My inspirations for PEACE were a camping trip in a lush green forest in Hawaii, my visits to a head shop 20 years ago and vivid memories of my past. I melded these eclectic experiences into a fantasy perfume that is complex, deep and long-lasting.
Two years ago we were hiking in the Valley of the Kings in Hawaii and enjoying the lush, rich and vibrant green all around us. It was the greenest and most sensual experience I ever had while hiking, complete with moss, ferns and other soft greenery. It felt as if we were taking a tour of a greenhouse, with dense moist and lush green air. Honestly, it felt like we were in heaven.
Shockingly, we then smelled cannabis in the air, and as it turned out there were a bunch of college kids camping nearby, so that explained this blip. However, it was combination of the sharp and quick cannabis and the verdant yet soft green that made my memory of this time indelible. PEACE is my attempt at capturing a fleeting note of cannabis, and behind it a lush green place that lasts for 24 hours.
Also, in my younger days I used to visit a shop in New Hope, PA that had every hippie oil you could think of. I've upped the ante by using natural aged patchouli and jasmine sambac, thus PEACE is definitely not a typical hippie fragrance that others have produced using synthetics. I have fond memories of the black light posters and other displays of smoking paraphernalia, baubles and skeleton necklaces and bracelets, and I often wish life was still that simple.
Happily, I composed PEACE to take these feelings to an extremely high level that makes me forget about the simplicity of the past and allows me to concentrate on the present. It's fine to look back, but not to stare. I have learned that it is important to be able to feel and contemplate your personal growth, and for reasons known only to my subconscious, wearing PEACE makes it easier for me to do this.
It would be perfectly acceptable to go to work or on a date wearing PEACE. You could explain the inspirations that made this unique fragrance possible, and that it opened your eyes to what artisanal perfumery is all about. This is a one-of-a-kind fragrance that helps define artisanal perfumery.
I find it difficult to express in words the feelings you may get while wearing PEACE. The opening of cannabis lasts roughly 5-10 minutes, and it is unlike anything in today's market. You will simply have to try it for yourself. I'm open to modifying my description depending on the feedback I receive, as it seems to wear differently depending on body chemistry and/or mood of the wearer. Totally unisex and beautifully green.
Shipped in a gorgeous 50 ml hand-polished glass crystal bottle with etched logo, solid metal top and beautiful box.
Longevity (typical): 20-24 hours
Concentration: 70% alcohol, extrait (the boxes read 80%, but they were printed prior to my electing to release extraits vs EdPs)
TOP NOTES: Cannabis, tomato leaves, tangerine
MIDDLE NOTES: Cistus, rose, tuberose, iris, orris
BOTTOM NOTES: Tolu balsam, peru balsam, styrax, musks, tonka bean
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