"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:
Top image: un.org
Bottle photograph: Roxana Villa