Merveilles de la Mer
Merveilles de la Mer - Wonders of the Sea
Limited Edition solid scent presented in dry polished sea shell, collected from my wanderings over the last decade or so, in a keepsake tin.
The bed of dried herbs, granulated resin and crushed seashell infuses its salty, ozonic signature to the poured solid botanic perfume, gifting it something uniquely sought after in realms of perfumery; a real scent of the sea.
Each perfume pour is matured in the tin with this bed of shells, incense and herbs, to infuse it with the signature of the sea.
The shell's fabric seal is made of beeswax infused organic calico cotton and is compostable. It's in place so that your magical perfume balm remains free of any seaweed or shell detritus. This bed of aromatic wax can be used as a 'melt' in a standard oil burner.
See 'Directions for use'.
Each tin contains approximately 6g of solid perfume in one or more shells, plus the scented bed of wax on the base of the tin.
Directions for use:
Apply to your wrists, collarbones and behind the ears.
Store your balm away from heat and light for optimum longevity. Always keep the lid tightly shut to maintain the quality of your perfume balm and to keep on infusing it with the layers of scent from the botanical cusioning.
The bed of shell, incense and herbs encased in scented beeswax can be used as an aromatic 'melt'. Place the tin base into a oil burner dish with just enough water to cover its base, but not allow any water into the tin.
Wildcrafted organic beeswax (local to Scenic Rim, Qld.) infused with a selected limited edition botanical perfume accord. Absolutely synthetic free.
Bergamot, Lime, Frankincense, Neroli, Galbanum, Ylang Ylang, Vanilla and artisan botanical infusions.
The Scent Story
Growing up along the coast of SE Qld and Northern NSW, the vast ocean has always inspired me as much as the wanderings along endless beaches, and the treasures and wonders I'd collect that were washed up by the tides.
This scent comes heavy with nostalgia, but light in fragrance texture.
Years ago while on a holiday in Aotearoa | New Zealand, friends of ours invited us on a trip over the mountains to Greytown. While visiting the unique little shops there I found a beautiful poster with scientific illustrations of various seashells and coral titled 'Merveilles de la Mer'. I had to have it. A ridiculously difficult challenge ensued to get it back to Australia uncrushed, but I managed.
It now hangs in my workspace to remind me of my time in Wellington, NZ, the fresh blast of the ocean direct from the Antarctic, the marvelous rainbows from paua shell fossicked from the shoreline and ultra-clean, salt-whipped air along Oriental Bay.