d.grayi [artisan perfume by miju.]

JADE PHOENIX - Eau de Parfum



TOP: Green Oil, Valencia Orange

HEART: Rose, Patchouli, Frankincense

BASE:  Sandalwood, Golden Amber



Jade Phoenix is a personal exercise of reforming a negative scent memory into something positive.  The opening is full of mint and wintergreen which I had a strong negative opinion about.  This is the smell of the medicinal “green oil” I grew up using…. think “menthol body rubs and pain relieving oils.”  

Since my childhood every time I smell it, I would recall memories of tummy aches, muscle pains and “old people.”   I was mind-blown to learn that people out of my culture thought the scent of our green oil was pretty.  This is when I decided I wanted to paint a new picture.  This “green oil” that we used is reliable and healing.  Citrus, rose, patchouli, sandalwood, vanilla, resins  were added because they are all reliable materials in perfumery and herbalism.  I added airiness to this perfume to mimic the phoenix rising after being reborn.  This project helped me a lot. I love the scent I created and now when I smell wintergreen and menthol I think of reliability and healing.

Naturals: Valencia Orange, Frankincense, Rose Damascena, Patchouli, Labdanum, Cedarwood Texas, Styrax, Opoponax, Olibanum, Benzoin


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