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Caramel Phlox. Natural perfume from homemade tinctures of 12 unique cultivars of summer phlox. July 2020
Caramel Phlox. Natural perfume from homemade tinctures of 12 unique cultivars of summer phlox. July 2020
Caramel Phlox. Natural perfume from homemade tinctures of 12 unique cultivars of summer phlox. July 2020
Caramel Phlox. Natural perfume from homemade tinctures of 12 unique cultivars of summer phlox. July 2020
Caramel Phlox. Natural perfume from homemade tinctures of 12 unique cultivars of summer phlox. July 2020
Caramel Phlox. Natural perfume from homemade tinctures of 12 unique cultivars of summer phlox. July 2020
Caramel Phlox. Natural perfume from homemade tinctures of 12 unique cultivars of summer phlox. July 2020

Caramel Phlox. Natural perfume from homemade tinctures of 12 unique cultivars of summer phlox. July 2020

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Caramel Phlox ☽•☾ All the star shaped flowers from my 2019 tinctures of 12 unique cultivars of sweet summer phlox that I grow from seed (see images of my garden). The varieties range in scent from musk melon to vanilla cake and brown sugar. I charged my tinctures with new blossoms daily from July to the end of October. Then I aged the various phlox extraits for 6 months in handmade amber mélanges to exaggerate flowers' heady, chewy dessert aroma. Vegan. Color may vary.

 Suggested fixatives: Amber, Animalic, Gourmand, Hay, Hive, Leather, Meadow, Powdery, Spicy, Tobacco. 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.

Gourmand fixative contains gourmand, or edible, base notes of vanilla Madagascar, cocoa, and frangipane. It is not overly sweet, but rather dark and sultry, with a hint of sugar. The compounds used to scent the paste include my handmade absolute of raw, wild cacao beans (Theobroma cacao) from Peru, and my absolutes of bourbon vanilla Madagascar (Vanilla planifolia) and Vanilla tahitensis (Tahitian vanilla). The bourbon is from vanilla beans that I grew at home on my vanilla orchid vines by hand pollinating the flowers. I then cured and tinctured the beans in high proof organic alcohol, producing a completely organic absolute.

Hay fixative conjures the scents of sun-dried bales of hay, as well as warm, dry straw stored in a barn.

Hive fixative primes your skin with the sweet and musky base notes characteristic of a honeybee hive. It features my handmade in-house absolutes of raw honey, beeswax, comb honey, propolis, royal jelly, bee bread and pollen, and as such, changes seasonally depending on which extracts are fresh and mature. Some of the ingredients may come from colonies that collected nectar from Apalachicola Tupelo gum trees, North Carolina and Midwestern wildflowers, wild blackberries, sweet clover, thistle, black locust, poplar, prickly pear cactus, goldenrod, asters, buckwheat, orange blossoms, purple sage, and avocado trees.

Meadow fixative evokes yellow fields of prairie grass, wildflowers, drying husks still attached to the earth, and the sun in late August.

Powdery fixative contains powdery base notes. With notes of tonka, sweet myrrh, balsam, and ambrette musk, it tends toward dry and warm and will complement fragrances across a wide variety of scent families.

Spicy fixative contains spicy base notes from my handmade spice tinctures and absolutes: tulsi, ginger root, clove buds, true cinnamon, star anise, aniseed, and cardamom whole and hulled. Green herbs laced with anise, earth, and brown amber. 

Tobacco fixative features my organic handmade absolutes of organic cured leaf: American Virginia Flue, Burley, and Canadian Virginia Flue. I also infused the raw beeswax and propolis (used in the base) with my aged tabacum tinctures to deepen the husky warm qualities of the composition. Sweet, amber, blackberry and mulberry notes with the anticipation of hand rolled smoke. Depending on the season and availability, it may include extractions of my homegrown nicotiana leaves and flowers.



Photos: midnight phlox in the organic perfume gardens; perfume in 5ml amber glass, perfume in 5ml and 10ml black violet glass roller ball bottles.

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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.

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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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