Illuminated Perfume

Poetry of Scent & Color


Poetry of Scent & Color

The Alchemical Union of Plant Dye, Aromatics and Mineral Pigments

A Workshop with Mona Lewis & Roxana Villa


In this two day intensive we will:

      • 1. Learn the foundations of alchemy and how the principals apply to plant color & scent
      • 2. Create a color wheel using natural pigments, which we will reference for making your very own plant based fragrance.
      • 3. Distill an aromatic scarf with images, colors and scents of New Mexico's beautiful earth & sky.
      • 4. Make a custom botanical perfume from plants.
      • 5. Perceive a greater understanding of the unity of these Lost Arts.


Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 31st & Sept.1st, 2019 / 10:00 am – 5pm. 

We begin promptly and will have approximately an hour lunch break.

Two other related events:

  • Friday, Aug. 30th: Make your own locally foraged earth pigments 
  • Monday, Sept. 2nd: Basket weaving with locally foraged plants

  • LOCATION: School of Lost Arts/Roxana Illuminated Perfume, 1600 Lena Street, unit #A6, Santa Fe, NM 87505.

    Please arrive unscented. Be mindful of laundry, cosmetic and bath & beauty products on this special day. We need to keep our palettes clear and free of odorants. 

    Read more at the journal, we have a special hotel rate at the ElRey Court, contact us for details.

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