Roxana Illuminated Perfumes GreenWitch
Yes, you’re reading the byline correctly; I’m making a special guest appearance here on the Posse! Of course, I’m still at Perfumesmellinthings; while Marina is taking a short Vacation, March and Patty kindly allowed me to participate in Roxana’s celebration of the Solstice by publishing me, and I thank them as well as Marina who made the suggestion.
This weekend is the Solstice, the date where Winter cedes to Spring, at least on the calendar. I can wage that in parts of the country people are looking at the calendar and the weather report and thinking “really?”
Roxana Illuminated Perfumes is celebrating the Solstice with the release of a green chypre called GreenWitch, inspired by the eponymous novel by Susan Cooper.
Chypres are perhaps my favorite kind of fragrance. Donna at PST earlier covered the genre in far more detail that I ever could, so I won’t even try. GreenWitch is a literal green: galbanum, limes, fern and tonka with a base of vetiver, patchouli and (YAY) oakmoss. This time of the year can in some parts of the country seemingly stretch for eons facing grey weeks awaiting that day when the trees finally bud and the grass is finally green (one that I remember seemingly happens overnight, like a blessing). While I would welcome this at anytime of the year, the sharp, deep springiness of this scent is particularly nice heralding (hoping for?) Spring.
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