Sunday, June 21, 2020

Beach Lily

Chavatzelet Shkiaa

Happy Summer Solstice! 

There is a secret spot on the northernmost beach, below the sandstone slopes laden with beach lilies, purple everlasting and sea-celery,  where saltwater meets a freshwater spring. It is accessible only in low tide, when the spring is revealed and its water can be drank and purify before the short stream is swallowed by the thirsty tongue of the Mediterranean Mother. When the tide is up, the flowing spring is immediately consumed by her salty womb and none would know it was in the least diluted. 

Today, 21.06.2020 is an unusual day: the sun is at its peak, and there is also a Sun Eclipse. This reminds me of the merging of the two waters. And therefore, I chose this day to release my new creation, Beach Lily

This is a perfume in honour of one of my favourite flowers - the Sea Daffodil (Pancratium maritimum), an endangered bulb flower that usually only beings to bloom at the end of summer and early fall (sometime around late August and early September). This year I have already seen some in bloom in mid-June! It has an incredible scent, very heady and lily-like, with a hint of green, that intensifies in the afternoon and evening, and attracts night pollinators. 

The process for creating this scent was a bit unusual: It actually started as a soap-scent for my Beach Lily shampoo bar with Coconut Milk & Shea Butter, and I loved it so much that I turned it into a fully-fledged perfume. On this conspicuous day, both the Beach Lily shampoo bar and perfume are ready for you to enjoy. And also the label design has just got in.  

Credits are due to my graphic designer who is so talented, hard working and a joy to work with. Thank you, Terry! And many thanks also to my brother Yotam Dehan, who took this gorgeous Sea Daffodil photograph back in 2006 and sent it to me when I was still living in Canada (and missing all these special wild flowers). Wise Woman Inbal Levite taught me that this plant is the teacher of unconditional love, and I think my brother's simple gesture of sharing a photo of something I love so much is an act of love. How blessed I am to live next to such plant teachers, and to my close family that I love so much. 

Each bottle contains a few drops of both saltwater and freshwater, from the secret, swollen spring; and I put a little bit of both low tide water and spring water just for you. With these bottles of fragrance, saltwater and freshwater, I share with you my love for the sea and the wild beaches. May they be clean and rich with sea life! I will donate 20% of each bottle sale to "Mediterranean People", a local organization that works to protect the beaches and sealife (particularly the Sea Turtles, whose eggs are being laid these days), keeps the beaches clean and does ongoing educational campaigns in this beautiful nature reserve, just 20 minutes away from my studio. 

Today I feel truly blessed and grateful for Nature and beauty and a good health and being surrounded by love - far and near. If you ever find yourself feeling lonely or unloved, remember that you contain all this unconditional love within you. May this perfume be a reminder of that, and of all the love you receive (maybe not romantic, but that is not the only love that nourishes us!) and the unconditional love that you too embody.  



Top notes: Bayberry, Galangal, Ruby Red Grapefruit
Heart notes: Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Ginger Lily
Base notes: Sandalwood, Foikienia 





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At July 02, 2020 4:46 AM, Blogger المتوكل على الله said...





نحن شركة تنظيف مكيفات بالرياض متخصصة في تنفيذ اعمال تنظيف وصيانة واصلاح جميع انواع المكيفات التي تستخدم داخل المنازل والفلل والشركات والمصانع وكافة الاماكن حيث تقدم خدمات تنظيف مكيفات شباك ومكيفات صحراوية ومكيفات شباك ومكيفات سبيلت والتكيفات المركزية باستخدام الوسائل الحديثة ويتم تنظيف الوحدات الداخلية للمكيفات وازالة الاتربة والغبار والاوساخ وازالة الروائح الكريهة العالقة بالمكيف كما يقوم فني مكيفات بالرياض بصيانة واصلاح جودة التبريد وضبط صوت التكيف للمستوي المثالي وغيرها من أعمال الصيانة فقط عزيزي العميل قم بالتواصل معنا وقم بعرض مشكلتك وسوف تقوم افضل شركة تنظيف مكيفات بالرياض بسرعة التواصل معك والوصول إليك حيث ما كنت لعمل اللازم علي الفور فقط قم بالاتصال علي ارقامنا نصلك اين ما كنت علي الفور.

 

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