My work within natural perfumery developed out a love to experience as many facets of nature and alchemy as possible, a well as to bring that connection into form and share it with others. Formulating wellness and body products for my family and my clients with exclusively healthy ingredients really inspired my deeper involvement with natural perfumery as a part of my profession. I love creating - whether a sculpture, a luxurious garden space or a product and it being able to hit multiple levels of a person’s sense of space and sensuality. It’s good for you and smells or tastes fabulous and takes you somewhere else, or inspires a meaningful experience outside of our everyday awareness.
Of flora and fauna and fungi- there’s an endless unspoken dialog and resource of physical and spiritual replenishment from awareness and interaction that comes from the natural world. I’m happiest when immersed in that space and in helping bring others into that awareness as well.
I like to connect people with the the wild and the green, whether by co-designing organic landscapes, to bringing natural elements of the world together for a fragrance that extends beyond that immediate scent of physicality, but more than that, to the very soul of the recipient. Chemical replications of natural substances can never capture the depth of character and truth that the real substance can give. The inconsistencies among crops and the resulting fragrances of plants, are part of the charm of it, the challenge of alchemy and life itself. The results are perfectly consistent with what's needed in the world, the give and take of so many subtleties, of the chemistry in nature and in ourselves.
My compositions of fragrance are an art into which I consciously bring the physical and spiritual properties of each ingredient into a whole that is meant to affect the individual and move them, much like a song or a poem.
To infuse ourselves with the power and beauty that is of the natural world is to take on those characteristics and be a part of that world. I bring a little piece of the wild green realms into peoples lives in ways that are sensuous, enjoyable, deeply conscious and beautiful.
I have a serious sense of ecological and planetary awareness and social justice. For me changing the world, in part, means re-introducing ourselves to nature within a more conscious paradigm, to experiencing the sensuality of existence in so many ways, and the potential connection with each other that delves deeper than the superficial. I hope to bring people and plants together in every way I can, and for us all to be the better for having done so.