November 4, 2016
Dr. Elise Pearlstine of Tambela Perfumes
ÇaFleureBon's Editor and educator (her writing for CaFleureBon Notes in Perfumery and Perfumers Workshops are a perfume class in themselves), Dr. Elise Pearlstine, is also the creator of Tambela; offering all natural perfumes, soaps, single oils, and more. Elise has just launched Wanderer; a lunar perfume worked on in the fall of 2015 and finalized during the Wolf Moon on January 23 2016- As with Dark Moon Rose, Wanderer is an offering to the year and an investigation into deep intention. Interestingly, a Wolf Moon is the moon which brought wolves outside the village, howling in hunger.
The view of the mountains and trees at Sundance Timpanogos Utah
Inspired by a yoga retreat at Sundance Resort in 2015, Elise used aromatics chosen at evening satsang (Sanskrit, “true company”: in this case, a traditional social gathering after yoga- sometimes including a small snack such as pineapple) by the group of women to reflect scent memories of the retreat and the surrounding western mountains to formulate Wanderer.
Perfume as homage to the tradition of gathering to heal and of the inherent part of Nature in that process.
Sunflower at Sunrise
Encapsulating the aspen/fir zone and sacred materials found in yogic circles to the early morning wild roses Elise imbibed during her time there, Wanderer contains the fiery determination which brings healer and the to be healed together clove/spiced burst welcomes a crisp high mountain morning; the deep forest lungs breathe in rose. Wanderer is not the hitchhiking, gritty stories of aimless journeys, it is the stillness of the soul as one travels through life. Wanderer calls the nomad home.
Red Tailed hawks flying over Pine trees
This rose (actually two Bulgarian roses) deepens in the evergreen environs, as black current seems to be bleeding from the rose combo.
To stay the floral hemorrhage, Jessica Ring's artisan Black Poplar Oil soothes, and takes the stick from tree needles, giving sweetness to the respiratory medicine and sustains both rose and fir cœur.
There is still a gathering, between Elise and Jessica, in Wanderer; still the healers gather to assuage. Deep rooted connection comes from juniper-spiked vetiver- more earthen than grass. Frankincense and sandalwood assume well known asanas- bringing focus and fixation.
Wild Utah Rose
While the connection to yoga and healing gathering may not appeal to everyone, the gorgeous mountain rose in Wanderer has widespread appeal, even if you're not down with dog down or having your grinch sized heart chakra opened.
Sunset at Sundance
Notes: pine, cedar, fir, juniper, Ring Botanical's Black Poplar Oil, clove bud, Bulgarian roses, black currant bud, fir coeur, sandalwood, vetiver, frankincense
*Disclosure: I received my sample from Tambela; much gratitude.
—Einsof, Natural Perfume Editor
Sundance cap and pottery
All photos are by Dr. Elise Pearlstine taken during her retreat
Follow Elise on Instagram: @elisepearlstine and @cafleurebon
Tambela is generously offering 15 ml edp of Wanderer to a USA registered reader or a 3ml sprayer for our international registered readers. There is one winner To be eligible, leave a comment with what you enjoyed about Einsof's review of Wanderer, where you live and if you use fragrance and/or nature to lift your spirits or soothe your soul. Draw closes November 7, 2016