Fougere's have been my passion for the past couple of years and the last time I was in California I was inspired to create one based on the expansive coastline rimmed with forests. This is a bolder and more voluptuous fragrance than I normally create but I was so moved by the drama of the natural surroundings that I wanted to try to capture it in a bottle. I became haunted by the smokey, maritime essence of choya nak, a destructive distillation of roasted seashells, and was compelled to use it in the base which gave it a masculine feel. I personally love men's fragrances and have been wanting to make one for some time. The result, Foret de la Mer (Forest of the Sea) is a mossy, maritime fragrance with luscious florals and fresh citruses. The traditional fougere ingredients, tonka and oakmoss, sit at the bottom with ambrette seed and choya nak. Champaca absolute and orange blossom concrete mingle with French lavender absolute to create a sumptuous floral heart. Wild lavender essential oil blends beautifully with bergamot and wild sweet orange to greet the nose in a tangy floral welcome. Top notes: bergamot, wild sweet orange, wild lavender Heart notes: champaca absolute, orange blossom concrete, lavender absolute Base notes: tonka bean, oakmoss, ambrette, choya nak This perfume comes beautifully packaged in a brown velvet envelope in a gold box with a mullberry paper millinery flower nestled inside. The flower is your keepsake, that and the lingering fragrance. 15ml Please note that my shipping materials are often reused or recycled. They may not be beautiful but they reduce waste (which is a beautiful thing).
Growing up in her mother’s garden in the midwest, Julianne Zaleta was always gathering flowers, drying blossoms, conjuring scents and mixing soaps. So it’s not surprising that she grew up to become a professional perfumer, aromatherapist and herbalist. Sole proprietor of her own company, Alchemologie Natural Perfume, for years she has handcrafted artisanal scents & potions from the purest elements of nature. Julianne has trained with Mandy Aftel, Michael Scholes and Jeanne Rose and is a certified aromatherapist as well as a meditation teacher. Her products are handmade in her studio atelier in Brooklyn, NY.
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