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Gracing the Dawn solid natural perfume in an engraved, oval mini compact. This fragrance has a very tangled and twisted her story. Originally she was a draft of notes called "The Three Graces" created for the Perfume in a Poem Project, where Heather Ettlinger invited fourteen perfumers to interpret the Ezra Pound poem titled In the Station of a Metro.

In a Station of the Metro
The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
Petals on a wet, black bough.
~ Ezra Pound

Over time, with the birth of many other accords and perfumes in my line the formula morphed and shifted until it re-emerged as Gracing the Dawn, first as a liquid and now a solid. This is a very pretty, ethereal fragrance. Note, this perfume is not a long lasting, rather it is sheer and luminescent like the flutter of fairy wings.

The antique inspired mini compact which holds the fragrance opens to reveal a separate little tin pan filled with Gracing the Dawn solid natural perfume. These pretty compacts are made here in the USA from vintage molds that go back to the 1940's. Each one has been plated with a special finish to create an antique quality. No lead or nickel have been utilized. The front of the oval shaped compact contains a Victorian diamond design that has a warm antique brass finish. The ornate design is engraved, so you can feel it if you run your finger over it. Pretty and feminine! The compact arrives in a small pouch, contained within a purple gift box with four informational cards.

The structure of this Gracing the Dawn natural solid perfume follows what is considered a classic Chypre, a french word meaning Cyprus. Read more about its construction at this link on my journal:

This compact is also sold in necklace form:

The fragrance is feminine and has a "vintage" aura. There are over 45 different essences in this fragrance which are woven very tightly thus no one specific note rings out. Please note that this perfume contains a tiny amount of an animal based ingredient termed Africa stone. The base of the perfume is organic jojoba oil and local beeswax.

There are links to reviews of this fragrance on my blog, here is a quote from a review by Beth:

"Gracing the Dawn is purely magic, a sensual symphony of violets, mimosa, the irrepressible Night Queen and a cool hint of bergamot. There are many other accords blended into this sultry love spell but it is the violet that I'm drawn to the most because it lends an energy to this perfume that is of the evening as it breaks into early morning, of a last kiss of illicit lovers stealing away into the shadows or the sigh that can emerge as persistent lips trace the hollows of your collarbone."

An altar to your essential nature. Please note true natural botanical perfumes do not last on the skin like synthetic perfumes or perfumes not labeled correctly. Since this is an "authentic" nature perfume, made without ANY synthetics, isolates or animal ingredients the longevity will not be as long as perfumes using non-botanical ingredients.

Gracing the Dawn is illuminated by artist Greg Spalenka, see more at and his website:

This is the perfect gift for those allergic to traditional perfume. I hand fabricate each of these creamy, solid perfumes utilizing pure, plant essences and my own plant infusions. In some cases there is even beeswax from my fabulous honey bees! The mini compact measures 42mm tall (just over an inch and a half) by 33mm wide (1 1/4 inches) and the inside recessed circle for the solid perfume pan measures 23mm. The small tray will supply about 30 applications of the fragrance.

I put the solid natural perfumes in separate aluminum pans so that they will not adversely react with the metal. This insures longevity of your perfume and also gives you the option to swap out different fragrances. If you would like to order several different tins for your locket please convo me and I will create a special listing for you.

A perfect gift for your best girlfriend, a bride, a bridesmaid, an aunt, wife, grandmother, mother, co-worker, lover or your self!

Small tester sizes are available here:

This will ship via USPS First Class, usually the day the order is received or within a few days. This is dependent on how busy I am. IF you need this item sent via USPS priority mail or Fed Ex please inform me and I will create another listing for to accommodate your needs.

Please contact me by e-mail or a convo if you need your country added to the shipping options.

All items are handcrafted in a smoke and pet-free environment.
Enjoy, bee happy, slather yourself often and mindfully.

Text and photos may not be copied without permission by the artist. Please respect copyright law.

Gracing the Dawn Natural Solid Perfume Mini Compact - A bouquet finely woven with herbs, woods, leaves, resins, spices and flowers.

$38.00 USD
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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: organic jojoba oil, local beeswax, essential oils, aromatherapy, rose, jasmine, night queen, sandalwood, oud, cedarwood, oakmoss, bergamot, geranium
  • Feedback: 3566 reviews
  • Ships from California, United States to select countries.