Breathless

Twyla Perfumes & Apothecary
(General Catalog)
Status: Available

A scent inspired by the Jean-Luc Godard movie; a little romantic, a little smutty, a little noir and very very French.

Red and white rose, vintage patchouli, myrrh, cacao absolute, bourbon vanilla, and sandalwood.

This scent is absolutely beautiful, with neither the rose nor the patchouli overwhelming, balanced by a healthy dose of deep, dark chocolate. The rose is steam-distilled and very smooth, the patchouli vintage and ultra-dark, complex and wine-like in its scent and body. The myrrh adds depth while and the cacao is rich and bittersweet. Bourbon vanilla adds a lovely non-cloying and richness only real vanilla can achieve while sandalwood rounds it out with a lovely woody creaminess. You don't want to skip this one, even if you think you don't like patchouli!

Aromatherapy notes: Patchouli is well known to help combat depression as well as being a good anti-bacterial, helpful in fighting infection. Rose is another excellent mood-lifter, popularly used in anti-depression blends. Myrrh is grounding and helps in mellowing the emotions. Cacao is famous for its endorphin-inducing effects, while sandalwood is another good mood-lifting oil. Vanilla is universally known as a calming, grounding and comforting scent.