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Antigone Outside Thebes. botanical perfume. sororal desert candle, raw grief, rage, exposure. March 2021
Antigone Outside Thebes. botanical perfume. sororal desert candle, raw grief, rage, exposure. March 2021
Antigone Outside Thebes. botanical perfume. sororal desert candle, raw grief, rage, exposure. March 2021
Antigone Outside Thebes. botanical perfume. sororal desert candle, raw grief, rage, exposure. March 2021
Antigone Outside Thebes. botanical perfume. sororal desert candle, raw grief, rage, exposure. March 2021
Antigone Outside Thebes. botanical perfume. sororal desert candle, raw grief, rage, exposure. March 2021
Antigone Outside Thebes. botanical perfume. sororal desert candle, raw grief, rage, exposure. March 2021

Antigone Outside Thebes. botanical perfume. sororal desert candle, raw grief, rage, exposure. March 2021

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Antigone Outside Thebes ☽•☾ sororal perfume
 
a l c h e m y ☽•☾
A sister's desert candle, grief, rage, and exposure. Burial matrix from Lawudo cave incense, cobra dust, Fujian mountain tea, succulent skeletons, sandal ellipsis, and leather root.

 Suggested fixatives: Amber, Animalic, Botanical Musk, Dry, Earthy, Henna, Monsoon, Tea, Woods. Wild Veil's natural perfume fixatives act as primers for the skin. Applied prior to perfumes, they can extend the longevity of your fragrance.

Amber fixative contains classically amber base notes from my handmade resinoids that I extracted from raw, wild resins using organic high proof alcohol. It is warm, powdery, and slightly boozy. Resinous with caramel undertones.

Animalic fixative features stunningly intense musk base notes. If you are looking to enhance the tenacity of your natural perfumes, and to fix volatile florals and top notes, this is a fixative worth investing in. Luxurious and powerful, its sleek fur coat undresses to warm amber powder underneath.

Botanical Musk fixative contains musky base notes. It is slightly dry and earthy, with intimate notes of skin, hair, and smoky roots.

Dry fixative possesses dry base notes. It crackles with a warm, subtly smoky aroma, and smooth resins layered over a gently bracing botanical musk.

Earthy fixative contains earthy base notes. It is green and smoky, with the comforting aroma of wet musk from the depths of the earth.

Henna fixative is centered around my homemade extraction of the henna plant: Lawsonia inermis. I first tinctured the plant material, then I evaporated the solution naturally to create a concentrated absolute. My henna absolute is inky and rich. Although I might say it is earthy, it is more metallic and dusty than dank soil smelling. It's unlike any other base note I have encountered, which is why I thought it deserved its own category of fixation.

Monsoon fixative evokes the smell of wet earth, rain after a dry spell, geosmin, petrichor. It features my homemade absolutes of clays and soils I have tinctured for their unique aromas. These include: Multani Mitti clay from volcanic ash, Rhassoul clay from the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, and sod (topsoil from my Vermont gardens). The sod from my garden has a mysterious agarwood note that becomes prominent after the soil has been upturned and left in the sun, and which I like to think of as an earthworm musk.

Tea fixative blends warm, malted, fermented yellow-orange-amber teas with notes of honey, cocoa, dark woods, savory earth, caramel, and Brazil nuts. This fixative includes my tinctured absolutes of Assam Marangi, fermented Mannong Pu-erh, yellow dragon, Oolong Eastern Beauty, and roasted Oolong. This is a mellow fixative that will work well beneath just about any type of fragrance.

Woods fixative contains classically woody base notes. Dry and warm, white cedar mingles with lactonic, creamy Mysore sandalwood. Simple but exquisite.


Photos: in house tea absolute and co-tincture for the perfume, liquid perfume in 5ml amber glass, and perfume in 5ml and 10ml black violet glass roller ball bottles.

 
s i z i n g ☽•☾
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. Or a 10ml frosted glass roller ball, convenient for travel. Please make your selection from the menu.
 
r a w ☽•☾ m a t t e r
Wild Veil natural perfumes are composed by me, Abby, using homemade, wildcrafted and organic aromatics in Vermont. These include my handmade enfleurage, tinctures, enfleurage extraits, absolutes, resinoids and concretes, and floral waxes. I spend as much time growing plants and foraging as I do composing perfumes.

h o w ☽•☾ t o ☽•☾ w e a r
The best way to experience a natural perfume is to apply it to well-moisturized skin, without rubbing in (absorption only shortens the wear time of fragrance) and without scrubbing off. Natural perfumes are dynamic and take a minimum of 2 hours to reach their final stage, or dry down. Enjoy the alchemical changes as they unfold from the initial intensity of top notes, to the warmth of the heart, to the depth of lower base notes.

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