Kasmaran - “Fall in Love”
BALI, the mysterious Island of the Gods and a Thousand Temples, is a distant and exotic world that was instantly captured and the inspiration behind the Kasmaran fragrance. Prolonged explorations through magnificent gardens, coastal rich mountainous land and bucolic scenery were focal points of admiration. The Balinese people are captivating with their warm hospitality, peaceful prayers and sacred offerings, experiencing a life-changing moment and an everlasting spiritual journey. A land of rich culture and love, Kasmaran evolved. “Caressed by the sea, scents from the jungles of volcanic mountains, incense offerings and enwrapped in spirituality of temples;
I was united with this distant culture and fell in love with Bali and its people”
Los Cabos, Mexico
Beso Del Mar - “Kiss of the Sea”
The Sea of Cortez’s infamous breathtaking views are elevated when paired with the warm dessert sand. The chilled breeze in the air and fresh scents envelop the beautiful and captivating land of Las Ventanas Al Paraiso in Los Cabos, Mexico. The “Windows to Paradise” are where a moment of contemplation of the mind, body and soul is inevitable.
I spend my day relaxing by the seaside pool. Picturesque views and lovely authentic Mexican artistry surround me. My nose immediately takes me to a perfectly crafted refresher with hints of pepper and lime that create the perfect medley to set the theme. As the sun sets the glow of the moon glistens on the rippling waters. The desert sand cools as the flowers release their fragrances to create an aromatic veil in the air under the night sky. I wrap myself in a cashmere blanket as the air cools. I climb to the rooftop of my villa. White curtains billow like a ballet dancer and candles create an illuminating path appearing from the earth like a geyser of flames. The temptation grows stronger as it pulls you into the night.
Like a carefully orchestrated concert, my senses engage. Drop by drop I feel, smell and nearly touch what would become “Kiss of the Sea.”
Doux Amour- “Sweet Love”
Marrakech, known for its opulent palaces, mosques and gardens, is embraced by silent villages, rambling streams, valleys and deserts of golden sand. The Arab-Moorish culture has lavish fabrics, wines, spices and music that evoke a sensory splendor. They pulsate my alchemist nature to spin a perfume for a goddess.
I start my expedition and travel by camel to remote villages throughout the mountains. While absorbing the views and exotic scents, I make my way into less known pathways. Colorful flowers embrace these secret passages only known by locals. My guide captures my attention with stories of family, history, love and Moroccan culture. Arriving in Jebel Toubkal, the most incredible sunset shows its face. There a local family invited us for a traditional Moroccan dinner paired with delicious North African wine, laughter and more intriguing stories. The night ends with a moonlight dance under the clear moonlight sky.
The incredible colors of the sunset, the kindness of the people, culture and exotic land of this city enticed the goddess of all fragrances to be created.
Noche Del Fuego - “Night of Fire”
A night that will be forever etched in my memory and in my heart began at Castillo Son Vida - a former 13th century palace tucked in an ancient Mediterranean hillside in Majorca, Spain. The night had me at first sight. The majestic palace with lush gardens and impeccable views of the Balearic Sea set the scene for this sensual story.
My endogenous journey began one unforgettable evening while dining al fresco. I followed the sound of the beat of drums that introduced me to a handsome, bronzed-skinned Spaniard. Our eyes meet. He silently approaches, takes my hand and escorts me to the unknown as my curiosity allows my submissive side to explore. My heart pounds steadily to the sound of every drumbeat. With every step we get closer and closer to the pulsating sound. He methodically releases my hand. In an instant I am encircled by many other Spaniards with long torches of fire that are dancing to the beat of the drum in this sultry,provocative fire dance. The vibration of the drum beat and the heat of the flame on my skin on this warm summer night set chills of sensuality down my spine. The air full with fireflies only adds to this bewitching moment. The night will never be the same.
I knew this moment would become an intoxicating aphrodisiac fragrance. Without a drop of shyness, I began creating a night of fire - drop by drop with exotic oils to represent each and every moment of this seductive night. “Noche Del Fuego” is an irresistibly spicy, rare blend.
Settling in the east coast village of Taormina on the island of Sicily, I explore the cobblestone streets of Italy. I walk through passages between medieval structures and nature reserves. The scent of the salty, fresh air from the Mediterranean Sea fillsthe heavens. Around each corner local merchants offer samples of succulent fruits and farm-grown organics that drip with flavor. The heat of the summer sun was relieved as we explore the seas through the evening hours on a beautiful yacht. Afar on a rocky promontory high above sea, the view of Mount Etna framed our al-fresco family dinner. As time passes Mount Etna whispers her powerful entity and emits a veil of black smoke that fills the sky above her while the sunset filters through like sheer black lace, she slowly reveals her audacious side.
I knew at this very moment this would be a trip of family memories. It would be Italian poetry that would make a scent that would include fresh succulent citrus. Earth notes anchor what Mount Etna leaves to her gazers. Her base is filled with flowers and bees where the sweetest honey is produced by local beekeepers. I could not resist the temptation of composing an inviting fragrance from this heartfelt island and immersing into its own uniqueness.