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Monday, September 21, 2009

Peace Pipe: Roxana Illuminated Perfume (peace symbol)

By Tom

From Roxana Villa's email to me:
On September 21st, the United Nations International Day of Peace, I will be launching a new perfume I have been working on for some time. It is inspired by Project Peace on Earth.

This Peace inspired fragrance will give a portion of the proceeds from each of the 1/4 oz liquid perfume flacons and solid compacts to the POE (Project Peace on Earth) organization to facilitate their vision of a global prayer concert for Peace.
She sent me a sample of the scent and it's luscious: the opening is sparkly citrus (I think orange and lemon, but Roxana has not listed notes as of today the 18th, so I may fall flat on my face on this one..) cut with vanilla, and the drydown features some of the smoky woods she does so well.

Is it shallow of me to love the fact that I can both do good and smell great at the same time?

In the interest of taking the high road, here are the links she sent me:

Project Peace on Earth
Roxana's Blog
International Day of Peace

Other blogs participating in the project: Bitter Grace Notes; Examiner, Cleveland; Examiner, Portland; Illuminated Perfume; Indie Perfume; Memory and Desire; Perfume Shrine; Scent Hive; The Non-Blonde.

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Blogger ScentScelf said...

What a beautiful project...and I think there is no better way to fully honor and experience something than to enjoy all of it's layers of beauty.

So, go forth and smell great. :) (Now to search out how to try some of say "smoky woods" and I come following...)

9:34 AM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...

scentself- thanks!

And I forgot to add that there are other bloggers doing this today as well:

Bitter Grace Notes:
Examiner, Cleveland:
Examiner, Portland:
Illuminated Perfume:
Indie Perfume:
Memory and Desire:
Perfume Shrine:
Scent hive:
The Non-Blonde:

All of whom I am going to go read right now.

11:32 AM EDT  
Blogger Perfumeshrine said...


how kind of you to participate! It's been a great joy writing about such an optimistic, hopeful project. Sometimes it's nice to forget about the terrible grimness of reality and hope for a little bit.

1:15 PM EDT  
Blogger Illuminated Perfume said...

Tom, I knew YOU would enjoy the smokey wood aspect! I am humbled and in so much gratitude for your participation in this group blogging event.
Your nose is pretty much right on target:
Base: Vanilla, Tobacco & Vintage Mysore Sandalwood
Heart: Champa and Lotus
Top: Neroli, Clementine & Ginger

2:12 PM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...


Sometimes something nice to sniff is all we have!

4:26 PM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...


Thank you for allowing me to experience it

4:27 PM EDT  
Blogger chayaruchama said...


I love that you "sniffed and told", too.

Bless Rox and Greg- they are a gift and an inspiration.

May YOU be inscribed in the Book of Life for a Sweet New Year !

Love you.

5:17 PM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...


Thanks! I could use a good year as could we all..

6:22 PM EDT  
Blogger Flora said...

Tom, I am in love with this stuff too! So gorgeous, with an air of mystery.

10:21 PM EDT  
Blogger Beth Schreibman Gehring said...

It is so very beautiful......Thanks for participating my sweet!

10:24 PM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...


I was glad to be able to write that I was instantly smitten by it. I even bought some.

11:11 PM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...


Thanks- and i loved your review; a more perfect description of Autumn I couldn't think of.

11:12 PM EDT  
Anonymous women pheromones said...

You really did a great perfume Mr. Tom,very inspiring fragrance love it.


9:55 PM EDT  

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