May 2020

May 2020

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Catherine Haley Epstein

Ingredient Focus: 

Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)

Provenance:

Nosy Be, Madagascar

Notes:

Ylang Ylang, Violet, Grapefruit, Cedar, Bergamot, Vetiver


A bright, soft and sunny floral, green, woody and slightly spicy scent.

"How do you take the sweet, spicy scent that is ylang ylang and pull it into a space that has strength over delicacy and power over pretty? Flowers are remarkable and resilient, so I tried to capture that quality in a scent that, like a flower, is rooted and androgynous. In addition, the element of rose quartz inspired me to design a scent that doesn’t attract the bees, but one that promotes connection and grace. This was an exercise in taming the saccharine notes of the ylang to move it towards soft, powerful feminine energy of compassion and peace, tenderness and healing, nourishment and comfort. This scent is mono/uni/for-all floral. I’ve chosen the Nosey Be varietal of the ylang ylang, a beautiful sleepy island in Madagascar. As I move out of the soggy gray winter of the Pacific Northwest USA it’s been delightful to have my nose in the bright, sunny scent of this island native plant."

-Catherine Haley Epstein

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