Illuminated Perfume

Mellifera Liquid Natural Perfume Vial 1 gram


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 and grain alcohol; vital plant essences including spice, flowers, herbs, precious woods and resins.
  • Fragrance Family: Herbaceous, Resinous
  • September 2015 edition

There is 1 gram, roughly equivalent to .036oz, by weight not volume, in the glass vial packaged within a pouch contained in a pillow box with three informational cards. The fragrance defies genre as it is neither feminine nor masculine.

I began the fragrance Mellifera in the summer of 2013 for the HoneyLove Wax Symposium held in Culver City. 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.

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