Tyrolean Conifer Oils
Conifer Oils from Tyrol
Kind greetings to all our newsletter subscribers. We continue to procure a number of unique and lovely essential oils, attars and absolutes, a few of which are highlighted in this newsletter.
Recently we started ordering some of the finest conifer oils we have ever encountered -- from the oldest distillery (over a hundred years in existence) in the Tyrol region of of Austria. Here are our first three offerings, with more to come:
And Some Other New Arrivals ...
October Aromatic Treats
All orders will receive a free bottle of Harvest Moon Perfume, which I created to capture the full mellow aromatic, richness of the harvest season. A perfume is wonderful means of capturing the feeling of a particular time, place, event, etc. I enjoy blending different natural essences in attempt to create a beautiful aromatic landscape to accompany such lovely images as the one presented this month. Each season has its own special associations according to the unique landscape and traditions of the people dwelling there and in Japan this time has delightful symbolic associations:
"There is an old saying in Japan that the moon of the springtime loses her brightest beams among the blossoms of the flowers; in the summertide the water reflects her image in purer tints than her own light; in the winter the north wind robs her rays of much of their lustre; but in the autumn all nature is her friend, and rejoices to see her at her best. Thus the harvest moon of Japan is the moon of festivities. Especially is this a poetic and romantic festival in the more thinly populated districts, where the old-time spirit still lingers, the laughing waterfall vies with the moon in her transcendent beauty, and the noisy cataract seeks to attract by its tumultuous forces what it loses in other respects. Man, nature, and moon combine to make this the happiest event of a happy season.
Three things are wanted to make this festival a success: the time, the moon, and water. Tokyo is well favoured in respect to the last by the river Sumida; Osaka, by the noble Yodo, coming fresh from Lake Biwa; and if Kyoto is less fortunate in this respect her people do not know it, so the result is the same. While this festival has lost much of its ancient glory, it has gained in the new order of things. Generous display of fireworks, hosts of bright dying pennons, pretty,vivacious geishas, decked in their daintiest costumes, their most fascinating grace of manner, their gentle refinement of womanhood, all aid in making this the happy fete it is. "
Japan, the place and the people
---by George Waldo Browne