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Roxana Illuminated Perfumes Figure 1 Noir Natural Perfume Review

Roxana Illuminated Perfumes

Roxana Illuminated Perfumes Figure 1 Noir is a natural perfume inspired by the bewitching quality of patchouli. If you didn’t know by now, you should know that I’m a patch-head. I love patchouli, especially a dirty patchouli. When I heard of this one, I couldn’t wait to try it. Much of the market has been flooded with “clean” patchoulis (which I do indulge in from time to time) but I knew that this one wouldn’t be clean or sterile. I’ve been longing for a patchouli for patch-heads… Continue reading | 19 Comments

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Roxana Illuminated Perfume Green Witch Review

Roxana Illuminated Perfume Green Witch

Naturals Week – April 22-29th

Green Witch by Roxana Illuminated Perfume is a green chypre inspired by the sea. The scent is inspired by the book, The Greenwitch by Susan Cooper.

The perfume is green, very green. The liquid even has a slight greenness. Green Witch opens with bitter galbanum and a bright bergamot. It’s a sharp green scent. There’s a hint of rose, a damp rose. The scent smells wild, untamed. It reminds me of vines… Continue reading | 9 Comments

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Roxana Illuminated Perfume Hedera Helix Review

Roxana Illuminated Perfumes Hydra Helix

Roxana Illuminated Perfume is a line of artisanal perfumes that are hand-crafted using natural ingredients in a base of organic grape and grain alcohol. Inspired by English ivy, Hedera Helix is described as “Spiraling into a sweet pasture of verdant ivy, on a mossy bed of flowers.” And it is. Hedera Helix is a wonderfully complex chypre with layers.

Hedera Helix is a green. If Hedera Helix were a color, it’d be a deep emerald green, like the shade of ivy. Hedera Helix is… Continue reading | 6 Comments