We are on Day 10 of the Big Reveal Party! Everything that is being featured will be available on September 17th! Today's reveal is special. Today I have two scents and they come to you as a pair.
Romeo and Juliet's tragic love story is the most famous of all time and who could forget about the tales of King Aurthur, Lancelot and Guinevere? Before Romeo died for his Juliet, before Lancelot decived his King, Tristan loved Isolde. Tristan and Isolde's 12th century tale of love and tradagy has been told and retold in countless forms from poetry to operas and in many different verisons. I am particularity fond of the version that has Tristan and Isolde mistakenly and unknowingly drinking a love potion and falling desperately in love while he is taking her to marry his uncle and adopted father. It is a terrible love triangle. They all care about each other, Tristan to his uncle who loves him as a son, Isolde to her husband (Tristan's uncle) because he is such a good man, and of coarse the unstoppable love between Tristan and Isolde that destroys them all.
Tristan moved easily through the low branches and tangles of overgrown brush. He'd picked his way along this path by nothing more then the starlight many times before. He quickened pace. His feet seemed to move of their own accord now, perhaps driven by the the hope rising in his chest. Would he find her there tonight? In his mind, he could see her there now bathed in the pale light of the moon. Begrudgingly, he slowed. So close, he used caution. He moved now without a sound, carefully picking his steps. He paused at the old oak. His hands upon the callous bark he steadied his breath. A knot grew in is stomach. Why did he feel that he could not live without her? A thousand vile thoughts rushed into his head. If Isolde had chosen not to meet him, did his uncle really know...he ended those thoughts as he felt his strength begin to leave him. He had to be strong. In a quick movement that required more courage then charging into battle, he sidestepped from behind the tree and entered the clearing.
In the distance, Isolde's small figure cloaked in blue, stood beside the water. Even though the darkness enveloped her, could see the look in her eyes. He knew.
Tristan's scent is the comfort of the forest woods, the warmth of exotic saffron and cinnamon, a touch of dried rose petals. A treacherous tryst and undying romance, Tristan's Desire is wonderfully unisex.
Notes of: cedarwood, teak, sandalwood, faded rose petals, almond flowers, saffron, cinnamon bark, vanilla and musk.
It was never easy for her. She never had power over her love that grew for Tristan. She belonged to the king. She new her place, yet some strange force took a hold of her heart along the way and it was no longer hers to control. She lived for her secret moments with Tristan. It was as if her heart only beat for him, yet it broke every time they met.
She watched the flowers sway slightly by the waters edge, their reflection danced in the water. Tristan wanted to leave with her. He was expecting an answer. He should have been waiting here already. A weight grew in her chest as she began to wonder if he would come. Panic broke through the weight when she began to question if she'd ever see him again at all. She felt her chest tighten at the thought, her eyes burned. Could she even survive without her Tristan? As she questioned this, a movement caught her eye and Tristan's form stepped into the clearing. One look from him and she knew she would never survive without him, yet she still didn't have an answer.
Isolde's scent is the lingering warmth of Tristan on her skin, his love which gives her hope and destroys, white flowers, moonlight, and love.
Notes of: dewy jasmine, cedar wood, sandalwood, faded rose petals, almond flowers, vanilla, saffron and musk.
Create Your Very Own Wylde Ivy Scent
It's here, the chance to be my muse and take charge of the creation of an all new Wylde Ivy scent! The winner will dream up the scent and I make it
happen. Would you choose Vanilla Rose Musk? Done! How about Jasmine Pineapple Honey Cake? Done! Done! Possibly a scent with a little story about a raven calling to you from a snow covered tree in on December 31st...you know I love a challenge! Done!
Not only do you have full creative control over the
fragrance, you also get to choose the final label art and name if you wish. You will receive three
products of your choice in your scent creation. I will then make your
new scent creation available to purchase in my shop.
Other Commission a Scent winners have inspired awesome scents like this month's Scent of the Month Fall Mountain Festival, 50's Diner, Indigo Moon, and Alas, Sunflower.
Instructions, rules and fine print for the Commission a Scent Prize:
- Please give me up to 90 days to
complete your scent. Past winners will attest that I am very picky about my scents. Often times I spend a great deal of time scouring sources for new aroma components and the exact piece of the fragrance puzzle. I make many different versions before settling on one. I will be in contact with you the entire time, getting feedback and giving you updates.
- Contest is opens now and ends Sunday September 16, 2012 at 11:59pm EST.
- Entering is easy. Simply use the form below to submit your entries. One of the entries will ask you to leave your answer as a comment to this blog post. I would like to know what one scent triggers fall or winter memories for you. This could be a food, spice, plant, or perfume. Anything that inspires you to celebrate the seasons. You get an additonal entry for "liking" Wylde Ivy on Facebook and for following Wylde Ivy on Twitter.
- Winner will be randomly chosen (by the handy new Rafflecopter program) from entries received.
- Winner will be announced on Monday September 17th.
- Good luck and have fun!
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