Blood Wolf Full Moon Jan 20, 21, 2019
Small Batch, Hand Made
Top Notes: Lemon, Cardamom Absolute, Peach
Heart Notes: Rhododendron, Turkish Rose, Orange Blossom
Base Notes: Khus Nirali Attar, Henna Saffron Accord, Oak Moss
Accent: Orris Root Absolute
I created this parfum as a delicious tribute to the spice roads of old and new where our cultural heritage of wild botanicals comes together to create a new multi cultural foundation of rich elements in nature's intelligence.
It must be experienced to fully appreciate.
In the one year it has been developed it has deepened, mellowed, expanded. One of my most favourites now. Come try some. Spice Road. May we feel the heart unifying efforts of floral love.
The inspiration for creating this scent came from summer 2019 driving on highway one between Davenport and Pescadero. There is an abundance of freshly growing fennel all along the way. The brisk breeze along the area of Pigeon Point is pronounced. I would drive with the windows open to inhale the beauty of the fennel. I began designing a Summer Essence Capture of this fennel.
The top notes revolve all around this fennel. They include a mossy fougere chyphre that brings us deeper into the heart of the scent and deeper still into the base/dry down of the scent.
An ecology of clearing, inviting wisdom in each inhalation forms a simplicity meditation inducing clarity, and a way to move on from the past. It rings gently like a bell pulling us in to our center heart beingness towards our earthy roots where we live and build new foundations.
Fennel is for Healing + Purification
Praise for a Job Well done
Fennel is traded between new lovers and long married couples
Is best known as a symbol for strong unhindered bonds of love.
Gazos Creek Parfum: Tribute to Love and Lovers everywhere: The Eternal Summer.
As a quiet meditation today on imbolc, our spring 2 seasonal launch; inhale some of this parfum and exhale all the elements you have outgrown which no longer serves your higher good.
This Holiday marks the beginning of spring. It is six weeks mark between the winter solstice and spring equinox. It is the birthing season for goats, cows and sheep. Mating season for wild turkeys and more birds. Watched some hawks mating dance today.
In the gardens we see it is a seedling season, lots of plants are already in and beginning. We're really excited about having our seasonal aphrodisiacs for scent journey this weekend.
Tune UP. Come in to smell all our latest soliflore parfums, landscape parfums and reserve parfums.
I am looking forward to growing these beauties again this year. Last year we had so many pretty very tall 7 to 8 foot sunflowers. We have some seeds for you, so come to the shop as the time is now to plan out your spaces for green thumb season. xo
In my daily drives along the ocean between my home above Big Basin/Waddell Creek Beach and my Perfume Studio in Davenport, sweeping up to Pescadero on highway one, and back down to Santa Cruz on many days here is what I am seeing in bloom now.
If you would like to Make Your Own Perfume with Master Perfumer Libby Patterson sign up to a Level I Class. it's a 2 hr session with Libby where you will learn and directly participate in building a perfume of your favourite scents. When you buy your ticket in our online shop we will email you to schedule your appointment.
The year comprises eight seasons each made up of 6 week segments.
Our First Season:
Winter Solstice (Dec 20/21) to Imbolc (Feb 1/2)
-The season of transition into the Light graduated on Dec20/21 when we sprang forward to longer light in the evening. For those with herbal knowledge and wisdom it represents the time we plant the garden and get things lined up for the coming year and seasons.
Here in California we are lining up seeds in trays for planting, weeding, watering beds, planting gallon containers into the garden, and harvesting.
News from the Perfume Studio
Private appointments, classes are available. This is a great meditative way to study the gentle art of the garden, tincturing, liquid & solid parfums and serums. To get an introduction into the art of perfume making please visit our libbypatterson.com Perfume camp page here on the website to peruse and book your session.
Simple Beauty Rituals for the Season~
Q1 Simplifying Activity;
I have decluttered over the years which echoes the same joyful simplicity. For the dresser I simply use the current favourite seasonal scents that I am working with. When they pile up I go through them, refill those I am still using a lot and move scents from earlier seasons into a shelf to be rediscovered again during a later season in the year. I keep my Scents Changing Often for the Beauty of Exciting my Olfactory Memory Center.
Some Scents Go Season After Season~
I am still loving a giant bottle of Gardenia Tiare Spray as my Boudoir and Bathroom ROOM SPRAY. It is a complete and utter luxury as my mother always sent me gardenia flowers floating in giant glass floral brandy snifters as soon as I went off to college to remind me of her beautiful gardens. Other favourites now: Lilac Soliflore, Apricot Soliflore, Lavendar Soliflore, Frangipani Soliflore, Honeysuckle Soliflore. These all blend in the air well and can be layered over time.
I have the LPO BEAUTY Collection of hand made face and body serums that are a simple luxury I love. I have these sitting on dresser, computer desk, in kitchen next to door, and in bathroom in shower, and on sink area. I keep these replenished, and in abundance, so wherever I am I can reach for an Angel Glow Facial Serum 10ml Roll On. In my bathroom I have a 50ml bottle of this same formulation as I slather it on my legs in shower, arms, torso, everywhere really. Twice Daily during shower or bath. IT is my go to for wellbeing, anti aging, moisturizing. I have 100ml of Anti Stress Serum and 50ml of Prana Serum. I use all of these daily in the large size after bath or shower while taking the smaller 5ml or 10ml in purse with me wherever I go.
Bathroom, Bedroom Comforts~
Good organic linens, bed sheets, pillow cases, towels and vintage blankets are my own personal taste to surround myself with deep comfort. I recently bought some new in this area, and loving the simple luxury. I have the added luxury of a helper who cleans my house regularly so that the dust bunnies get handled, and all surfaces remain smooth, clear, decluttered, put away, fresh. I highly suggest new Scents for your New Year, New Decade to create a neural stimulant for brainwaves to create new experiences for you.
The Rejuvenating Spring I Regime~
The practice includes~
Yoga Gentle Stretching and #BlueMind Walks along the beach.
Once per season~
Organization, Decluttering on a regular basis, Donating Clothes Not being used.
I like to keep the furniture moving around ever so slightly from month to month to keep my visual cues fresh, and ideas flowing.
Fresh Herb cuttings from the garden for meals, h20 infusions, room fresheners and this season calendula in the pots around my shops, in gardens, in oranges and yellows to echo the bright new season. We harvest them for use in our teas and jojoba infusions that are wonderful for skin care. Grow your own: we sell small seed packs that we harvested from our own plants. They love sun, water.
Select one of our Reserve Parfums and Herb Teas hand made small batch organic to give to your besties for Love Season. We have got all your most desired aphrodisiacs that are beautiful, sumptuous and delicious. Please plan to come for a visit to enjoy a #ScentJourney with our #ReserveParfums to inhale the beauty, to shimmer all the scent into the deep inner being of our love. xo
I love Mondays. How about you?
The big weekend energies are fun for a shop keeper where you have time to connect with lots of new people. Some of these people will become friends and family with us, and some with our products/brands. The weekend warriors that escape the city for the coast are restored by a small town experience. We try to light up their beings with some joy.
This is a time when we can go deeper on a Monday when the crowds have receded back to the city, the small town of Pescadero is lit up with adventurous souls who plan a coastal outing for lunch at Norm's, Duartes, Costanoa or on a beach somewhere on the #SlowCoast.
We meet people on a Monday who wander in, perhaps they planned the trip to pick up some herbal teas, a perfume, some gifts. I really love Mondays. The pace is slower, the beaches are empty, you just really have the whole coast to yourself.
Season of Solitude: Winter Solstice (Dec 20/21) to Imbolc (Feb 1/2) is when our region greens up, there are projects in the garden, we're launching new perfumes for SPRING I and energies are new. It is during this part of the week when I love to take people through specific Scent Journeys in the shop. Mini vibrational tune ups.
This month we are all about the citrus family. Please come visit, stay awhile, and smell the scents we have that are new. We're showcasing some other new Soliflore parfums too!
-Lilac Soliflore Parfum
-Honeysuckle Soliflore Parfum
-Green Tea Soliflore Parfum
-Saffron Soliflore Parfum
-Eucalyptus Absolute Soliflore Parfum
-Elderflower Absoute Soliflore Parfum
-Frangipani Absolute Soliflore Parfum
The Best scents of the Season for Spring I can all be made into a gorgeous parfum.
Sign up to MAKE YOUR OWN PERFUME at PERFUME CAMP.
See you soon,
You've already chosen your group of friends to have this experience of Making Your Own Perfume at the LPO Perfume Camp in Pescadero. Now the next thing to do is to hop on to our online store at libbypatterson.com and select LEVEL I Perfume Camp for $125 per person. The Session is 2 hrs long and is a guided experience where you get to select 2 top notes, 2 heart notes and 2 base notes to create your own signature scent. The process begins by smelling the collection of top, heart and base notes, and making notes on which ones you love. From there you make a grouping of decisions on weighting the formula so you have something that you can enjoy. Then we build your perfume.
You take home a 10ml Parfum that is valued at $110.
It is a great event for bridal party, bachelorette, birthday, or leadership and team building.
Once you book your party by paying in the online store at libbypatterson.com we will email you to select the date by email.
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