The advent of World War II brought unprecedented change to the lives of women throughout the Western world, and specifically a more functional attitude in fashion. Trousers became an article of everyday wear for many women, and perfume houses began incorporating elements into women’s scents which were more traditionally associated with men’s fragrance, such as what became known as the “leather-chypre”, (an olfactory shove that signified the need of women to "show some spine").
In this era a woman had to carefully balance her core feminine values with the demands of the war-torn world to toughen up in times of sacrifice, and we salute both the beauty and the strength of their lives with a classically complex blending of numerous florals, spices and resins upon a base of animalic musk and suede chypre. Beautifully sophisticated and appropriate for both daily demands and nightly amusements...a woman’s work is never done!
This scent was inspired by my friend Rebekah, our beautiful cover girl, who asked me to formulate an era appropriate perfume for her character to wear in the play she is currently starring in, "1942 Christmas from Home".
MAGICKAL MEANINGS OF INGREDIENTS:
IRIS ~ Friendship, faith, wisdom, valor and promise; purification, resurrection.
HYACINTH ~ Attracts love and luck; protection, playfulness, joy, relieves grief, eases childbirth. Dependability, constancy, friendship.
ROSE ~ Self confidence, strong aphrodisiac properties, attracts affection & love, fertility, divination/clairvoyance.
MUSK(S) ~ Self confidence and strength, sexual attractant, heightens passions and arousal.
LEATHER ~ The musky scent of leather inspires feelings of lust, personal power, and provides a hint of danger.
AMBER ~ Fertility, creativity, love, luck, riches.
MOSSES ~ Luck enhancing, financial success, protection, charity. Parental love.
LABDANUM ~ One of the oldest known perfume ingredients. Considered holy, used in tribute, and as a sense-memory tool to stimulate the subconscious. Said to revive long forgotten memories and feelings.
CORIANDER ~ Love attracting, protection, peace, healing. Encourages people to fall in love.
TUBEROSE ~ Dangerous pleasure. Excitement, sensuality.
NEROLI ~ Sensuality, love, relieves tension & anxiety; quells apprehension, encourages a shy lover, confidence building.
JASMINE ~ Self confidence, anxiety reduction, prosperity; powerful love attractant, spiritual love.
SANDALWOOD ~ Love, exotic, sensual atmospheric; aphrodisiac. Healing, spirituality, exorcism.
Humans experience life, love and time for a limited span and every experience is precious. Each year offers us the chance to renew our spirit and resolve to make the best of every moment. This Winter, LPMP invites you upon an olfactory journey throughout history, because you don’t need the devices of science fiction to time-travel...all you need is perfume. Scent is the most evocative of all the senses and the fragrances in this collection are truly Time in a bottle, one whiff of each of our temporal-themed scents will place you in the exact moment we have created so that you may experience the magic of when imagination meets artistry.
Love Potion® Fragrances are created with the magical properties of the ingredients in mind. The "meanings" of the ingredients are derived from folklore and religions the world over and throughout time.