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“She reminded him of some beautiful, sleek animal waking up in the sun.”

― Kate Chopin, The Awakening

"The Awakening" is a fresh, complex, green, blooming scent inspired by the also-blooming main character, Edna Pontellier of Kate Chopin's novel "The Awakening" published in 1899.

The main ingredient is the deliciously complex and deliciously green Boronia.
Boronia is a precious ingredient, and difficult to obtain, therefore this perfume is a limited edition. Only a limited quantity of this perfume is available.

Each bottle contains a small piece of seaweed, harvested myself from California beaches. I thought seaweed was an appropriate visual symbol for Edna's oceanic, feminine, inner life...

Though initially a Summer perfume, The Awakening is spicy and deep enough to carry it's wearer into Autumn, quite nicely. The blend contains the essential oils of Peru Balsam, Patchouli, Black Pepper, and Boronia.

"The Awakening" will ship Priority mail insured within the US 7 - 10 days of receipt of payment, and standard airmail, without.

A sample of "The Awakening" can be found here

A wonderful website devoted to the literary work of Kate Chopin can be found here

The Awakening botanical perfume, inspired by the Kate Chopin novel 1/3 oz

$85.00 USD
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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: handgathered CA seaweed, essential oils, boronia, organic jojoba carrier oil
  • Made to order
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
  • Feedback: 445 reviews
  • Favorited by: 110 people

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