$4.50 – $19.50
A gentle, soothing blend of cherry blossom, white sandalwood and star anise.
PERFUME OIL BLENDS
Presented in an amber apothecary vial.
– March 22, 2018
I got this as a free imp with my purchase, which is great since I’d never have bought it myself. It smells lovely once it’s on the skin – slightly musky with a nice and not overbearing sweetness, good unisex scent – but I don’t get the same sense of “yes, this is for me” that I get with some other scents. I’m sure it will be lovely on others, though. It’ll be very interesting trying to get my fiance to try it since he doesn’t care for perfumes. 5/5
– July 25, 2014
In the bottle, Kyoto reminds me a bit of NyQuil. I get all three notes distinctly, the licorice and cherry reminding me of syrup and the sandalwood giving it a medicinal quality. That said, my nose was a bit intrigued. Definitely different.
On my mom, this smelled awful – like she’d splashed on some ouzo. On my husband, the licorice and sandalwood balanced better, and Kyoto smelled pleasant but not awesome. On me I LOVE IT. The sandalwood comes out the most with traces of the anise in the background and a hint of sweetness added by the cherry blossom. Soft and exotic and gender neutral. On me it lasts 8+ hours. I will be getting a full bottle of this and would rate it a 5 except that it seems to vary so much with body chemistry. Good luck!
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The forks of the road: an in-between place, sacred and tangibly magickal in innumerable cultures and faiths. This scent is dark with mystery, taut with power. A chill twilit garden of blooms over dry earth and mosses, heavily laden with incense and offertory herbs.
At the center of the Garden of Eden stands the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Though modern interpretations of the Bible claim that it was an apple that the Serpent of the Tree offered to Eve, it is widely believed that the true Fruit of True Knowledge was, in fact, a fig.
This oil contains the innocence of the Garden, coupled with the Truth and Erudition found in the fruit of the Tree of Evil: fig leaf, fig fruit, honeyed almond milk, toasted coconut and sandalwood.
The rich scent of wild blackberry breezing over gentle rosy heather.
On to Pieria he stepped from the upper air, and swooped down upon the sea, and then sped over the wave like a bird, the cormorant, which in quest of fish over the dread gulfs of the unresting sea wets its thick plumage in the brine. In such wise did Hermes ride upon the multitudinous waves. But when he had reached the island which lay afar, then forth from the violet sea he came to land, and went his way until he came to a great cave, wherein dwelt the fair-tressed nymph; and he found her within. A great fire was burning on the hearth, and from afar over the isle there was a fragrance of cleft cedar and juniper, as they burned; but she within was singing with a sweet voice as she went to and fro before the loom, weaving with a golden shuttle. Round about the cave grew a luxuriant wood, alder and poplar and sweet-smelling cypress, wherein birds long of wing were wont to nest, owls and falcons and sea-crows with chattering tongues, who ply their business on the sea. And right there about the hollow cave ran trailing a garden vine, in pride of its prime, richly laden with clusters. And fountains four in a row were flowing with bright water hard by one another, turned one this way, one that. And round about soft meadows of violets and parsley were blooming. There even an immortal, who chanced to come, might gaze and marvel, and delight his soul; and there the messenger Argeiphontes stood and marvelled.
Crisp sea air, kelp, and climbing vines, flame-singed cedarwood and juniper branches, cypress boughs, alder wood, violets, selino, parsley, glistritha, and white sage.