Mardi Gras & Romantic Tudor Collections 2017
Mardi Gras Collection
Angel Food Cake & Coconut - This is the 2016/17 reformulation. Light as air Angel Food Cake with aromatic almond extract and toasted coconut!
Banana Tarte Tatin - Rich sweet banana filled puffed pastry with butter rum sauce.
New~ Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Truffle - Decadent Chocolate ganache, soaked in warm aged southern Bourbon, and rolled in toasted pecans.
Caramelized Orange Custard - Rich and gooey caramelized succulent oranges layer with milky, creamy vanilla custard and spice.
Chateau de Chambord - Made from raspberries, blackberries, Madagascar vanilla, Moroccan citrus peel, honey and cognac to create an all-natural Black Raspberry liqueur. Indulge in Moona's new scrub concoction consisting of white chocolate cake scrub enveloping a Chambord ripple made of natural raspberry fruit fiber, black raspberry seeds, and scented with natural and artificially scented oils of cognac EO, raspberry, vanilla oils, with a fusion of natural citrus and just a touch of spice. Good enough for any King or Queen!
Chocolate Covered Cherries aka Cherry Cordial - Just like the candy chocolate covered cherry candy with liquor in it!
Corsican Mendiant au Chocolat Blanc - White chocolate, walnuts, dates, and crystallized orange peel.
New~ Buttered Rum Crème brûlée - A rich, caramel crusted, custard dessert with a buttery Rum boozy twist! Mmmmmm!
French Quarter Coffee with Jelly filled Beignets - Cafe Du Monde's famous for it's coffee and beignets! This scent tries to recapture that essence and the deliciously famous deep fried, powdered sugar coated beignets with jelly!
Gilded Pear - UPDATED 2017 version - Apple Strudel laced with brown sugar, pear oils, sandalwood and vanilla and a creamy sweet vanilla sugar lightly spiced with cardamon essential oil.
Gypsy Chocolate Cake (aka Rigio Jansci) - Inspired by an old cake recipe from the Vienna Empire Cookbook, a recipe for a Hungarian Gypsy's Chocolate cake for Lovers, "Rigio Jansci", named for a 19th century violinist who, legend says, broke the hearts of princesses with ease and equanimity. Soap is made with goats milk and cocoa buttert, rich, creamy and dark chocolate scented, a touch of Rum, & with real ground Ecuadorian Organic cocoa nibs (Organically grown, Fair Trade Certified) for exfoliation. Naturally tinted with red clay and dark rich brown mica. A deeply satisfying chunk of chocolate bliss.
Heaven Cake aka Torta Del Cielo~ REFORMULATED! (a little different then the oast scent, but yum!) Heavenly Cake is a traditional Mayan desert . It is a scrumptious , moist Almond sponge cake soaked with Rum or Brandy. Made with tons of butter, sugar, eggs and Vanilla bean.
King Cake - Reformulation 2017 -The "king cake" takes its name from the biblical kings. The season for king cake extends from the end of the Twelve Days of Christmas , up until the end of Mardi Gras aka "Fat Tuesday", the day before the start of Lent. Some organizations or groups of friends may have "king cake parties" every week through the Carnival season. There are many different recipes for king cake. However, the most common ones include: milk, butter, yeast, water, brown and white sugar, eggs, salt, nutmeg, flour and cinnamon. Topped with a glaze of confections sugar, lemon juice, and colored sugar crystals.
Lemon Curd and Coconut Cream (aka Lemming Crack) - Lemon curd and coconut cream with graham crust.Lavender & Chocolate - Delicious real cocoa absolute and real Lavandula Angustifolia (true English lavender) essential oil make this bar refreshing and decadent at the same time.
Peches Melba (french spelling for Peaches) - Juicy ripe peaches with a teeny squeeze of lemon, and fresh raspberry topped vanilla bean ice cream!
Raspberry Chocolate Truffle - A realistic raspberry coulis mixed with a dark rich chocolate liqueur.
Raspberry Vanilla Cream - Cream doused juicy raspberries and vanilla musk.
Southern Blackberry Jam Cake - Big fat, juicy Blackberries smother this buttermilk rich, slightly spiced cake. An old Southern tradition!
Romantic Tudor Collection
Amber Rose - A beautifully rich and inciting Amber blended with real Bulgarian Rose essential oil makes for a heavenly blend.
Amber Vanilla - Luscious, rich and boozy vanilla mixed with a sultry Amber blend!!
Ambered Violet - simple violet mixed with a complex amber bouquet.
Aphrodite ~ New version of old scent - reformulated from the beloved original scent in 1996!!! But this one is different and I think better! Sandalwood, Cinnamon, Cedarwood, Cypress and a blend of Ambers. Spicy, sensual, and woodsy. Represents "The Maiden", love, passion, Venus, growth and longevity.
Bohemian Velvet - Sandalwood, Patchouli, and Nag Champa incense type of notes. Inspired from MoonaLisa's Haight Ashbury days as a Goth girl. It's like walking into one of those dark and exciting old pagan magic shops in the Haight, sadly which no longer exist The lovely incense type aromas are sure to bring back old memories or build new ones.
Chypre - A spicier more on the exotic side of life. Green notes of Mandarin Leaf, Orange Blossom, and Bulgarian Rose. Middle notes of coriander and Bulgarian Rose. Deeper, darker warm notes of Bourbon Vanilla, Amber, Labdanum, Musk, Tonka Bean, Sandalwood and Vetiver. PLEASE NOTE this may or may not be the original recipe, just one component may have to be replaced, not sure yet. One of the major components is from a supplier who is no more. So if I have enough to make one more bottle of it the original recipe I will , otherwise it will be a very close cousin to it. Fortunately the component in question is not a major player.
Duchess of Willowdale - This is the newer blend but still working on it to be closer to the older and an even richer one. I have made for the Amber and Labdanum and Salome's Secret mixed with the same dark decadent chocolate oils as before.
Eclipse - A full on powdery musky Amber! Full bodied, earthy, sweet and sensuous. Represents sensuality.
Field of Dreams (formerly Lavender Fields) - A blended Amber with Lavender Kashmir, Lavender absolute and Lavender (Lavendula Angustifolia Moldova) and wow, on the dry down I am in LOVE <3 The dark earthy green hue of this oil is 100% natural and coming from the Lavender absolute.
Georgina - White Chocolate Strawberry Rose- this is Minimoo's creation! Its sweet and sassy just like him:) And yes, mama is proud!
Gypsy Blues - Lavender, Patchouli, Amber Bouquet, Oak moss Absolute, Black Pepper, Neroli, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine & Violet Absolute. Contains ground Oak moss and Patchouli herbs.
Gypsy Rose - This scent I love, it is true to my roots. It is what I imagine a classic bohemian den would be full of, gorgeous paintings, gem toned velvets and glass, natural incense filtering through the air, and sultry music cascading throughout the room. Made of smoky and sultry natural Agarwood, real Bulgarian Rose, rich, vanilla amber like Labdanum resin and earthy Patchouli & Vetiver.
Hygge: The Danish word, pronounced "hoo-ga", is usually translated into English as "coziness". Picture sitting by a fireplace, wearing your softest cozy slipper-socks, surrounded by the warm glow of candles, soft music playing, drinking mulled wine and hot coffees, while eating hot Danish pastries! . That is definitely Hygge!
Notes include: Gently spiced wine and coffees, wafting of warm Beeswax with subtle smokiness with a background of danish pastry!
Poetry: Romance is in the air with this balance of scent between floral, citrus, spice and resin. Orange Blossom cream with an English Toffee swirl and a touch of Frankincense and Ginger. Scrub is a soothing blend of Shea, Coconut and Sweet Orange butters whipped up with pure cane sugar, powdered Frankincense and scent!
Queen's Gloves - Brand New Batch 2017, same recipe -This scent was inspired by a recipe for an aromatic powder made to scent the leather gloves of Queen Elizabeth I. This powder was a gift from her secret lover, the Earle of Essex. Date of original recipe is about 1588. It was said she was seen often walking around sniffing the gloves while carrying them in her hand with a smile on her face. I took the aromatic powder recipe and converted it into a compendium of modern herbs and oils to recreate the original recipe into a perfume. It has been aged for two years. This artisan perfume is made from 100% natural components. Notes include: Egyptian rose absolute, orris root, Benzoin, essence of citron, clove bud, lavender, rosewood, muscade (nutmeg) and Amyris.
Salome's Secret - A crushing blend of various Amber resins mixed with a rich & boozy Vanilla absolute, for a smoldering promise. Really rich, slightly floral, Amber resin with a heavy boozy Vanilla absolute base.
Scorned - An ambered smoking heart, left out in the cold icy sugared spruce woods, spirited away by a river of frankincense tears.
Sweet Violet Nectar - Violet mixed with Vanilla sugary musk.
Violet - a pure and simple violet
Vantasia - its the stock scent of Spellbound Woods > "Spellbound Woods is a blend of amber, sandalwood, vanilla, cedarwood and the barest hint of light floral on the drydown." and then with a Secret Vanilla blend of mine, and added in a natural Cedarwood Eo.
Whole - Sweet Orange, Neroli (Orange Blossom) & Petigrain. Warming, soothing and refreshing to the spirit. This is a very special blend using every part of the orange tree: the leaves, fruit, rind and twig, helping you to feel whole again. This blend is great for postnatal fatigue. It represents spiritual and mental wholeness and well being.
Specialty Scrubs ( more to come ):
Amber & Rose 2017 version (Scrub) - Macerated, Vanilla Amber resin infused into Turbinado & Cane sugars, whipped up with Shea and Coconut butters, and scented with deep tones of a dark and resinous Amber and ethereal Bulgarian Rose.
NOTE- Chypre may or may not be the original recipe, just one component may have to be replaced, not sure yet. One of the major components is from a supplier who is no more. So if I have enough to make one more bottle of it the original recipe I will , otherwise it will be a very close cousin to it. Fortunately the component in question is not a major player.