Thursday, September 27, 2018

Summer 2018 Resurgence

Summer Teas
♚Summer Tea: Cairo Cinnamon Sweet Roll ♚- Aspects of a fresh warm cinnamon sweet roll, we created a black tea perfume that highlights the sweet spice of cinnamon as well as the subtle nature of buttery icing blended into tea and kissed with vanilla scented kisses from Crystalline
♚Summer Tea: Matcha Bergamot Crystalline♚ - Green Tea Leaves Crushed, Chamomile, Bergamot EO, Crystalline Absolute, Violet accord, Green Tea
♚Summer Tea: Cardamon Chai Sandalwood♚- Chai Spices, Sri Lankan and Guadamalan Cardamom EO, Indian Black Tea essence, Basmati Vanilla, Nutmeg EO, Pyramid Santalum (yet to be released Studio Limited/Fall); four variants of Sandalwood (Santalum, Santalum White, Tibetan Santalum and Ember Santalum).
♚Summer Tea: Mandarin Ginger White Tea♚ - Yellow Mandarin EO, Orange Peel, Madagascar Ginger Rhizome EO, Orange Blossom EO, White Tea essence, Egyptian Musk and Ginger infused Rosewood & White Cedar.
Tea Service
 Tea Service: Sweet Santalum Milk - Sweet Milk accord caramelized (nuances of caramel corn) blended with true Sandalwood (Santalum) oil.
Tea Service: Vanilla Honey - Crystalline and Black Honey and enhanced with a touch of a French Vanilla Bean.
Tea Service: Rice Milk - Delicate rice scented 'milk' perfume for layering over your Summer Tea perfumes with a drop of Bastet Amber.
Tea Service: Coconut Milk - Coconut Milk and Coconut Water blended with a soft undertone of Egyptian Musk to enhance the smoothness of the milk.
"As suspected, when placed near Iced Vanilla Tea, Coconut Milk sweetens the brew and the combination makes me feel a strange nostalgia that I can't quite put my finger on but makes me feel some kinda way. By itself, Coconut Milk is sweet and exceptionally warm. This is not a suntan-lotion kind of Coconut, which I'm thankful for. Instead it's more like coconut cream sitting in a dry coconut husk. It reminds me somewhat of Conjure Oils Coconut Milk, and if you like that one you will most certainly be a fan of this one as well. SOOOO glad I snagged a bottle!" - Suki Valentine
Tea Service: Sugarcube - A delightful sugar accord with breaths of vanilla bean that is beautiful for sweetening your NAVA Summer Tea Perfumes. Like adding a perfumed sugarcube to your tea perfume or try using this to 'sweeten' other scents in your NA perfume library.
"Surprisingly light. Of course, sweet. Combined with the Tea, it becomes an Iced Green Tea! On it's own, it doesn't amp, which, with my skin chemistry, is a bloody miracle. If you avoided this scent because you, too, amp sugar notes, I say give this a try, as you might be pleasantly surprised! I got it to layer, but I like the pale sweet, almost floral (more vanilla flower, less vanilla bean) vibe of this scent. I can definitely see layering it with far more than just the tea!" - Suki Valentine

Tea Service: Lavender Sugar - - French Lavender EO, Sugar Accord, Crystal infused Sugar accord, Bastet's Amber.
♚Tea Service: Lemon Sugar♚ - - Italian Lemon Zest EO, Sugar accord, expressed Lime EO, drop of Bastet's Amber and a drop of Cream Soda accord.
♚Tea Service: Matcha Vanille Sugar♚ - - Green Tea Leaves Crushed, Chamomile EO, Sugar Accord, Tahitian Vanilla Absolute, Violet accord, Egyptian Sugar accord.
Bastet's Summer Ice Cream
❦Bastet's Summer Ice Cream: Raspberry Creme❦: Raspberry infused Vanilla Crystalline Cream accord, Black Cherry essence, Butter accord, Caramel Accord, French Vanilla Bean Absolute, Vanilla Milk accord, Vanilla Orchid, Crystalline Absolute and Vanilla Sugar.
❦Bastet's Summer Ice Cream: Mint Creme❦: Egyptian Peppermint EO, Apricot Skin, Vanilla infused Mallow, infused Vanilla Crystalline Cream accord, Butter accord, Caramel Accord, French Vanilla Bean Absolute, Vanilla Milk accord, Vanilla Orchid, Crystalline Absolute and Egyptian Sugar.
❦Bastet's Summer Ice Cream: Mango Creme❦: Ripe Mango Skin, Lemon Zest, Black Raspberry, infused Vanilla Crystalline Cream accord, Butter accord, Caramel Accord, French Vanilla Bean Absolute, Vanilla Milk accord, Vanilla Orchid, Crystalline Absolute and Vanilla Sugar.
❦Bastet's Summer Ice Cream: Orange Creme Swirl❦: Orange Zest, Bergamot EO, Tangerine Murcott EO, infused Vanilla Crystalline Cream accord, Butter accord, Caramel Accord, French Vanilla Bean Absolute, Vanilla Milk accord, Vanilla Orchid, Crystalline Absolute and Vanilla Sugar.
❂Caudipteryx❂: Resinous Amber Accord, Limestone Amber, Mandarin, Lavender, Chypre Incense accord, Italian Bergamot, Raw Myrrh wood, drop of rich Black Patchouli absolute and Santalum Absolute (SL Sandalwood).
❂Giganotosaurus❂: Resinous Amber Accord, Limestone Amber, Patchouli, Cedarwood, Ginger, Rosewood and Hungarian Teak.
❂Velociraptor❂: Resinous Amber Accord, Limestone Amber, Black Musk Absolute, Black Amber and a drop of aged viscous Velociraptor Kashmir red musk.
❂Deinonychus❂: Resinous Amber Accord, Limestone Amber, VA Cemetery Musk Accord, Sri Lanka (Ceylon) Sandalwood, Hungarian White Cedarwood, Kobalt SL and a drop of Egyptian Temple Oudh.
❂Styracosaurus❂: Resinous Amber Accord, Limestone Amber, Commiphora myrrha from Egypt (Egyptian Myrrh) and raw Myrrh wood and resin.
❂Utahraptor❂: Resinous Amber Accord, Limestone Amber, hungry chomps of Kashmir and Black Musk Absolutes, Egyptian Musk and a drop of Crimson and Sri Lankan Black Peppercorn eo
❂Tyrannosaurus❂: Resinous Amber Accord, Limestone Amber, a drop of Cacao, Dracaena Draco of Morocco (Dragon's Blood resin) and Sangre de Grado Dragon's Blood.
❂Spinosaurus❂: Resinous Amber Accord, Limestone Amber, Black Honey accord created in the Studio for this blend and aged in a cedar barrel with Bastet Amber added for a slight touch of sweet smoke and wood.
❂Cryolophosaurus❂: Resinous Amber Accord, Limestone Amber, Aged Organic Studio created Patchouli, Black Patchouli, SL Crimson and only a drop of fine aged Egyptian White peppercorn eo.
❂Pteranodon❂: Resinous Amber Accord, Limestone Amber, a drop of Cacao, Pure Sandalwood left to age in the perfume, Santalum Gold, Santalum and a drop of Blue Santalum.
❂Archaeopteryx❂: Resinous Amber Accord, Limestone Amber, White Cardamom, Black Tea, Clove, Nutmeg, Styrax, Laudanum and Egyptian Vanilla Sugar.
❂Compsognathus❂: Resinous Amber Accord, Limestone Amber, Egyptian Musk, Crimson Musk, a drop of Kashmir Absolute, Bastet Amber, Dragon's Blood resin and a drop of Coffee Bean Absolute.
❂Parasaurolphus❂: Resinous Amber Accord, Limestone Amber, Lime Absolute, White Santalum, Kobalt Vanilla Absolute, Coconut essence and Black Vetiver.

❂Plesiosaurus❂: Resinous Amber Accord, Limestone Amber, Bastet's Ice Cream accord which is a blend of many different vanilla beans and vanilla fleck sifted through the amber oil leaving a vanilla essence Nessie would love.

*** Archivist's Note: I'm going ahead and publishing both Summer 2018 collections, but I still need to transcribe the reviews from the master post in the NA Facebook fan group, the Tent. As it's taking me a few days to do this, I didn't want to further delay posting. 

Summer 2018

Eternal Ankh Colors
Eternal Ankh Pink- White Amber Absolute, Powdered and reconstructed oil of Egyptian Vanilla Husk, Vanilla fleck, African White Vanilla Absolute, Amber Resin, Bastet’s Amber, Pink Sugar and a touch of Crimson Musk
" For all the various kinds of vanilla in this blend, what I get predominantly in both bottle and also on skin, is the Pink Sugar, and I honestly don't know how I feel about that. I want to like this so much! I love the beautiful pink bottle, I love the rest of the notes. But to my nose, this smells largely like a girly teenager perfume. Once it sits for an extended period of time, it *does* mellow out into something closer to cotton candy, which I am ALL about. So, I think there's enough promise that I'll at least hold onto it for a few months and see how it settles further. If nothing else, it could be good for layering with a more bitter blend to sweeten it up!" - Suki Valentine
 Kristen Leigh - On me, it's EA gone girly sweet. A dry vanilla pod in the desert sun nestled on some cotton candy (I think that's the pink sugar note). I don't get much crimson musk at all in the blend, I think it just brings a bit of warmth to everything.
Vicki Bobo Eastland - I’m the only weird person I have heard about thus far that actually amps the crimson a bit in this one! On me, it’s pink and sweet but with the tiniest edge of musky spice. I ADORE it. 
Eternal Ankh Blue - White Amber Absolute, Black Patchouli, Kulfi accord, Pistachio, Sandalwood, Egyptian Vanilla Fleck, Egyptian Vanilla Absolute, Amber Resin, Bastet's Black Amber, Saffron, Blue Sugar and a touch of Egyptian Musk and Cardamom
Kristen Leigh - My favorite iteration of EA, personally. I can pick up the pistachio, sugar, and cardamom... and I *think* the kulfi. It's syrupy with some chewy patchouli at the base of it all. I can't stop huffing my arm when I wear this.
Julie Johnson - Blue is a sweet, spiced musky delight. It reminds me of a more artisan and rich version of Aquolina’s Blue Sugar. The Cardamom and pistachio have a touch of anise to them to my nose. I love this scent. 
Katherine Karcher Clarke - I agree with Julie that this is a gorgeous sweet, spicy, and musky blend. This is my favorite cardamom blend to date, and probably my favorite color. The cardamom and pistachio work beautifully with the EA. This is sexy EA at a spice market in the desert.
"In the bottle, my immediate thought was "good LORD!" and yes, it's THAT good. While the cardamom was the note that made me need a bottle- and it doesn't disappoint, because cardamom definitely carries the day here- those other notes, especially the saffron playing with the sandalwood and the pistachio low-key stealing the show, take this scent from Really Good to Instant Classic, because there's nothing else like it. I can say frequently that other scents are similar to this or that, but while individual notes in here might seem familiar, they come together in a way wholly unique. I'm only sorry that I purchased only one bottle!" - Suki Valentine
Eternal Ankh Orange: White Amber Absolute, Powdered and reconstructed oil of Egyptian Vanilla Husk, Vanilla fleck, Black Patchouli Absolute, Black Vetiver Absolute, Nag Champa Accord, Plumeria Rubra, Magnolia Champaka and Gold Sandalwood
Janel Kisner - This is the perfect patchouli and EA blend! It starts patch strong, with a touch of nag champa and the vanillas take a back seat. As it dries down, the EA comes through and married beautifully with the other scents. I do not pick up sandalwood or plumeria.
Elizabeth Stierle - Heavy patchouli wet, but it tames itself after A few. The nag champa is there but barely. All in all well blended and beautiful.thankfully the florals are just there to marry things a little better, not obvious . Florals and I don't get along.
Stephanie Eidam - I agree with the above reviews. Lots of patch at first, but then it all settles together and makes such a beautiful blend. I tend to be scared of patch (the Bats and Sister of the Moon smelled like funky chocolate on me). I’m not picking up on the florals yet, but the Nag Champa is just present enough to round out the patch, and just a touch of smokiness from vetiver. EA Orange is such a lovely scent and totally justified of a leap of faith!  
Eternal Ankh Cobalt: White Amber Absolute, Powdered and reconstructed oil of Egyptian Vanilla Husk, Vanilla fleck, Almond Sweet, Pistachio accord, French Vanilla, a touch of Black Tea, Amber Sweet, Blue Sugar and Organic Bourbon Vanilla Bean

Kim Heartfilia - First of all, the bottle is beautiful. I don't have anything in my collection that looks like this! SO glad I snagged it.There is a lot of pistachio at first, but that fades away pretty quick. This is like EA Blue's sweeter, more playful younger sibling! This is a perfect balance between the deeper nutty notes and the fluffy vanilla. This smells like a very fancy dessert, but not like cake... maybe like a mousse? Vanilla/sweet almond mousse? I literally just got this from the mailman 10 mins ago so I will update this comment later with more thoughts lol.

Hannah Gregg - Completely agree with everything said by Kim. This one is so good. The pistachio is strong which I LOVE! It’s basically what I kept wishing and hoping that blue would be on me. Fancy dessert is the best description. It is a very luxurious scent. It does need some rest and I will update when it’s had time.

Claire Rosean - Caveat: this hasn't rested yet, so this is just a first impression. Cobalt opens with a blast of pistachio, but it fades fairly quickly into a warmer, slightly more gourmand version of EA. At dry down, I can't really pick out the individual notes.
Casey Lee - I ❤️ Cobalt and wish I had of chosen a second bottle of Cobalt rather than pink. Initially it opens with pistachio and smells gourmand but the dry down is soft, sweet and almost marshmallowy vanilla with a very light hint of the well known EA in the background. This is everything I wanted EA Blue to be and it just wasn’t.
Mariclare Cole - *huffs wrist* Oh my god. *huffs wrist* Oh my god. *huffs wrist* Oh my god. Repeat for eternity.
"In the bottle the almond comes on so intensely that it reads like black cherry. Tasty, but not what I was expecting. As it warms on the skin and settle in, though, it begins to shift, the almond takes two steps back, pistachio comes forward neck and neck with the sweet-but-astringent black tea with blue sugar taking up a supporting role. The NAVA sugar notes do weird things on my skin, and this appears to be no exception. However, just like with Pink, there's enough going on here that I really like that I'm going to hold on to it because I think it'll be worth keeping around." - Suki Valentine

Eternal Ankh Yellow: White Amber Absolute, Powdered and reconstructed oil of Egyptian Vanilla Husk, Vanilla fleck, Organic Egyptian Neroli Absolute, Organic Moroccan Neroli EO, Italian Red Mandarin peel, Bergamot, Orange Blossom and Crystalline Absolute
Claire Rosean - I really like this one! It definitely needs time to rest, but I get strong bitter orange blossom that fades fairly quickly into a citrus-tinged EA.
Kristen Leigh - Oooo this one is good. It’s up there with Pink as the strongest EA base, but the citrus notes definitely give it something extra. I get much more mandarin and citrus on dry down than when it’s wet. Still needs time to settle, but I think this one is gonna be a sleeper hit.
 Hannah Gregg - This is such a beautiful and happy scent! Citrus-tinged EA describes it very well. I have a feeling this will be the next color to sell out.
 Jennifer Katsch - I agree with Hanna that this is a bright happy scent. That was my first thought when I first sniffed it. It's a 'yellow' perfume that suits it's yellow bottle perfectly. Now that it's rested I'm giving it a full test this morning. Initially it has a citric with light floral quality to it, and as it dries down I get more of the 'blossom' aspect. I definitely sense EA rounding out the base and giving a platform to the other notes. It warms and sweetens over time as the EA becomes more visible. Overall, I feel like I'm standing in a blooming citrus orchard on a warm, bright sunny afternoon. It's a gorgeous happy perfume.
Eternal Ankh Purple: White Amber Absolute, Powdered and reconstructed oil of Egyptian Vanilla Husk, Vanilla fleck, Sambac Jasmine, Egyptian Jasmine Absolute, Indian Jasmine Grandiflorum, Egyptian Musk, Bastet's Amber Absolute, Crystalline Absolute and Organic Pink Peppercorn
Jennifer Katsch - EA Purple is a beautifully balanced jasmine perfume. Jasmine is most definitely a key player in this blend, however the other notes blend with it so smoothly that I don't feel like EA Purple is quite as focused on the jasmine as some of my other NA jasmine perfumes such as Ghost Velvet and Black Velvet. It's definitely there it's just a bit lighter. IMO I wouldn't really call this a true deep purple color. As a fan of all things purple including perfume It feels lighter to me. It's hard to choose a lighter purple color name that suits as most of the names of the other shades of purple are other flower or fruit names. So in this case I'd say light purple or maybe mauve? LOL I realize that this really is just semantics so my point is that EA Purple smells/feels lighter than it sounds. Of course this is all subjective and this may be straight up purple to someone else. Either way I really think EA is a perfect companion to jasmine. They both have a soft sweetness that helps them mingle seamlessly from one into the other and back again. The other supporting notes also help reign in the jasmine. Jasmine is one of those notes that NA has taught me to love and EA Purple is no exception. I'm very happy I decided to get all of the EA colors because they are all very different from each other. So if Jasmine is your thing then you'll definitely want to grab a bottle of EA Purple. đź’ś
Barbara E. Florio Burke - More morning bottle sniffing - order received yesterday. Wow, this is really nice. The EA is still super present and the jasmine appears to be light and friendly. This does kind of remind me of Ghost Velvet, but the jasmine seems less bitter here? Softer/smoother. Not sure if that's really the way to describe it. Jasmine is always like a creamy floral with this tinge of something on me. That tinge I can only think to describe as kind of bitter but I don't mean it in a bad way. Can't think of a better word for it. The more I smell this, the more the jasmine comes out and the EA appears to take a back seat. I didn't get the Cherry Blossom or Wisteria Petal BIC scents from spring so can't compare those. If you are a jasmine and EA lover, I don't think you'll be disappointed with this blend though. 
Maiasaura: Resinous Amber Accord, Limestone Amber, White Amber absolute, Amaranthus, Pink Peppercorn, Honeysuckle nectar and Tuberose extract
Elizabeth Ruth Lowry - Maiasaura is a nectar-sweet white floral (you can tell it's honeysuckle or tuberose rather than jasmine) with a soft/rich limestone amber base. On my skin, the floral note quickly becomes recognizable as honeysuckle. A sweet, fresh, amazingly realistic honeysuckle - there's a good twenty-thirty minute chunk of the early wear time where this literally smells the way honeysuckle nectar tastes, and even though that hyper-realism starts to fade a little as the amber comes forward over time, the overall scent remains a glorious sweet honeysuckle-amber. This has officially replaced Honeysuckle Crystalline as my favorite honeysuckle scent.
Albertosaurus: Resinous Amber Accord, Limestone Amber, Pomegranate seed, Myrrh, Musk Spice, Studio Limited Kashmir, Bastet's Amber, Orris, Papyrus and Black Honey essence and a stick of cinnamon to stir the caramelized Bastet's Ice Cream accord and sifted out
Elizabeth Ruth Lowry - Black honey and kashmir, thick and heavy-sweet, with the pomegranate giving it a fruitiness that's almost apple-like. Very much a fall scent. It smells like something I'd wear on Rosh Hashanah.
Stephanie Eidam - Somehow this one goes very plummy on me, which is way better than the Robstussin cherry that pomegranate tend to go for me. On the down side, that’s all I’m getting. 
Dorygnathus: Resinous Amber Accord, Limestone Amber, Linen accord, Romanian Elderflower, Calamus, Vanilla Bean and Crimson Musk
Juliette Nathalie - This is a gentle dinosaur with hints of crisp linen first. but a beautiful linen at that and a very soft vanilla amber, it is sweet almost dew-like. I think this dinosaur loves to walk under the forest floor and bathe in the morning sun maybe eating from the elderflowers. Crimson is not strong but it is there holding up the notes gently. It is softer than the PC black linen and quite unique and lovely. As it wears, the vanilla comes forward a little more, I can see hatching this with crystalline in the fall and definitely santalum. I might hatch this with black musk in the fall for a deeper darker scent. I love this. I feel like this might be something one of the ladies in Jurassic Park would wear.
 Coelophysis: Resinous Amber Accord, Limestone Amber, Lemon/Lime Zest, Coconut Milk, Stephanotis, Gold Sandalwood, Gold Patchouli and Cardamon EO
Kristen Leigh - Ok this is an initial impression and I'll put another comment in when they've rested, but this is a citrus dinosaur dream. I get 0 patch and a smidge of cardamom, but this is basically a bright citrus grounded by amber. I think it'd go great with Lemon Sugar or Coconut Milk from the Tea Service.
Jennifer Katsch - I wore Coelophysis yesterday solo after a couple of days of resting. First, I will say that it is different from Parasaurolphus. The only common factors are the citrus and coconut notes, but even there they are different types (coconut essence & lime absolute in Para and coconut milk & lemon lime zest in Coelophysis). In Para I get more of a Lime and coconut centric perfume. Coelophysis however is a lot more complex. Initially while wet and immediately after application it's a burst of citrus. Unlike lime, lemon is a note that burns off fast on my skin so after a few minutes after application I get more of the other notes and the patchouli does pop out to say hi. It's not a strong or sharp patchouli. It's a hint of smooth and bright patchouli. Coelophysis is quite well blended so no one note dominates. This is one of those perfumes that morphs over time to show different facets of the overall composition. I didn't want to put on a different perfume later in the day because I kept getting whiffs that kept pulling me in. I'm not sure what Stephanotis smells like on it's own, but there is a note that pulses throughout wear time that I don't think I have I in my collection. This makes it very unique and a great addition to my Dino collection as well as my collection as a whole. So if you're wondering if Coelophysis is different enough from Para to justify a bottle, it totally is, and I love it. 
Mandy Mahaffey - I do not have Para, but Coelophysis is complex and rich. I actually hatched it with Crystalline and Sugarcube today because it was a little too heavy even alone in the 100+ heat (surprisingly, since I'm usually down with the heavy fragrances... mostly when it's cooler though :)). 
Elizabeth Ruth Lowry - Coelophysis is a lemon-lover's dream. Strong lemon candy paired with a light, candy-like amber and a hint of something almost like almond/marzipan. You've heard of A Fistful of Dollars? This is a A Wristful of Lemon Drops. My skin chemistry usually turns lemon notes into cleaning products, but not here. I get no coconut or patch, and don't detect much of the dino base at all in this one, only sweet candied lemon that miraculously never starts to smell like Lemon Pledge. It's not remotely like Parasaurolphus's slightly-earthy/slightly-water-y coconut-amber-lime, either. 
Edmontosaurus: Resinous Amber Accord, Limestone Amber, Apple Skin, Vanilla Bean, Vegan Honeycomb light accord, Gold Sandalwood and Vegan Leather accord
Stephanie Eidam - I amp leather, so I was apprehensive about this one. Woh, so much leather! This is sueded leather and amber on the dry down, soft and worn in. Wet it is a punch of leather. Then it settles to a light scent of dry apple, sandalwood/amber and hint of light honey/suede. Aaaand then finishes up as suede amber. If you amp leather, this might be your experience.
Dimetrodon: Resinous Amber Accord, Limestone Amber, UNRELEASED Studio Limited Cinder Vanilla (fire smoked caramelized vanilla), Smoked Oudh, Egyptian Lilac, Cypress and creamy wood undertones
Tania Gale - This is fabulous. Honestly when I first put it on this AM, I was kind of hating it. It was strong and almost "perfume-y," maybe part of that is the Lilac? I was disliking it in the same way I kind of dislike Gigantosaurus...I'm not sure what notes that is though. Hours later, this afternoon I keep getting delicious, intoxicating wiffs of warm, oudh that make me want to roll in this dino. The strong yucky flavor has faded, and the warm, smokey vanilla amber oudh is coming through... wow. Also, I don't get the limestone amber base really in Dimetrodon like I do in so many of the other dinos.
Elizabeth Ruth Lowry - YES. In the bottle, Dimetrodon is an incredible smoke scent, sweetish but not in an overtly foodie way. Then I apply it and magic happens - the lilac blooms on my skin and becomes dominant, while the smoke lightens into a faint haze that's almost sheer. And it's a really good lilac, too, one that doesn't even go through the "funky white floral/why does indole hate me" phase most heady indolic florals go through on me during the first fifteen minutes or so; instead I get a gradual transition from delicious smoke to beautiful lilac over the first ten-fifteen minutes of wear, and then lovely pale-purple lilac for hours. This is not remotely what comes to mind when I think of Permian proto-mammals, but I like it a lot. 
Stephanie Eidam - Smokey and ever so slightly oud like. For me this is is evocative of campfires with a few charred vanilla bean pods tossed in for good measure. Any floral is rather lost on me, but the Dino amber makes an appearance after dry down. This is such a comforting and layerable scent! 
Amargasaurus: Resinous Amber Accord, Limestone Amber, Gold Sandalwood, Egyptian Myrrh, Egyptian Frankincense, Rosewood Absolute, Incense, a drop of Anise EO and Lime EO

Kristen Leigh - In the bottle: resins (mostly sandalwood and myrrh) and a wee bit of spice (anise is that you?) On the skin: Mostly the same, but there's a tinge of powderiness that I can pin down as frankincense bc it does this to me sometimes. The sandalwood is really warm and fuzzy here. Can't find the lime. I layered it with Santalum today for an ultimate warm fuzzy sandalwood bonanza and it smells great. Definitely a winning dino.
Iguanodon: Resinous Amber Accord, Limestone Amber, Siam Balsam, Egyptian White Jasmine, Sandalwood, White Sandalwood Absolute, Australian Sandalwood, Frankincense, Cedar, Black Amber and a drop of Ylang Ylang Absolute

Kristen Leigh - This was the dinosaur I liked the least out of the mail, but after a week of rest this baby has transformed! This jasmine feels similar to the jasmine in Asylum (and maybe EA purple??), and plays very well with the resins. I can't parse out the rest of the notes, which I'm super excited about because I was nervous about ylang ylang, cedar, and frankincense in this. In short: resinous, yet sweet and slinky jasmine. This Iguanodon feels like its wearing garters haha
Summer Teas
Jasmine Mandarin (Summer Tea): Green Tea, Sambac Jasmine EO, Yellow Mandarin absolute, Cinnamon/Ginger/Cardamom/Black Pepper spice, Labdanum, Somalian Wild Opopanax, Neroli and Vanilla
Sun Brewed Lemon (Summer Tea): Bergamot EO, Earl Grey Tea, Lemon, Cardamom, Lemon essence and Lemon Sugar
Barbara E. Florio Burke - Some initial thoughts smelling the bottle - This is a gorgeous bright yet warm tea scent. It reminds me a lot of Luxor Lemon which I never got around to buying a full bottle of. I feel like this scent might even have a little more depth to it than Luxor Lemon did possibly due to the Cardamom. The cardamom is there but subtle. Can't wait to skin test.
Vanilla Iced (Summer Tea): Pekoe Tea, Black Tea, Vanilla Essence, Vanilla Fleck, Vanilla Milk accord with touches of accords of whipped butter, caramel and brown sugar
"In the bottle and on my skin, this is a classic bright black, slightly lemony tea, which is what I was hoping for! Tea scents are perfect for late summer when the air is especially heavy and dense, as it brings a needed lightness. I'm not getting the vanilla aspect but I personally don't mind, because the Tea Service varieties I ordered will fill in such gaps nicely. " - Suki Valentine 
Fig Santalum White (Summer Tea): Aged Black Fig, Studio Limited Santalum White Absolute, White Tea, Tunisian Sandalwood, Clove, Nutmeg and Green Fig accord
Tea Service
Fig Vanille Sugar (Tea Service): bright French Fig essence, Egyptian Sugar accord, Vanilla bean blend, Heliotrope and Lily
Hannah Gregg - What I get is mostly a single fig note, it is really gorgeous and I can see it layering with so many other scents beautifully. I also got Fig Creme and am having a hard time in deciding if I should keep them both. Fig Creme is slightly warmer and more complex so I think I will tuck that one away until Fall. They are both gorgeous and if you are trying to decide between the two I honestly can’t say which one I would go with.
Apricot Sugar (Tea Service): Apricot stone essence, Apricot Skin, Egyptian Sugar accord, Papaya skin and Vanilla fleck
Hannah Gregg - It’s seriously GORGEOUS! I just slathered some more on for ya. Reminiscent of pink vanille to me but rather a build your own. I could see it going well with crystalline, moonstone, kobalt.
Mandy Mahaffey - I have Apricot sugar and love it! I layered it with Sweet Santalum Milk today, and I got lots of compliments at Kohls, LoL 
Ashley Sullivan - Apricot Sugar is gorgeous and the perfect scent to layer with everything. I find it very feminine and sweet without being candy-like.
Barbara E. Florio Burke - Continuing to preview my scents. It's been several hours since these have arrived by now. A lovely mix of sugar, apricot and papaya with just a hint of vanilla. Perfect for layering. I'll have to try and do a side by side with Pink Vanille and see what I think. 
Summer Ice Creams
Waffle Cone Vanille Creme: Vanilla waffle cone accord with Tahitian Vanilla bean whole infused Vanilla Crystalline Cream accord, Butter accord, Caramel Accord, French Vanilla Bean Absolute, Vanilla Milk accord, Vanilla Orchid, Crystalline Absolute and Egyptian Sugar
"In the bottle, the vanilla cream is SO rich that it almost reads more like a cream cheese frosting than ice cream. Which is perfectly fine with me! As it warms and then dries on my skin, it settles down and more of the waffle cone itself is revealed. This scent is sweet, a bit rich and a little sugary. Perfect for the dog days of summer and I anticipate layering with, say, Santalum or another sandalwood-heavy scent to keep the good times rolling well into autumn " - Suki Valentine

Butter Toffee Creme: Buttery Vanilla, Melted Caramel Toffee, Sugar, touches of maple and butterscotch accords, touch of Almond infused Vanilla Crystalline Cream accord, Butter accord, Caramel Accord, French Vanilla Bean Absolute, Vanilla Milk accord, Vanilla Orchid, Crystalline Absolute and Egyptian Sugar
French Vanilla Café Creme: French Vanilla Absolute, Italian Espresso Coffee Bean CO2, NA Coffee Bean Accord, Cream accord infused Vanilla Crystalline Cream accord, Butter accord, Caramel Accord, French Vanilla Bean Absolute, Vanilla Milk accord, Vanilla Orchid, Crystalline Absolute and Egyptian Sugar
Summer Fig Creme: Black Fig, French Fig, Genova Fig infused Vanilla Crystalline Cream accord, Butter accord, Caramel Accord, French Vanilla Bean Absolute, Vanilla Milk accord, Vanilla Orchid, Crystalline Absolute and Egyptian Sugar

Kim Heartfilia - MY PACKAGE IS HERE SO LETS DO THIS. You guys, this is so stunning. I've not smelled much fig before, so I think I was expecting a raisin smell, but that's not what this is at all. It's sweet, and it smells fruity. but it's not tart or overwhelming, it's very warm and cozy. I am tempted to say that there is a slight spice of some kind in here, even though I know there isn't. This is a total comfort scent to me.
Pastel Pops
Grape Soda Elephant: Grape accord with peach, raspberry and pineapple, Vanilla bean, Aged Studio Limited Kashmir, Aged Amber resin accord and Vanilla cream
Orange Soda Froggy: Brazilian Orange zest, South African Orange oil, Lemon Zest, Japanese Grapefruit essence, Vanilla, Studio Limited Santalum and a drop of White Frankincense resin
Strawberry Soda Snail: Strawberry accord, Raspberry and Peach accord, Skin Musk, Studio Limited Tahitian Vanilla Absolute, Vanilla Bean and Aged Studio Vanilla bean resin
Cream Soda Crane: Caramelized Sugar, Caramelized Vanilla, Caramel essence, Vanilla Bean Fleck, drop of Oudh, Ugandan Vanilla Bean whole, Studio Sandalwood resin and Crystalline Absolute
Pink Lemonade Tropical Fish: Sweet Lemon EO, Egyptian Sugar accord, Bastet Amber Absolute, Studio Limited Crimson and a drop of Pink Frankincense resin
Barbara E. Florio Burke - Continuing to preview my scents. It's been several hours since these have arrived by now. This is soft. It's not the bright sweet lemon that is Tea Service Lemon Sugar. And there is definitely a pink component to the scent. It's tart too, just like lemonade. Pretty accurate to how I would expect this to smell.
Cola Turtle: Cola accord, Cinnamon stick (aged Cinnamon sticks, then sifted out), Lemon zest, Caramel, Aged Studio Limited Santalum White and a drop of five year old Amber resin accord
Thyra Leslie - Tried this last night. In the bottle smells like generic cola. When I first put it on, I got the cinnamon, not a spicy kind, but a warm kind. Then the lemon popped out and it went back and forth a bit between the two. It settled eventually into a caramel scent. Not really sweet or foody though. I thought this would play well with dinos, so I dabbed on some Stegosaurus and it was delicious! A vanilla caramel kind of scent, but again not super foody.  ETA: I just realized I can still smell this a bit 10 hours later!
Cherry Cola Chameleon: Cherry Essence, Cola Accord, Lemon zest, Caramel, Oman & Somalian Frankincense resin
Root Beer Rabbit: Root Beer accord, Vanilla-sugar, Spearmint extract, Myrrh Resin and aged Crystalline
*** Archivist's Note: I'm going ahead and publishing both Summer 2018 collections, but I still need to transcribe the reviews from the master post in the NA Facebook fan group, the Tent. As it's taking me a few days to do this, I didn't want to further delay posting. 

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Resurgence Spring 2018

Purpose Oils

Spirit Light: Egyptian Jasminum Grandiflorum, Bastet's White Amber Absolute, Egyptian Musk, a touch of Egyptian Pink Musk, NAVA Incense Accord and Jasmine Petals.

Focus: Egyptian Cinnamon Bark, Heartwood of Palo Santo Essential Oil, Moroccan Rosemary, Australian Lime Essence Pure, Egyptian Frankincense Resin, Amber Resin and California White Sage.

Strength: Sky Musk, Solar Amber, White Patchouli, Egyptian Dragon Blood Resin, Kobalt Vanilla Resin, Bastet's Blue Incense Accord, Orange Zest and Lavender Buds.

Inner Love: South African Rose Geranium, Egyptian Pink Lotus Pure, Rose Damascena Pure, NAVA Amber Pure, Egyptian and Arabian Sandalwood and a kiss of Crystalline Vanilla Absolute

Protection: Sandalwood Gold, Sandalwood White, Egyptian Sandalwood-Amber, Rosewood Incense, California White Desert Sage and Crystal Vanilla Absolute.

Guidance: French and Egyptian Lavender Buds, White Musk, Ylang Ylang Absolute, Boswellia Rivae Frankincense Resin, Orange Essential, Limestone Resin and Vanilla Flecks

Art of Love Resurgence

The Bower Garden:  Black and Red Currant Essence, Dragon's Blood Resin, French Syrah Red Wine Accord, German Lilac, Egyptian Fig and Sandalwood Musk.

Joan d’Arc: Black Honey and Rosewood, Temple Incense, Crystal, Vanilla Butter Cream, Kashmir and whole Georgian Vanilla Bean.

Astarte Syriaca: German and Japanese Silverberry fruit, Cream Soda accord, Ozymandias Absolute Amber and a drop of Bastet's Blue Amber Absolute.

Mariamne: Greek Honeysuckle, Japanese Vanilla Milk, White Sandalwood, Apricot Essence, N2 Musk, Crystalline Vanilla Water and soft Japanese Umber Incense

Love Amongst the Ruins: Fresh Orange infused White Amber, Cinnamon (whole), Limestone Amber, Egyptian Musk infused with Vanilla and a drop of White Clove essential Oil.

MUSIC: Sandalwood, White Pepper, Choyo Lobun, Immortelle, Agarwood, Santalum White, Aden Frankincense Tears, Oak essence, White Teak and Redwood Essence.

Anticipation: African Musk-infused-Patchouli, Caramelized Cedar, Blue Musk, Black Fig, Sandalwood Absolute, Blue Egyptian Sugar, French Vanilla, Tallulah Musk (VA accord) and Apricot Skin Musk.

Margo on May 19, 2018

Sweet chewy fig and Patchouli. Sexy skin scent. Just a subtle touch of Musk and apricot. Don’t worry about the cedar. It’s more caramel than wood. Be careful wearing this during the day. It will get you noticed. Great for a night out on the town. Low throw to pull them in closer but great wear length.

Miranda the Tempest: Blueberry-infused-Lemongrass Water, Alexandrian Sea Salt, Blackberry Wine, Crystalline-Amber with Salted Caramel and Egyptian Blue Sugar crystals.

Boreas: Roman Blue Chamomile, Egyptian Iris, Italian Bergamot Essence, VA Black Rose Resin, Pear-infused-Teak, Dried Lavender, Pink Blossom and Daffodil

Hygieia: French Vanilla, Eternal Ankh Vanilla, Labdanum-Honey, Vanilla-infused-French Benzoin, Black Sugar, Santalum White and Crystalline.

Venus Veticordia: Persian Red Dragon's Blood, sustainable Guaiac Wood Absolute, Arabian Frankincense, Amber Honey accord, Blue Grass, Meditation Sage accord (created with raw sage essential oils in the NAVA Studio) and Bastet Amber Absolute

Holy Grail: Irish Oak moss, Benzoin infused Egyptian Frankincense tears, NAVA Vanilla Resin, Black Myrrh and a touch of Egyptian Sugar.

Egypt I: Golden Egyptian Frankincense Resin, Black Myrrh Resin, Black Coconut, Limestone Kyphi, crystallized Black Sugar, Coconut Water, Golden Blood Kashmir and Bastet Amber.

Lamia: Spicy Cake Accord, Egyptian Honey Butter Cake, Coffee Cake Accord, Blue Sugar, Whole clove (sifted out) and Vanilla.

Athena: Mediterranean Purple and Greek Blue Lavender, Nepalese Amber, Greek Leather Accord (vegan), Kashmir Musk Absolute, Black Cedar, Italian Mandarin, Bastet Amber Blue and Blue Suede Accord (vegan).

The Beguiling of Merlin: Golden and Black Honey, White Cognac, Kashmir Musk Absolute, Arabian Oudh (ICONS), Crimson and White Musk with a hint of Cola root

Hylas and the Nymphs: Alexandrian Lagoon Laurel, Alexandrian Sea salt, Caramelized-Cedarwood, a drop of Kashmir Incense, Vanilla Husk, Crystal and N3 Musk with a drop of White peppercorn essential oil.

Cecilia: Hungarian Pine Needle E/O, Fresh Summer Rain accord, Blood Crimson (richer Crimson), Dragon's Blood essence and Bastet's Amber with a kiss of Crystalline.

 Ariadne: Almond-Cherry-Heliotrope infusion, Blue Sugar, Crimson Musk, Black Cherry Peel and White Coconut-sugar

Spring 2018

Bastet’s Spring Ice Cream

Bastet’s Ice Cream: Heliotrope & Sandalwood Crème - Japanese Heliotrope Absolute, Sandalwood, Sandalwood Shaving, Heliotrope infused Vanilla Fleck, Vanilla Crystalline Cream, Butter accord, Caramel Accord, French Vanilla Bean Absolute, Vanilla Milk accord, Vanilla Orchid, Crystalline Absolute and Vanilla Sugar.

Bastet’s Ice Cream: Olive Leaf & Yuzu Crème - New Orleans and California Olive Leaf essence, Japanese Yuzu essential oil, Bergamot skin musk, Vanilla Crystalline Cream, Butter accord, Caramel Accord, French Vanilla Bean Absolute, Vanilla Milk accord, Vanilla Orchid, Crystalline Absolute and Vanilla Sugar.

Bastet’s Ice Cream: Caramel Tobacco Crème - Caramelized Egyptian Sugar, Caramel Cream accord, Tonka, Tobacco Blossom, Dried Date accord, Sweet Tobacco accord, Vanilla Crystalline Cream, Butter accord, Caramel Accord, French Vanilla Bean Absolute, Vanilla Milk accord, Vanilla Orchid, Crystalline Absolute and Vanilla Sugar.

Bastet’s Ice Cream: Wisteria Petal Crème - Japanese Wisteria, Melon, Peach cream, Apple skin essence, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Vanilla Crystalline Cream, Butter accord, Caramel Accord, French Vanilla Bean Absolute, Vanilla Milk accord, Vanilla Orchid, Crystalline Absolute and Vanilla Sugar.

Art of Love

Thisbe (Waterhouse): Egyptian Water Lily, Driftwood, Cucumber Water, Amber resin, Skin Musk, Muguet, Geranium and Violet-Musk.

La Fileuse (Waterhouse): Tobacco Blossom, Vanilla Bean, Crystalline Absolute, Kulfi Ice Cream accord, dried Raisins and Red Sandalwood Chips.

An Eloquent Silence (Waterhouse): Kyphi Incense Essence Accord, Sea Moss, Oak Moss, Cacao-Benzoin, White Sandalwood, Bastet's Amber Absolute, Blue Lotus, Red Sandalwood, Blood Orange Peel and Amber Skin Musk.

Sylvia (Dicksee): Plumeria, Sandalwood, White Musk, White Amber, Allspice, Patchouli, Myrrh and Vanilla Absolute.

The High Priestess (Hacker): Woods of Rock Rose/Cedar, Resin of Frankincense and Myrrh, Cypriol, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Black Patchouli, Musk, Cardamom, Patchouli and Incense.

The Mirror (Dicksee): Bulgarian Rose Petals, Bastet’s Amber, Sandalwood, Egyptian Musk, Clove, White Vetiver, Orange Zest, Ylang Ylang essence and Vanilla-Musk.

The Temptation of Sir Percival (Hacker): African Musk Absolute, Champaca Flower, Jasmine Sambac, Geranium, Australian Sandalwood, Amber, Patchouli, Incense and Oud wood chip essence.

The Annunciation (Hacker): Black Orchid essence, Coconut Husk, Ylang Ylang, Black Currant, Oudh, Patchouli-Incense, Vanilla Dust, Vanilla Bean, Crystalline, Amber and Copaiba Balsam.

The Symbol (Dicksee): Black Vanilla, Crystal Musk, Amber Resin, Coconut Milk, Tahitian/Kobalt/French/Crystalline Vanilla, Sandalwood Ice Cream Accord and Black Sugar.

Cleopatra (Dicksee): Apple & Vanilla Cream, Incense, Frankincense Tears, Myrrh Wood Chip, Orange essential oil, Turkish Rose, Amber, Opopanax, Limestone Amber and Jasmine Absolute.

Andromeda (Toile): Creamed Clove essential oil, Allspice, Black Pepper, Guaicwood, NA Chypre accord, Incensed Patchouli, Crimson Musk, Japanese Apricot and Blood Orange zest. A whole Madagascar Vanilla Bean stays in the Master bottle and will give the perfume an aging of Vanilla with time.

The Confession (Dicksee): Ginger Essential Oil, Masala Chai, Cacao absolute, Coconut Milk, Cardamom, Vetiver, Raspberry Puree and Australian and Indian Sandalwood.

Romeo & Juliet (Dicksee): Sacred Kyphi essence, Pear Skin, Bastet’s Amber, Crystalline Absolute, White Patchouli, Incense Dust, Labdanum, Cedar and Teak Wood.

Resting (Gilbert): French Vanilla, Kobalt Absolute, Blue Sugar, Kashmir Red Musk, Black Amber Incense,  Bastet’s Amber, Crystalline, White Patchouli and Allspice.

Artists: Arthur Hacker, Edward Poynter Toile, Victor Gabriel Gilbert, Sir Frank Dicksee, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema and John William Waterhouse

The BAZAAR Perfumes

Alchemist Bazaar - Labdanum & Benzoin Tears, Sandalwood & Incense, Opahiba Balsam and Vanilla Fleck, Black Pepper and Musk.

Spice Bazaar - Spices of Nutmeg & Coumarin, Cinnamon & Clove, Patchouli &  Vetiver, Vanilla & Musk.

Evening Bazaar - Rose & Tonka, Allspice & Clove Bud, White Musk & Sandalwood infused Indian Oudh.

 "Continuing the journey of DĂ©licieux perfumes, I've created another eight and these took a little longer than the initial group so they are being offered now.  Raspberry Zinger is one I cannot stop wearing...cookies, cupcakes, cake, pastry, shortbread and ice cream perfume-interpretations continued.
I hope you enjoy this new collection.  I've been working on it since last Summer and wanted to bring to you all something different from NA, something sweet but also noting that what I've created in these perfumes are interpretations.  Simply smelling them from the bottle will not give you the entire story.  You can’t judge a book by its cover, and it’s just as premature to judge a perfume by the top notes of a bottle sniff. Please venture into these as interpretations of desserts but give them more than one chance. I did not set out looking to copy the original dessert, but instead, created a little perfume magic by making them with unique ingredients and reviewing a lot of actual dessert recipes to feel the foundations of the classics and build on it.  These are perfumes, made with love by me and tested with the entire NA Crew.  The artwork for the labels is for the animal lover in us all, fun felines playing, being proper and all the colours of their unique personalities.  I felt they were the best theme for the labels and the desserts speak for themselves.  I wanted to call it Bastet's Dessert Garden but the word 'delicious' kept applying itself, so the collection was renamed.  Continued perfumed dreams and purrs." ~Bastet Hart

Bastet’s DĂ©licieux
Each featuring a special Absolute blend (the highest possible yield for key ingredients) of Bastet’s Ice Cream (original) and Crystalline in every DĂ©licieux perfume for a beautiful Vanilla composition and longevity.

Pistachio Vanilla Shortbread - Pistachio accord, Bitter Almond, Honey, Vanilla Shortbread Accord, Cookie accord, Heliotrope and DĂ©licieux accord.****Due to an unforseen fire, an essential oil company we use that assisted in creating the Pistachio accord for this blend, is no longer.  Because of this, once this perfume sells out, it will never return (not even as a Resurgence) as we no longer have this note to create the perfume.  It will not be restocked and we do will not keep extras in the Studio.

Pineapple Upside Down Cat - Caramelized Pineapple accord, Cake, Orange Zest, Brown Sugar and DĂ©licieux accord.

Cinnamon Apple Pastry - Red Apple Skin, Applesauce accord, Pear, Cinnamon Shaving, Nutmeg, Hazelnut, Buttery Pastry accord and DĂ©licieux accord. **Sensitivity to Cinnamon: not recommended.

Mexican Ice Cream Cake - Buttery whipped vanilla bean cream, Mexican cinnamon, marshmallow, Creamed Vanilla Bean Cake Batter accord, healthy dose of Bastet's Ice Cream accord and DĂ©licieux accord.  **Sensitivity to Cinnamon: not recommended.

Vanilla Lime Cupcake - California Lime zest, Vanilla Bean Fleck, Expressed Mexican Lime oil, Cupcake accord, Vanilla icing, Vegan meringue accord and DĂ©licieux accord.

Lemon Squares - Lemon Peel, Pie Crust accord, California Coconut, Vegan Butter accord, Egyptian Sugar, Strawberry and DĂ©licieux accord.

Raspberry Zinger - California Raspberry essence, Raspberry Syrup, California Coconut, Buttercream, Cake accord and DĂ©licieux accord.

Red Velvet Cake - Chocolate Cake accord, Red Velvet Cake accord, dusting of Sandalwood, Strawberry, Tonka, Cocoa Powder and DĂ©licieux accord.

Spring Pastels

White Amber Beetle - a new Amber Beetle!  White Amber Absolute, Amber Resin, Rock Rose, White Sandalwood, White Patchouli, Vanilla Bean extract and a drop of Crimson Musk

Blue Chamomile Lavender Dolphin - a new Lavender Dolphin! Egyptian Blue Chamomile, German Blue Chamomile, French Blue Lavender, Santalum Sandalwood and Egyptian Musk.

Santalum Bath Oil

 Limited to 42 bottles x 2oz perfumed with Studio Limited Santalum (Sandalwood)

These will sell out.  Not to worry, we will have other versions coming in future Limited Collections.  2oz bottle will come wrapped in a bubble wrap and in a blue velvet bag.  There is an ingredient card that comes with the bottle and the perfume is hand scribed per card.

Limited to 42 bottles.  Priced at $42 with an automatic $5 off!!  ONE per customer, please.

 If any bottles become available - please email to be on a very small list.  More Bath Oils to come in future Collections!

This bottle is sandblased-engraved into the glass and stunning in any collection.  Photo of bottle above in the Spring LC Slides

Ingredients are all natural: Rice Bran Oil, Grapeseed, Sunflower Oil, Fractionated Coconut Oil, Natural Vitamin E (tocopherol) and Studio Limited Santalum fragrance.  Future Bath or Body oils may include shea butter oil.  Expires one year from purchase.