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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Brave New Scents: A Natural Perfumers Guild Project

The Outlaw Perfumers are honoring the aromatics of the 21st Century
Providence Perfume Co. -  All natural perfume

I am participating along with 10 other professional perfumers and bloggers in honoring rare, new botanical ingredients.  These botanicals are new additions to the perfumer's palette, and have only recently been distilled and made available for perfumery.  Many are rare, costly and in small supply.  We create our brave new scents as a tribute to these incredible essences and those renegades and risktakers who travel the world to distill them.

My contribution to the project is a perfume called Jessamine, a tribute to the state flower of South Carolina where my mother resides.  Jessamine is a southern inspired citrus jasmine inspired by the yellow jessamine that threads it's vine like flowers throughout the fences and gardens of the southern states.

Yellow Jessamine


  • Top Notes of Cedrat, Yuzu and Galbanum
  • Heart Notes of Jasmine Auriculatum, Aglaia, Linden Blossom and Pink Lotus
  • Base Notes of Orris, Hay and Tahitian Vanilla Bean Tincture
    Yellow Jessamine is the state flower of South Carolina.  It’s aroma is an exquisite blend of jasmine and citrus notes and grows wild throughout the South.  Alas, all parts of the vine like plant can be toxic and often under pollinated as bees shy away from it’s alkaline nectar.  My interpretation of Jessamine combines Cedrat with it’s candied lemon peel aroma with rare Jasmine Auriculatum, sparkling Aglaia flowers and a soft cashmere orris vanilla base.  Evoking Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, southern drawls, Jessamine covered verandas and the hum of cicadas.  Y’all please enjoy.

I made a very limited amount of Jessamine eau de parfum.  It is available online at in 6 ml. atomizers and deluxe samples.

Participating Perfumers Include:

Ambrosia Jones, Perfume by Nature
Anya McCoy, Anya's Garden
Charna Ethier, Providence Perfume Co.
Christi Meshell, House of Matriarch
Elise Pearlstine, Belly Flowers
JoAnne Bassett, JoAnne Bassett Perfumes
Rohanna Goodwin Smith, Ascent Natural Perfumes
Adam Gottschalk, Lord's Jester Inc.

Participating Bloggers/Critics:

All I am a Redhead

Contact Providence Perfume Co. at
We specialize in organic and botanical perfume. Coming soon, a blog on organic perfume.


Donna Maria @ Indie Business said...

Charna, you are an amazingly talented perfumer. When I see pictures of your with your oils, I feel like the whole things just says, "home." You look at home with the oils and that is a beautiful thing to behold. And your perfumes are awesome too. So happy for your success!

Lisa BTB said...

Charna, Jessamine sounds absolutely lovely.

slundberg said...

Your review that I read today was so good on this one. Congratulations on yet another wonderful creation.

Charna said...

Lisa,Sandi and Donna Maria,
Thank you! You guys are the best!
Donna Maria, your support and kind words are much appreciated. I'm so glad you like my perfume.