miessence® Botanical Perfumes are hand-blended in the traditional artisan method of natural perfumery using rare and exquisite botanical extracts, absolutes and essential oils solely as their aromatic source. The entire cornucopia of aromatic plants are explored in our perfumes... flowers, fruits, blossoms, leaves, twigs, barks, resins, woods, roots, rhizomes and seeds are all utilised for a multifaceted aromatic experience. miessence® botanical perfumes are imbued with a depth of character and beauty rarely found in modern perfumery.
How to enjoy it to the full
The sensual pleasure of performing the same ancient anointing ritual that has been part of the human
experience for thousands of years will create harmony in your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual
self. Savour the moment as a ritual each day for the rest of your life. To envelop yourself, mind and body
in a lingering aromatic experience, apply your perfume to pulse points at the wrists, neck, cleavage and
behind the ears.
Synthetic vs Natural Fragrances
Natural perfumery, with a 4000 year history, is linked to nature, beauty and ritual. Not only are they
aromatically aesthetic, but they impart therapeutic benefits, formulated solely with rare and expensive
raw materials including essential oils, extracts and absolutes. They are simple, yet complex, being
comprised of up to 30 unique ingredients. Their complexity is derived from the intricate orchestration of
elements with thousands of known and unknown natural chemical compounds. Natural perfumes impart
deep and complex fragrance notes with soft with subtle scent nuances that evolves over time with body
chemistry. And blessedly, botanical fragrances don't outstay their welcome. They fade into your body
gently and imperceptibly over time. Always fresh and fragrant, your botanical perfume simply needs an
occasional top-up sometime during your day or evening to maintain your unique aromatic signature.
The brief history (100 years or so) of synthetic perfumes is linked to recent developments in chemistry.
They are comprised mainly, if not totally, of hundreds of inexpensive aroma-chemicals. Their fragrance
of synthetics is always consistent, with simple and pronounced fragrance notes. Synthetic perfumes have
tendency to fight your natural scent and 'sour' over time, eventually going stale on the skin.
Dangers of Synthetic Fragrances
Perfumes make multi-millions of dollars for the chemical cosmetic industry. Thousands of tons
of synthetic fragrance are produced each year but with very few legislative checks or restrictions.
Environmental scientists and health researchers are increasingly concerned about their affects on our
health as well as their persistence in the environment. There are increased anecdotal and clinical accounts
of fragranced products causing, triggering, and exacerbating health conditions such as allergies and
Other concerns relate to the bioaccumulation of synthetic fragrance chemicals in human tissue
and the long-term impact of suspected hormone disrupters.
Synthetic fragrances add to both indoor and outdoor air pollution. Synthetic musk compounds are
persistent in the environment and contaminate waterways and aquatic wildlife.
The many reasons to anoint: do it now
Anoint your body with miessence® botancial perfumes to attract and seduce your mate, to strengthen
your mood or state of mind, to boost your self confidence, or simply to refresh, energise, calm, or
nurture yourself. Love yourself.