Gravitas- Travel Size
8mL (.3oz) bottle
Notes: Chai, Amber, Mandarin
Gravitas is the heavy spice of candlelight and old books, arcanum and meditation. The fresh resin scent of a newly constructed canoe on a Polynesian island discovered and forgotten by sun-loved, traveling men and women centuries ago. Gravitas deepens, and deepens with, thought.
The spicy hesperidic impression of coriander, nutmeg, and mandarin orange are the brilliant beauty to rivet your attention, the instant you notice the sunlight has turned to fire, raining down upon you. As clouds foolishly attempt to shroud this divine beauty from human eyes, an explosion of color erupts as the cardamom and black pepper bite, and bay laurel bursts through, showing its strength. Finally, those last velvety moments of daylight as it fades to black are the benzoin, coffee, and Peru Balsam dry sweetness, the depth and finality as the world is off to sleep, to dream of all that has passed, starlight and serenity.
Ingredients: Atlas Cedar, Balsam of Peru, Bay Laurel, Benzoin, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Coffee, Coriander, Jasmine, Mandarin Orange, Nutmeg, Sweet Orange
The depth of a natural note’s aromatic character is in large part due to the chemical make-up of the fragrance notes. Many department store fragrances are largely synthetic, where a synthetic fragrance note is a single chemical component with a specific chemical structure. Conversely, one natural essential oil can contain many chemical constituents, possibly hundreds or even thousands, many in only tiny fractions. It is these small additions that give natural perfumes their subtlety and complexity, and are very difficult to replicate synthetically. Natural notes are typically not overwhelmingly intense or persistent in the way synthetic notes can be, creating a fragrance experience that speaks softly, rather than screaming.
If fragrances were a ray of light, natural ingredients would be the sun as it breaks through the clouds, or the gentle glow of a candle. Synthetic fragrances would be the pure, focused beam of a laser. As the laser light is highly concentrated at a single wavelength, similarly synthetic fragrance notes center on a single, high intensity chemical component, narrowly targeting a small set of scent receptors. Lasers are a wondrous invention, but during a romantic dinner the soft flicker of a candle is vastly more alluring. Less intensity spread more widely is the optical analog to the spectrum of scent constituents in a natural essential oil.
There is another analogy that is common in perfumery, and that is comparing perfume creation to music. I’ve already referred to fragrance notes, and complimentary or contrasting notes can be combined to make a chord. Chords then join to make a perfume, top, middle, and base. The top chord evaporates most quickly, and it is what is smelled first, upon application of the perfume. The middle and base chords evaporate more slowly, as shown in the graph below. As in music, the art is in combining notes, and subsequently chords, that either complement or contrast nicely, and the overall effect of the composition.
And it is only through the full combination of components that the scent of a plant is truly represented. The whole, as decided by nature’s unseen hand, cannot be recreated by adding the components together.
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