Let Roxana Villa’s 100% natural solid perfume creations be a part of your essence by visiting Roxana Illuminated Perfume on Etsy. These solid perfumes are only made with the finest organic and/or wildcrafted botanicals in mind.
As a lover of nature, Roxana combines medieval science along with a modern-day creative insight to make her handmade perfumes purely from the fragrant richness of barks, flowers, leaves, rinds, roots and seeds. Her range of creamy luxurious solid perfumes are in a base of Organic jojoba oil and local beeswax; some of them also contain infused plant materials.
Besides being a master perfumer, bee keeping is another of Roxana Villa’s passions and she lives in the woodlands of Southern California with her artistic husband Greg who creates the illustrations for some of her perfumes.
I had the pleasure of sampling Roxana Villa’s all natural solid perfumes which she kindly sent my way:
“Q” is unQuestionably an appealing solid natural perfume for both sexes.
Inspired by the Coastal Oaks (Quercus agrifolia) in Southern California, this ‘heady’ perfume made with Oak leaves, resin, amber, citrus, wood, vanilla and labdanum will undoubtedly awaken your senses with its woodsy spicy intoxicating aroma.
To Bee is made with beeswax, Organic jojoba oil, plant essences, resins, wood, spice, mimosa, sweet clover absolute and beeswax absolute then traditionally infused with honey comb from feral bees.
This solid natural perfume’s warm spicy aroma was made in honour of our tiny winged miracle worker (the honey bee) and will surely entice men and women alike.
My initial thought of To Bee being expensive to buy was soon quashed when I figured what it would cost us if we continued to allow the destruction of our natural environment.
Our honey bees would then cease to exist. So please let us play a role in keeping these little necromancers alive.
Aurora solid perfume is made with beeswax, Organic jojoba oil, plant essences, carnation, amber, spice and citrus. Its feminine floral spicy citrusy aroma will help to light your day.
Cimbalom, I have to say, may strike a chord with women and men as it is not biased.
I feel too that the combination of beeswax, Organic jojoba oil and plant essences such a citrus, ginger, jasmine, labdanum as well as patchouli would definitely warm your senses on a wintry day.
This enCHANTing solid perfume has a mellow down to earth spicy scent and is unisex.
Just like an arrangement of garden flowers, Gracing the Dawn is faultlessly entwined with ‘notes’ of violet and fern which have been recreated using pure essential oils.
The fragrance is of a personal nature and other-worldly.
Anyone who loves the scent of REAL vanilla, will love Fig.10 Blanc; with its exquisite sweet aroma of the Vanilla Orchard Bean at the fore and the life-preserving plant essences of vanilla, resin and wood.
My mum took one whiff and was transported back to her childhood.
With its touch of sweet vanilla-like aroma and ascendant (flourishing) floral scents, La Dame Blanche will bring the past to the present for any newcomer.
The appealing feminine scent of this solid perfume will win the hearts of many.
The combined botanical effect of citrus, ylang ylang, jasmine, resin and vanilla in Lyra definitely releases an intensely heady, sweet and slightly floral scent that exhilarates.
This is one of Roxana Villa’s solid natural perfumes which is gender-specific.
The combination of the resins with sweet-scented florals in Vera will lure you in like bees drawn to flowers. Vera’s long lasting aroma surprised me and anyone who loves lavender will surely adore this solid perfume.
Vera doesn’t come cheap but I appreciate what goes into the making of this solid perfume. The time and effort it takes to source each ingredient (over 40), including Lavender from an organic farm in Ojai (California), is the reason why Roxana insists that we firstly buy samples of her solid perfumes because once bought they are not refundable.
My Favourite Solid Perfumes
Lyra, “Q”, Fig. 10 Blanc, Cimbalom and La Dame Blanche
Choose your favourite fragrance and your solid perfumes can be set into charming lockets, beautiful compacts as well as adorable mini perfume tins. Re-fills are available.
Where to Buy
IlluminatedPerfume.com – International shipping
Etsy.com/Shop/IlluminatedPerfume – International shipping
Please note: The Eau de Parfums can only be shipped within the U.S.A.
The Eau de Parfums are made with essential oils, accords and CO2 extracts as well as organic grape alcohol.
From the Journal of Illuminated Perfume:
“Botanical Perfume Defined” – by Roxana Villa
As Roxana, I’m also an avid supporter of non-toxic parfums. You must remember that what we apply on our body gets absorbed through the pores of our skin and there is no way I’m going to apply anything on my body that may be detrimental (harmful) to my health.
Art of Botanical Perfume: Level I Certificate Program
with Roxana Villa
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