Barhi Date (Khalal, Doka). 2019, from 1 year tincture, aged. Stewed plums, molasses, black prune jam. Medium strength base note.
Barhi Date (Khalal, Doka). 2022, from 3.5 year tincture. Caramel, buttercream, pralines, pecan pie. Medium strength base note.
Honey Date (Golden Thread). 2020, from 2 year tincture, aged. Yeast, wet sandstone, sweet cream, agrestic bitters. Middle note with light to medium strength.
Halawi Date. 2020, from 2 year tincture, aged. Buttery caramel, with secondary notes of fig, raisin, plum, brown sugar, butterscotch, and hard pudding. Middle to base note with medium strength.
Deglet Noor Date (Deglet Nour). 2018, from 1 year tincture, aged. Sweet, ripe, buttery, burnt sugar aroma. An enticing sharply funky back note keeps it from being cloying. Call me crazy but I get cream sherry with blue cheese vapors. When you want a dessert note with an edge, like a Peter Greenaway movie (you know the one). Middle to base note with medium strength.
Medjool Date (Majhūl). 2018, from 1 year tincture, aged. Melted butter, freshly baked yellow cake, maple cream Middle to base note with medium strength.
Khadrawi Date. 2020, from 2 year tincture, aged. Fig pudding, brown sugar, raisins, cardamom and cinnamon. Medium strength middle to base note.
Zahidi Date. 2021, from 3 year tincture, aged. Hojari frankincense tears (Boswellia sacra), citrine minerals, rainwater on pebbles, pickles. Strong middle-top note.
Wild Veil date absolutes are natural perfume ingredients made in house from varieties of Phoenix dactylifera using the old methods of long term tincturing in plantbased, high proof alcohol (food grade ethanol), followed by gentle evaporation to preserve the top notes. They can also be worn alone as perfumes, if you don't mind the tacky/sticky residue left behind on your skin by the anointment. These aromatic extracts of the date fruit tend to be syrupy at room temperature, and paste-like when chilled. Refrigerate to preserve freshness. Gently warm to improve mobility. Wild Veil never uses heat, steam, or non-organic solvents (no hexane, butane or petro-), all of which can alter the natural aroma profiles of plants ☆
Each absolute comes in a 1ml clear glass perfume vial with an applicator cap. These are samples of approximately 20-25 drops, enough for 4-6 wears, per absolute. All scents will have labels with my handwriting and art, and they arrive nested inside a gift box filled with flowers, mosses, and plants that I have pressed and dried.
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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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Wild Veil oil perfumes are suspended in an odorless base of organic MCT coconut oil. As they do not contain water, liquid perfumes do not expire, and may improve with age. While the volatile top notes (the ones that hit your nose first) will fade after a year or more, the base and heart notes will deepen and grow more complex.
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In solid perfumes this silky transparent base (above) mingles beautifully with the earthy, honey musk of organic beeswax. Raw beeswax traps the aroma molecules, releasing them over time for an intimate experience.
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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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