Emerald Forest Cologne

$ 75.00

This botanical Emerald Forest Perfume is a synthetic-free composition made from carefully distilled conifer needles, resins, and woods. I have five bottles available, and these are part of my "Gold Label" series. The Gold Label perfumes each have a different label, and no words on the bottle.....they are my push-back against branding, an embrace of creative freedom where I wanted to make limited edition perfumes without recipes kept, to allow me to really focus on the quality of the perfume.

As for this blend, I wanted to offer semi-dry a forest perfume that actually smells like you are inside of the green wood, standing with your eyes looking up into the canopy, where the light is falling through the dust of pollen, and the pines and firs are dripping resin down to warm in the sun. As you walk, the earth beneath your feet, made of needles and leaves and little snailshells, sends it's own perfume up to you, with each step, the scent of dry earth, and wet earth, and rained upon earth, rises up to you.

I spend a lot of time in the

Ingredients: organic alcohol, a few dozen different tree oils <3 There is an actual forest inside of this bottle

When I am harvesting trees for distillation I am very careful to only collect from areas that need a little thinning due to crowding, or areas that are fire-prone and could use clearing. I trade artisinal essential oils and perfumes with other distillers who have the same set of ethics regarding their work; which is to first do no harm, and then to extract oils that are as close to their natural, original, living character as possible. We try to honor the plants by giving back to the forest in the form of native planting of trees and rare flowers, removal of trash and garbage, and by respectfully observing an area for at least a couple years before taking anything. Codistillation of plants and various resins, together, to create perfume right out of the still, lowers my carbon footprint significantly, and allows me to use tiny amounts of different plants without ever harvesting too much of any one.

I love the work I do, blending in my little bee hive perfume room, sending gifts to customers, and making aromatic medicine that helps people feel joyful, or heal.

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