Perfumes & Attars

New! Jasmine Attar

Romantic, sensual, euphoric.

In David Crow’s newest handcrafted small-batch attar, the soft floral notes of dawn-blooming jasmine float above the gentle sacred wood fragrance of sustainable Australian sandalwood. It is an exotic and mystical blend free of the typical cloying synthetic fragrances found in many modern products.… Read more

Balance Your Chakras with Botanicals

By Haley Ausserer

Chakras are spiritual energy centers in our bodies, and each of the seven chakras is associated with a specific energy and healing theme. Essential oils, flower essences, and other botanicals can work with these healing themes to bring us into balance and flow.… Read more

Why Perfumers Say “No Jasmine, No Perfume.”

Watch this short video to learn the difference between exotic and medicinal flowers, and why perfumers say “no jasmine, no perfume.”

An Excerpt From Pharmacy Of Flowers With Floracopeia’s David Crow, L.Ac.Read more

Citrus Oil and the Sun

by Sara Crow, L.Ac.

Some things are best accomplished under the night sky. Here we learn how solar and lunar forces unite to create harmony in skin care and essential oils.

Some categories of essential oils, such as the citrus oils*, markedly embody solar energy. Extracted from peels and fruit of citrus trees growing in sunny Mediterranean climates, they are often referred to as “distilled sunshine.” Their bright, sunny disposition lends perfectly to uplift a downtrodden heart and mind.Read more

An Auspicious Encounter

By David Crow

Last year Sara and I were in the San Diego area for an event. I was approached by a young man who introduced himself as both a perfumer and a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which I thought was a very interesting combination of careers. … Read more

VIDEO: David Crow on Natural Perfumes and New Releases

Right now, millions of people around the world are purchasing commercial perfumes for Valentine’s Day gifts.

For those of us who appreciate and cherish the finer fragrances of botanical perfumes, it is hard to fathom wearing the harsh scents that dominate the aisles of every department store across the country.… Read more

3 Simple Ways To Incorporate Essential Oils and Aromatherapy Into Your Wedding Celebration

Your wedding is a special event to cherish and share. What better way to preserve your treasured memories than to incorporate essential oils into your ceremony. Our sense of smell aids us in the most potent form of recall and can help us remember details that may otherwise remain forgotten.… Read more

Sandalwood: Fragrance of the Gods









Excerpts from the work by David Crow

If the tranquil heaven of sages gone to bliss had a fragrance, it would be sandalwood. The scent of “chandan,” as it is called in Sanskrit, is said to be the auric perfume emitted by those whose minds have cooled the flames of worldly passions, who are free of all attachments and egoistic cravings, who have transcended all sufferings of impermanence and ephemeral transitory existence.… Read more

VIDEO: David Crow on His Favorite Perfume – Savitri

Savitri is perhaps the most famous of Floracopeia’s perfumes. Savitri is made up of what is said to be the finest combination of any two fragrances: Rose and Vetiver.

It has been several years since we have made this very special aromatic treasure available to the public.… Read more

Natural Perfumes

I love natural perfumes! Every day I blend up a unique combination of natural perfume that suites my mood, or inspires the mood I want to have. Some days call for a combination of bergamot oil and vetiver oil.

Some days neroli natural perfume and jasmine infused perfume.… Read more

The Basics of Blending with Essential Oils

This week we have shared some easy to make gift ideas, but one question you might have is: how do I come up with my own aromatherapy essential oil blend?

Citrus_auranti_neroli_W_640x480 (1)There are many ways to develop a blend, and here is one simple method to create custom essential oil blends for perfumery or making natural products.… Read more

The Flower of Flowers: Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Ylang Ylang essential oil is distilled from the tropical flower, ylang ylang or Cananga odorata. The name ylang ylang means “flower of flowers” and it is no wonder since the aroma is exquisitely floral. If ever there was a fragrance of heaven on earth it is ylang ylang.… Read more

The Treasure of Rose: A Natural Perfume Beyond Compare

There is no flower that has captivated humanity quite like the rose. Its sweet, delicate fragrance inspires feelings of love that range from agape to passion. This flower inspired perfumers to develop technologies to best capture rose essential oil to preserve its alluring fragrance.

A natural rose perfume is hard to come by, as there are plenty of synthetic attempts on the market.… Read more

Creating an Aromatic Wedding Celebration

Your wedding is an event to cherish and remember. What better way to preserve your treasured memory then to incorporate Essential Oils and Aromatherapy into your ceremony. Our sense of smell aids us in the most potent form of recall that can help us remember details that may remain forgotten.… Read more

How I Ended Up Anointing a Perfect Stranger in a Public Place!

You know that Floracopeia’s essential oils are irresistible when a perfect stranger follows you through the aisles of a bookstore just to ask which perfume you are wearing.

This is exactly what happened to me. On a lazy Sunday morning, I was strolling mindlessly through the aisles of Barnes and Nobles accompanied by my son.… Read more

The History of Anointing With Oil

The love affair with aromatic and medicinal substances of oily texture smeared on the body has ancient origins. Although the word anoint has been part of the English language only since c. 1303 A.D., historical records show human beings engaged in the act of either anointing or being anointed since the times of Ancient Egypt.… Read more

A Gift Of Five-Thousand Roses

How hundreds of Floracopeia customers are giving their lovers 5,000 Valentine’s roses:

Consider this….It takes 1,400,000 handpicked rose blossoms to produce just 35 ounces of rose oil. It takes 40,000 blossoms to make 1 ounce of oil. It takes 67 blossoms to make 1 drop of oil (600 drops in an ounce).… Read more