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    A Way to Say Goodbye

    by Filigree & Shadow

    Regular price$49.00 Sale price Rating: 5.0 out of 5
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    Inspired by

    My Mom

    Fragrance Formula

    Botanical and Synthetic

    Scent Families

    Mossy Woods, Rich

    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, Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Benzyl Alcohol and Caprylyl Glycol and Benzoic Acid, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Peel Oil, Cananga Odorata Oil/Extract, Santalum Album Oil, Limonene, Jasmine Oil/Extract, Citrus Limon Peel Oil, Santalol, Rose Flower Oil/Extract, Eugenol, Evernia Prunastri (Oakmoss) Extract, Linalool, Linalyl Acetate, Vanillin, Benzyl Benzoate, Methyl Ionone, Patchouli Ethanone, Beta Caryophyllene, Eugenyl Acetate, Benzyl Alcohol, Geraniol, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Geranyl Acetate, Isoeugenol, Citral, Alpha Pinene, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Benzyl Cinnamate, Farnesol, Methyl Salicylate, Terpineol, Terpinolene.

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