Genius Loci: Bats of Los Angeles
Allen’s Big Eared Bat Perfume OilOut of Stock
These mountain-dwelling cutie pies roost in caves, mines, and rocky outcrops, and love to munch on moths that they catch mid-flight.
A fuzzy moth scent, dappled grey and delicious: rosehips and sandalwood with a touch of tobacco flower.
Anise Swallowtail Perfume OilOut of Stock
The Anise Swallowtail is a creature of wide open spaces. She flies through wide open spaces, over hills and through lots abandoned by humankind, dancing among dill, parsley, fennel, and wild carrots.
Bourbon vanilla, star anise, cypress, juniper berry, a drop of blood orange, and bronze fennel.
Cabbage White Perfume OilOut of Stock
A tiny creature with a wingspan less than two inches wide, she thrives on diversity but has a taste for mustard. She may be small, but she is fierce: one cabbage white butterfly can be the matriarch of generations of millions.
Orris root, orris butter, lily of the valley, and vanilla cream.
California Leaf-Nosed Bat Perfume OilOut of Stock
The California Leaf-Nosed Bat prefers the desert. They’re homebodies and do not migrate, and they’re also definitely Type A bats, as they don’t hibernate. Go go go!
Nightfall in the desert: Mojave yucca, creosote bush, saguaro, dusty clove, and sacred datura.
Dainty Sulphur Perfume OilOut of Stock
Drifting low to the ground, this tiny, tough butterfly searches for nectar and mates in vacant lots and coastal flats.
Orange blossom and brimstone.
Echo Azure Perfume OilOut of Stock
Our gilded silvery mud-puddler! His scent is of the blackberry bushes and wild lilacs in which he makes his home.
El Segundo Blue Perfume OilOut of Stock
The El Segundo Blue butterfly is endangered, and only three colonies remain: one at Los Angeles International Airport, one at an oil refinery, and one on a tiny patch of SoCal beach.
Sand and sea salt, murky beach water, a gust of peony, and a drop of petroleum.
Ghost Faced Bat Perfume OilOut of Stock
A venerable and well-respected bat, Ghost Face Bats can trace their ancestry to the late Pleistocene era.
Sugared coconut meat, vanilla pods, condensed milk, white honey, and benzoin.
Great Basin Woodnymph Perfume OilOut of Stock
A child of summer, the woodnymph sips moisture from the sand and flits through grasses and wild buckwheat.
Hay and grasses with two eyespots of cacao and tonka.
Mexican Long-Tongued Bat Perfume OilOut of Stock
The Gene Simmons of the Phyllostomidae family, this little buddy has a tongue built for harvesting nectar, extending up to a third of its body length and covered in hairy and horny papillae.
Smoked chili peppers, caramelized saffron, and clove bud.
Pallid Bat Perfume OilOut of Stock
I want my rooftop filled with Pallid Bats. Not only are they cute as hell, but their favored meal is the Arizona bark scorpion, whose sting is the most venomous to be found in North America.
Bats > Scorpions
Tea leaf, bourbon, a sting of white ginger, and Italian bergamot swirled in amber incense smoke.
Queen Butterfly Perfume OilOut of Stock
perfumes her wings
by floating over this orchid
Russet amber and orange blossom honey, red labdanum and wild plum, golden musk and a rustle of patchouli root.
Western Bonneted Bat Perfume OilOut of Stock
Fairly antisocial as bats go, Western Bonnie sticks to colonies of less than a hundred other bats. A girl needs her privacy, you know.
Western Pygmy Blue Perfume OilOut of Stock
A flutter of bronze and azure blue: coconut amber, patchouli and tobacco absolute with blue lotus petal, lilac, tobacco petal, dried blueberry and blackcurrant, and khus.