The Personal, the Process, The Gathered
Autumn in New England is an ongoing muse in my world, despite my dread of winter and love of summer. Possibly one of the most nostalgic of all the seasons, fall here is the epitome of bounty, plentitude, and smells.
Families funnel to the apple orchards to pick the freshest, crispest local apples. Folks travel up the scenic routes just to experience the spectacular jewel toned foliage. The fall festivals overflow with giant sunflowers, displays of goldenrod honey, Vermont maple syrup, farm grown culinary herbs, decorative flowers, apples, squash, and artisanal jams and food treasures to taste.
The smell of the dirt paths mingle with body heat as the festivals fill up with families arriving to gather their fall memories and stock their pantry with earthen goods. We fill our bellies with spiced cider doughnuts and enjoy the local microbrews, fermented to perfection with heirloom strains of hops, wild yeasts, and passion.
New England also has a knack for making country threads into hipster high fashion, an odd phenomenon, but amusing and appealing to the artists eye. Beards trimmed to historical excellence and anointed with scented beard balm. Partially scuffed jeans rolled up at the cuff to show off the latest sock trend and leather bootie. Perhaps an artisanal Daneson scotch-infused toothpick punctuates the look.
September 27 illuminates the juncture of humble country market bounty with labor intensive artisan made goods. It opens fresh and clean, just out of the herb garden, unfolds on the skin to a perfectly unisex swag of dried autumn flowers with hidden spice and uplifting botanicals, later fading softly into the fallen leaves of the woods.
This botanical perfume features artisanal tinctures of heather, homegrown lavender leaves, patchouli, and tonka.
100% Natural Botanical Artisanal Fragrance by GATHER perfume