Gingerbread Perfume is a gourmand perfume that explores a theme of delectable aromas that were part of my home life growing up. My mom who continues to create delicious treats for our daily afternoon tea party which includes a walk in the forest with her two corgis, a chapter from some book written by an author from the Golden Age of Mystery(Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, Margery Allingham, etc.) a cup of herb tea and some variety of home baked cookie or cake.
A delightful memory for me surrounds the making of Gingerbread cookies cut in the form of Santas, Snowmen, Stars, Dogs and other shapes with old-fashioned cookie cutters. Once my mother had cooked the basic forms we participated in decorating them with different colored frostings, coconut, raisins, and colored sugar. It was a joy to decorate them and then consume them all through the holidays. Such simple pleasures, yet such precious memories.
There is a wonderful treasure of stability and happiness to be found in simple everyday experiences that is somehow embodied beautifully in the aroma of gingerbread. I have created the simple perfume recipe Gingerbread to capture something of the enchanting nature of its fragrance.
Please note that this is a perfume recipe, not a blend to be taken internally.