This is a deep, sensual perfume.
Gueldres is inspired by Ravenscraig castle on the Fife coast. In the 15th century the Dutch queen consort of James II of Scotland, Mary of Guelders, had the castle built after the death of her husband in 1460.
James had ordered the building of the castle for his queen to keep her safe, it being the first of it’s kind to resist canon fire.
As children we lived and played near the castle. The atmosphere of the walls in ruins, the cold spray from the River Forth crashing against the rocks below enthralled us and fed our imaginations.
The reality: cold, wet stone. The damp carbon-y sand. The clean grass amongst the destructured rooms of the castle.
The fantasy: The huge fires burning with logs pulled down from the surrounding wood. The dusty tapestries hanging in the living areas of the King and Queen. The heavy brocade and velvets of the cumbersome attire of the rich of that era.
A story evolves.
KARO KAROUNDE is not used in aromatherapy but it is found to be one of the most sensual of flower oils and is extremely rare.
The calming and grounding properties of TREE MOSS combines beautifully with the sensuality of KARO KAROUNDE to reduce stress, whilst MIMOSA lifts the spirits, potentially and can reduce the impact of worries and fears.
VYVfragrance small batch perfume means that we have limited stock of every one of our perfumes, present and future. The ingredients are all plant-based and there are no colourants, synthetic chemicals, nor are they animal tested. They are consciously crafted and are paraben-free. They do not contain preservatives and most of our ingredients are sourced in Tuscany, Italy and Grasse, France.
Our essential fragrances do contain the highest quality of perfumer’s alcohol available, along with organic glycerine.
All our essential fragrances are produced at our homes.
If you have a preference for a certain perfume, be aware that when new stock is created colour, nuances, density etc., may alter slightly as the cultivation of all the essential oils can vary depending on the weather, soil quality and distillation.
Each batch is unique, which adds to the distinctive charm of VYVfragrance.
Please bear in mind that our perfumes being derived from natural ingredients have therefore, natural colours and consistency. Whereas the oils are beneficial on the skin, they may stain if sprayed onto clothing.
Health and Safety
Our perfumes should not be ingested and care should be taken around staining with clothing. Refrain from applying near mucus membranes. Seek medical advice immediately and inform us if you should have any allergic reaction from our products.