Illuminated Perfume

Mellifera Solid Perfume in Round Tin


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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: Local beeswax; vital plant essences including spice, herbs, flowers, resins, precious woods  and helichrysum from Croatia and Ojai California.
  • Notes: Herbs, honey and resin

There is 8.7 grams of Mellifera, over 0.3 grams, in the round tin which measures 1 and 3/8" x 1/2" deep. The round vessel is placed in a small colored pouch and arrives with three informational cards within a cardboard pillow box. Ready as a gift to oneself or someone you cherish and appreciate.

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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