The Entomology Summer Collection

These perfumes are sold in 5ml Austrian amber glass bottles and contain 6-7mls of perfume. Petite sized bottles are available and contain 2mls.

This collection will be leaving mid-August or as supplies sell out.

$15.00 for full size
$6.50 for petite size.
Please note that the petite sizes are only available for the first two weeks of the collection's release.

 

 

The Entomology of Miss Amnesty Mapleleaf, Revisited.

This collection was originally released during the summer of 2009.

When one looks down, down, down or up, up, up or into, into, into, one starts to see many small, tiny things doing, oftentimes, great big communal things. Miss Mapleleaf was just this type of observer, which is how she became so interested in insects and, at one point, decided to occupy herself with her studies “full time.” Now this meant Amnesty would never leave her home or yard with the exception of the arrival of winter, when she might leave the house to visit the local athenaeum or only if she really, really had to. Sometimes she would be pushed out and into the carriage just so the housekeepers could turn on a little music on the gramophone or radio and do the housekeeping of Miss Mapleleaf’s study which was covered with leaves, pine needles, dust, grass clippings, chunks of bark, gravel, numerous old bouquets of flowers, and a veritable army of old tea cups with dry tea leaf bits that seemed to be fossilizing into the bottle of the china cup. On one occasion, when a rug was being lifted to be shaken out, they found a dwarf, long-haired, grey speckled marmot that had settled in to hibernate! Miss Mapleleaf had no true specialized training per se in the field of entomology. Nothing more than what one might learn in a preparatory school’s biology class. It was simply something she liked doing. The writings in her observational journals were fairly lackluster, “Spends time in web. Seems to eat other bugs. What purpose do the markings serve?” and then her notes might dawdle on into, “Frightfully chilly today. Knickers itch. Perhaps is an ant.” On occasion, a sketch or doodle to accompany her text. A bit uneducated, but fascinated, Amnesty filled her world with bugs. These scents are a glimpse of the insects Miss Amnesty Mapleleaf came across in her various observations.

Update June 2017:
It is with deep regret that I was informed of the unexpected passing of Miss Mapleleaf. However, throughout the years, Amnesty married and bore a daughter who has since followed in her leaf-strewn footsteps. Her scent is found in this collection. Also, I would like to note that due to ingredient issues, some scents have been partially and some have been completely reformulated. 

 

...The Entomologist's Daughter

...The Entomologist's Daughter

(Homo sapiens adorabla)
Gardenia, sweetened milk, elderflower, aloe, lemon, clary sage, bergamot, spearmint, and a whisper of cedar.

$15.00
Ant

Ant

(common black ant Lasius niger)
The uninvited picnic guest making away with the best of sweets.
Caramel custard, white chocolate cake, peaches and angel’s food cake.

$15.00
Atlas Moth

Atlas Moth

(Attacus atlas)

Most noble of moonlight creatures. A blend to equal such grandeur. Antiqued oak, moonflower, trumpet vine, summer clover, a pair of ambers, clove, vanilla orchid, lavender, and soft tree bark.

$15.00
Cicada

Cicada

(Cicadidae Magicicada)
Glittering, chirping, zzzzing, sweltering iridescence. Blackberries, honeydew, white grapefruit, lime, geranium, raspberries and candied ginger.

$15.00
Cricket

Cricket

(Acheta domesticus)
This spring-loaded insect is just as likely found making his way down your hallway as he is in the lawn.

Shiny black carapace, deep dark plums, neroli, lettuce, bergamot mint, spearmint, and a whoosh of unexpected leapy-ness.

$15.00
Damselfly

Damselfly

(Ebony Jewelwing Calopteryx maculate)
Opalescent and glittering, nature’s little daytime firecracker.
Dandelion, lily pads, white tea, crisp green apple, white grapefruit, blue chamomile, white ginger and sparkling watery reflections.

$15.00
Earthworm

Earthworm

(Lumbricus terrestris)
Amnesty was taught early on by the cook, that earthworms love to roll around in old coffee grounds in addition to rich, moist dirt. So, she would often brew more coffee than anyone could possibly consume in one day just to add more coffee grounds to the compost pile for the worms.
This is a very lush blend of a pair of sandalwoods, earth, vanilla, espresso grounds, nootka tree, aged patchouli, almond, and a tiny leaf of thyme.

 

$15.00
Fly

Fly

(Musca domestica)
Shoo! Vanillaed marshmallow and fruit punch cocktail.

$15.00
Garden Snail

Garden Snail

(Helix aspersa)
Quite obviously not an insect, but most commonly found in many a garden.
A beautiful, radiant bouquet of garden herbs, Moroccan rose, lavender buds, and a sticky, glistening trail of honey.

 

$15.00
Honey Bee

Honey Bee

(Apis mellifera)
A bouquet of nectar filled blossoms; honeysuckle, lilac, apple blossoms, gardenia and a basket full of honeyed strawberries.

$15.00
Inchworm

Inchworm

(Inchworms are the caterpillars of geometer moths or Geometridae such as the Common Pink-barred, Rhodostrophia vibicaria)
Fuzzy, wee and charming.
A blend of two ambers, dandelion, neroli, green tea, gentle white rose petals and jasmine blossoms.

$15.00
Ladybug

Ladybug

(Coccinella septempunctata)
Crawling across fresh washed linens hanging on the line with the air filled of peonies and the strawberry garden.

$15.00
Lightning Bug

Lightning Bug

(Coleoptera Photinus)
Blink. Blink. ……………………………….Blink……………………………………………..Blink. A warm summer nightwafting with the scent of with over grown alfalfa filled with little, flickering lights, white tea, dandelion, copal, honeysuckle, lemongrass and ginger.

$15.00
Little Yellow

Little Yellow

(Pyrisitia lisa)
Wee butterflies dancing and congregating near little ponds, river banks and puddles.
A most playful scent of white amber, delphinium, pink grapefruit, lemon, clementine, sweet grass and sugar.

$15.00
Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly

(Danaus plexippus)
Velvety wings, warm sunshine and feelers covered with sugared nectars.
Magnolia, sunflowers, heliotrope and the air of warm and sugary- hued resins.

$15.00
Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis

(Tenodera sinensis, the Chinese mantis)
Regal, mysterious and oddly Buddha-esque.
A blend black coconut, green tea, wfresh ginger and sweetened, moist woods.

$15.00
Walking Stick

Walking Stick

(Ctenomorpha chronus)
For stillness and strangeness can be beautiful, this is a blend of teak wood, copal, almond, anise, hinoki and cocoa.

$15.00
Water Beetle

Water Beetle

(Acilius sulcatus)
Silently diving and cruising among aquatic plants, roots, turtles and other fearsome beasts. The water beetle’s scent is a watery blend of cool musks, cattails, cucumber, lotus, lime, violet, cypress and lily pads.

$15.00
Yellow Garden Spider

Yellow Garden Spider

(Argiope aurantia)
Perilously inviting and deceptively alluring. A beautiful web among tall garden greens.
Sweet grasses, alfalfa grasses, clover, tomato leaf, yellow roses and creeping vines laden with watermelons.

$15.00