A perfume for unconditional love
My perfume cycle dedicated to the transforming power of love is complete and awaiting shipment to Athmay.
The myth of pure love that transforms baseness into gold is a powerful archetype that can be found in all cultures. From the Frog Prince, to Cinderella, to modern day movies. The idea of frog kissing that leads to abundant rewards is a timeless 'meme' http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=meme
I recently viewed the film "Friends With Money" and found this myth alive and well.
The perfume cycle of my version of The Frog Prince begins with
All good things begin in the swamps! Accords dedicated to the infinite cosmos of the subconscious are built upon Vetiver, Mitti and Costus root. Mellilot and Vanilla allow a hint of future seductions. Galbanum, Angelica CO2 and Tarragon assist in expressing the liquid and verdant environments of creatures that amalgamate Earth and Water.
Melissa and Violet Leaf Absolute entice a reluctant Female Lover. They urge her:
"My darling, surrender your repugnance. Kiss me,! Caress me! love me! Your affection will surely change us both.
Our heroine's interest has been piqued, she inclines closer...
Our Frog's appearance is overlooked and the fearful yet forbearing female leans down to embrace his crude form: Oakmoss, Tuberose and Seabuckthorn Berry unite to create a dark, sweet base. Touches of Osha Root, Spearmint and Peach Leaf Absolute further enhance the basenotes.
White Champa, Orange Flower Absolute and Ginger Lily Absolute assure our bountiful lady that her embrace will be held in the highest esteem.
The bargain is sealed, our lady embraces and kisses our prince and almost immediately love blossoms.
Spiritual essences of Himalayan Cedar, Saffron Attar with syrupy Carob bind to effervescent Cistus. An infusion of Cocoa and Ambrette Seed create Rich Magnificent Regality.
The healing power of love has completed the transformation.
Reptile has become Prince.
The Frog Prince's metamorphosis is also expressed in Narcissus abolute, Sandalwood, Orange flower and Oud. Musk Rose with Summer Rose Attar sweeten the completed bargain.
To retain a vegetal quality that serves to keep us humble, topnotes of THE KISS contain dollops of Violet Leaf Absolute and Galangal.
Illustration by Walter Crane