Hey there Posse. Roxana Villa, Posse Tom and I spent a day together in the Roxana Illuminated Perfumes perfume creation centre (in her home) way back in 2013. It was the loveliest day. We had matcha tea, talked, sniffed, laughed, looked at art, smelled art, and had one of those days that stand out in memory. Recently I bought one of Greg Spalenka‘s 15 minute charcoal masterpieces. This is important in that Roxana is his wife. We are friends. My beautiful drawing arrived inside a tube. There was also a little package inside from Roxana with her latest fragrance. TinaG just happened to be over the day the pack arrived. We both tried some of The Green Knight and swooned.
The Green Knight by Roxana Illuminated Perfume
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Woody Notes, Resins, Juniper, Eucalyptus, Mastic/Lentisque, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Tansy, Violet Leaf, Calamus, Orris, Vetiver, Oakmoss, Labdanum, Pine Tree Needles, Pine Tree, Rose, Galbanum
As always. Roxana delivers something truly special.
Green, moss, wood both fresh hewn and rotting, resins and grasses. I know, it’s a long list for a first whiff. The Green Knight smells like the stories I love of enchanted woods, tree people, fairies and of course the borderline good/evil elfin rulers. Surprisingly there is a fun Coca Cola whiff hiding beneath the opening greenery. It’s so delightfully incongruous and put a big smile on my face.
There is a full story and evolution through the life of The Green Knight. The heart warms through and becomes more tropical jungle floor. The humidity rises, warm humus decomposing rapidly with the help of the insects and bacteria. Lichen and funguses. There is even the dander rich pelt of forest creatures, hunter and prey. The fluffy powderiness of birds and the scaly slither of reptiles. Further on suddenly the fragrance takes flight, wet are still in the forest but the notes become less dense and there is a cool breeze blowing through the warmth. As we reach dry down the scent becomes closer to my own, still humus rich but more full of humanity. This soft whisper of green over my skin lasts for hours. Interestingly I don’t become anosmic to it in the way I do with other fragrances.
The Green Knight is all of the forests. A reminder of what we are destroying infinitely faster than it can replace itself. The fragrance smells like a reminder that we are so dependent on what we consume, so at this rate we may end up with nothing to consume.
Has Roxana captured the primal heave of spring? Maybe The Green Knight is telling us it’s not too late?
Totally unisex. Sillage and longevity are moderate. I’m reviewing the EdP but The Green Knight also comes in a solid form.
Is The Green Knight for you? Can you imagine yourself being transported on the wings of The Green Knight?