IlluminatedPerfume

Botanical Perfume, Organic, Sustainable and Natural

California, United States · 7818 Sales

IlluminatedPerfume

Botanical Perfume, Organic, Sustainable and Natural

California, United States 7818 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(3851)
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Roxana

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Announcement   Welcome, I am a devotee of nature, hand crafting PURE botanical perfumes by melding alchemy with modern artistic wisdom. ♻ Eco-luxe perfume!
Every single natural perfume is handmade by me, I use authentic vital materials to create pure, perfume for you.

Check out my feature here at Etsy:
http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2012/featured-shop-illuminated-perfume/
and this one on Holistic Beekeeping: http://www.etsy.com/storque/article/9034/

All Roxana Illuminated Perfume™ imagery and text is ©Roxana Villa and ©Greg Spalenka. Any usage is considered infringement. Bee conscious.

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Last updated on Mar 15, 2016

Welcome, I am a devotee of nature, hand crafting PURE botanical perfumes by melding alchemy with modern artistic wisdom. ♻ Eco-luxe perfume!
Every single natural perfume is handmade by me, I use authentic vital materials to create pure, perfume for you.

Check out my feature here at Etsy:
http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2012/featured-shop-illuminated-perfume/
and this one on Holistic Beekeeping: http://www.etsy.com/storque/article/9034/

All Roxana Illuminated Perfume™ imagery and text is ©Roxana Villa and ©Greg Spalenka. Any usage is considered infringement. Bee conscious.

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5 out of 5 stars
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RubyHeart

RubyHeart on Sep 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I ordered the 5 sample set. It arrived promptly in sensible packaging. Over-packaging is one of my hot buttons; it's wasteful and drives up the shipping cost, so thank you, Roxana! Anyway, I love the thoughtfulness she shows. Each element was truly beautiful! First, the perfumes are as organic as possible and 100% concocted by Roxana. To me, something handcrafted with care by an artisan is much more valuable than anything mass produced on an assembly line. The packaging is ideal… the sample pots come in a velvet pouch… beautiful cards describe each scent… even the note offering me 10% off a future order was gorgeous! Frou frou and extras don't usually turn my head, but I guess Roxana made all the right choices because it made me feel I received something truly special. I wish I could give more than 5 stars!

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Trending in the garden of pure fumes...jasmine sambac!
Impromptu has spontaneously become my perfume of the day due to accidental spillage here at the perfumery. Quite fitting to it’s name don’t ya think?! Illuminated image by maestro @GregSpalenka.
#ThereAreNoAccidents
The equation for organic, handmade solid perfume is simple: jojoba oil + local beeswax (or your own) and
a synergy of pure essential oils.
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About

Roots and Wings

Roots in aromatherapy and the visual arts give Roxana Illuminated Perfume a unique foundation. Professional training in aromatherapy cultivated the nose and a firm knowledge in healing aromatics. As an award winning artist Roxana brings her gifts of storytelling, conceptual thinking and a strong visual aesthetic to her work in perfume. The two disciples weave seamlessly into an authentic expression of olfactory art.

“The botanical perfumes I create are very concept driven and fabricated by my own hand. In keeping with the spirit of the exquisite handmade artifact, the quarter ounce perfume flacons arrive in a couture crocheted pouch. Each fragrance is illuminated with an image by artist and concept designer Greg Spalenka. All these aspects create an intimate interaction with the beauty of nature. While studying in art school I took classes on bookmaking and letterpress printing. Later when I lived in New York I owned a Van der Cook flat bed Letterpress housed in a brownstone in Greenwich Village. The love of craft is embedded in my artistic psyche. As William Morris, I embrace the primacy of the handmade object and wish to bring that heritage and romance to my fragrance line.”

The video was shot by Brian Oh, in January 2015, at my workshop in Agoura Hills, CA.

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  • Roxana Villa

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Alchemist

    I live in Southern California where I care for a garden of native plants in our yard, tropicals in pots and my family. I am a guardian to two hives of feral bees. The botanical perfumes I create, by hand, resonate with the vitality of the landscape.

  • Apis mellifera

    Alchemist

    The European honey bee is the pollinator, gatherer of nectar and creator of the organic beeswax I use for my perfumes. She is crucially important to the existence of natural perfume. This little feral gal is gathering nectar from a lavender blossom.

  • Eve Neuhart

    Designer

    My daughter Eve gives me pointers on trends, evaluates fragrances and helps me out with photos. This photograph is of Eve and was art directed by her. We are currently collaborating on a Sherlock perfume. Eve is an actor, photographer and painter.

  • Greg Spalenka

    Illuminator

    My husband, Greg Spalenka, is the illuminator of my fragrances. His poetic imagery is perfect for conveying the romantic mood and old world quality of the perfumes. Greg is an award winning illustrator, concept designer and educator.

  • Martha Villa

    Maker

    My mother, Martha, creates the exquisite crochet pouches that house the French flacons and solid perfume compacts. She taught Natalie Wood to crochet, made Charo's knitted dresses & Ali MacGraws hats while working at a boutique in Beverly Hills.

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Last updated on Apr 14, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

At this time I do not create custom perfumes. I can however customize some orders, contact me with your ideas.

Sizing details

Most items contain the size in the listing, if you need more information feel free to send me a convo or e-mail.

Care instructions

The authentic botanical perfumes I create and handmade with very simple and whole ingredients. If they are not exposed to heat and light, with little exposure to oxygen they will get better with age.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Most of my items arrived ready to give as a gift, if you have a specific questions or would like a note included feel free to contact me with the details.

Wholesale availability

Not at this time.