“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
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: (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)!
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.
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