MAIDEN Archetype Botanical Perfume

A collaboration between Alexandra Schueler & GATHER Perfume

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In the spring she returns. The bright pink hyacinth and tiny purple grape sisters… they beckon one close to the ground with her nose starving for the first sweet scent of the season. Cold hands on the soil, warm hair in the sun, and eyes closed, she inhales the syrupy, satiating flavor of the petals. 

Goosebumps arise as her senses awaken, a giddy, resonant spark of new ideas and playful impulses, she lays back, surrendering to wild daydreams, unfettered creative swell, and unfurling determination. The wild maiden archetype comes forth with inspired feminine ferocity ~ a paradoxical force to be reckoned with. 

Blended by the incredible Ananda Wilson of GATHER Perfume, the MAIDEN archetype botanical perfume is a sweet, floral perfume with a sassy kaffir lime and grapefruit twist, intoxicating ylang ylang, champa, and Moroccan rose heart, with tropical swirls of real coconut.

A drydown of oakwood, sandalwood, and vanilla leave a delicate, natural sweetness on the skin. It's gorgeous, flirtatious natural perfume to embody the essence of the MAIDEN archetype.

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Other Details:

Perfume comes in a 5 ml. cylinder glass bottle with a silver atomizer.

Fragrance Family: Sweet Floral

Fragrance Characteristics: Flirtatious, sensual, feminine, joyful, sassy, familiar, bright citrus opening, sweet floral heart, gourmand accent notes, soft drydown, very wearable in day or evening.

Sillage / Tenacity: MAIDEN lasts 2-4 hours, and varies depending on personal chemistry, amount applied, temperature and physical activity. Natural perfumes evolve differently on each person.To increase longevity, moisturize skin before application, and apply to long hair as well. 

The MAIDEN archetype botanical perfume is a strong percentage of Pure Perfume Extrait strength held in a stable base of artisanal infused spirits and a small amount of coconut oil.

Care: Store out of heat and light to maintain the integrity of these real plant essences. 

Packaging: The perfume arrives in a black colored box made of recycled material, with an informational card, sprinkles of dried herbs and flowers, presented in a reusable, satin pouch.

Safety: Patch test recommended. If highly sensitive, you may wear on hair and darker colored scarf or clothes. May stain light colored clothing. Not for lengthy wear if in direct sunlight.

GATHER perfumes are 100% natural, artisanal botanical fragrances. They are always phthalate, synthetic, and paraben free. Handcrafted in small batches.

© GATHER Perfume, Ananda Wilson, All rights reserved.

Claim your bottle(s) now!

(Pre-orders open until May 23rd & ship late-June)

Shipping:

$7.00 // Domestic USPS

$11.00 // International USPS

Note: This is a non-refundable purchase.

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About GATHER Perfume

GATHER Perfume is a small artisan line of pure botanical creations by perfumer and herbalist Ananda Wilson. Each item is carefully crafted completely by hand with a deep investment of creativity, inspiration, love, time, and over 20 years of skill and practice.

Every product is all natural, utilizing synergies of wildcrafted botanicals, handmade extracts and preparations, carefully sourced pure essential oils, absolutes, attars, and exquisite rare aromatics. Many hours of inspiration and critical thinking is given to each creation.

To browse her full product line, you can check that out here.

About Ananda Wilson

I am continually inspired by nature, trees, water, art, rhythms, dance, music, myth, and life phases.

Working with plant aromatics is my devotion and specialty; with a knack and nose for blending unique and highly praised, sacred, therapeutic perfume blends - both perfectly simple and evocative ones as well as deeply complex, sophisticated, and rich compositions. They are designed to elicit pleasure medicine, amplify intentions, catalyze sensory bliss, self care ritual, emotional support and seduction, and to ignite your imagination with a powerful terrain of scent imagery and narrative.

Natural perfumes' sillage and story varies widely depending on the blend. It may be strong, soft, last long or short, change over time, and respond to your body temperature and hormonal cycle. It is incredibly alive and responsive to each individual. Know that when you purchase a natural perfume, it is an intimate engagement in the wild natural world and will not offer the predictable, cloying, or forceful type of experience that commercial perfumes often do.

I invite you to anoint yourself with a fragrant prayer to your beautiful Self.