Freyja ☽•☾ winter musk and flowers enfleurage perfume (reformulated September 2022)
a l c h e m y ☽•☾
Orris snow falls on her winter furs. They cascade over the runners of her sleigh as it skates over a frozen pond, white flowers trapped inside the ice. Inspired by the Norse goddess, this is a woodland ointment dusted by green and white powder. A beloved kitten wreathed in ice-encrusted paperwhite narcissus. A December beast with sprigs of Norway spruce branchlets and resin caught in her fur. Bitter orange flowers, violets, hyacinth and irises festoon golden lily oolong tea and nag champa incense.
Reformulated in September 2022, Freyja contains my handmade extracts of:
Parma violets (grown and enfleuraged by the perfumer),
Orris root from Iris pallida and germanica (grown and extracted and aged by the perfumer),
Golden lily oolong (tinctured, aged 3 years, and extracted by the perfumer),
Nag champa (hand rolled, tinctured, aged 4 years, and extracted by the perfumer),
Bitter orange flowers (grown and enfleuraged by the perfumer),
Hyacinth orientalis (grown and enfleuraged by the perfumer),
Wild Vermont Balsam Poplar Bud (foraged and extracted by the perfumer),
Wild Northern propolis (foraged and extracted by the perfumer),
Wild Norway spruce boughs and needles (foraged and extracted by the perfumer),
Wild Norway spruce resin (foraged and extracted by the perfumer),
Paperwhite narcissus (grown and enfleuraged by the perfumer).
Skews feminine. Color may vary.
Norse goddess of sexuality, fertility, war, magic, death, and animals. To honor Freyja, I created a heady animalic floral, capturing bodily and ethereal characteristics in a bottle. A beautiful sorceress, Freyja was often represented attended by a boar, or driven in a chariot pulled by two Norwegian forest cats. Her cult was known for its reverence for cats, and the goddess's feline qualities could embody her association with sex, death, and animals. I used an intoxicating frozen pairing of paperwhite narcissus and wild Norway spruce, both enfleuraged and tinctured into absolutes, over erotic musks, to suggest a connection between flora and fauna in the dead of winter.
Photos: hyacinth enfleurage; frosty Iris pallida and various Narcissus cultivars in my perfume gardens; my homemade wild Norway spruce absolute; my paperwhite narcissus and enfleurage; wild Siberian propolis prior to tincture; solid perfume in 5ml glass jar, liquid perfume in 5ml amber glass, solid perfume in 5ml and 10ml black violet glass jars, and liquid perfume in 5ml and 10ml black violet glass roller ball bottles.
s i z i n g ☽•☾
Liquid perfumes are available in sizes of 1ml (a sample of approximately 20-25 drops), 5ml, and 10ml. All liquid perfumes are packaged in glass vials or glass bottles. 1ml comes in a sample glass perfume vial with an applicator cap. PLEASE READ: 1ML IS A SAMPLE. 5ml and 10ml sizes come in a brown amber glass bottle with a lovely white cap with orifice reducer. 10ml is also available in a frosted glass roller bottle.
Solid perfumes are available in sizes of 1ml (a sample of approximately 20-25 drops), 5ml and 10ml. 1ml (sample size) comes in a hinge top pod. 5ml comes in a clear glass jar. 10ml is available in a glass jar or a round tin.
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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.
l i q u i d ☽•☾
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.
s o l i d ☽•☾ b e e s w a x
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.
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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