Mellifera, meaning honey (melli) bearing and maker (fera) is the second part of the name for the honey bee. The entire name is Apis mellifera. This fragrance evokes a sun drenched meadow where the little pollinator forages nectar to make her golden elixir.
- Handmade item
- Materials: Local beeswax; vital plant essences including spice, herbs, flowers, resins, precious woods and helichrysum from Croatia and Ojai California.
- Notes: Herbs, honey and resin
ROUND JAR There is approximately 6 grams by weight of solid perfume, just over 0.2 ounces, in the 5ml container which measures 1.46 diameter x 1.1" height (37mm diameter x 27.7 mm height) The new violet glass jars preserve and protect the fragrance, insuring longevity of your perfume. Ready as a gift to oneself or someone you cherish and appreciate.
I began the fragrance Mellifera in the summer of 2013 for the HoneyLove Wax Symposium held in Culver City. The fragrance is based on everything that makes up the realm of the honey bee including herself, tribe members, the hive (as in To Bee), the landscape where she forages and other interesting bits about her. The orchestration was initially composed by listing everything relating to the honey bee in terms of scent and then pairing essences to those words.