Today I am very happy to announce the launch of two new fragrances from 1000 Flowers. The duo was inspired by a love story…
A love story began when a boy from the east, met a girl from the west,
when smiles and shy glances were exchanged, and their hearts leaned in
to each other.
She shared with him her love of flowers and perfume (especially roses and violets), and he shared with her sensuous parts of his culture, such as incense and oudwood, and the fragrant spices of his eastern cuisine.
Together they began an exploration of the senses.
Love is Sweet represents the feminine in this story- full of roses, violets, vanilla, patchouli coeur, amber, and precious woods.
Ode to Him is the masculine counterpart- fresh with the cool notes of cardamom and coriander, richly layered with oudwood, cedar, and resins of faraway lands.
These fragrant compositions contain high concentrations of precious natural materials such as Rose, Vanilla pods, Patchouli coeur, Sandalwood, and Orris.
(The name ‘Love is Sweet’ is inspired by the song from Anita Baker called “Sweet Love”…)
LOVE IS SWEET
Bergamot. Pink Pepper.
Bulgarian Rose oil. Iris.
Turkish Rose absolute.
Vanilla Pods. Sandalwood.
Tonka. Musk. Amber.
ODE FOR HIM
Rose absolute. Clove.
The fragrances are initially presented in Italian glass 15ml splash flacons and are now available online in the 1000 Flowers boutique at www.1000flowers.ca
Wishing you all a fragrant and happy holiday season!
6 thoughts on “New Fragrance Launch! (an Ode to Love…)”
Dear Ms Buchanan,
I have been reading your blog for a while now and I am fascinated by your fragrance journey. You have somewhat inspired me to seek a path to become a future perfumer. In my current situation I think it would benefit me to take the independent route such as Andy Tauer. I would like to ask for some moral support and any essential tips to start me on my way. I have noticed that you spoke of gas chromatography amongst many other subjects studied at perfume school but which subjects do you think are essential for an independent perfumer?
Are there any interesting books that could augment my learning that you consider as standard texts for any budding perfumer? I am also very intrigued by Reglisse Noire and your new release Ode. Suffice it to say that I intend to try some samples one day. I visited Cannes and Nice a long time ago with my family and your descriptions of Grasse certainly take me back to those wonderful days in France.
Thank you for taking the time to read my post and I look forward to your response.
I have been away from my blog for awhile, so I missed your message. Thank you for taking the time to write. If I was to give any advice, it would be to study the raw materials. To know where to begin, you could refer to books by Jean Claude Ellena, such as ‘Perfume’ in the Que je Sais series. (it may be difficult to get a copy in English, but I know they exist). You could also refer to the book Scent and Chemistry…and you can find their page on fb as well. Another amazing book is Perfumery: Practice and Principles by Robert R Calkin. Otherwise, I would recommend a summer course in the Grasse Institute of Perfuremy. That would introduce you to many different facets of the art…especially the raw materials. I hope this helps! I wish you much success on your path!
I BEEN LOOKING FOR YA
bought amber in Nelson a few years back,LOVE IT
GLAD TO FIND U
Hello again! Yes the Amber was quite a hit. I will be relaunching it again soon! xo
Reglisse Noire is a treasure! I have searched for years for a scent that captured the importance and beauty of black licorice. In my long search I was directed to overpowering department store scents which seemed to throw licorice in as a capricious afterthought. And then I found you and your precious scent that you deemed worthy enough to wear the very name of the smell I longed for! Ms. Buchanan you are a gifted human being. And I hope you understand when I say that each time i draw in your beautiful Reglisse Noire it somehow defies the second law of thermodynamics. You are more than an artist and you are more than a scientist. You are a genius. Or perhaps I am just intoxicated by your difficult and heady scent. BRAVO!
Thank you so very much for sharing your impression! What kind appreciation for Reglisse Noire…it is thrilling to hear your experience!