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)