If you follow me on Pinterest (pinterest.com/alchemologie) you know that I've become a bit obsessed with botanical prints. This is a collection from the artist Johannes Zorn (1739 - 1799) from the first edition of Icones Plantarum Medicinalium published in Nurnberg. He produced these hand colored copper engravings between 1790 and his death in 1799.
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Thursday, April 7, 2016
JukeHot, humid nights, moonlight on water, night bugs singing, hot jazz in the distance. The air is heady with magnolia flowers releasing their scent into the darkness. Tucked into the bayou is a juke joint, music spilling out. A woman is dancing with a drink in her hand, dangling off of a perfumed wrist. A whiff of imported French perfume conjured with goods collected along the spice route mixes with moonshine and tobacco in the sweaty, humid speakeasy.
Sweet honey bayou with earthy orris root, tobacco and syrupy balsams compose the bottom chord. Heady floral notes of pink champaca and orange flower concrete mingling with honey absolute create the heart with lime, clementine and white champa leaf (a newly discovered and new favorite oil).
Heart notes: pink champaca absolute, orange flower concrete, honey absolute
Base notes: tobacco absolute, orris root, peru balsam, majmua udd attar