Illuminated Perfume

Mellifera Eau de Parfum 4 grams


Mellifera, meaning honey (melli) bearing and maker (fera) is the second part of the name for the honey bee. The entire name is Apis mellifera. This fragrance evokes a sun drenched meadow where the little pollinator forages nectar to make her golden elixir.

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: 190 Proof Organic grape; vital plant essences including spice, herbs, flowers, resins, precious woods  and helichrysum from Croatia and Ojai California.
  • Notes: Herbs, honey and resin

    I began the fragrance Mellifera in the summer of 2013 for the "HoneyLove" Wax Symposium held in Culver City, CA. The fragrance is based on everything that makes up the realm of the honey bee including herself, tribe members, the hive (as in To Bee), the landscape where she forages and other interesting bits about her. The orchestration was initially composed by listing everything relating to the honey bee in terms of scent and then pairing essences to those words.

    There is 4 grams by weight of Mellifera as an EdP (Eau de Parfum) within the glass, spray bottle which measures approximately 2.25 inches tall x 1.25 wide with the cap on. 

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