May 25, 2011

Natural perfume- artistry and luxury

Posted in fragrance, health, life, love tagged , , , , , , , at 9:48 am by Margi Macdonald

You might like to visit the blog  perfume pharmer, from Monica Miller of Skye Botanicals.

Recently I became a guest reviewer there.

I have the lovely job of reviewing fine, natural perfumes, a task entirely compatible with my philosophy for health and healing.

Pleasure, art, beauty, sensuality… they’re so important, yet in the modern biomedical context, are rarely valued as keys to healing.

So far I’ve reviewed My Gardenia by skilled, sensitive Australian perfumer Ambrosia Jones, of Perfume by Nature and Orchid by esteemed natural perfumer, Mandy Aftel of Aftelier Perfumes.

I purchase samples of the perfumes I review; it keeps me objective, and it supports artists who are working in one of the most costly realms of all artistic endeavour.


Image: © Copyright Pete Wise and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence


November 1, 2010

A rose in any form

Posted in fragrance, life, love, music tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:00 am by Margi Macdonald

Chartres Cathedral — rose window

Why do we love roses?

Blue roses – yes or no?

What fragrance would a blue rose carry?  Sweet, ethereal and fresh, or oddly un-rosey?

Tell us what you think and feel about the idea of a blue rose, or an other rose.



Chartres Cathedral-rose window. Dimitri B on Flickr. Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic

blue_rose. elbfoto on flickr. Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic


Composer: Elena Kats-Chernin (1957- )
Performers: Nicola Sweeney (violin) & Sarah Nicolls (piano)

April 26, 2009

fragrant life

Posted in fragrance, life, love tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 2:02 pm by Margi Macdonald


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