Indie botanical line Roxana Illuminated Perfume has launched Gracing the Dawn:
The latest fragrance is part of a series titled Flowers of Fortune associated with artwork by her award winning husband Greg Spalenka.
The fragrance and inspired image is called Gracing the Dawn, a reference to the Three Graces from Greek mythology. Fantastical butterflies sit on the bough of a tree with freshly opened blossoms just as the first light of dawn illuminates the sky. The first edition of the 7ml flacons will feature a tincture of violets created this last Spring.
Gracing the Dawn is a floral chypre featuring a bouquet of some of the most expensive botanical aromatics found on planet earth. The perfume is velvety and sultry evoking a vintage from days long gone or perhaps an alternate dimension where we glimpse luminous winged sprites on a wet, black bough.
A myriad of exotic essences are artfully woven in this composition including Cestrum nocturnum, Night Queen, from South India. The main notes in this botanical medley include violet, mimosa, wood, and Italian bergamot.
Gracing the Dawn is available in Perfume Extrait in several sizes; it can be found at the Roxana Illuminated Perfume shop at Etsy. (via press release)