Origin and Etymology of lacustrineFrench or Italian lacustre, from Latin lacus lake. My friend Wallace J Nichols, author of "Blue Mind The Surprising Science of Being In, Near, On or Under Water Makes You Happier" posted the word lacrustine today. It inspired a scent memory from my mother and I at the edge of the lake when I was growing up, where hundreds and literally thousands of water lilies grew as I grew up. It was a completely intoxicating scent that came with less exotic edge of the lake smells of our dog Tag, a golden retriever who fished on the beach for minnows, bass, and blue gill, wading in and between the sunny algae bloom, and in the mucky depths, that the water lilies grew in. Tad Poles and Big Bullfrogs would jump around, cat tails would waft in the soft summer breezes. This is the inspiration for the new parfum. Looking forward to weaving its' magick, and many memories of lake living, which is how I grew up. Seven Springs Lake. Ohio Land.
Summers were spent at the lake cottage on a much larger lake in Michigan. This lake also had water lilies in one amazing mass in the other end of the lake. The exotic scents in a melange with fresh mown hay and grass, the fruit trees in our orchard, and the giant oaks shedding their acorns in late summer, which we could hardly avoid in the mad dash into the water.
I lived in water all during my youth, we were either in the lake at home or at the summer cottage. Or at the Pool. Dad believed in always living on water. He taught me how to fish, sail, swim, build sand castles, canoe and build a dock.
Notes for this LAKE PARFUM will include the scent of my father's leather sachel and gear for photography, the scent of dried water on his waders that he used for fly fishing, the smell of the canoe, the sailboat, sand, and the algae. A slight metallic scent from the fishing tackle box, and algae dried on the beach after we raked it out of the water in hot summer time when it got too thick. The mud that was sulfuric where the fish made their homes.
The image of my mother with the water lily in her hand, as she often decorated our dinner table with one of these flowers. The exotic essence would grace us like a zen balance while we enjoyed highlights of our day together over the meal.
Designing and will follow up with final ingredient list, once we see how things do develop. So excited. XO Pure Beauty Memory!
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