Roxana Villa To Bee

by that  Beeyouteeful HoneypieTOM

 

 

 

 

High in the hills above Malibu, Roxana Villa has been blending her wonderful botanical scents.  My favorites of hers evoke California, and her new scent in a way does as well.  A Beekeeper, she was inspired by what she calls “the warm, musky scent of the bee hive”.  I can’t say that I would know what that is precisely, but her scent is a winner.  I get the honey in the opening, not as sweet as say Botrytis, not in-your-face like Miel de Bois.  It’s soft and lovely and joined by spices, amber and a delightful woody musk.

 

To Bee is available as a perfume or as one of her wonderful solids at her etsy shop, see her blog for the address: http://journal.illuminatedperfume.com/2011/06/here-we-bee.html

 

Roxana has also generously offered to send a sample to a reader.  Please let us know in the comments if you would like to be included (US only, sorry)

 

50 Comments
Judy July 19, 2011

I actually love honey bees and am sorry they seem to be in trouble. Would LOVE a sample of To Bee, please!

Peg July 17, 2011

I would love a sample. It sounds inviting. The smell of beeswax is one of the best smells in the world to me. Thank you! Peg

Crystal July 12, 2011

I just tried Roxana'a Vera and really enjoy it,now i'm on a mission to sample more of her lovely scents. Thanks!!

Denise July 11, 2011

I just found Roxana's fragrances on Etsy and am blown away by her intriguing marketing of the scents. I am an encaustic artist, using molten beeswax paints in my creations, so To Bee holds a special allure! I would love to be included in the drawing.

Heather July 9, 2011

This fragrance sounds marvelous. I'd love to be entered in the drawing.

Jessica July 8, 2011

Oh! I would just love to smell a sample of this:)

Andrea July 7, 2011

I'm late to the party... again. But if it's not too late I'd love to be entered!

Amy H July 6, 2011

Would love to try Roxana's new scent. I like the muskiness of honey also, and not too sweet sounds great.

LindaB July 6, 2011

Sounds interesting! Please include me in the draw...thanks!

Dana July 6, 2011

I love putting honey on my tea and yogurt and this scent sounds wonderful. Please include me in the draw.

Gina Thompson July 6, 2011

This sounds so soft and lovely. I love honey scents and have a couple: Honey and the Moon, Africanimal, but neither feels comfortable on my skin. I would love to try this; please enter me in the drawing.

Cynthia July 6, 2011

I'm a huge fan of Illuminated Perfumes by Roxana, and I've been wanting to try this one!

hongkongmom July 6, 2011

Yay, finally ...I would love to try this and.... I will be in USA, so I have a mailing address!!!

Angela July 6, 2011

The perfume sounds heavenly... I'd love to be included in the drawing!

Nancy July 6, 2011

I have had so many honey bees in my garden this year.... Please enter me in the draw...memories of honey as a girl and savoring the honeycomb too.

dee July 6, 2011

I would love to try this! Please enter me in the draw :)

Lavanya July 6, 2011

I'd love to be entered in the draw! This sounds beautiful..

Valentine July 6, 2011

I'd love to be included. I've never smelled a beehive either, but I LOVE honey notes in my fragrances!

Susan July 5, 2011

I would LOVE a smell! I applaud small individual creators of scent (of anything actually). Thanks if it's me!

Claudia July 5, 2011

I would love to be included in the draw. Many thanks! :-)

Lisa S. July 5, 2011

I love honey based scents. so I would love a sample of this.

Julie July 5, 2011

I would love to try this!

maggiecat July 5, 2011

I'd love a sample of To Bee! I've not yet found a honey-based scent that works for me, but one with spices and musk sounds heavenly. Thanks for the review, Tom, and the reminder to go check out Roxana's website again.

Stephanie La Bonte July 5, 2011

I would love to get a sample, sounds heavenly!

ElizabethC July 5, 2011

Please enter me in the drawing! I love perfumes with a honey scent!

Holly F. July 5, 2011

I love honey! One of my favorite notes. Please include me in the draw, this sounds wonderful!

dremybluz July 5, 2011

the scent sounds fantastic--please enter me in the draw

dleep July 5, 2011

I love honey in perfume and would love to try this! Thanks.

KirstenMarie July 5, 2011

I watch the beeds outside my kichen window buzz all around my cherry tree. They're my friendly summer visitors. Please enter me in the drawing!

Lisa D July 5, 2011

I haven't ever smelled any of Roxana Villa's perfumes; would love to give this one a try. Please enter me in the draw.

Tina July 5, 2011

I'd love to try it! Please enter me. Thanks.

Ann July 5, 2011

Ooh, Tom, this sounds delightful. I fear I'm a honey virgin (hangs head in shame :">) but this looks like it would be a lovely entry point. Thanks!!

Barbara July 5, 2011

The only honey scent I have is Naked Honey by MAC. Would love to try this, please enter me!!

bookhouseshell July 5, 2011

Sounds wonderful! Please add me to the draw.

Kristin July 5, 2011

Clover in the backyard sounds wonderful :) Please keep us updated on the hives and resulting honey. I would love to be entered in the draw :)

margaret July 5, 2011

Roxana creates the most sublime scents ever. i am now enjoying her "Cimbalom", and would love to sample "To Bee". Thanks for the chance!

carlene July 5, 2011

That sounds beautiful, please enter my name in the drawing.

Maureen July 5, 2011

I have never tried a honey fragrance before. I would love to try this. Please enter me in the draw. Thanks.

Debbie R. July 5, 2011

I would love to be entered in the draw for this sample! I adore honey fragrances. Botrytis, Miel de Bois, Honey and the Moon...I love them all. Roxana's To Bee sounds really delightful, what with the muskiness of the hive. As far as I can tell from DSH fragrances that have beeswax in them, it's a fragrance I love.

karin July 5, 2011

Cool!!! This reminds me of a really cool exhibit we saw recently at the Confederation Centre of the Arts gallery in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island by artist Aganetha Dyck. A live, active bee hive is part of it. Plus she has some amazing photos that she somehow captured with a flatbed scanner inside a hive. Here's a link to those pics: http://members.shaw.ca/aga5/hivescans/index.html Would love to try Roxana's bee scent - thanks for the draw!!!

Marla July 5, 2011

Roxana's newest? Of course, count me in. I particularly love her solid perfumes.

TaffyJ July 5, 2011

I'd love to bee in the drawing. Just picked up a paperback that looks like interesting reading: "The Beekeeper's Lament"

K.R. July 5, 2011

We designed this yard for bees. I love them and would appreciate being included in The Bee's drawing.

Joanna July 5, 2011

Honey let it bee me! Would love a sample. :)

Kym July 5, 2011

I adore honey notes and would love to explore this one -- please enter me in the draw. Thanks

faylene505 July 5, 2011

By coincidence, I spent some time on this website recently and was quite impressed. I'm sure To Bee is lovely so please enter my name in the drawing. Thanks.