Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 19 September, 2012 1 comments

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Fragrance Launch & Review



                                      FOREST WALK
                                My walk in the crisp sun

 
   I was introduced to FOREST WALK perfume at the First Annual Artisan Fragrance Salon in San Francisco in June.  I sniffed this fragrance in a very nice looking glass bottle that was overwhelming warm, woody and dewy.

 My mind told me (my mind speaks to me all the time) at first to do the review as soon as I got home. But I decided later on to wait on that because I wanted to get in the exact mood for this type of scent.

Its inspiration comes from the summer scents while taking a walk in the woods. So, this is exactly what I wanted to do.

This morning in the Midwest was quite cool and with a slight foggy haze. After taking my children to school, I walked through a nearby forest of green luscious trees and manicure bushes in all sorts of reds and orange hues.

I was wearing a sample of FOREST WALK and a gust of wind blew rather strongly. The scents of fir absolute, sandalwood and oakwood absolute blew under my nose and surrounded with me with inner peace in a world that I felt was all my own. A few minutes later a scent that I had not been known to me continue its sillage all the way to my walk home.

I've encountered the other scents created in this fragrance but it was the Black hemlock that was new to me.

When I got home I wanted to know more about Black hemlock absolute. According to the well respected blog, White Lotus Aromatics (www.whitelotusblog.com) "Black Hemlock Spruce Absolute is a dark green very viscous liquid displaying an immensely rich, suave, fruity, coniferous bouquet with a sweet balsamic woody undertone of good tenacity".

Its use is to generate forest notes, fruit accords, sacred perfumes, fougere, chypre and high class floral.

Laurie Erickson, perfumer and owner of Sonoma Scent Studio understands the quality of an woodsy scent. This scent was not created just to give a mere glimpse into the woods...peering inside to get a hint of what it could possibly represent. No, Ms. Erickson immersed FOREST WALK into an actual adventure of being in the depth of the forest and experiencing with nature has to offer in its entirety.

FOREST WALK is a true replication of what I experienced this morning. It was dewy, serene, spiritual, magical, beautiful and colorfully scented.


 Fragrance Notes: Black hemlock absolute, fir absolute, Western red cedar, natural oakwood absolute,  aged Indian Patchouli, galbanum resin, jasmine sambac absolute, violet, olibanum, labdanum absolute, New caledonia sandalwood, orris, benzoin, earthy notes.
   

PURCHASE INFORMATION:

  FOREST WALK comes in 17 ml bottle for $56.00 and a 34ml bottle for $105.00 for men and women.

 www.sonomascentstudio.com


PHOTOS: 34ML BOTTLE OF FOREST WALK COURTESY OF SONOMA SCENT STUDIO; PHOTO OF THE FOREST FROM BEAUTIFUL-NATURE SOOTHING PICTURES.





FH
 

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 09 September, 2012 1 comments

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"Redefining the High Life"


NATURAL PERFUME REVIEW


                                   STRAWBERRY PASSION PERFUME
                                                   The Scent for All Seasons

   The collaboration between perfumers, Kedra Hart of Opus Oils for Monica Miller of Skye Botanicals and the highly successful blog, Perfume Pharmer have created a natural fragrance, in fact two that gives the strawberry fruit a tantalizing and sexy appeal.


   STRAWBERRY PASSION PERFUME is made from natural perfume absolutes, natural absolutes and food grade alcohol.

   It comes in two scents, Green Strawberry and Strawberry Cream. These two breath-taking aromas are essential to the fruit if you think about it.

  I love the two formulas because the Green Strawberry is herbal and I visualized it growing on the vine and the Strawberry Cream is Monica's childhood favorite eating strawberries and cream while in England.

  When I read about the Green Strawberry I really didn't know what to expect but I know it would probably be earthy. It is a marvelous smooth scent that flows with nature and it combines a very lasting aroma that can be worn anytime of the year.

 The Strawberry Cream scent is wonderful and lively. It is an excellent introduction to a young girl's first natural fragrance. Plus, it is womanly. It will give you that extra sweetness with a blue jean and t-shirt assemble.

I actually waited to review these two fragrances because in the Midwest it has become quite cooler these days, so I wanted to compare the fragrances in humidity and the recent change in the weather.



STRAWBERRY PASSION PERFUME comes out smelling beautifully, so I am equally impressed with the Kedra and Monica's creations. It is truly a very powerful subject, "The Strawberry". It is pretty to the eyes, sweet and juicy to the taste and it gives off great healing benefits and healing properties.   

 Strawberries according to longlifetips.net are an "excellent source of vitamin C, managanese, dietary fiber, iodine, potassium, omega-3 fatty acids and more."
 
  "Strawberries reduce liver cancer cells due to ellagic acid present in them."

                                            
"Along with the anti-cancer activity on cancer cells of the breast, oesophagus, skin, colon, prostrate and pancreas." 
 
  So, don't judge the packaging of STRAWBERRY PASSION PERFUME due to a nude woman on the front of it. It is what is inside that counts the most.

 Inhale what nature has to offer and two beautifully scents that were created by perfumers who are passionate about their talents with a name that says it all, STRAWBERRY PASSION PERFUME.

  Green Strawberry

  TOP NOTES: Pink Pepper, Red Mandarin, Bergamot, Tangerine, Lemon, Natural Ivy Accord

  MIDDLE NOTES: Rose, Tuberose, Boronia, White Water Lily, Black Currant, Natural Peach Accord, Natural Strawberry Accord

  BASE NOTES: Green Tea, Amber, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Vanilla, Vetiver, Oakmoss, Beach Found Ambergris
 

 Strawberry Cream

 TOP NOTES: Bergamot, Tangerine, Red Mandarin, Pink Pepper

 MIDDLE NOTES: Boronia, Rose, Tuberose, Jasmine, Black Currant, Natural Peach Accord, Natural Strawberry Accord, Natural Raspberry Accord

 BASE NOTES: Amber, Patchouli, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Beach Found Ambergris


 INFORMATION:

  www.perfumepharmer.com/organic-perfume-skincare-remedies

  To contact Monica Miller go to skyebird@capecode.net  or to order STRAWBERRY PASSION PERFUME to to www.etsy.com and visit skyebotanicals

 Kedra Hart of Opus Oils can be reached at www.opusoils.com


 Photo: bottle of Strawberry Passion Perfume courtesy of Perfume Pharmer; strawberries on the vine photo courtesy of www.blog.syracuse.com


 Information on the properties and healing of strawberry can be found at www.longlifetips.net




 F.H.




 




 
  

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 08 September, 2012 0 comments

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 FRAGRANCE EVENT

                                         LA ARTISAN FRAGRANCE SALON EVENT
                                              The Best in Niche comes to Tinsel Town

  

     TASTETV and The Taste Awards proudly presents the first annual Los Angeles Fragrance Salon to be held in Santa Monica, California on Sunday, September 23, 2012.

     This sought after event was created on the heels of the highly successful San Francisco Artisan Fragrance Salon in July.

     The creators of TASTETV and The Taste Awards will combine the finest in niche perfumery with the elegant delicacies of chocolates by Elyce Zahn of CocoTutti Chocolates for this most aromatic arousing event of the west coast.
Bon Bon by CocoTutti Chocolates
 
     The LA ARTISAN FRAGRANCE SALON EVENT features local, regional and national perfumers and designers in the natural and niche arenas of olfactory. Not only do you get to sniff some of the best selling scents but also you get to see new debut collections by some of your favorite perfumers.

   The event gets better with olfactory tastings, panels, demonstrations, authors and book signings.

   It seems like just yesterday that I was there in San Francisco as a presenter and judge. This time, there are those who were there in July and there are perfumers to this event in LA for the first time such as Lisa Fong (Artemisia Natural Perfume), Kedra Hart (Opus Oils), Amanda Walker (A Perfume Organic), JoAnne Bassett (JoAnne Bassett Natural Perfumes), Christi Meschell (House of Matriarch), Luckyscent, PK Perfumes, SANAE Intoxicants, Sherri Sebastian (Sebastian Signs) and many more.

  Also, this time there are different presenters who will give you a wonderful demonstration, discussion and hands-on experience with perfumery with Sarah HorowitzThran (Sarah Horwitz Parfums), Sherri Sebastian (Sebastian Signs), Roxana Villa (Roxanna Illuminatted), Lisa Fong (Artemisia Natural Perfume) and once again there will be a fabulous presentation and tasting from Elyce Zahn of CocoTutti Chocolates.

 I remember speaking with background music and looking over at a bar filled with bottles of fine wines. I felt it was like a party...a gathering of all who love and appreciate fine fragrance in a highly energized location.

My memories in San Francisco will be forever lasting. I met wonderful people from near and far.

So, I highly impress upon you to go to the LA ARTISAN FRAGRANCE SALON EVENT.

I know for a fact from Christi Meshell of the House of Matriarch that she will be featuring her latest collection.


House of Matriarch
The House of Matriarch is known worldwide for custom/bespoke fragrances by natural perfumer, owner and founder, Christi Meshell.

Not only that, but she will be INTRODUCING a sneak-peek at a new perfume with a mystical and long ago legacy of an Empress. So, please don't miss out on that exciting moment in perfumery.

The LA ARTISAN FRAGRANCE SALON requires you to have a ticket and none will be sold at the door. So providing that information you know it will be a sold out event.

Enjoy yourself!


 Ticket and other information go to www.lafragrancesalon.com

 Photos: courtesy of TasteTV and The Taste Awards, CocoTutti Chocolates and the House of Matriarch




  F.H.

 


   

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