The sheer brilliance of the 'true to bloom' aroma produced from the enfleurage process is something to experience.
I used certified organic Shea Butter as the base to extract the heavenly scent of fresh Jasmine (Jasminum officinale) which grows rampantly along the fence on my property. Seductive, sensual, intoxicating, yet light as air; the true scent of Jasmine flower is a daydream made real.
'Enfleurage' is a perfumery process where fresh blooms are individually pressed into a fat or butter base, imparting their scent and essence into the solid oil. (find out more about the process on this post here) The base is 'recharged' daily, or every 48hrs as weather permits, with fresh flowers picked by hand and pressed into the base delicately (I kept the removed spent flowers and placed them in a tincture base to become an eau de toilette) until the plant stops blooming, or, for a period of a week or more.
The end product is a 'pomade' of delicately scented botanical butter.
Soft, nourishing, invisible,... magic.
It smells like 'pale-pink light'. Air-Jasmine. A white summer dress with embroidered edging. Green grass, giggles and blue skies. Flower-petal-soft and as sensual as a full lip.
This is how you experience a true soliflore perfume. No additives. No boosters. Just the one bloom showing off and doing that beautifully.
- Samples are presented on an unbleached wax paper fold inside a glassine paper envelope with seal. Approximately 1.5g or around 3 applications.
- 6ml jars are opaque white glass with gold lid. No label.
Each order includes an information card about the enfleurage process and the single note perfume.
I've reserved half of the pomade to use again for the next flowering season and will release a small amount for purchase when it's ready. This will have stronger sillage and hopefully increased scent longevity.
Jasmine Flower Pomade
Use the spatula included or your fingertips to apply a tiny amount of pomade to your wrists, collarbones and nape of the neck.
Store your pomade away from heat and light for optimum longevity.