28 Nov

Other participating perfumers in this Natural Perfumers Guild project are:

Anya McCoy, Anya’s Garden, Ms. McCoy’s blog
Christi Meshell, House of Matriarch
Elise Pearlstine, Belly Flowers, Belly Flowers blog
Jane Cate, A Wing & a Prayer Perfumes
JoAnne Bassett, Ms. Bassett’s blog

Ca Fleure Bon, designated bloggers, Michelyn, Mark, Neil, Ida, Tama

“Ophiuchus is a large constellation located around the celestial equator. Its name is from the Greek Ὀφιοῦχος “serpent-bearer”, and it is commonly represented as a man grasping the snake that is represented by the constellation Serpens. Ophiuchus was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy, and it remains one of the 88 modern constellations. It was formerly referred to as Serpentarius (English pronunciation: /ˌsɜrpənˈtɛəriəs/; also Anguitenens), a Latin word meaning the same as its current name.”–from Wikipedia
 Aphelia was the personification of simplicity for the ancient Greeks. I made this perfume, not because it fit with any of the ideas behind the 13th sign, but simply because I used 12 aromatics, which, when combined with jojoba-oil/beeswax (both organic, btw), makes for 13 basic materials. It’s a stretch, but it basically fits? If the perfume weren’t as good as it is, I wouldn’t get away with tossing the perfume in there with the others. It’s basically an ode to rose.
 Aphelia solid (for each section, in order from greatest concentration to least):

1 Orris CO2
2 Vanilla CO2
3 Ambergris oil, homemade by me

4 Rose
5 Rose gallica
6 Araucaria
7 Hyacinth

8 Rosewood
9 Cedar
10 Geranium sur fleur (rose)
11 Palmarosa
12 Pink pepper

13 jojoba-oil/beeswax


4 Responses to “112811”

  1. Chanelle P. November 28, 2011 at 7:15 pm #

    How do I order some of this?

    • Adam Gottschalk November 28, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

      If you can’t view my web site at http://lordsjester.com/, I can send you some. It’s $25 for a 7.5ml tin, $60 for a 20ml jar, or $80 for a 30ml jar (the jars are nice, chrome with white glass inside). I’d be happy to send you a sample free. Thanks for your interest. Fragrantly yours, Adam

  2. einsof November 29, 2011 at 2:16 pm #

    congrats adam! thoroughly enjoyed my first sampling of your work; this sounds perfect as rose is love and love heals all things. and maybe… just probably… that IS as simple as it is. Now who’s the healer? you and your 13 ‘signs’. weeeeeeeeee!

    • Adam Gottschalk November 29, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

      Thanks very much for your kind words. I sincerely appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks again, Adam

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