Perfumery

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

An Auspicious Encounter

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. We spent some time talking and I found that he was very inspired by the Floracopeia vision and mission of supporting sustainable production of aromatic treasures around the world.… 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

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 tuberose natural perfume and jasmine infused perfume from the Chandra Collection.… 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 First Release of the Corsican Collection: Citsus (Rock Rose)

The first time I met Cistus oil was many years ago. I used it a few times in some experimental perfume blends and was impressed with its depth, richness and intriguing complexity. After that I put the vial away and forgot about it; when I opened the drawer many years later and took out the oil its fragrance was as full and intense as when I had last smelled it.… Read more

Surya Collection: The New Line of Masculine Botanical Fragrances from Floracopeia

Named for the Sun, The Floracopeia Surya Collection, reflects the full potential of men’s natural fragrances. Unlike men’s colognes that contain synthetic fragrance and alcohol, Floracopeia’s Natural Perfumes and Botanical Fragrances utilize only the finest essential oils and organic jojoba oil. This combination creates a natural fragrance that not only smells better then synthetic men’s cologne, it is better, for your health and wellbeing.… 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

Love Potion Recipes

The recording from Kris Wrede’s class Aromatica Erotica: How To Make A Love Potion is now available. Register & Listen Here.   Here are the love potion recipes from Kris’ class so you can re-create the romantic mystery in your own life. The key is to honor the sacred nature of perfume and to breathe it in…..literally and figuratively every day. … Read more

Enhance The Art Of Seduction

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Learn the fine art of using all of your senses to bring alive a full expression of heart-centered sensuality, passion and seduction. Learn how to use plants to enhance and awaken ones passionate heart. Begin with food, libations, flirting, intimate love letters, poetry, and massage using your own custom love potion.… 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