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Alchemy on the move (popping up)
Fragrance from Flowers
It's all plants in here:
For twenty-three years, I've been blending essential oils for skincare (because I'm mystified and enchanted by the power of plant essences).
In the past year, my understanding of alchemical reactions & the joys of natural perfumery has become -not quite - obsessive; but clear that the years were not wasted on my fragrant sensibilities.
Botanical fragrances by Alchemy all begin with essential oils, attars, and absolutes. All distilled from natural plant materials - and carefully crafted.
Decidedly nostalgic, feminine, provocative and charming: I'm really proud of the spring selection (which includes the 2016 crop of Dandelion).
The summer selection is light, floral-citrus, spicy and tenacious and will be available June 20 (solsitce). Alchemy fragrances are available in the studio and in the online boutique.
Henna & Meaning
People often ask about the symbolic meaning of henna.
It's not so much that the shapes represent something; it's the symbolic gesture and the meaning YOU bring to the experience. Because you LIKE it is meaning enough.
But sometimes there is more. Like when you're going on a journey and separated from loved ones and you want to feel tethered and connected.
Private appointments are always welcome:: for yourself or for you and friends (book online).
monique herzig, alchemist, aesthetician