June 29, 2016
Charna Ethier (instagram) and Love-in-a-mist flowers blue nigella (MCdigitalized)
Charna Either of Providence Perfume Co. released Love- In- A- Mist last month, centering around a rare extraction of the flower of the same name. Choosing the name may have seemed simple enough, although there were plenty to choose from:
.. Hair of Venus by Anastasia Ri
This odd looking member of the buttercup family is also called: blue nigella, Damascus black cumin (although not to be confused black cumin, Nigella sativa), black caraway (although not related to Carum carvi), hair of Venus, lady in a bowler, devil in a bush, Our Lady In The Shade, love in a puzzle, love in a triangle, jack in prison, spider's legs, ragged lady, wild fennel (also not related to Foeniculum vulgare), bride in hair (from Renaissance use as bridal hair ornaments)– mostly all based on unique appearance of the flower and its subsequent seed pod.
Intentions by Joanna Kustra
The oil is a study itself, consisting of a very rich and sweet fruit/floral aroma with a honeyed amber quality, has traditionally been used in lipsticks and to create honeysuckle, gardenia and, of course, lilac. It can also be found in some chypre and musk accords.
Glimpse of Summer by Joanna Kustra
Charna uses the rare extraction to create a flawless lilac aroma, heightened and expanded into the surrounding spring/summer surroundings with sweet clover and mimosa. Sandalwood anchors the composition and allows the lilac dream to eventually fade into a powdered, contented sigh.
Joanna Kustra Doriana
While I, personally, am loathe to designate a perfume as gendered (i.e., feminine or masculine- for women or men), Love- In –A- Mist is classically feminine and could easily be a first perfume and a signature perfume for girls and women alike. (I am a guy and wore this with compliments galore). Love-In-A –Mist has excellent longevity and wears close to the skin
Notes: love-in-a-mist, mimosa, pink peppercorn, sandalwood, sweet clover.
–Einsof, natural perfume contributor
*Disclosure: my sample was provided by Providence Perfume Co. for review.
Art Direction: Michelyn Camen I used the art of Polish born Joanna Kustra, a fashion and beauty photographer who lives in London.
Editor’s Note: The Providence Perfume Boutique is now located at 13 South Angell Street, 7 days a week(Monday-Saturday10:30am-6 pm and Sunday 11:00 am-4 pm
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