Once upon a time. Four words that recall the endless possibilities of a life lived without regret; a verbal charm evoking grace, pensive harmony and the sheer joy of enchanted sensibilites. And what conjurs the magic words of the fairy tale better than scent -- the invisible cloak that shields us from our fears and allows us to see the world with eyes unencumbered. Mandy Aftel, the high priestess of Nature's perfumery, captures this effervescent paean to sensuality in her ode to the magnificence of the rose. In the spirit of Gertrude Stein's luscious, sensual poetic repetition, Aftel presents the heart, the soul, the essence of the rose at the very moment she infuses it with sandalwood and frankincense. Purity through the act of intermingling. A metaphor for life and the slight of hand from a woman whose art is perfume. "A rose is a rose is a rose" -- always a rose, and never a rose. Aftel's fragrance is alive with these nuances and subtleties, making it an Object of Our Affection.
To enter the world of Aftel and sample her sandalwood- and frankinscene-infused rose scent, please visit: Aftelier