La Belle Arij

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Secret Scientist. Purveyor of the olfactive. Curator of stories, artisan organic, botanical perfumer. Painter of olfactive portraits. Deep Soul Diver

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This little gem today provoked a level of awareness... I think our culture has a fundamental fear of criticism on many levels that feed egocentric drives, which further create unconscious attitudes that destroy our ability toward growth. Being uncomfortable.. It resonates with my own challenges but obviously speaks volumes about self righteous, parades of virtue vs. true intention. Delivery is  as monumental as content. "Learning to differentiate between cheap and meaningful criticism is a huge part of becoming resilient. You can tell the difference between a critic who is an ally, and one who is a frustrated creative themselves, by how kindly (and privately) they deliver their reflections. An ally-critic will take as much care in offering you their reflections as you did in creating your offering. 
If what they say resonates for you, even in an uncomfortable way, it's meaningful criticism. Criticism like this will help shape you into a better writer, a better artist, a better person. But if it's delivered with poison or shame, and if it doesn’t connect with some part of you that feels the same way, then it isn’t worth giving any energy to it." -Toko Pa

Narratives we tell ourselves can be toxic  projections of misplaced anger. Wars famine starvation segregation,  racism xenophobia could be catalyzed by fundamental fear based narratives. What's of Monumental importance is the ability to overcome the fear of being uncomfortable even if it's painful.... A collective phobia, inflicted by the oppressors of corrupt power and greed, creates schisms in a world where our differences make us whole. 
#meditations on the current schisms 
Owl art by @labellearij @mirabilis81
remembering the beauty, in midst of all the heart break, in ourselves in the world. The power of the Olfactive to restore, remind, renew, regenerate on a cellular level is gold. The beginning of my journey in curating scents, started with personal bereavement.. research on cross cultural influences in grief support and archetypes.

Rose..and more Rose..Morroccan
Rose. Rose de mai centifolia, Rose damascena, Rose otto, the various species alone, each incredibly nuanced, differently. Best conveyed in these passages from the book of symbols.

For alchemists, the entire process of psychic transformation takes place sub Rosa. For at least six Millennia it's five petaled wild ancestors and their thousands of cultivated descendants have delighted the eye, soothed the soul and borne testimony to a myriad human rites and passages. 
Appealing to the haughty as well as the humble roses evoke the Evanescence of innocence and youth, enwreath the Victor and memorialize the Martyr.. the longing for something nameless.. and in the perfume that "suddenly...lies on the air like fame" (Rilke) that both beckons and mysteriously eludes us. 
Onyx and Rose, is a rendition of five, undeniably voluptuous, nuanced varieties of Rose, "the flagrant crimson".. tactile, subliminal, passion and serene composure of scent. 
link in bio | Onyx and Rose

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Damp. Dark bed of petrichor, a mysterious scent profile, viscous, high-end botanical accords. Oud of Agarwood, deep earthy fungus-like, animalic aroma. Liquid Ambar, a honeyed amber-like resin, understated sensual aged patchouli and grassy resinous vetiver cradle sparkling rich almond like notes of Tonka bean with soft tobacco undertones, enveloped in warm richly complex Cacao absolute, gives way to nuanced Rose de Mai Centifolia, a voluptuous sweet delicate accord with subtle green notes in a bouquet of petally silken rose. A balanced si l'âge to complement the mood of darker months ahead.

Redolent of by-gone eras, iconic ghosts of the past. Tactile, subliminal. Steamy, unisex scent profile evocative of darker seasonal transitions, wet pavement, fallen leaves decaying, secret scents, on the winds of cooler Autumn nights wrapped in a velvety curtain of cacao. 
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Ghosts of Yesterday. 
Discovered this Vintage Life magazine story and gorgeous photo featuring a psychic medium that channels the spirits of Bach, Mozart, Rachmaninoff.. composing to her, while she plays piano..
My love for vintage mags only heightened tremendously because of iconic gems like this one. 
Inspiring an update to my 18th century influenced botanical palette, MIDNIGHT IN VIENNA, boasting meticulously curated accords. Frankincense, Precious Rose de mai centifolia, Vanilla planifolia absolute and sparkling notes of cognac | Link in bio | Discovery sample set FREE SHIPPING code: ECLIPSE 
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The Harlot's House
by Oscar Wilde has remained a  staple in my arsenal of hauntingly beautiful imagery, a potent reminder of our ever evolving natures in lust, love, enticing silhouettes and the strong yearning for following our passions... most perfectly, this Full moon eclipse a dimly lit backdrop to the crisp, cool scents arriving on Autumnal winds. 
Lilith, as a botanical scent profile was curated from this dark, beautiful aesthetic, as an irresistibly sensual Archetype of scent, She beckons through her appeal of influence over emotion. A lesson in remembering our fierce independence and passion. Rich Velvety vanilla planifolia absolute from the pods of the planifolia orchid, contrasted by spicy gourmand warmth of black pepper, frankincense, green citrus of bergamot and exquisite jasmine grandiflorum...a sharp scent profile that softens rough edges, lingers close to the skin, painting an olfactive portrait fit for Iconic ghosts of the past, "string pulled automatons and ghostly skeletons" ♦ 7 ml travel size available ♦Link in bio ♦L I L I T H (photo cred: artist unknown)
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Discovery Set. Autumnal palettes
Stories written in scent.  organic plant extracts. Dark. decadent. gourmand. velvety viscous botanical accords ferry us into crisp cool Nostalgia of Autumn. Five distinct varieties of Rose. Gourmand Absolutes. Swipe >>>>
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7 ml of meticulously curated 
botanical perfume 
housed in dark, glass apothecary bottle

Incredible quality absolutes, certified organic plant extracts, gourmands, ouds, viscous resins, neutralized to elicit true essence. FIVE travel sized archetypal, beautifully structured, rich velvety botanical accords to fit any mood. ♦Verdure:  green zesty invigorating ♦Lilith: gourmand decadent sensual bold ♦Film Noir:  Dark. Viscous embers of oud, honeyed resins ♦Midnight in Vienna: Cognac. Old world opulence. Velvety. Vanilla. Spirited cordial-like ♦Onyx & Rose: Five exquisite varieties of superior quality Rose in a dark undercurrent of anise and palo santo | Shop Scent wardrobe ♦Link in bio

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F I L M  N O I R

Redolent of dark damp gritty cobblestone streets, by gone eras, iconic ghosts of the past. ♦A perfect pre-Autumnal scent profile that dispels grief, captures dark, damp earthy palettes, dimly lit  scenes, wet pavement, fog lifting, wrapped in a curtain of sensual dark viscous accords. Oud of Agarwood,  patchouli, frankincense, tonka bean, rose damascena absolute. Unisex.  Botanical stories written in scent | Travel size 7 ml housed in a petit glass apothecary bottle | Link in bio
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Free Shipping♦$32 value Gift Set Natural  Parfum oils. A scent wardrobe boasting five deeply restorative botanical palettes. Code : ECLIPSE | Natural Dark vintage aesthetic. 
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Film Noir
sparked by a mood of 
fatalism, femme fatales, steamy crime-dramas and gritty city streets

Dark viscous accords curated into sensual, rich velvety curtain 
Lignum aquila, Oud of Agar, Frankincense,  aged patchouli, liquid ambar,  tonka bean, rose damascena absolute. 
Part of the Scent suite collection | Unisex 
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Now in Vienna 
There's a lobby with nine hundred windows
There's a tree where the doves go to die
There's a piece that was torn from the morning
And it hangs in the Gallery of Frost
Take this waltz | Oud. honeyed resin. liquid ambar. Vanilla planifolia absolute. Pepper. White Bulgarian Rose alba. 
Stories & the Olfactive | Link in bio|  Natural Botanical perfume| Olfactive portraits 
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Obsessed with this deeply nuanced palette defined by Five varieties of voluptuous high-end extracts of Rose with a hint of Anise and Palo santo. Organic. crueltyfree botanical perfume oil. Find your story written in scent | Shop link in bio for full description and Samples