Indulge in Sage Oil

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Sage oil! “Just luverly! Breezy green, herby sage and fresh cucumber to start with and after a while a lovely sweetness comes through with the Sweet Pea. It smells like freshly cut slightly sweetened flower stems. Later the musk and tonka bean round it out in a most yummy way. It seems to combine really well with Amethyst too, I haven’t actually mixed them, but I wear Amethyst on one hand and Sage on the other and the scent which wafts up to my nose is really blooming beautiful!” review by BerryDelicious

“I love this scent. I can’t help but think of fresh cut flowers when I wear this fragrance. Sage is a beautiful floral scent that is delicate and very feminine. The combo of white sage, cucumber and sweet pea is delightful.” – review by jcho
“One of my favorite Sage oils. Very light and green. I find this scent gives me a ‘lift’ in the colder months and is perfect for the warmer months. As with all Sage oils this scent lasts and a little goes a long way.” review by Rachey

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“I’m amazed at this one. I am not usually one for fresh or clean fragrances…I tend to prefer warm, vanilla and white musk perfumes, but this scent is beautiful! It is exactly the greenish fragrace I’ve been looking for. It’s green and floral; it warms and develops nicely on the skin and smells lovely and stays greener smelling on my clothing. I can’t wait to get to one of Sage Machado’s shops so I can sample all of her perfumes. This is the second one I’ve tried. Pearl has already become a HG scent for me, and this one is on its way. “- a review by Amberbella
“This is an indescribable fragrance, which is probably why it’s hard to get a handle on it from the reviews. It’s green, but not sharply green like Gap Grass or Aliage. It’s musky, but the musk, along with the tonka, lends a softness to the fragrance,and it’s just lovely. It’s not marine at all, but yes, it does bring to mind a sunny summer day in Nantucket (not at the beach, but just strolling around the outskirts of the beach. This is a new one for me, and one that I will wear and continue to repurchase. For the record, I detest the cucumber notes in Bath and Body Works scents, so if you are put off by the idea of cucumber, don’t be. I can’t imagine that many people would dislike this fragrance. I love it.” – a review by Rozenbloom

Sagelifestyle-sage-oilSage oil: A fragrance effusive with the invigorating scent of the herb that shares its name is an electrifying celebration of the rambling, fertile splendor of the earth’s forests and secret gardens. Crisp, aromatic top notes of cucumber and white sage from New Mexico introduce a single middle note of wild sweet pea. These rest on a base note accord of lush green musk from Kenya and sheer Egyptian musk that is accented with sweet, earthy Tonka bean. A perfume that is as open and rejuvenating as the outdoors, Sage epitomizes the undeniably natural beauty of Sage Machado’s jewelry line.

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Enjoy and be well!

“My life is my work, there is no line between the two for me.”

Onyx – Bewitching Coconut Fragrance

 

onyx000“Wowza. Talk about a sexy coconut fragrance…mysterious. This is beyond gorgeous. Onyx is dark and rich. The coconut and tobacco blend so well together. My skin adores Onyx. I find the lasting power of Sage Machado oils to be outstanding. It wears close to the skin, yet every time I move my head, or brush my hair I get soft little clouds of scent that surround me and those close to me always seem to compliment. I love how my sweaters smell after wearing this. I can wear this all year. It’s perfect for any season.This is swoon material. And seriously, how adorable is the packaging? Too cute!” review on Onyx fragrance by Arachne on Makeupalley

Featured as one of the most beloved and cult-followed scents of my fragrance collection, Onyx is back this summer bringing the heat to those unexpected summer nights! The ONYX fragrance is as darkly opulent as the stone for which it was named. Onyx begins with a bewitching top note accord of black coconut, tobacco and oakmoss. It then moves to a base note accord of vanilla, amber and sheer musk which caress the skin like sweet dew born of nocturnal, tropical air. A perfume of almost primeval intensity, Onyx evokes nature’s beauty in its darkest forms; a jungle’s depths, volcanic heat and velvety night skies. Onyx is the most sultry summer scent due to it’s dark and sensual nature. Inspired by the stone, the ONYX fragrance evokes a deep and sensual emotion!

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Onyx is my absolute favorite scent for Summer because it is unexpectedly dark, intense and sexy. When we think of the beach we usually think light, airy and breezy but ONYX evokes a much more unique take on those long beach days that turn into beautiful sunsets and hopelessly romantic evenings…. those are memories we truly treasure.

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Healing qualities of Black Onyx

Energy:

  • Protection
  • Healing
  • Grounding

Protection:

  • Protects against Adversaries
  • Blocks negative influences.

Stimulates:

  • Grounding
  • All The Senses
  • Inner-Strength
  • Concentration
  • Self-Discipline
  • Intuition

Metaphysical Properties:

  • Prevents the draining of personal energy
  • Absorbs and transforms negative energy
  • Fosters decision making
  • Excellent stone for centering and alignment of the total person with a Higher Power.
  • Used to end unhappy relationships
  • Heighten one’s intuition and instinct
  • Helps one to realize material goals
  • Helps one become the master of their own future
  • Creates invisibility
  • Fortifies self-confidence
  • Balances the male and female polarities within each person
  • Helps one regain emotional balance
  • Anchors and stabilizes one to elevate fears and worries
  • Helps banish negativity or people from one’s life
  • Provide the wearer with strength, both physical and mental.

Experience Onyx by Sage

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Enjoy and be well!

“My life is my work, there is no line between the two for me.”

 

Turquoise… Oceanic beauty, the perfect marine fragrance

turquoise - the perfect marine fragarance“I don’t normally favour marine fragrances, but Turquoise is different. A little strong at first with the grapefruit and blackcurrant creating a fresh seabreeze, and these notes hold on for a bit. But soon, the white flowers appear with the Blue Chamomile and it becomes an almost ethereal potion with the sandalwood and musk slowly bringing out the warmth, like sunlight shimmering across the water and touching on lotus blossoms, with a hint of fresh green leaves. Not long after that, it begins to whisper to me…to come to the water. This is what a water nymph or a mermaid might smell like, or what she would wear if she wore perfume. Two paintings spring to mind when I wear Turquoise: “Hylas and the Nymphs” by John William Waterhouse and “Drowned Atlantis” by Norman Lindsay. If you look them up on Google, you’ll see what I mean!” – Fragrance review by

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Guiding us through the last days of summer is the enchanting and mysterious stone: Turquoise. The Turquoise stone is one of the most ancient gemstones known to man. With strong ties to the Egyptian and Aztec cultures, this gemstone made it’s way overseas to the US through Turkish trade. Turquoise has continued to be a vibrant stone in fashion, culture and healing. Turquoise continues to be uniquely divine in it’s power and is known as a master healer gemstone as its healing qualities are so effective and wide in range of healing. It helps heal emotion and helps dissipate sadness or grief and is known to offer its wearer with overall protection.

turquoise - the perfect marine fragaranceTurquoise: (Birthstone for December) Named after that vivid blue-green stone favored as an ornament across continents throughout the ages, Turquoise is a marine fragrance, an effervescent scent that stirs the spirit with oceanic beauty. Its youthful, enlivening top note accord of blue chamomile, grapefruit, cassis and ozone elements glistens like fragrant, sun-kissed sea spray. Turquoise’s base note accord of watery, flower-infused musk melds with Mysore sandalwood for a dry down of freshly subtle depth. Certain Native American tribes revere Turquoise for its healing properties, which arguably are shared by the timeless, deep blue seas of the world that also inspired this fragrance fit for a mermaid.

While Turquoise has deep rooted meaning historically, my own personal connection with the gemstone is what inspired the creation of my Turquoise jewelry designs and Turquoise fragrance collection. I grew up in a very bohemian environment with an artist mother that adorned herself with wonderful hippie attire which included an arm full of Navaho Cuffs and bangles in Turquoise. This is what started my love of Turquoise (like mother, like daughter)!

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Turquoise: (Birthstone for December) Named after that vivid blue-green stone favored as an ornament across continents throughout the ages, Turquoise is an effervescent scent that stirs the spirit with oceanic beauty. Its youthful, enlivening top note accord of blue chamomile, grapefruit, cassis and ozone elements glistens like fragrant, sun-kissed sea spray. Turquoise’s base note accord of watery, flower-infused musks melds with mysore sandalwood for a dry down of freshly subtle depth. Certain Native American tribes revere Turquoise for its healing properties, which arguably are shared by the timeless, deep blue seas of the world that also inspired this fragrance fit for a mermaid.

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For over 18 years, I have been collecting an incredible turquoise stone collection that I display in a beautiful turn-of-the-century Tibetan prayer bowl. The bowl resides in my design studio and helps to keep my creative thoughts flowing! This stone’s healing energy has helped me through design ideas, business endeavors and helped me keep a clear mind.

Experience Turquoise

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Enjoy and be well!

“My life is my work, there is no line between the two for me.”

Indulgent Hostess gifts for your Memorial Day Host

Whether you’re spending your weekend on the beach or at a backyard barbeque, make sure and treat your hostess with thoughtful hostess gifts. I find that one of my signature Sage candles makes the perfect gift to help lighten up the party! She will be sure to invite you back! Have a beautiful and relaxing Memorial Day Weekend with your friends and family. I will be spending the weekend on the beach with my kiddos enjoying the sand, the sea and the beautiful sunset..

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“My life is my work, there is no line between the two for me.”

In Love with Diamond Perfume Oil – a Sheer Scent from Heaven

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This week marks the beginning of a new series featuring each one of my gemstone perfumes being introduced in a lifestyle setting. The series will begin with Diamond, my newest fragrance – Diamond Perfume Oil – a Sheer Scent: get a peek into the life of the woman who wears Diamond!

The Diamond throughout history has held it’s status as the most exquisite and timeless stone. Using raw Diamonds as my inspiration behind this long-awaited fragrance, I was attracted to every other shade of Diamond. Not overly sparkling, not demanding immediate attention, not perceiving wealth, but rather the understated Diamond, slightly warmer, more unique and much more intimate. In the development and discovery of Diamond, I set out to represent all of these qualities and capture the unique and subtle essence of the raw Diamond, the much more mysterious and not so well conquered relative of the brilliant Diamond we all know.

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The scent, shimmering and clear, acts as its namesake to conduct both light and heat, and reflect the wearer’s true beauty. With the sheerest base notes blending together to create a fragrance that’s both soft and warm, the wearer experiences the subtle hint of Indian sandalwood, white crisp amber, clean oceanic musk and a touch of rain dew on the skin at morning – letting the light in.

Diamond by Sage is a fragrance which can be worn by both men and women. It is a skin scent, complementing its wearer’s chemistry and evoking a clean, yet warm effervescent experience. Hand blended using only the highest quality essential and fragrance oils, Diamond by Sage comes in a glass roll-on and is free of alcohol, water or chemicals. The candles are blended with the best quality of soy, palm, and coconut waxes that burn clean, without releasing toxic chemicals into the air. They are all natural, non-allergenic, non-toxic and eco-friendly. Packaged in cream colored, high sheen Japanese paper with a print inspired by vintage textiles, both the roll-on and candle are as stunning as the gem they are named for.

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I invite you to try something new this year and experience my newest fragrance, Diamond! To help you I have featured some wonderful reviews of Diamond perfume oil:
“One of the sweetest, most satisfying things about this perfume is how it clings to fabrics, and every time my nose is near the collar and cuffs of my favorite sweater, that fresh expansiveness returns. It’s not the same living, warm scent as it is on skin, it’s the scent of frozen time. Memories on ice with a twist.

Diamond is the perfect fragrance for Spring. The feeling of limitless space, perpetual movement, endless possibilities and all the fresh air you can drink in. This is not quite the beach or what lay beyond it in the great wide ocean, this is the town tucked away just inland which hides the secret of its denizens: that the type of beauty that Diamond projects is not just for the rich or the well-connected– it’s a state of mind which can be achieved by everyone and is not one-size-fits-all.”(by Carrie Meredith of eyelineronacatblog)

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“A must-have for all Sage Machado (and clean scent) fans: We must say that this one comes close to defying description. We’ll start, though, with what we know: This DIAMOND Oil is a sinfully rich amalgam of soft cashmere-y musk, vanilla, wispy amber, citrus essence, lily, kissed very lightly in the open by a charmer of a Blood Orange – all of which dries down to a sort of Everyman/woman “SKIN SCENT”. Did we mention that it is almost sinfully clean? Pure, fresh, uncomplicated, unadulterated – no chili powder or macerated filberts in evidence – and it also happens to be one of those rare scents that is as comforting as it is yowzah sexy. Men and women will be fighting over this one (unless they’ve learned that it’s so much more fun to share).” (by Lusciouscargo)

“Do not be fooled by the simple fragrance pyramid! As Sage says on her website, she waited years and years to make this scent, assembling all the perfect types of the listed ingredients. This scent sparkles without being sharp, bright without being loud and is clear without being transparent. It smells like she really took the cream of the crop and blended them seamlessly, sublimely into a fragrance truly worthy of the name of the world’s most beloved stone.” (by ebony5)

“On trust and based on the existing beautiful wardrobe of fragrances, (in my noses opinion)- I bought the new scent just because. It is both magical and fresh, warm and light- however long lasting on the skin. I smiled as the first day I wore it I got three compliments from co workers on it. Another winner.” (by urban martian – thenonblonde.com)

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Enjoy and be well!

“My life is my work, there is no line between the two for me.”

Sage’s Blends Collection – Blend perfume oils

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Sage and Citrine – A vibrant and delightful fragrance, it embraces you with sunny and sparkling citrus and crisp green florals. Grapefruit, Bergamot, Cassis and Oceanic musk blended with fresh Cucumber, White Sage and delicate Sweet Pea floral.

 

 

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Jade and Topaz – An ode to the classic Oriental with an exotic twist. A magical fragrance with Tuberose and Egyptian Jasmine blended with Mango, Papaya, Rosewood, Sandalwood and Vanilla.

 

 

 

 

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Garnet and Amethyst – Our rendition of a bohemian jetsetter fuses sensual florals for pure fragrance perfection. Moroccan Red Rose and Blackberry blended with sweet Lilac, Gardenia and African violet.

 

 

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Onyx and Peridot – Luxe and exotic, Onyx and Peridot is for the perfumista who has it all and our newest obsession. A fusion of Vanilla Nectar and Dark Coconut blended with crisp Lime, Fig and soft Musk make it sheer bliss in a bottle.

 

 

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Amber and Carnelian – Chic and captivating you can’t help be enamored by rich musk with Tunisian Amber and a hint of Blood Orange blended with Tangerine, Mandarin and Papaya. An effortless scent that flourishes from day to night.

 

Enjoy and be well!

“My life is my work, there is no line between the two for me.”

Sage’s Favorite Spring Scents

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A fragrance that is as darkly opulent as the stone for which it was named, onyx begins with a bewitching top note accord of black coconut, tobacco and oakmoss. Its rich and enveloping base note accord of vanilla, amber and sheer musk caresses the skin like sweet dew born of nocturnal, tropical air. A perfume of almost primeval intensity, Onyx evokes nature’s beauty in its darkest forms; a jungle’s depths, volcanic heat and velvety night skies.

 

 

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This exotic, sexy Fig fragrance starts with a classic, grassy fig note set like a jewel amongst notes of warmth and depth. The slightest hint of sparkling blood orange plays off the fruity qualities of the fig, and draws deeper into the richness of the base note accord on which this fragrance lives. Deep ambers mingle with variety of fresh musk notes to create a scent that wears close to the body, becoming part of you. A subtle touch of oak moss and essential vanilla anchor Peridot to the skin, and to the memory of the one who wears it.

 

 

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A fragrance of singular power and depth. Amber is inspired by those golden, light-filled stones formed from the resin of ancient trees. Its succulent blood orange top note streams like the sun’s rays through notes of labdanum, Tunisian Amber and musk. Legend states that Amber was used by sorcerers and magicians to promote strength, healing and protection. This fragrance is itself an emboldening yet profoundly calming talisman.

 

 

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A fragrance that is as deeply sensual as the smoldering red hue of the stone for which it was named, Garnet melds with and transforms the wearer’s body heat in an enigmatic alchemy. This tribute to the stone of love begins with a luscious and seductive watermelon top note. Garnet’s full, inviting middle note accord of gardenia and Moroccan red rose absolute languidly lies on a sumptuous bed for amber, vanilla and musk that both radiates and beckons.

 

 

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The Diamond; the strongest substance known to man – known for clarity, resilience, and exquisite timeless beauty. Sage had waited for over a decade to approach this most iconic stone and translate into scent – waiting for the right materials, the right moment. And finally, it has come – the scent itself is shimmering and clear, acting as its namesake to conduct both light and heat, and reflect the wearers true beauty. With the sheerest base notes blending together to create this scent, both soft and warm, we experience the subtle hint of Indian sandalwood, white crisp amber, clean oceanic musk – and a touch of rain, dew on the skin at morning – letting the light in.

Enjoy and be well!

“My life is my work, there is no line between the two for me.”

Spring 2015 Trend Spotlight: Kimono Prints

Trend Spotlight: Kimono Prints – Japanese fabrics and prints have become one of season Spring 2015 key trends, with obis cinching waists from New York to Paris. At Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton married the delicacy of geishas with samurai strength. Sumptuous traditional Japanese fabrics turned up at Margiela, too, in both dresses and the wide sashes worn over them. Alexander Wang’s spin was a suitably sporty one, with perforated neoprene belts tied casually atop sharp blazers. And for Jonathan Anderson’s debut Loewe outing, they were built in to trousers in creamy tangerine and sky blue leathers. At Gucci, jacket pieced together from antique Japanese silks, whose patchwork pattern inspired the collection’s print.

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Get inspired with my fragrance and candle collection that all have Japanese kimono inspired prints and motifs on Japanese washi paper.

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Enjoy and be well!

“My life is my work, there is no line between the two for me.”

Spring 2015 Trend Spotlight: Folk Tales

One of the most fascinating and interesting trends of new season Spring 2015 is the folk fashion trend.

Mix traditional motifs and embroideries with modern silhouettes, and you’ll have yourself a folk fairytale. Taking inspiration from folklore and folk art is all in the detail.

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Starting with Frida Kahlo as one of their jumping-off points, Alice + Olivia used exotic flora and fauna they depicted via print, embroideries and appliqués in their Spring 2015 show. Ruffles and suede fringe, graphic, multicolored designs made up the boldest looks, energetic stripes and colors and vintage-inspired prints.‬‬

There were leather flowers appliquéd to rough-hewn linen at Valentino Spring 2015, naive needlepoint embroideries on long pinafores worn over smocked shirts, and a shearling vest densely decorated with leather paillettes. The embroidery and pieces were all very strongly influenced by Ukrainian folk wear and traditional embroidery.

In tune with the Spring 2015 Folk Trend, I am selecting my favorite folk-inspired scarves and shawls, one of a kind jewelry and scents, which can help in building a style defined by effortless elegance, and nuanced with plenty of folk fairy-tale inspired prints and motifs.

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Enjoy and be well!

“My life is my work, there is no line between the two for me.”

Garnet, the perfume of Love, the darker side of Gardenia

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In celebration of Valentine’s day I would like to introduce this festive stone that throughout history has been worn to celebrate life, love, and protect those we love. This stone has adorned women for thousands of years: Garnet. Garnet, The Stone of Love is a deep red hue perfect for Valentine’s day. This stone inspired one of my favorite fragrances.

My Garnet fragrance is as deeply sensual as the smoldering red hue of the stone for which it was named. This tribute to the stone of love begins with a luscious and seductive watermelon top note. Garnet’s full, inviting middle note accord of gardenia and Moroccan red rose absolute languidly lies on a sumptuous bed for amber, vanilla and must that both radiates and beckons.

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On Valentine’s day we look to spend time with the ones we love, give them gifts and cherish every moment. Throughout history Garnet has been given to loved ones as a healing stone and to inspire commitment as a promise to love and devote oneself to the other. If you are looking for something special for a friend, family member or one that you love, Garnet is the perfect fragrance to give! Shop the entire collection here!

Simply divine! I want to lounge about like an Odalisque in a Henri Matisse painting. Such an opulent and slightly heady blend of rose and gardenia with the amber giving it the gentlest spice and patchouli giving it the softest earthiness. The sweet kiss of blackberry and vanilla gives it a kind of berry twist and the watermelon? I’m not quite sure if I can smell it, but it just adds to its uniqueness! ♥ it!

Review by BerryDelicious (@makeupalley)

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Enjoy and be well!

“My life is my work, there is no line between the two for me.”