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You and a Ring of Stars is a fragrance that was made long before the name came along. Sometimes names take their time in choosing their perfumes....
We decided to send out samples and hear what you had to say.
In return, wonderful images of swirling opalline dust clouds, lying under the sun in grassy fields, watching stars twinkle in the night sky, feeling calm, anticipating pleasure and intimacy, longing and coming home.
The name had to have a sense of being wrapped in dreams of contentment, cheeky glances, gentle kisses, swirls of clouds and stellar drifts....
A dear friend who said, "It smells like me, like coming home" and then wrote this beautiful story:
"She looks up, her legs curled beneath her in a softly worn armchair, its leather eroded to fine suede. Her eyes are hooded, deep in thought a world away, but as he leans in, they sparkle with knowing him, reclaiming her space in this world. Her book, its pages thumbed, falls to her lap and he catches her scent, caught in the notch of her throat, cool air meeting winter-warm skin. The rich, heady scent of India smudges his mind, a ritual of longed-for remembrance; there’s an echo of woodsmoke, clean linen and a hint of spring, but mostly he smells her peace, her warm contentment and the scent of home. Amber, sandalwood, leather and lavender - superstellar drift "
After a few months of bouncing names around, it finally come. With a shiver of recognition from everyone, it was right!
The name comes from a poem called 'Offering and Rebuff' by Carl Sandburg.
"You and a ring of Stars my mention my name, and then forget me"
This is name and scent is a response to the longing in the poem, and while there is some nostalgia in the scent; the fragrance is about the feeling of fulfilment and comfort in being encircled by the ring of stars, surrounded by nature and coming home to yourself.
I hope you love "You and a Ring of Stars" and it keeps whispering stories to you,
An aromatic embrace of Lavandin Absolute, Rosemary and Oakmoss dances with a woody amber heart of WA Sandalwood, Olibanum and Labdanum and swirls with a hint of smoky birch tar.
Aromatic, Agrestic, Woody, Spicy & Ambery with a nod to the Fougère genre of fragrances.
All Cult of Scent fragrances are unisex, handmade, tested on willing humans and make very special gifts for you and those you love. You and a Ring of Stars is suitable for vegans.
Ingredients: Alcohol, Fragrance, Aqua, Linalool, Farnesol, Limonene, Oakmoss extract, Coumarin, Eugenol.