Nīla is a very special organic alcohol based perfume from my enfleurage of four 35 year old varieties of French lilac that grow on my family's property. They range in hue from magenta, to violet, to lavender. Fresh, springlike and delicate. Soliflore (single note). 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 (as shown in the images). 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 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.
• About my Organic Lilac Enfleurage •
Organic Lilac Enfleurage. A vegan, organic, handmade, botanical solid perfume produced by hand using the slow artisanal process of cold enfleurage from my family's 35 year old heirloom French lilacs. Please note, this is a natural, organic lilac perfume-- a rarity. The scent is exquisite, but delicate. I have a limited quantity.
To read more about the enfleurage process generally and at Wild Veil, please continue reading below. Here, I have used enfleurage to capture the the ephemeral scent of blooming lilac. This "pomade" (highly scented solid perfume-- not to be confused with pomade for hair!) consists of thousands of individual organic lilac blossoms that I collected at my home, pressed into organic avocado butter by hand. I repeated this process over the several weeks they were in bloom to reach a degree of fragrance saturation. A lilac aroma that is true to the flower is notoriously difficult to capture and bottle. In my enfleurage, the scent is floral, green, and delicate. It is very much the opposite of the shrill, overpowering version of the synthetic floral you find at the fragrance counter. Only you and those closest to you will be able to smell it. Its green sweetness wrapped in pillows of silky butter. Apply to pulse points.
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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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