Thursday, May 17, 2007

The rustled red rose of Moracco

This upright shrub, legend has it, was collected by an international rose rustler. We are told that the original bush was found growing in Morocco, hence its unusual study name. Its is very reminiscent of the Hybrid Perpetual class in that its fragrant deep pink flowers are born on the end of the long canes. The foliage is quite Damask-like, as are the many fine bristles found all along the cane. It seems highly probable therefore that this lovely rose belongs to the Portland class.

The Morocco Rose is considered part of the old class of roses that became popular after 1800 largely because of its ability to bloom repeatedly - a rare trait among European roses at the time. The fragrant blooms open on straight stems directly atop their foliage. Perhaps the most captivating quality about this little gem of a rose is its intense damask fragrance. Its enticing scent is exceptional in quality and pure old rose. Thanks to this sweet and rich perfume, complete with subtle undertones of Musk, these roses are often found in the “Most Fragrant” division at rose shows.

An off-beat, apothecary-style perfumery called Essence on Boston's famed
Newbury Street, which specialized in creating custom
fragrances for its clientele was the place where you'd find Sarah after her theater classes at Emerson University were done for the day. Fueled by an intuitive skill for perfumery and the conviction that fragrance was a vehicle for self-expression, Sarah would work one-on-one with clients for hours at a time to design their perfect customized scent. That was in the late 1980's.

The fragrance I've fallen in love with, if you don't know by now, was the rose inspired Perfect Love. A spicy and enticing aphrodisiac Perfect Love features top notes of mandarin and bergamot. At its heart is lush Moroccan red rose absolute, which is considered to be the queen of all flowers and the flower of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. These notes are supported by honeysuckle and pikaki flowers, as well as a rich, sensual base accord of amber, vanilla, musk, patchouli and sandalwood.

Created as a limited edition, I've been informed as of today, that only a few remaining items are available (dreamy candles and luscious body cream) for those who act quickly by ordering directly from Creative Scentualization. Fortunately, Perfect Love is still available for made to order body lotions, bath jells and massage oils.

Today, Sarah Horowitz-Thran, the creative genius and imaginative 'nose' of Creative Scentualization has moved to the warm climate of Southern California and has crafted a process called The Fragrance Journey allowing a personal, custom designed perfume to be created only for you. When celebs like Sarah Michelle Gellar and Rachel Bilson need a signature scent, they turn to Sarah Horowitz-Thran. And so can you! You're not planning a visit to the West Coast in the near future? Not a problem! You can have your own Online Fragrance Journey. The answers you provide will enable Sarah to create three customized fragrance samples just for you.

Perfect Perfumer's Palette
A line of 33 single note fragrances that can be worn alone or layered together, the Perfumer's Palette allows you to step into the role of perfumer. Each single note fragrance features a color- coded label that indicates its categorization as a top, middle or base note. Beautiful when worn alone, they may also be layered with any other fragrance in your perfume wardrobe to create a blend that is uniquely yours. The Perfumer's Palette is a wonderful way to experiment with fragrance. Who may create a fragrance so fabulous you'll cause a traffic jam just crossing the street - you'll smell so good.

Perfect Candles
Candles are currently available for the following fragrances: Perfect Gardenia, Perfect Veil, Perfect Nectar and Perfect Vanilla. Indulge your environment with these latest additions to the Perfect Perfumes line!

Perfect Body Creme'
Our decadent body crèmes contain rich, emollient shea butter that soothes and moisturizes with extracts of chamomile, cucumber and lavender, while vitamins A, C and E nourish and protect. Your skin is left sensually soft and fragrant with the scent of our Perfect Perfumes.
Who wants samples?
Sarah, we all wish you continued success in your fragrance endeavors and a special hello to adorable Jessica.