Being a natural perfumer is a dream come true. In the early 1990’s, I learned aromatherapy and had an amazing collection of essential oils. The power of aromatics to effect change, transformation and healing was astounding, humbling. 

At the time, I’d no idea one could create perfumes from plant extractions. It is now possible, though not easy, to obtain certified organic alcohol for perfumery and this or organic jojoba oil is the carrier used in the Tender Flower Botanical Fragrances. The rest are volatile oil preparations of plants: tinctures, resins, oils, floral waters, concretes, absolutes. Many of these aromatics are organically sourced. They are also obtained from artisanal growers around the world, in the countries where the plants grow best for the highest quality distillations. The Tender Flower lush, unfettered gardens and rural surroundings replete with native flora, teem with scent inspirations for my creations.

Tender Flower perfumes achieve good sillage and  longevity, but also, most importantly, each perfume is a slow work in the process of composing. Some have taken 3 years, while others 6 months to a year. They are hand mixed in small amounts, and packaged simply, yet elegantly.Unlike linear synthetic perfumes which open and close in a fairly straight and flat trajectory, a good botanical perfume will meander and weave enchantingly. Also, they truly work very individually with each person’s chemistry.

The hallmark of each  Tender Flower perfume is its element of surprise, the sense of a fleeting memory and of evanescent beauty.Natural perfumes blossom slowly, over time, on the skin, the way plants open and flower in stages, never revealing all at once. You are encouraged to purchase and try the perfume samples.The cost of a perfume sample may be applied to the purchase of that full size fragrance.

 

Application

When applying perfume, dab lightly on wrists, instead of rubbing, which destroys the top notes. Perfume last longest when applied to decolleteé , neck, and crooks of elbows.

Samples

All perfumes are available in  glass .25 ml sample vials for sale, either in alcohol, or jojoba, which you must specify when ordering. The sample purchase price may be credited to purchase of a full size perfume of that sample.

Perfume

Folklore

$75.00
$6.00

Perfume

Strange Herb

$85.00
$25.00
$25.00
$8.00

Perfume

Islay

$75.00
$95.00
$8.00
$75.00
$10.00
$95.00

Perfume

Oblation

$115.00
$5.00
$65.00

Perfume

Norse Woods

$85.00
$6.00

Perfume

Frisson

$85.00
$5.00
$65.00

Perfume

Secret Rose

$95.00
$5.00
$65.00

Perfume

Indian Rose

$95.00
$5.00
$65.00
$85.00