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Gracing the Dawn solid natural perfume is abundant with an ethereal bouquet of precious and essences seamlessly woven together so that no one floral stands out. The fragrance is orchestrated like a classic, floral chypre perfume although much more subtle. This is a beautiful floral, sumptuous luxury fragrance for daily honoring of ones essential nature.

Find a sample in these sets: http://etsy.me/UzR4mp



~ Each solid perfume is poured into a separate pan that fits inside with the little engraved case. This ensures lasting performance of this pure, natural, botanical perfume and the option to replace with a fresh tin when all used up. The case is placed in a pouch with informational cards contained within a pillow box.

~ The front of the 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.

~ 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. These are the same size, weight and shape as the perfume lockets.

~ 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.

~ Contact me if you have any questions, I am here to serve you: http://www.etsy.com/convo_new.php?to_username=illuminatedperfume



~ In the same tradition of the gourmet artisan culinary arts, I make these nature fragrances by hand using the highest quality natural raw materials. All these perfumes are made with essential oils, co2 extracts, absolutes and my very own plant infusions.

~ No synthetic, phthalate or paraben materials, completely cruelty free with no animal testing by me or my suppliers.



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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 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: http://journal.illuminatedperfume.com/2012/05/odorata.html

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.



"I cannot get enough of Roxana's perfume. The care taken in the presentation alone is amazing. And the feeling of putting these beloved fragrances on is absolutely sacred."
~ Mindy

"Such a pretty fragrance! This will keep me in a field of violets during the grey winter. Thank you!"

"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." ~ Beth



~ The illuminated image has been created specifically for Gracing the Dawn by award winning artist Greg Spalenka, see his work here: www.spalenka.etsy.com/

~ Other versions of Gracing the Dawn Solid perfume
Simple round tin: http://etsy.me/1PqyRT5
Round compact: http://etsy.me/1Lq3C4U
This compact is also sold in necklace form: http://etsy.me/1FFdwRa

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Enjoy, bee happy, anoint yourself often and share the botanical way of perfumery!


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

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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
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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