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Filigree & Shadow

A touch of melancholy.

A WAY TO SAY GOODBYE 15 ml / 0.5 oz water perfume

A Way to Say Goodbye

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Inspired by
My Mom
Fragrance Formula
Natural and Synthetic
Scent Families
Chypre, Leather, Mnemonic
Top Notes
Peppermint Gum
Middle Notes
Cosmetics Bag, Leather Purse
Base Notes
Chypre Perfume containing angelica, benzoin, bergamot, cedar, civet, clove, hyacinth, jasmine, labdanum, lemon, musk, oakmoss, orris, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, tobacco, vanilla, vetiver, ylang-ylang
Fragrance Story
I received a phone call from Swedish in Denver that my mom was admitted after testing positive for COVID-19. The news left me in a state where I was either cleaning my house or lying on the floor. I worked on a fragrance sketch to help channel my energy into something more than waiting for the phone to ring. My husband prepared me with the reality that my final moments with her might be via FaceTime. I wasn’t sure what I would be able to say beyond “I love you.” She passed away 18 days later on Christmas Eve. I never had that final moment.

I spent every free moment formulating and reformulating this fragrance sketch, and now I want to share this fragrance with you. It is a memory of the pack of sugar-free peppermint gum she always kept in her purse, forever underneath her cosmetics bag. Then there’s the chypre perfume she used to wear. We shared a similar proclivity for patchouli wrapping itself around our skin just a little tighter. Some things are inherently genetic. She always did the best she could. For love.
Aqua (Water), Parfum (Fragrance), PPG-26-Buteth-26 and PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Limonene, Eugenol, Linalool, Oakmoss Extract, Methyl Ionone, Benzyl Alcohol, Citronellol, Benzyl Benzoate, Geraniol
Album cover of Fall In by Pixx
YouTube Music: A Way To Say Goodbye by Pixx

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