Τρίτη, 22 Ιανουαρίου 2013

Honeysuckle scents and a soap!


I adore flowers! Maybe, my obsession with perfumes has started from there. I don’t even remember how many times I hold a flower so close to my nose for hours or How many times I walked through a specific alley so I can feel that transparent breath of the flower…

Honeysuckle is one of my favorite’s blooms. The English word implies the sweet, honey like scent and taste of the flower. This is true! My grand mother used to eat these flowers as a child. The Greek word is Agioklima which means Holly flower but the origin of the word is from the word Aigioklima which means the shrub that is eaten ny the Goats! The same meaning of the word can be found in French language “chevrefeuille”  which also means the leaves that are eaten by the goats! We are talking about Goats gourmet here!

The best time to enjoy Honeysuckle’s scent is the evening. This climbing vine has scented a lot of our summer nights out and ours best memories!

The natural essential oil or absolute is not easy to find and if you do is very expensive. That’s why, Perfumers usually use lab made accords or fragrances. In that way they recreate almost exactly it’s delicate scent.

Well known perfumes that have Honeysuckle as a note:

D&G SICILY

Le Chevrefeuille Annick Goutal

Honeysuckle & Jasmine Jo Malone

Haute Claire by Aftelier


Please comment with your favorites!!!

From these above I have only Sicily but I really want to try Haute Claire by Aftelier


And A soap!


Because of my love for Honeysuckle I  decided to make a Honeysuckle Soap! This is an ozonic kind of a Honeysuckle that I used. It has a honey note too!
As my oils I used: Olive oil, Coconut oil, Palm oil, Palm Kernel oil, Shea butter and Castor oil

To color my soap I used White and Yellow clays to represent the flower of the plant.


8 σχόλια:

  1. I really enjoyed reading this post! That's so funny that in Greek and French it means "The shrub that is eaten by the goats". My grandma had honeysuckle in her backyard, and I used to eat it when we'd visit her. It was so yummy! I actually own a honeysuckle perfume. It's MAC creations-Naked Honey. It was limited edition, and I'm sad to say I blew through it because I loved it so much. I kept the bottle though :)

    Your honeysuckle soap looks delightful! May I have a link to your shop? I'd love to try your soap when I run out of the one I'm using now <3

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    1. This Summer I am definitely trying out a honeysuckle flower. I have to know how it tastes!
      I didn't know that MAC carries perfumes too. It's so annoying when they dicontinue a fragrance. I hate it:(

      Thank you so much for your interest in my soaps! I want to open an etsy shop in the future.
      If you want send me an email with your adress here: irishandmadesoaps@gmail.com and I will send you one!

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    2. Honeysuckle is sooo very yummy! If I remember right, you're supposed to gently pull tr flower out and suck the honey out of the "tube". I'll have to google it, haha!

      I know, I absolutely hate when anything gets discontinued :( The people that sell discontinued things on eBay or amazon always want so much money for it, too! Bah!

      I emailed you :)

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    3. yep, I have seen crazy prices for rare bpals. I try to buy a full bottle for anything I really love to avoid ebay or the scecond hand market later but sometimes I just can't...

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  2. Beautiful post! I like honeysuckle but haven't experienced the real flowers enough to actually appreciate it. I had Yardley's soliflore of honeysuckle which I didn't love but I did like it.
    I second Brightest Star's request. I would love to visit your shop for some beautiful soaps :)

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    1. Su, Thank you so much! I wish I could find a scent that it's exactly the same as the real flower but I know it's impossible... I haven't tried Yardley's Honeysuckle. I will give it a try the next time I find their range somewhere.

      Like I said to Brightest Star I don't have a shop yet, I want to open an etsy shop thought... If you want send my your adress in:irishandmadesoaps@gmail.com and I will send you one!

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    2. I am writing you an email as we speak! Thanks :)

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