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Wild Pansy - SOLD OUT


My mother was a fabulous cook and gardener and a fount of knowledge and source of wisdom about healthy living, body and soul. 
Growing up, my siblings and I thought she was nuts. Her daily rituals of lemon juice in warm water first thing in the morning, eating avocados in their skins with a spoon, baking our bread with wheat germ and unpasteurized honey,  – all this stuff was an embarrassment to us. 
Whenever they appeared in the garden, Mum put flowers in our salads – nasturtiums, dandelions, rose petals, pansies. Always browsing through cook books, and books about health, she’d read somewhere that certain flowers had healing powers for what ailed modern populations (this was the 1960’s). She’d likely read about Dr. Edward Bach, the English doctor who became a naturopath, and introduced Bach  Rescue Remedy to the world in the 1930’s, along with 38 other flower remedies. 
So we ate our salads with the flowers in them, and I remember liking the pansies which had a slightly sweet, slightly spicy aromatic green leafy flavor that tasted exactly liked they smelled. Delicious.
Wild Pansy by Christopher Brosius at CB I Hate Perfume is that exact smell. When I first sniffed it in his Brooklyn warehouse store, I experienced an instantaneous time shift back about 40 years. On his website he says: “Wild Pansy is actually the smell of wild violets growing in the forest very crisp grassy & casual…..

I've never divided my scents between men & woman so I made Wild Pansy to be enjoyed by all.” He’s right – Wild Pansy is a divinely perfect spring scent for everyone.
Wild Pansy is less austere, less intense than it’s big sister Violet Empire. The pansy is a variety of the viola plant and is often referred to as wild violet. This oil-based perfume absolute is green, grassy, and outdoorsy, like opening the door on a sunny spring day and getting a wave of fresh air, sweet with the soft scent of new grass.
Young tender flowers and new grass, that’s the scent from beginning to end, simple, light, with a crisp edge to it. No powder, no sugar, no drama, no intrigue, just uncomplicated simple beauty. Pansy flowers and grass. The sillage is soft and unintrusive, making Wild Pansy a deeply personal scent sniffable only by you, or the person you want close to you.
NOTE: This item is SOLD OUT.
Notes: Wild pansies and grass
Type: Perfume absolute
Parfumeur: Christopher Brosius

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