More on the God’s Gift natural perfume collaboration from the author of the book Release: My Fellow Conspirators… I mean Marketers, Part 1 of 3: Esscentual Alchemy.
Origin: South Africa (direct from source CERTIFIED ORGANIC)
Leucosidea sericea is an evergreen tree that is commonly found in the Afromontane parts of Southern Africa and which can quickly reach heights of about 7 meters. This material is produced by steam distillation of the dagger shaped leaves (see the photo), is clear in colour and of a pourable viscosity. This species is the only one within the Leucosidea genus.
Origin: South West Australia
Xanthorrhoea preissii is commonly referred to as a grass-tree which is due to their tree-like appearance, with stout trunks and grass-like leaves fanning out from the crown. The plants are resistant to fire, which can stimulate prolific flowering and the blackened trunks, can re-sprout within a few months of a fire passing. Amber in colour of a pourable viscosity and produced in this instance by steam distilling the grass-looking leaves. This material is 100% pure and not cut with dipropylene glycol.
Hope says: “Release is a multi-faceted story, with Mandelyn and Henry’s loss of Theodore at its heartbreaking, yet ultimately life-affirming center.”
I’m in the process of finishing several fragrances for a book called, Release by Hope Nunki Russell. Fragrance is featured at several important points in the book, and Hope wondered if I’d be interested in creating those fragrances for her. The main theme centers around a fragrance called “God’s Gift,” which is a spicy, floral, incense scent. There are two others. God’s Gift: Seduction – spicy, floral, incense with cacao, hazelnut highlights. Finally, God’s Gift: Redemption – spicy, floral, incense, with aromatic, sacred woods.
Sometimes you read something that hits you deeply. And reminds you of the lessons hard won through life’s experiences.
Release is that book. Please go and check it out!
This material lends itself well to the skilled artisan perfumer, used in trace amounts it adds a refreshing, vigorous, youthful and cheeky element to compositions that are heavy, soulless and overly complicated.
Origin: Concrete produced in China, solvent extracted in France
Goji Absolute is golden brown red in colour, of a waxy, solid paste consistency and produced by solvent extracting the goji berry concrete. This is a rather specialist material with very limited production.