Persia by George Barbier
Mystery of Musk: The Natural Perfumers Guild Internet Project - June - July 2010
It was announced on the Natural Perfumers Guild list that we were having a Mystery of Musk internet project. This is where Guild Perfumers could participate if they volunteered to create a musk fragrance. I jumped at the chance and was one of the professional perfumers chosen.
In this piece of art we see a Musk deer and a Persian woman. Persia used the musk deer for perfumes until the musk deer almost became extinct. Now the musk found in commercial perfumes is synthetic.
Being a natural botanical perfumer I do not use animal oils so when I was chosen to create a Mystery of Musk fragrance I looked at the list of ingredients that we could use. I chose to use angelica seed and ambrette seed which is from a hibiscus. The musky smell comes through my fragrance without having to harm an animal. It is very sexy and sensual. I used a total of 16 ingredients to create my formula. I named my creation Sensual Embrace as that is what it feels like spraying it on my body. It is unisex. Enjoy!
It is available for purchase on my website http://www.joannebassett.com/edt.htm and at http://www.joannebassett.etsy.com/