Illuminated Perfume

Mellifera Perfume 4 grams in Classic Bottle


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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: Resinous

There are 4 grams, approximately 0.14 ounce, of perfume extrait within the glass vessel. Mellifera has been poured into a classic, rectangular bottle which is placed in a velveteen pouch, contained in a pillow box with three informational cards. The little bottle measures 7/8 inch wide x 1 3/4 inch high, the capacity of the bottle is 1/6oz (5ml). Four grams is equivalent to about 0.141 oz.

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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