BY LPO LIBBY PATTERSON ORGANICS
Fragrance Family Descriptions
When you come to Perfume Camp we are working with the following classically acknowledged Fragrance Families. Going into the silence and centering allows our attention to be fully present when creating a perfume. Meditation is something that strengthens our ability to perceive smell when it comes to design. We support all the nuances of your scent journey and encourage exploration through the. different fragrance families to fully build your "nose" through artistry of perfume making. The open invitation stands.
The Fragrance Families:
Aromatic: Garden Fresh Lavendar & Geranium Blends with Citrus, Herbs & Woods
Citrus: The joyful + uplifting refreshing notes of bergamot and lemon, mandarin and lime, oranges and grapefruit, bitter yuzu.
Water: The scent of ocean breeze, the freshness of a waterfall, or the ozonic note of wet air during or after a rain or thunderstorm. Seaweed + CampFire on the Beach. animalic scent from whales.
Green: The sharp notes of fresh cut grass, violet leaves, hay, or a dusty dirt road in the country.
Fruity: Orchard fruits, berries of all hues, and a splash of flowers create delicious fruity floral cocktails.
Floral: Our Soliflore (Single Note) Florals to more complex bouquets that capture landscapes, and seasons.
Soft Floral: Delicate Flowers and ozonic married with musks, and powdery abstract florals.
Floral Amber: Luminous Flowers warmed with Spices + Resins and Vanilla
Soft Amber: Incense casts a spell on sweet Spices and Resins to create soft sensual scent
Amber: Sensual blends of Golden Resins, Opulent Flowers and Sweet Vanilla
Woody Amber: Spicy Amber Accords woven with potent Wood notes of Patchouli, Oud and Sandalwood
Woods: Sheer Woody Notes renew harmonies of Cedar, Patchouli, Fir, Spruce, Sandalwood and Vetiver
Mossy Woods: Velvety notes of oakmoss, patchouli blend smoothly with amber + citrus
Dry Woods: Leather, Tobacco notes add a dry, often smoky accent to Woody Scents
I have designed three levels of pricing for our parfums.
Reserve Parfums are fully structured top, heart and base notes. Our Reserve Parfums generally have been in the bottle ten years or more. They are full structured with defined opening notes, heart notes and dry downs of base notes. They are more expensive but totally worth every drop. You will need just a few drops each application to enjoy the beauty.
In contrast my soliflore parfums are soft head space of the flower or note. They may not linger long, depending on your skin. If you are looking for a lighter parfum definitely consider our Soliflore series that features a single note scent profile. These are mixed and matched well with other soliflore note parfums I make. If you are working in an environment that is restrictive for scent this is the way to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy.
Our Landscape Series is the middle ground. Ready to Wear means these can be worn the day they are created but like the Reserve Parfums they grow more precious as they age. Lucky us. These parfums are created to trigger your memory of certain landscapes, as you meander through life.
Please come smell all our parfums, and when you do we can help guide you based on what your scent profile is.
This weekend we have several perfume camp sessions open. Email for details.
Have a great eve.
As we approach this new green season let's review what is considered the ultimate in lucky charms in the LPO beauty world to have on hand for your self care. xo
Of course we love fresh flowers in every space from the garden as well. Stop by to shop our fresh bouquets this month when in Pescadero.
When I am designing and hand making all our herbal teas, parfums, and beauty serums, etc...it is as a result from what I am looking for that I need. My needs have remained the same as far as beauty products that sustain and lift me over the past 50 + years, but it has been my joy to discover through the design + product development process what we have now.
What is in your bag, your bedroom, your bathroom? Your car?
I keep small 5ml and 10ml Roll Ons with me when I am mobile: field office, perfume studio, barn, car, shops. At Home I choose the 50ml Pump / and or 100ml Pump because I want to slather it on my entire body to keep me moisturized. Ok so that's the Washes, Toners + Beauty Serums.
When I find one of the Seasonal Parfums I fall for I make sure to have a 15ml Spray in my purse or car, and a 30ml or 60ml Spray at home. I love this so much to shift my mood when I am on the go and when I land back in my nest at home.
There are some other essentials I love too that are on my Top Ten Must Have LPO List. Ok let's see the list.
Sensitive Facial Wash 30ml
Angel Glow Serum 50ml Pump, 10ml on the go
Facial Loofah, Several Vintage Cotton Handkerchiefs
Slimming Serum 10ml on the go (I love the Davana and Citrus in this)
Anti Stress Serum 100ml Pump, 10ml on the go
Prana Serum 10ml Roll On
Immune Defense Serum 10ml
Rose Bath Salts 60ml
Lavendar Soliflore Parfum 60ml
Gardenia Soliflore Parfum 60ml
Butterfly Parfum 60ml
Apricot Soliflore Parfum 60ml
Green Tea Absolute Perfume + Frankincense Lime Sprays: (I love layering these together)
Be + Glow Tea
Self Care Tea
To learn more about what is good to have in your bag, to begin to build you Scent Wardrobe, your Tea Pantry, please come in for a consult. XO
Our spring equinox edit for everyone's favourite lightness of being soft alchemical parfums is here. The beauty of simplicity in scents that uplift us now is tactile, deep and wide bringing us joy. Here's what's on my dresser this month as we make our way to feature Spring Scents. At once uplifting and grounding I welcome you to come in to the shop to explore these scents. The Gratitude Perfume Project shares organic scent with the community at large.
-Frankincense Lime Parfum
-Gold Light Parfum
-Being Bliss Parfum
-Butterfly Parfum (new)
-Ground Zero Parfum
-Coastal Meadow Parfum
-Vanilla Violet Parfum
Whatever your favourite Aromatic Notes, there is something for everyone. Come experience this beautiful Scent Journey this season.
the gratitude perfume project
Introducing the gratitude perfume project: when you come in to the shop we invite you to smell some of our daily scent journey offerings as a tune up for your inner beauty vibe.
The gratitude perfume project brings you the scent journey to uplift you daily. Try this momentary meditation based open heart vibrational alchemical quantum inhalation.
Come by today for some oxygen inhales with the daily dose of LPO. 12 to 4.
We will be offering Seasonal Sampler Sets of Vials 1.6ml for you to try some of this at home on the daily. xo Quantum Alchemical Vibrational Living. The best practices are simple.
SAVE THE DATE: JUNE 19th, SUNDAY, 2022 from 9am to 11am Summer Solstice Scent Garden Tour at Perfume Camp
On Sunday June 19th our 3rd Annual Scent Garden Perfume Camp Tour is Happening.
Time: 9am to 11am
Where: Perfume Camp Scent Garden, 251 Stage Road, Pescadero, Ca 94060
What: Garden Tour + Informal Chat
When: Our Garden opens once a year. This is the day.
Who: You~will be touring the garden with Libby
This is an early event for two hours where we will walk the garden and discuss what is currently growing, what we use the herbs and flowers for. You will take home a special gift from the garden. Suggested Donation: $25 per person.
Summer 1970 Parfum
A decade ago more of my work as a perfumer was done for private clients, dear friends + spiritual family. That's how Dirty Sexy Love Parfum was born in and around 2009. I want to give you an insider's glimpse into how I designed the four distinct parfums that make up this best selling very highly sought after aphrodisiac. My Notes from the design time frame are useful with some poetic nuanced ramblings to remind me what I was building upon.
DIRTY SEXY LOVE
FRAGRANCE FAMILY: FLORAL, ORIENTAL
NOTES: SWEET ORANGE, MIMOSA, ROSEWOOD, PINK PEPPER, PINK LOTUS, NEROLI TUNISIAN, FRANGIPANI, ORANGE FLOWER ABSOLUTE, TONKA BEAN, BLONDE TOBACCO, AMBRETTE SEED, AGAR MUSK, BENZOIN RESINOID, VANILLA, LABDANUM, COGNAC, AGARWOOD, NUTMEG, OSMANTHUS, PERILLA, IMMORTELLE, SANDALWOOD, DAVANA
CREATED IMBOLC 2009
THE BEAUTIFUL ROMANTIC APHRODITE HOLIDAY PARFUM THAT IS A MASH UP OF THREE PRIVATE COMPOSITIONS THAT I MADE FOR AN ACTRESS TO WALK THE RED CARPET FOR A VERY SPECIAL NIGHT FOR HER HUSBAND’S FILM AWARD, A SHY ENGINEER FALLING IN LOVE WHO ASKED FOR A SCENT TO OPEN HIS HEART, AND AN ACTIVIST/ACTRESS WHO FLEW TO PARIS TO VISIT A MAN SHE MET OVER THE INTERNET WHO SHE WAS PLANNING A FLIRTATIOUS VACATION THAT WOULD LEAVE HIM REMEMBERING HER AND LONGING FOR HER.
THIS IS THE BESTSELLER OF ALL TIMES FOR LPO. IT APPEALS TO ALMOST EVERYONE. ORANGE CITRUS NOTES OF JOY OPENS UP TO A SOFT SULTRY FLORAL ORIENTAL THAT DRIES DOWN TO A SPICY WOOD.
WEAR FOR POWER OF QUIET PERSISTENT ADORATION.
A week in to the reformulation: I am doing well with the process. Adding some more tonka bean to the mixture. xo to give that long smooth powdery tail in the dry down.
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