GATHERperfume

NATURAL BOTANICAL PERFUME ART + PLANT BASED SKIN CARE

Northampton, Massachusetts · 2527 Sales

GATHERperfume

NATURAL BOTANICAL PERFUME ART + PLANT BASED SKIN CARE

Northampton, Massachusetts 2527 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   EXQUISITE PERFUMES FROM NATURE | PLANT BASED SKIN CARE
"By smell we perceive the soul of things." - Lucretius
(formerly Amrita Aromatics. learn more at www.gatherperfume.com)
Conceptual natural fragrances that unfold on your skin, telling stories of landscapes, memories, exotic lands, or familiar seasons. Each perfume is expertly composed in small artisanal batches using only the finest, authentic botanical aromatics from around the world, carefully gathered from the wild, or organically grown in the home garden.
Olfactory art, plant alchemy, and human experience.

Each small batch is composed from 100% natural botanical aromatics in a stable base of spirits and/or fractionated coconut oil.
No synthetics are used, so everything is naturally free of phthalates, petro-chemicals, synthetic preservatives, and harmful ingredients found in conventional perfumes and cosmetics. GATHER perfumes + beauty rituals are intended to deepen your connection to your senses, enrich your experience of being human, and nurture your intimate relationship with nature through the ancient alchemy of scent.
GATHER Signature Perfumes are fully realized botanical fragrance compositions (with the exception of the Perfume Simples) giving complex layers of aromatics, a distinct olfactory identity, and a fragrance evolution from the first impression opening notes, warming to reveal the heart of the perfume, and lastly blooming into the harmony of the base notes and lingering drydown. Each perfume has a journey.
They are carefully crafted to evoke an emotional and imaginative response, a luxurious sensory experience, and a strong memory imprint for the wearer.

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Last updated on May 27, 2018

EXQUISITE PERFUMES FROM NATURE | PLANT BASED SKIN CARE
"By smell we perceive the soul of things." - Lucretius
(formerly Amrita Aromatics. learn more at www.gatherperfume.com)
Conceptual natural fragrances that unfold on your skin, telling stories of landscapes, memories, exotic lands, or familiar seasons. Each perfume is expertly composed in small artisanal batches using only the finest, authentic botanical aromatics from around the world, carefully gathered from the wild, or organically grown in the home garden.
Olfactory art, plant alchemy, and human experience.

Each small batch is composed from 100% natural botanical aromatics in a stable base of spirits and/or fractionated coconut oil.
No synthetics are used, so everything is naturally free of phthalates, petro-chemicals, synthetic preservatives, and harmful ingredients found in conventional perfumes and cosmetics. GATHER perfumes + beauty rituals are intended to deepen your connection to your senses, enrich your experience of being human, and nurture your intimate relationship with nature through the ancient alchemy of scent.
GATHER Signature Perfumes are fully realized botanical fragrance compositions (with the exception of the Perfume Simples) giving complex layers of aromatics, a distinct olfactory identity, and a fragrance evolution from the first impression opening notes, warming to reveal the heart of the perfume, and lastly blooming into the harmony of the base notes and lingering drydown. Each perfume has a journey.
They are carefully crafted to evoke an emotional and imaginative response, a luxurious sensory experience, and a strong memory imprint for the wearer.

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About

Natural Botanical Perfume, Luxury Fragrance

Through my life's passions for nature, contemporary and improvisational dance, raising healthy children, wild harvesting medicinal and aromatic plants, and creating unique botanical treasures I have arrived at a philosophy that drives me in my approach to all I create: Pleasure Medicine.....

One's connection to their body and intuitive sensual nature proves to be a direct conduit for health and joy ~ through experiencing and nourishing our humanity fully and pleasurefully we cultivate strong immune systems, adaptability, emotional intelligence, and fulfilling lives. Plant Perfume can be a sensory portal.

I strive to create aromatic treasures which serve to cultivate women's self-care and pleasure medicine as well as being unique, niche products and exquisite natural fragrances. I use exclusively 100% natural material, finely sourced plant essences, and artisanal extracts and oil infusions often made from plants I wildcraft, source locally, or purchase from reputable organic growers.

Most of my work is Limited Edition as plants are not predictable, they dance with the seasons and fluctuate in availability.

I love the feeling of sending off a gorgeously wrapped, deliciously fragrant work of art for someone to open and feel truly special, well loved, and deeply beautiful.

Personally it is a rich experience for me and a dynamic creative outlet for my art - but mostly I hope to bring YOU an experience of pleasure medicine from the fragrant bliss of plants!

Learn more at gatherperfume.com

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  • Ananda

    Owner, Perfumer & Creator

    I’m a second generation herbalist, mother, perfumer, weightlifter, and former dancer in love with the Earth. Since 1997 I have striven to create niche perfumes and botanical products that cultivate pleasure medicine, imagination, and sacred self care

  • Kizzi

    Apprentice

    Kizzi is a sassy, smart, curious, empowered young woman enjoying her studies in women's health, botany, herbalism, and essential oils among her many talents. She is with me once a week and helps make potions and package your products.

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  • Mala Couture

    Amherst, MA

    Lea of Mala Couture is an artisan of traditional and modern mala jewelry. With attention to detail and an eye for the finer things she brings us equisite mindful accessories to keep us fashionably grounded throughout the day.

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Last updated on Feb 9, 2018
Frequently asked questions

About Natural Botanical Perfume

The ancient art of botanical perfumery carries the alchemy of scent and of plant magic into today’s world of busy-ness and disconnection. With roots deep in the realm of spirituality and  ritual, of sacred rites and daily healing, of seduction and sensuality, botanical aromatics stir a primal part of ourselves. Scent awakens our instincts, strengthens our spirits, confirms our identity, and opens our imagination.

With today’s capacities for obtaining natural aromatics, we as botanical perfumers now have access to a vast palette of scent profiles, offering the artist, and the market, an incredible array of sophisticated and elegant possibilities.

What's the difference between Natural Perfume and Aromatherapy Perfume?

While aromatherapy blends offer (usually much simpler) therapeutic combinations of essential oils to aid in health and well being, botanical perfume expands beyond this purpose utilizing a much larger range of aromatic materials and composing accords using both traditional and modern methods of blending that utilize alchemy, synergy, sensory intuition and focus, artistic vision, and skill. Perfume for the sake of pleasure, fashion, and experience, versus aromatherapy for the purpose of health benefits.
Although natural perfumes will naturally have aromatherapeutic properties, this is a small part of how and why they are created. Perfumes really are created fully for the smell experience.

How long will Gather perfume last once I apply it?

I pride myself on creating perfumes with tenacity in mind. I like a perfume that evolves and wears for at least a good few hours or more. Most of my perfumes are made at a strong percentage and with base notes that act as fixatives. That said, in general, botanical fragrances are personal and intimate; they are not meant to enter the room before you; they are meant to walk with you, as your second skin, as your je ne sais quoi. Natural perfumes will vary widely in their wearing time and sillage, depending on the ingredients and the concentration of the perfume, how much you apply, and your personal chemistry - but in general will not have the overwhelm or “stick” that synthetics do. For today's conscious market, this is highly desirable.

Fragrance Families? Here are a few brief descriptions

CHYPRE; a classic fragrance based on the synergy of oakmoss, patchouli, labdanum, and bergamot. Usually very dramatic and often with a powdery, mossy, feminine undertone. Chypres commonly feature rich floral hearts and varied top notes.
FLORAL: Jasmine, Rose, Ylang Ylang, Neroli. Floral centered compositions.
FOUGERE; An alchemical blend based on the synergy of oakmoss, lavender, and coumarin (ei; hay, clover). Often a masculine or unisex result. Frequently features green variations (see below)
GOURMAND; Foodie, edible, ei; chocolate, honey, spices, coffee, tea, fruits
GREEN: Grassy green, Coniferous green, Citrus peel green, or Herbal green.
ORIENTAL; Amber base, exotic spices, floral and/or citrus top notes. Dramatic and sensual.

Are your products vegan?

I use beeswax in my lip balms and in a few of my perfumes, so you may not consider that vegan.
All of my perfumes are plant based, cruelty-free, 100% natural, sythentic free, petroleum free, phthalate free, and as consciously sourced as possible.
All of my base extracts are from wild harvested plants that I gather myself, and from artisanal tinctures that I make by hand.

Wholesale availability

I offer a small line of my perfumes for select stockists. They are available here through Etsy Wholesale, or directly via invoice.

My perfumes do best in high end boutique style shops or floral design venues where the customer appreciates natural products and fine art.

Thanks for your interest!

Feel free to learn more about my work at gatherperfume.com

Care instructions

Botanical perfume is sensitive to light and heat. For best results, store your Gather products out of direct light and heat, and they will last you a long time.