About this time last year I began working with the scent of moongardens. I had not fully explored the realm of florals in the past, partly due to the high cost of materials. I finally invested in a vast palate of blooms and six months later, I finished three perfumes based on pale moonlit gardens filled with botanicals from three distinct regions. These were released in October, but I waited until your moongardens began blooming to blog about it ;)
These are double the concentration of my other perfume oils, because florals tend to be so light, and each comes with a tin of fixative balm to help them stay on as long as possible.
The Northern Moongarden is filled with the softest bed of lilac and hydrangea blossoms with casablanca lilies showing off in the distance. Stepping stones meander through the garden, creating a path over the ground covered in mosses and tiny phlox blooms. A backdrop of birch trees lend a sweetness to the chilled night air while a glasshouse protects a collection of three lavender varieties. As the sun sets, the nocturnal creatures emerge, finding their way to the reflections of moonlight as this garden comes alive.
The Midwest Moongarden envelops you in a sultry landscape of white rose and white iris. This creamy floral heart is woven with tangled honeysuckle vines climbing the wooden fences and wisteria blossoms falling through an overhead pergola. The overtones of floral musks are captured in the humid air while a dark border of valerian pulls the base of the blend deep into the earth. This collection of pale blooms creates a glowing nighttime bouquet accompanied by the songs of the cicadas and crickets.
The Southern Moongarden is a bold, empowering floral that opens with a breathtaking chord of gardenia and jasmine. The garden extends from a wooden veranda scattered with terracotta pots and woven wicker furniture to large mimosa and mandarin trees in full bloom. Moonflower vines weave through the trellises of jasmine to reveal their blossoms at night, while their intoxicating scent attracts moths and bats. Fireflies create flickering lights throughout the dark landscape of these aromatic reflections of the moon.