April 25, 2016
Stephanie Crystal Pierre
Profile: I call myself a mothalova, a songstress dancing fool, a wounded healer and creative visionary. Spirit flows through me and expresses herself as fierce warrior queen, an artist that weaves together the many flavors of life. I have come here to create beauty, to move and be moved by love and erotic energy. I love to express and share my passion for the sensual, esoteric & artistic treasures of life. I have found the sacred art of perfumery to be a highly satisfying form of discovery and self-expression for me to empower the wild, instinctive creative force within that arouses the soul, illuminating truth, beauty and a capacity to heal, love and be free.
Stephanie with her daughter
How did I get into this magickal art you may ask? I suppose falling down the rabbit hole and getting lost, and just like an animal that uses scent to sniff out a trail, I did the same. I had forgotten who I was deep down inside. I didn’t go to music school despite having a full ride scholarship to the University of Miami. Instead I got a Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine and became an acupuncture physician. Don’t worry Alice, figures out who she is. I remember being given some frankincense essential oil right after giving birth to my first child. I had a cough that was one of those lingering bothersome things and being a newly post-partum mother, well the coughing didn’t feel all that nice! The frankincense was miraculous. The cough disappeared instantaneously after applying to my throat. I marveled at this and the rest is history. I of course made references to how the herb frankincense is used in Chinese medicine and started making connections of how scent is healing, transformative, evocative of emotions and so on.
Stephanie's Abuelo was a musician in Cuba
The real gift though was remembering my soul roots in magic, earth medicine and the mystical. Scent is so connected to memory.
Calendula is a healing plant and its oil is an anti bacterial
I was lucky enough to have a mother that nurtured my love of the sensual and natural world at a young age. Classical piano, gymnastics and voice lessons colored my days as did horticulture, water color paints and oils. I have memories of my Cuban mother running to boil a flower instead of giving antibiotics if my brother or I were sick.
Stephanie's Inspiration Board
So I’ve been making potions since then. It wasn’t until I read Mandy Aftel's Essence and Alchemy that I became hooked on the “love zombie juice of perfume.” I mean I’m a Libra sun. I’ve always been enthralled by beauty, art, makeup and fashion but, when I found that perfume was magickal that really magnetized my Venus in Scorpio.
"You never forget your first love.” And thus began my synthesis of connecting sound, vibration, scent and movement. My passion lies in teaching and performing these little ritual pleasures using perfumes to cast a spell, charm in the boudoir, call upon a weapon of protection and/or invoke the goddess most appropriate for the occasion. Which brings me to my love of storytelling. Astrology and mythology are so intricately linked and both have such a life long history to perfumery. So much of what I create whether it be a chocolate aphrodisiac elixir, potion, a song, poem or perfume tells a story. Some are witty and playful others a bit darker and mysterious. My specialty is designing custom perfumes for individuals and/or biz brands based upon their unique astrological chart ie your unique story. I have been called many times a magician. I take people on a journey, an experience, give them a road map and remind them that their life is an adventure and sometimes the hero's journey is ridden with obstacles and monsters of our own reflection. I show them how to wield their own powers and create their own fairytale story with beauty, style and luxury.
On American Perfumery: What does it mean to be an American Perfumer you ask? Freedom. Period. Never have I had anything so precious. Well, maybe love and to me they are one in the same. I am so grateful for all of the many blessings that we have, to be able to grow our own plants, to source and sell plant materials, to create, to express, to make money, to feel orgasms, to marry who we want to marry, to have friends and community. Freedom. How sweet it is to be free and yet so many times we take this for granted here in this amazing country. You can argue that this and that are wrong with this country and if that is you, then by all means if you love something you must value it as well, otherwise that love is just a word and not a verb. Freedom is a state of mind. I have learned that here.
Glenn Fry 1974
Favorite American Artist: Growing up I was very much moved by the Eagles. I knew all their songs. I luckily took my father to their concert last year before Glenn Frey’s death. After moving to the horse country of Ocala Florida from Miami as a kid…my god what a culture shock, I longed for the arts in what was such a backward town to me.
" Soul For Real"Christopher aka Choc, Andre aka DreKD, Brian aka Bri and Jason aka Jase
I felt so estranged from my homeland of Miami. The R&B boy band “Soul For Real” became my healing balm. It was from listening to many hours of their music that I knew what a deeply sentient being I was..
-Stephanie Crystal Pierre, Founder of Stephanie Crystal Pierre Perfumes
Thanks to Stephanie we have a draw for a registered reader for a reader’s choice of 10 ml Ares or Virgo Vixen or Pysche perfume
OR a Wildcard Sampler.
You may choose either oil-based or alcohol-based if in the US, must be oil-based for International. To be eligible please leave a comment with what you fascinating about Stephanie’s path to perfumery, where you live and your choice of fragrance. Draw closes 4/28/2016
Editor’s Note: Stephanie is our 100th American perfumer in this series.A magical number
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