Mahler’s hut, perched high above the valley of Alpine fir, horn echoes in the primeval forest. A Nibelungian hoard of precious emerald ambers.
Deciduous tree and conifer scents draw us back to a time when the Eurasian Peninsula was covered by vast forests. They are often the setting for fairy tales and great myth cycles.
Entering the forest is an unknown–it parallels the inward search of the mystic. Austrian Jewish composer Gustav Mahler, whose music transitioned classical music from ornate romance to modernism, explored many personal connections to Teutonic Mythology and the natural world.
Mahler composed epic symphonies and song cycles high in the Alps in summertime.
Mahler channeled Chinese poetry, folktales, and German Romantic writers into deeply autobiographical music that has become universal in the classical repertoire.-D.S.
Alcohol denat, parfum (fragrance), aqua (water), benzyl alcohol, benzyl benzoate, benzyl salicylate, citral, citronellol, coumarin, eugenol, farnesol, geraniol, isoeugenol, limonene, linalool
When our fume master David creates our fragrances, he sees them in color. The throw of a particular aroma can be described in the colors it implies in the mind of one with synethesia. Vetyer can smell straw like yellow, patchouli, deep red, and so on. David is very enthusiastic about translating an idea from one discipline to another—so music, words, and ultimately color become aromas to wear on skin and in sanctuary.
An emerald green sticky balsamic oil with a bitter almost alcoholic mushroom and wood scent. Good pine oil has a mushroom note (Matsutake Alcohol) which isn’t surprising as many mushrooms grow on decayed pine wood. Pine Absolute is useful in conjuring the deep woods of deciduous and sub-arctic forests.
Called Sweet Myrrh and sporting the coolest sounding name of all perfume materials, Opoponax is in the same family as myrrh (Burseraceae). It is stronger with complex lactonic buttery balsamic properties.
Green piney spice with sweet eucalyptus vibes. A gourmand note common in Indian and Nordic deserts.