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PASSIONFLOWER | Perfume of Perfume | collected treasures through creating (Millefleur #3)
PASSIONFLOWER | Perfume of Perfume | collected treasures through creating (Millefleur #3)
PASSIONFLOWER | Perfume of Perfume | collected treasures through creating (Millefleur #3)
PASSIONFLOWER | Perfume of Perfume | collected treasures through creating (Millefleur #3)
PASSIONFLOWER | Perfume of Perfume | collected treasures through creating (Millefleur #3)

PASSIONFLOWER | Perfume of Perfume | collected treasures through creating (Millefleur #3)

GATHER

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PASSIONFLOWER 

perfume of perfume 

irreplicable batch Sept 2020 - Sept 2022 (Millefleur #3) 

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What was once
will never be
again
the same
although it has
the same
name
the same
angle
slightly slanted
handwriting
the same
oval orbit
and it's ice edged
geometry
the same
melting
point

.....

PASSIONFLOWER - MILLEFLUER #3 has arrived as a moody mélange of creative endeavors. With its Soft Animal underbelly it reads a tale of sensual longing and the many efforts love takes on the journey to getting it right-enough. Half wilted osmanthus flowers lend their chewy fruit leather to the atmosphere, while a faint remembrance of cigar tobacco and well loved upholstery muscles its way through the drydown. Melted together with sweet bee waxes, the odd salicylates of natural tuberose, and a million drops of trying, Passionflower is an accidental olfactory capture of the complicated relationship between hope, pessimism, grief, desire, ageing, mortality, and the hard but worthy work of expressing deep devotion within the parenthesis of a global pandemic. 

PASSIONFLOWER  is a perfume extrait created by the receiving of all the perfumery aromatics that otherwise would be lost to the siphon of pipettes. Each time we make perfume, the remaining material gets washed in perfume alcohol, added to the mother batch, and then rests. This perfume "wash" accumulates new layers each time one of my perfumes is made, creating an incredibly complex, mysterious, nuanced perfume that can never again be created. In perfumery it's often called a "millefleur")

Passionflower contains natural ethically sourced animalic materials therefore is not vegan.

One man's trash is another man's treasure - as the old adage goes. Indeed, while we have what some might say is the waste, I can't agree. It's something different though, for sure. It's an improvisation made of its own will. Void of my creative control, but consisting of the most expensive, valuable, exquisite aromatic materials in natural perfumery, it's an honoring of these materials so they are not wasted but put into the art they were meant to become. 


Enjoy this olfactory 'art' as a temporary oblation to the perfume muse and her very personal whims, knowing that once it's gone, it's gone. 

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all 5 & 15 ml bottles come with an optional atomizer included. 

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100% Natural Botanical Artisanal Fragrance by GATHER perfume

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Naama
A comfy wintery Millefleur

The third of the millefleurs, Passionflower resembles its predecessors, but gears towards a more autumnal, melancholic mode. It starts with animalic osmanthus, very waxy, almost like candle wax, pouring onto blossoms and cozy sweet pipe tobacco. As it mellows down, the flowers reveal themselves clearly and one can tell the kinship to Mystery’s Mistress and mostly to Pleasures Unknown. I usually dislike animalic notes, but the animalic here is very subtle and just right. This is another Gather offering that I love!

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Linda
herbal/chypre musk

I received a sample of Passionflower w/ my order and I am wearing it right now on my left hand (Wearing Gather's Secret today hope you can bring that one back Ananda!) Passionflower is very unisex. Soft Animal was too much for me, but I find Passionflower has the right amount of that raw muskrat and beaver musk. This is not a sweet perfume, it is a bitter floral chypre w/ damp leaves, a mélange of herbs and leathery osmanthus meet animalic musk. A slight smokiness caresses and warms. Passionflower is perfect for the cooler weather of fall, especially late fall because of its haunting, bitter, and animalistic qualities. A very unique creation.