Emily Hirsch of Talon NYC designs fragrance and jewelry, a few of my favorite things… Talon is a line of aromatic amulette necklaces. I’ve recently found out about the line and I’m smitten.
Inspired by antique aromatic jewelry and the fragrances of growing up in the picturesque Northern California wine country in Anderson Valley A.K.A. paradise, Emily offers simple, but slightly rustic amulettes and thoughtful fragrances. I’m attracted to rustic, organic jewelry such as that offered by Lucifer Vir Honestus, Gabrielle Sanchez, Fabio Cammarata, and Julie Wolf. These lines are expensive and I often find indie designers on etsy doing similar things, but that’s the example of what I like: simple and natural. That’s how I’d describe Talon handmade amulettes. Talon Vial Amulettes are available in glass, silver, and bronze (my favorite). Silver and bronze are made from recycled metals. Each amulette has a natural cork stopper. The design is simple enough to be unisex, elegant enough to wear with anything, and a little edgy being that it resembles a dagger.
There are three aromatherapeutic scents. The scents are in separate vials so you can put whatever fragrance you want in your amulette, but it sounds like the following fragrances are worth wearing around:
Talon Signature – An intoxicating aroma of tobacco leaf and orange blossom, “a dark, tantalizing, warm scent”.
Avalon – An innocent blend of tuberose and jasmine.
Bare Trees – This is the newest in the collection. A sweet and spicy winter evergreen with floral and tropical grass notes.
I think the most interesting sounds like Talon Signature, give me tobacco leaf in perfume and I’m happy. However, Emily said that Talon was her favorite until she made the zesty, wintery Bare Trees.
All aromatic amulettes retail for $250 and is available at Talon NYC.