Bespoke Perfume Blending
I realized not so long ago that when I am creating a bespoke perfume for someone what I am doing is essentially building an altar. I weave together elements in patterns that are deliberate in energy and frequency. These blends and perfumes are more than the sum of their parts, they are portable sacred altars, they are ambrosial celebrations and tangible talismans to the divine. Each one is called into being to honor that which is sacred to you, that which is sacred within you.
I love working with essential oils and botanical extracts because they are such tangible expressions of magic. Over the many years that I have been creating custom blends for myself and others I have found them to be very potent and powerful allies for transformation.
The senses, and scent specifically, can help us to tap into deep magic and alchemy.
I do not believe that these things work in a one size fits all way, because they work on a profoundly personal level. This is why I have focused so much energy into the creation of bespoke items. Working with aromatics in such a personal way it allows us to dial in very specific vibrations unique to you, to your tastes and your desires.
The blend will be mixed in a carrier of pure jojoba oil or perfumer’s alcohol. Each Talisman will be bottle in a lovely decorative glass perfume bottle and boxed in a special blend of aromatic herbs.
Each Bespoke Perfume Talisman will include:
- a custom 9 ml anointing oil blend or alcohol based perfume blend
- a short hand written note about what plant medicines are in your blend and the important details from the optional divination session.
a few notes on the process
Once you place your order we will begin a discussion around your preferences and the direction for your Bespoke Creation.
I have a wonderful collection of precious botanical, essential oils & natural aromatics from around the world that will be used in your bespoke creations. Typically the process takes about 4-6 weeks from ordering to shipment. I consecrate and bless each bottle at the Full Moon & I may also consult a variety of divination tools at this point to help me calibrate the elemental and planetary energies that may be at play for you. I have also been known to take a peek at your astrological chart just to get a sense of your elemental tendencies. Of course, the divination is totally optional, especially if you have everything dialed in. I typically begin the blending process on the New Moon unless another timing feels more appropriate or potent for what is being called in and created. On occasion we may need to order up something special to create a special talisman or a blend might take a bit of extra time to conjure so we can astro-dynamically calibrate everything.
As always, Gatheress botanical perfumes & herbal creations are made with consciously sourced pure essential oils, extracts and natural botanicals. Preference is made to work with small-scale artisan distillers that create with an eye toward organics, ethical wild-crafting, beauty & sustainability.