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:
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.