THE PHILOSOPHER'S GARDEN perfume oil
THE PHILOSOPHER'S GARDEN perfume oil
A verdant, peaceful garden, lovingly tended and rich with life: dewy lily of the valley, sweet and herbal lavenders, English cucumbers, clusters of dainty sweet peas, winding vines of ivy, damp oakmoss, and freshest white musk. [Vegan.]
TOP: Bulgarian lavender ✦ lily of the valley
MID: sweet pea ✦ lavender absolute ✦ cucumber
BASE: oakmoss ✦ white musk ✦ ivy
Offered in a 5ml glass bottle with your choice of closure type (rollerball or open neck).
Our artisan fragrance products, such as this perfume oil, are final sale and not eligible for returns. If you aren't sure about a full size, we recommend trying a sample!
HOW TO USE
When your perfume oil arrives, don't smell it straight out of the bottle! Perfume oil is meant to bloom on skin, and not all of the scent notes will be smellable out of the bottle.
First, patch test by applying the oil to a small patch of skin, like your wrist or the back of your hand. If there are any signs of irritation, discontinue use and wash off the oil!
Once you're ready to use the perfume oil, apply a generous amount to your pulse points (wrists, neck, inside of elbows, behind the ears, behind the knees).
If you like, rub the oil in, or wait until it starts to absorb into your skin.
Breathe in deeply to smell your new fragrance, and enjoy the atmosphere it creates!
Please note that these are not fragrance oils! These are perfume oils, meaning they are designed for use on skin.
Not suitable for children, pets, oil diffusers, or for those who are pregnant or nursing. IPM perfume oil base available on request—please send us a message!
Ingredients: Fractionated coconut oil, isopropyl myristate, fragrance, vitamin E oil, rosemary antioxidant CO2, lavender absolute, veramoss, clearwood, stemone, violet leaf absolute, hydroxycitronellol, habanolide, romandolide, Bulgarian lavender essential oil, edenolide, nerolidol, ionone beta, zenolide, ethyl maltol, Firmenich Ivy Base, beta pinene, benzyl salicylate, lyral, geraniol, linalool, phenyl ethyl alcohol, meijiff, Sweet Pea Essence, melonal, nonadienal, iso e super, gamma undecalactone, methyl laitone, cis-3-hexenyl acetate, gamma nonalactone, benzyl alcohol, ethylene brassylate, nectarate, bergapten-free bergamot essential oil, hedione, delphol, floriffol, florosa, ethyl linalool, lemon essential oil, helional, cyclamen aldehyde. Contains natural extracts of lavender, violet leaf, bergamot, and lemon.
I don’t really love reviewing my perfumes too often. I keep a somewhat private set of notes on all of them and talk to my friends, but not so often do I ever go on the websites or pages to recommend them. But this is by far my favorite perfume I have, and I have…a lot. I should talk about the smell first— I would ALMOST call it the far more mature and complicated big sister to Bath and Body Sweet Pea, but that’s a bit of a discredit to her. The sweet pea top note quickly becomes a lavender-ivy-cucumber chypre that smells like a rainy day in an overgrown stone courtyard, where water drips and collects into green patches. It definitely illicits the image of its namesake, but also does make you feel a bit like a lady of the lake. So wonderful and complex while keeping a nice, cool, blue-green profile.
It could be that I have a lot of happy memories associated with this perfume. I’ve taken it on nearly every trip my dearest friends and I have gone on together, I wore it to two weddings and a graduation, I spent the best weekend I’ve had in years wearing this, and I often joke that it is a “rain spell”— every other time I’ve worn it, it rains. My best friend claims that of all of my perfumes this one is the most me. My mother insists this smells like something she had smelled once as a kid in her childhood in the upper Midwest, but can’t place it. And most of all— it’s incredibly comforting, while entirely lacking in the heavy sweetness I’m personally averse to. If you like cold, green, floral-wet-wood smells, or even think you just MIGHT— this is a beautiful blend that is so worth it.