A very special extrait from my Hawaiian Wedding Flower enfleurage. Also known as Madagascar Jasmine, Stephanotis floribunda carries a sweet lily note along with jasmine minus the indoles. It is innocent and watery, reminiscent of the Hawaiian islands after a rain shower. After enfleuraging the flower in summer, I washed it in high proof organic food grade alcohol (ethanol) for 7 months to create this powerful soliflore. Known as an "extrait from enfleurage," the resulting scent is overwhelming in its opening true flower notes. As with many enfleurage extraits, the longevity is lacking. What you get is a blast of the flower, a temporal experience. Paired with a fixative, it may last longer on the skin. Or spray it in the hair or on clothing. 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.
This is a labor intensive product using the whole flowers (no steam distillation), through more than 36 charges of enfleurage, and then multiple washings over 7 months with organic alcohol to produce the extrait of enfleurage. An old non industrial method of extracting fragrance from plants. I make many of my own extracts and this one is truly my own from bud to bottle. I am excited to share it with you.
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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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