures. The descent of the last apples, the leaning of the heavy flower heads, the falling of the light.
Comfort, abundance, grief, intimacy, vulnerability, desire, lust, need ... all of these are the folds of emotions inside of FALLING...
Features hand tinctured locally roasted organic Sumatra coffee, along with my hand tinctured orris root and patchouli leaf.
Aromatic Muse patrons for September 2018 experienced the stages of this perfume in process and a few of its key ingredients.
100% Natural Botanical Artisanal Fragrance by GATHER perfume
A NOTE FROM THE PERFUMER
** Due to the fact that I - Gather perfume - use exclusively 100% natural materials, batch variance is to be expected. This is the same in any luxury, handcrafted art medium ( such as dance and opera) and agriculturally dependent arts such as viticulture, honey, or microbrewery. Gather perfumes are often limited editions for this reason, as well as the fact that some materials can only be obtained for small windows of time or no longer available at all. If you prefer uniformity in your fragrances, you may want to consider a more commercially available or mixed media brand.
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