Papyrus Flower ☽•☾ Paperwhite Narcissus Extrait from Enfleurage
Papyrus Flower is a very special organic alcohol based perfume from my enfleurage of paperwhites (Narcissus papyraceus). The aroma is a dizzying, rich, and heady bouquet of jasmine, lily, and green notes, with musky flooring. 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.
Photos: my paperwhite narcissus in bloom, fragrant jonquil in bloom in my spring garden, and my paperwhite enfleurage.
• About my Organic Narcissus || Paperwhite Enfleurage •
An organic, handmade, botanical soliflore (single note). This solid perfume has been produced by hand using the slow artisanal process of cold enfleurage from my personal narcissus paperwhites grown in winter. Please note, this is indeed a truly organic and pure floral fragrance-- a rarity. The scent is heady and complex, possessing notes of lily, coumarin, jasmine grandiflorum, and indoles. Green and almost minty facets vibrate within an intoxicating sweetness. I have a limited quantity.
Literally, "in flower," enfleurage is a very traditional and pure method of extracting fragrance, utilizing only fat and plant material. To learn more about the enfleurage process generally and at Wild Veil, please continue reading the section below. Here, I have used enfleurage to capture the the glorious tropical exhalation of paperwhites. This "pomade" (highly scented solid perfume-- not to be confused with pomade for hair!) consists of thousands of individual organic narcissus blossoms that I collected at my home, pressed into organic avocado butter by hand. I repeated this process to reach a high degree of fragrance saturation. Each repetition is a "charge," and this enfleurage was charged the traditional 36 times.
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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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