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New perfume announcement: Omixochitl

Omixochitl ☽•☾ tuberose extrait from enfleurage

"Omixochitl" ("bone flower" in Nahuatl: "omitl" "bone" and "xochitl" "flower"), was cultivated and prized by Nahua in pre-conquest Central Mexico. Prior to cultivation, tuberose was probably a wildflower native to the region. Unfortunately any botanical record seems to have been lost to or erased by colonization, along with so many other Nahua histories.

     Tuberose emits a cool scent, most similar to plumeria's lactic silk fragrance, with the lushness of star jasmine. 1980s suntan lotion, grass, milk foam, Baja sun, beeswax, the marine layer, lily, angel's trumpet, wintergreen. But scents are more than catalogs of notes. They can flood us with memories. They can be overwhelming and unexpected reminders of the past: the beauty of experiences and the horror of their passing.

     Omixochitl is very special organic alcohol based perfume from my tuberose (Agave amica) enfleurage. Soliflore (single note). Available in a sample size of 1ml (25 drops), which comes in a glass sample vial with applicator. Or choose from larger 3ml, 5ml or 10ml clear glass vials with atomizers (as shown in the images). Or a 10ml frosted glass roller ball, convenient for travel.

     This is a labor intensive product using the whole flowers, through more than 90 charges of the enfleurage pommade, and then multiple washings with organic ethanol to produce an extrait of enfleurage. This is an archaic, non industrial method of extracting fragrance from plants. I make many of my own extracts and this one is truly my own from bulb to bottle. I am excited to share it with you. Limited quantity.

 

Omixochitl

 

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