For Strange Women
A Collection of artisanal Perfume & other Creations of natural alchemy
1. Strange Perfume Oils 2. Fauna-Inspired Colognes 3. Forest-Inspired Lip Embellishments 4. Absinthe Lips 5. Victorian-Inspired Solid Perfumes 6. Victorian Perfume Lockets 7. Locket Additions 8. Sea Anemone Bath Salts 9. Forest-Inspired Bath Salts 10. The Lunar Amulet for Ceremonies of Intention copyright
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For Strange Women is a collection of natural perfume and other concoctions infused with pure botanical essences. Antique styles combine with
the serenity of the deep forest to create sensory connections to nature as well as past eras.
Every creation is handmade from scratch using
traditional techniques in my Kansas City studio. An artful alchemy of botanical materials, strange
concepts, and thoughtful packaging ensures a luxurious experience for all of your senses.
ABOUT THE PERFUME: Botanical perfumery (the traditional European method) has been replaced with synthetics over the last century, which lack the depth, emotional benefits, and balance that real plant life possess. For Strange Women perfume revives these nearly forgotten essences with carefully selected plant extractions sourced from around the world. Every element of my recipes are carefully sourced from around the world with a strong preference for sustainably wild harvested and organic material. No synthetic ingredients are ever used. Natural perfumes are much different to wear than what you will find at a headache-inducing commercial perfume counter. These essences meld with your body chemistry and stay close to the skin. Only you and those you embrace will be aware that you are wearing it. If you are normally â€œallergicâ€? to perfume, you are likely reacting to the unlisted chemicals and harsh fragrance oils that make up most commercial scents. The 100% natual botanicals elements used by For StrangeWomen are safer and more satisfying to the senses. These perfumes also do not contain chemicals to make them last all day, as synthetics do. Instead, the scent evolves and tapers off in the course of about 3-6 hours, and can be re-applied throughout the day as a sensory ritual. This allows the opportunity to reflect and appreciate the moment, connect with nature through its true essences, and experience the perfumeâ€™s many emerging layers in intervals each day.
W inter Kitty Bollywood Moss & Ivy
Decadence & Debauchery
November in the Temperate Deciduous Forest
Fauna Inspired Colognes - Unisex
The patiently earned trust of the Horse. The deep ocean undercurrents of the Sand Dollar. The untamed hunter, Coyote.
Forest Inspired Lip Embellishments
Victorian Inspired Solid Perfumes
Victorian Perfume Lockets
or layer to tonka
Single Note Solid Perfumes
Add-Ons Ref ills
S ea Anemone Bath Salts
Tree Resin Evergreen
Forest Inspired Bath Salts
The Lunar Amulet for ceremonies of intention
Perfume Navigation For Strange Women Do you like: Sweet, Savory, or In-between?
Green, Spicy, or Nostalgic?
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Meow or Goodnight?
November Grassy or Mossy?
Simple or Complex?
Rain, Honey, or Cocktails?
Decadence & Debauchery
Violin in the Attic
Dry Hay or Dark Incense?
Energetic or Sophisticated?
Citrus? Yes or No
Smooth or Spicy? Exotic or Erotic?
Fresh or Creamy?
Mellow or Bold?
Black tea or Herbal tea? Resinous or Leathery?
Sugary or Syrupy?
Floral, Earthy, or Vanilla?
Woody, Musky, or Green?
Moss & Ivy
Floral, Fruity, or Both?
Every perfume I create is made from a complex arrangement of botanical essences designed to conjure distinct memories and emotions through the powerful but often neglected sense of scent. I also hope to bring myself and others a closer connection to the natural world that we have been seperated from. As an artist my first language was dance, then music, and now perfumery, and these disciplines are truly interconnected. Balance, harmony, acute sensory perception, and creative alchemy will always draw me into their magic. I am most inspired to express myself through non-visual, obscure, and abstract mediums. There is something about sound, scent, touch... that is literally *overlooked* by many, as we have been trained to rely far too much on our eyes. I realized years ago that doing things the way they were done over a century ago is once again progressive and necessary. While seeking independence from the harsh chemicals used in modern production, I fell in love with herbalism, aromatherapy, and finally, the emotionally rich realm of natural perfumery. I have been exploring the endless possibilities of scent using exclusively natural materials ever since. I specialize in interpreting niche concepts, capturing familiar scent landscapes, and creating complex textures with scent as well as with every element of its packaging. I find an amazing comfort in mnimally processed materials and want to share this through each of the senses. In 2009 I began For Strange Women as my antiquarian avant-garde obsession became transfixed on perfume.
I hope you love your perfume as much as I love making it.