Organic, handmade, and sustainably collected on our property in De Luz, California.
☽•☾ Wild White Sage Absolute
a l c h e m y ☽•☾
Salvia apiana, bee sage. When, at the lightest touch, the leaves curl and fall off, we collect them. At the interval between life and death, just before the De Luz sun draws the waters out of the silver sarcophagi, frying their fragrant oils: like psychopomps, we scoop up their bodies to transport them from the plant world to the perfume realm. The aura of our GPS coordinates cast in cellulose. 4.87 acres hosting several thousand wild white sage plants in between the greasewood cover and over the orange scented threads of creosote. Not a reproduction: an extraction of a time and a place. Botanical contingency. These plants, these leaves, this place, this moment. Perfume as aura.
n o t e s ☽•☾
Wild white sage (Salvia apiana).
Photos: wild white sage covered hillside on our property in De Luz, California
Note: middle to base, fixative.
The Wild White Sage Absolute is a Wild Veil natural perfume ingredient made 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.
Available in 1ml, 2ml, and 5ml sizes. Absolute is powdery with a scratchy rosin texture.. Soluble in ethanol and mixable in carrier oils. Refrigerate to preserve freshness.
☽•☾ Wild Veil never uses heat, steam, or non-organic solvents, all of which can alter the natural aroma profiles of plants.
© 2023, Abby Hinsman for Wild Veil Perfume.