Monday, September 21, 2009

Impressions Of Peace

"We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world." ~ Buddhist Quote

Today, September 21st, the United Nations International Day of Peace, several bloggers and a natural perfumer are joining forces to bring some good thoughts and beauty.

We each have our way of making peace with ourselves and with the world around us. I like beauty and the people who create it. I try to fill my days with colors, music, perfume, pets and love. Have I mentioned beauty?

An item of such beauty is a natural perfume, created with love and awareness- of the environment, of the people working to produce the raw materials by using organic agriculture and small independent labor all over the planet. Roxana Villa of Roxana Illuminated Perfume has created a special fragrance that is being launched today. It does not have a name other than the international peace symbol. It is made of essential oils that impart a sense of peace through their aroma therapeutic qualities and come from each of the continents.

But do not mistake this scent for a crassly blended oil from a head shop. This is a real perfume and a luxurious one, carefully made of the best raw ingredients. I was incredibly lucky to receive a sample and experience it first hand. I liked it instantly, from the bright and spicy citrus opening that smells alive, happy and invigorating to the sumptuous drydown that is everything I love: Mysore sandalwood (vintage, the real thing), tobacco and vanilla bean. It's sweet, comforting and joyous.

A portion of the proceeds from each of the 7 gram liquid perfume flacons and solid compacts will be given to the POE (Project Peace on Earth) organization to facilitate their vision of a global prayer concert for Peace.

The perfume is available as a pure perfume extract and a solid natural perfume.
7 gram perfume extract $190.00
1 gram perfume extract $30.00

More about the perfume and the project can be found on Roxana Villa's blog, here.

Please also visit the other participating bloggers for their Impressions of Peace:

  • Bitter Grace Notes

  • Beth, The Cleveland Examiner

  • Donna, The Portland Examiner

  • Indie Perfume

  • Memory and Desire

  • Perfume Shrine

  • Perfume Smellin' Things

  • Scent Hive

  • Top image:
    Bottle photograph: Roxana Villa


    1. The beauty of the buddhist proverb is it's so true...


    2. I too have this thing about beauty!

      “Love of beauty is Taste. The creation of beauty is Art.”
      ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

      Thank you for being part of out little blog-o-rama Gaia.

    3. Amen !

      Ken yehi ratson-
      May it be so ;-)

      I love that we worked together / separately , on this !

      A shared blessing / privilege.
      May you and your beshert be inscribed in the Book of Life for a Sweet, Peaceful, Healthy New Year.
      I love you.

    4. E., I'm always trying to remember this and live by "I choose my thoughts" moto. "Trying" is the key word here...

    5. Roxana, I'm honored to be part of this blogging event. Your perfume is wonderful. Thank you for including me!

    6. I., you're always an inspiration to me and to others. Thank you for being my friend.
      Lots of love and Shana Tova.

    7. Great post, and thanks for pointing out that natural perfume can be REAL perfume - this stuff is awesomely good!


    8. Gaia, I think that, long long ago, you were the very first blogger to link to my fledgling site. I was moved and elated then, and now I'm humbled to see it still has a place here. I'm so glad that I was able to be a part of this event with you.

    9. Gaia,
      I was so honored to have been a part of this with you.
      Wishing you the happiest of New Years....

    10. Gaia,

      I love your blog! Musings about peace, Buddhism, and the Emmys...all in one place. It's one of the best stops on the interwebs :-)


    11. Donna, one of my biggest pet peeves is when natural perfumery is mistaken for a cheap, hippie thing that's only for the crunchy granola set. I'm trying to spread the word that the best natural ingredients mean the best, most luxurious scents.

    12. Heather, I'm thrilled beyond words to see you writing again. Your blog is one of the richest, most inspiring ones I've ever read. I missed you.

    13. Thank you, Beth! It's a great feeling to be part of such an awesome group.

    14. Trish, I can't thank you enough. Sometimes I wonder how many people get what I'm doing and why. It's wonderful to see bloggers I respect who enjoy my quirky ways :) .


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