Pirouette Essentials, Wild Spruce and Tobacco
Seattle perfumer Karyn Gold-Reineke, founder and designer of Pirouette Essentials, brings years of aromatherapy experience to her potions. I create my fragrances first and foremost to smell wonderful,” she says, “but with natural essential oils, there is the added benefit of powerful healing properties.”
Much of creating a natural fragrance is in the process and unlike working in a chemical lab, there is the subtlety of true scents in play. As she says, “I work intuitively, by blending first, and uncovering the aromatherapy profile after.”
Several of her scents, including Wanderlust, Mosaic and Mantra especially will conjure far-away places. But the Wild Spruce and Tobacco Cologne has a decidedly masculine air. You’ll smell spruce in the bottle, but give it a minute on your skin and a spicy smokiness will join it, where sweetness finds leather.
[starts at $7.50; PirouetteEssentials.com]
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