Fir-ever Young Natural Organic Solid Perfume
As mentioned in Oprah magazine… Find yourself in a sun-dappled forest of majestic emerald towers with this earthy scent for men and women that combines the redolent richness of the deep woods with the mouth-watering, raspberry-jam juiciness of fir absolute.
Never sharp or astringent, real conifer absolutes and essential oils have a sweet warmth that Fir-ever Young fans have described as delectable, luscious, passionate, expansive, and even spiritual. A whole forest of Douglas fir, silver fir, grand fir, blue spruce, juniper and more are joined by green and fruity florals, juicy citruses, jasmine and black currants, with frankincense and agarwood for just a hint of smoke.
*All of the frankincense and agarwood that I use was purchased nearly 20 years ago. I have not purchased any more since then as these species have become threatened, and in some cases endangered, because of overharvesting according to Red List Project.
This new solid perfume of Fir-ever Young is a limited edition. It is very similar to the original version.
Laurie’s Feeling Notes: I have always felt a sense of peace and serenity being in the forest. It restores me and uplifts me. I blended this perfume with firs, florals, resins and woods and recalled the most carefree time in my life – my late teens when I was travelling and backpacking in the Big Sur forests with my new love, and now husband!
When I discovered fir absolute 19 years ago, I fell in love with its rich, woodsy scent and decided to use it as a base for a perfume for men and women. For a decade, I added to it, creating a perfume that grew more and more complex and wonderful but was never quite done, because as hard as I tried, I just could not think of a name. I decided to invite my customers to help me name the new scent. I sent out hundreds of samples for inspiration and received more fun, beautiful, moving ideas for names than I could use in a century of perfume-making--suggestions like Forest of My Imaginings, Tree of Life, and Purr. But when I read the entry from Kyoto Jackson of Berkeley, I knew my perfume at last had found its name. Fir~ever Young captures all the elements perfectly for me. Youth, adventure, wildness, cavorting in the woods, celebrating the majesty and power of the ancient forest. The name also connects me to the Bob Dylan song "Forever Young," which spoke to me profoundly when I was a young hippie gazing in awe at the forests of Big Sur and still expresses for me the innocence and hope of that time. For all its sensuality and earthiness, this perfume really does call out a sense of openness and wonder and brings to people that sense of passion we know so deeply when we're young.
Jewel box solid: $445. 10 ml, comes with vintage mushroom, flowers and leaves corsage!
Starlight solid: 3 ml $45.
Starlight Solid: 5 ml $65.
Delicate violet and leaves from my beautiful antique millinery collection adorn the velvet pouches for the Starlight Solids.