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Gracing the Dawn solid natural perfume is an abundant bouquet of garden flowers seamlessly woven together so that no one floral note stands out. The fragrance is orchestrated like a classic chypre perfume, although much more subtle.

THIS IS A TINY SAMPLE see pictures at right, read measurements below.

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Some of the words associated with this fragrance are: sophisticated, floral, sultry, violet, botanical leather and purple.

This is the March 2014 edition, since this fragrance is very complex and includes my own accords it may vary slightly from edition to edition.

One of the highlighted essences is Cestrum nocturnum, Night Queen, from South India, There is also essential oils and absolutes of Rose, Jasmine, Boronia, Tuberose, Orange Blossom, Osmanthus, Black Current, Mimosa, Narcissus and Ylang Ylang. Besides the floral component there are notes of Violet, Fern, Floral and Leather. The fragrance has the aroma of the color purple and gives the impression of an old, vintage perfume. One perfumista in the blogosphere finds the aroma like the original Magic Noir perfume by Lancome.

This listing is for a small sample of the solid perfume, which can also be found in sets here:
Each sample is poured by hand into a pink pot with my iconic honeybee wax seal. The size of this sample is contained in a pink pot measuring 1 inch wide x 3/4 inch high. There is at least 0.5 grams of solid perfume in the container, sometimes more. Please see picture at right which indicates how much is in the pot. This sample provides ample amounts for testing and altar-ing your consciousness. An altar to your essential nature. This listing includes the sample, handout, and a business card.

Both top and bottom of these pink tubs are polypropylene which does not contain BPA they are # 5 on the recycling chart.

The fragrance and inspired image is called Gracing the Dawn, a reference to the Three Graces from Greek mythology. Fantastical butterflies sit on the bough of a tree with freshly opened blossoms just as the first light of dawn illuminates the sky.

The perfume is velvety and sultry evoking a vintage from days long gone or perhaps an alternate dimension where we glimpse luminous winged sprites on a wet, black bough.

I have labeled this perfume as "natural" not only due to the beeswax in the base but also because there is a microscopic amount of Africa stone in one of the accords. Africa stone is the fossilized droppings of a small animal from Africa which has been distilled. Since it is an animal product, I use the term natural. There is less than 1% contained in the final perfume.

The perfume is part of a series titled Flowers of Fortune associated with artwork by my award winning husband Greg Spalenka. Artwork and image debuted at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con. The butterfly image is ©GregSpalenka, it is a cropped version of the original image. See more of Greg's work on his website and here at Etsy:

Gracing the Dawn Solid Natural Perfume Sample - A seamlessly woven floral chypre - Sophisticated like a vintage perfume with a modern twist

$8.00 USD
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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: essemtial oils, absolutes, c02 extracts, local beeswax, organic jojoba oil, nature, violets, flowers, jasmine, ylang ylang, rose, agarwood
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  • Ships from California, United States to select countries.