Marrowbone town is as ancient and orphic as the memory is intimate with secrets.
Light is the same at Marrowbone in the morning as it is at dusk, when the sun and star shine, upon silver sheen fog, reach the eyes.
One will find many treasures and visions among the souls of townsfolk here. You will find them waiting for you among the thorned Honey Locust trees, the sun dusted fields of thistle and vines, the river ferry whose secrets are told slowly and the abandoned places of Marrowbone town. These are the truest places when the moon is still and dreams are carried by dark wings of starlings.
Each season bears the weight of a dark sleep and rebirth called the Great Turning.
This is when the sibylline story is shared with spirit among Marrowbone townsfolk.
The story was carved deep, inside, from the dawning by the hand of the alpha light and the first warrior.
All men, women and children have the “knowing” in Marrowbone.
Old man Caedmon says to me “it was never taken from us, just forgotten”
This story is best shared through the eyes and thoughts of two special young souls in Marrowbone….Angel Blue and Einar
All townsfolk in Marrowbone live in joyful light and storm, doing what they do best…creating thought for the highest good of all.
This gift was the beginning.
The gift could never be destroyed or taken. It could only be hidden…
Angel Blue loved to form thoughts in the forests, creeks, winter moon autumns and abandoned houses.
Angel Blue was from the one before the beginning. She is silver light, deepest fire and the most potent thought creator Einar has ever known.
The dark-eyed Junco tinkles a silvery song from a high loft as it watches her presence slowly move close to old man Caedmon’s barn.
Einar is waiting, with silence, shadow clad and cedar smoke.
The shadows that envelop Einar are primal, fierce and protective.
Einar is a watcher and grand seer from the first warrior. His lineage was boldly carved in a secret storm; a watcher in the dark was his seal.
His gift as a seer was to protect Angel Blue in her time of Vision.
This bond was silent but forceful between them.
Even when she lay upon the feathered mattress, listening to the metallic whistle of the midnight train through a dreaming Marrowbone, did she feel Einar’s watching.
He is always the protector of the dream vision, like an invisible silk web shrouding her moonlit flesh.
Angel Blue and Einar walk together with moments bathed in charcoal star skies smoke and clove scented woodlands, and abandoned places in the season of knowing.
A Loggerhead shrike glides swift through the ether of falling dusk, capturing a field mouse in its talons.
Angel Blue and Einar watch the dance with death as the Loggerhead shrike impales the mouse on a long Honey locust thorn.
Einar tells Angel Blue “The watcher knows the mystery in the living, dances close to what we promised to not remember…”
The vision will be dreamed through the season of knowing…
The vision will be passed on to you and me…
Elegant, Distinctive Fine Artisan Perfumes & Cologne-
At Angel Blue Perfume LLC , we are honored to create distinctive, wild-crafted, distilled & enchanting natural perfumes and cologne for women and men. These luxurious plant-based scents are free of synthetic aldehydes, phthalates, fixatives and chemicals. Truly Victorian Inspired for the discerning woman & man.
Here are some of my artisan, luxurious scents that are best sellers for Spring time!
Angel Blue, is my divine and elegant signature scent with dreamy & luscious notes of sugared mimosa, cinnamon, German chamomile and vanilla! The sensuous notes chosen create a spicy floral balanced by sweet wood notes with a touch of warm sugar finish!
Lady Scarlett, with a warm, sensual southern charm that carry notes of sweet orange blossom, Moroccan rose, woody vetiver, complex ylang ylang, vanilla sugar and cinnamon. This is a truly rich, elegant and bewitching perfume that is a true ‘Victorian Inspired’ creation.
Wildchild County, will raise some ‘dust and desire’ with this luscious, sensual floral that has a warmth of new spring flowers basking in the sunshine! This perfume carry the delicate notes of sweet orange, vanilla bean, exotic mimosa, sandalwood and ylang ylang to stir the senses with its floral and complex brightness. It is a truly joyful and sensual scent!
DragonSlayer, is an earthy, sensual and very masculine scent for the Menfolk with notes of lime, anise, silver fir, sandalwood, cedarwood and black pepper that will surely entice…
Ash Rose Moon, is inspired by evening walks through ‘Smoky Angel Hollow’ as the last golden rays shimmer on the cinnamon dust path before you… many delights await with sweet notes of yuzu, magnolia, melissa, rose, vetiver and cassia! This elegant and distinctive scent embodies pure lusciousness with rose, tart magnolia and citrus yuzu, sweet warmth from notes of spicy cassia and melissa to be grounded by earthy and wooden notes of vetiver! A true classical perfume scent!
Visit angelblueperfume.com to request samples of these luxurious & holistic scents.
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‘Angel Blue’ Victorian Inspired Perfumes, are Creating Lovely Alternatives to Synthetic Aldehyde Fragrances
Ever since I was young, my appreciation for the ‘real’ things in life were very important to me. I always loved the taste of real butter on my food, real heavy cream in my coffee, natural honey and sugars compared to synthetic alternatives and natural spices, scents of garden herbs and flowers.
As a child I would make concoctions of vanilla and almond extract, crushed cinnamon and clove mixed with oil to apply on my skin. I just loved the sensual nature of these beautiful spices and natural scents!
It only seems right and natural that I would study medicinal plants and Taxonomy as I grew older. I was influenced by the ‘green thumb’ my Father had; The first man who taught me about the value of a garden.
I loved researching the ‘old ways’ during the Victorian times on perfume making. I studied the workings, ideals and information of the wonderful Shaker women and men, also.
Through the years, my long hikes through the Mid-west seasons taught me much about plants and trees.
I dreamed of creating fragrances from the leaf, flower, wood, spice and oil of plant essences; the things that deeply inspired my creative passion as a child.
I have worked very hard on my artistic endeavors, writings, photography of abandoned places, cemeteries and old river towns in the Mid-west and wanted to make my dream of an holistic and artisan fragrance company come true!
Angel Blue Perfume LLC came into being upon years of dreams, passions and delivering a fine product that would be a safe and alternative choice to synthetic, chemical laden perfumes and colognes of today.
The information I could write about on this subject is extremely extensive and I will only focus on a few synthetic variants and chemicals. Especially two of them that I do not have in my formulations.
Angel Blue Perfume LLC does not use any synthetic aldehydes, petro- chemicals or Phthalates (diethyl phthalate).
An aldehyde (alkanal) is known as an organic compound that contains a functional group with a structure – CHO, that consists of a carbonyl center ( a carbon double bonded to oxygen) with the carbon atom also bonded to hydrogen and to an R group, which is, or can be any generic alkyl or side chain. The group not containing the- R – is the aldehyde group, also known as – Formal group.
Aldehydes are very common in organic chemistry. There are many fragrances that contain aldehydes.
This being said many aldehydes are naturally occurring, especially in essential oils, plants, spices etc. The word aldehyde was spoken by Justus Von Liebig, an intelligent scientist who actually invented the first nitrogen-based fertilizer. It is taken from the Latin, Alcohol Dehdrogenatus (dehydrogenated alcohol).
Aldehydes are not always synthetic, it is important to understand this. Nature has produced many natural occurring aldehydes, such as decanal. It can be found in citrus, conifers, some flower oils, coriander and much more. Some of these are very strong in odor, some are pleasant and other are just down right offensive.
Tran-4,5- opoxy- (E)-2 decanal gives a metallic aspect and taste to our blood.
During the early 1900’s many scientists were hard at work to synthesize ‘new’ materials for creating ‘synthetic’ aldehyde fragrances. Aldehydes were heavier compounds, that are often soapy smelling and they are cheaper to synthesize. Most all of the modern perfumes and colognes have synthetic compounds that lengthen the odor or make the fragrances last longer.
Before the early 1900’s perfumes were based on natural products and real substances from flowers, spices, woods, citrus and musk.
Perfumery goes back 5,000 years with the Egyptians who used perfumed oils for religious ceremonies such as the scented gums of myrrh and frankincense.
A fragrance house can supply a manufacturer of scents over 3,000 base ingredients. Diethyl phthalate (DEP), is used as a solvent and fixative in fragrances to make the scent last longer. Diethyl phthalate is a plasticizing agent that was created to make plastic more flexible.
According to the – Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. many of these chemical compounds have been shown to be allergy causing and hormone disruptive. There are several phthalates that have been listed as endocrine disruptors and attention has focused on their potential cumulative effects on woman, men and reproductive health.
There are different ways of making perfumes. In creating natural perfumes it can be an arduous and long process depending on the formulations and process that is chosen to extract the essences from the natural substances.
Some of the processes are a combination of Extraction/Distillation. I mainly use this combination in my creations.
Distillation can involve heating the desired material to a certain temperature and condensing it into a vapor that is collected.
Maceration involves a process of ingredients soaked in water, oil or solvent to draw out the fragrant compounds. This can be difficult and tedious but some essences are best done this way along with other processes.
Expression involves compressing materials and squeezing out the aromatic oils.
Enfleurage is a two step process drawing out fragrances into a fat or oil base and then one must extract it with an alcohol.
It is going to be an exciting year for me and Angel Blue Perfume LLC as I work to create and bring to market some of the finest, natural, sensual perfumes that are oil, leaf, root, flower & spice plant essence inspired perfumes and cologne. They are toxin free, synthetic free and never tested on animals!
I do hope you will follow me on my journey of truly distinctive, niche perfumery at angelblueperfume.com
Live your vision, walk in your light-
Tommie Flannery Baskis
Angel Blue Perfume LLC
The excerpt below is from a writing published by Dr. Mercola, a distinguished and reputable osteopathic physician. In 2009 he was named the Top Ultimate Wellness Game Changer.
I caution against using any synthetic perfume or cologne, or any other synthetically fragranced personal care product, as they’re almost always loaded with synthetic chemicals that have been linked to cancer, reproductive toxicity, allergies, and more.
And although the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) actually has direct authority to regulate harmful ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products, it doesn’t exercise it… The Environmental Working Group (EWG) explains:1
“When you see ‘fragrance’ on a personal care product’s label, read it as ‘hidden chemicals.’ A major loophole in FDA’s federal law lets manufacturers of products like shampoo, lotion, and body wash include nearly any ingredient in their products under the name ‘fragrance’ without actually listing the chemical.
Companies that manufacture personal care products are required by law to list the ingredients they use, but fragrances and trade-secret formulas are exempt.”
What does this mean for a health-conscious person like yourself? When you purchase a fragrance, it could contain any number of the 3,100 or so stock chemical ingredients used by the fragrance industry. What blend is in most products you buy, exactly, is virtually impossible to ascertain, aside from testing it in a lab – and this is actually what the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics did…
Hello to everyone out there! I hope your days are filled with good cheer, a full spirit and magical moments this Holiday Season!
Thanksgiving is soon upon us and this fine year is coming to a close. I want to say a few things and remind everyone about shipping dates , domestic and international.
I am wishing a wonderful Thanksgiving to all of our Family, Friends and Clients from Angel Blue Perfume!
A sincere thank you to all who have supported me in my dream to create some of the finest “Victorian inspired & holistic perfumes and colognes on the market today! I am truly grateful beyond words.
It has been a fine year with many domestic and international sales. I have had the good fortune to sell my fine perfume in several independent retailers, too! With this being said, I have been extremely busy, learning so much in the laboratory. I have quite a few new scents in the works and will be excited to unveil them in 2018, including our very own harvested and distilled honeysuckle.
I love the Winter Season and the spirit of love, gratitude, baking, gift giving, joy and time spent with Family and Friends! To me, it does not get better than that.
Decorating my home with a tree, garland for the fireplace mantel, the lighting of candles, with their wishes and prayers, wrapping gifts for my loved ones and baking is pure heaven. I love to see the joy and smiles we all give to one another when we give of our time.
Be good, be kind to yourself and to others and remember to create magic and joy by decorating your place with love and cheer!!
I want to remind everyone that if you are sending Christmas gifts this year to your loved ones, the dates for Domestic and International shipping are below :
International Mail – Send no later than December 9th for Priority Mail.
International Priority Mail Express – Send out by December 14th
International Global Express – December 19th
Domestic Shipping- (Send No Later Than)
First Class Package – Retail – December 19th
Priority Mail – December 20th
Priority Mail Express – December 22nd
“I hope each and everyone of you enjoy this Season with Family and loved ones near! Raise a glass of cheer, to you, yours and neighbors far and dear…”
Autumn is perfect for Angel Blue Perfume; holistic, sensual, plant essence perfume and cologne that you can enjoy without toxins and chemicals!
Gorgeous scent creations and names such as Antique Slip, Summer Midnights, Lady Scarlett, Angel Blue, WildChild County, DragonSlayer and more!
Each scent is ‘Victorian’ inspired and reveals an intimate story upon the skin of its bearer!
The days set slow in Early Town where shadows arrange in mysterious shapes under hazy trees of late summer.
I walk along a dry path; a dusting of cinnamon shimmer rises and settles in a traveling breeze across the field of milkweed and yarrow.
The path I travel finds its place along Gum Creek Cemetery and the house of the old carnival lady.
Time seems limpid and very still at the old wooden house. Her treasures are all within…the carnival stories told over again on porch swings during hot summer nights, only when children are dreaming. The tarnished charms, intimate letters wrapped in faded ribbon and dried lavender, dead flowers from a long ago lover, carnival posters, moth eaten lace dress slips and secrets….
These things live high in her house among the attic walls.
On moon bright midnights, broken shards of attic window glass shine on wood board floor, like geometric shaped jewels from a strange faraway place.
When the storms come dressed with the “whistling winds “as the old lady calls them, they will rattle the carnival parchment posters from yesteryear.
This sound reminds me of the frantic dying moth stuck inside a small wooden box.
I smile and ask her for a story that was new once, long moments ago.
She speaks to me “The secrets are not for sharing, they are for finding.”
We share…only yarrow tea and moments of silence….
One autumn afternoon, when the yarrow is long and milky white in the field, illumined by a hot sun, I will return to the path past Gum Creek Cemetery, all shadows and silent wildflowers…and settle upon the vine covered porch of the old carnival woman’s house.
An old envelope, showing signs of dust and time I find as I enter through the door, upon the first step of the stairs. Small and neat are the words “For You My Child, Seeker of Secrets” and inside was a clean paper and pen with a small note attached at the top…
“We are receivers of this presence, we are like secrets finding, unfolding unto the light.
The manifested thought is our creation alone. Guide it; nurture it from a place of true wonderment…”
Autumn,… well it has always been the season dearest to my heart when it came to creating, writing, painting or doing just about anything in the great outdoors!
I love the rich scents that evoke the Autumn season, such as wood smoke, hot chocolate, coffee, caramel apples, cinnamon pastries, pumpkin bread, black walnuts, anise and clove. There are so many special scents that inspire me and my perfume creations at Angel Blue!
I believe every person has wonderful memories from childhood that they can relate to a particular scent or occasion.
Enjoy the moments, large and small whatever they may be…for they are yours alone-
Exciting News!! Angel Blue Perfume will now be available at ‘Block Party Handmade Boutique’ on 2916 Frankfort Ave. in Louisville, KY
Exciting News Flash! Angel Blue Perfume will be Showcasing at ‘Block Party Handmade Boutique’ on Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY starting September 23rd, 2017
Exciting News Flash! Angel Blue Perfume LLC will be Selling Our Holistic & Artisan Crafted Perfumes & Cologne at Block Party Handmade Boutique on Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY on September 23rd, 2017
“My dream has been to create something truly special, distinctive and lovely from nature… the scent, that when adorned, would evoke the story and mood of the carefully selected notes and essences that were chosen for each artisan crafted perfume and cologne.
I believe in the power of weaving a story out of nature’s own roots, flowers, leaves, wood, spices and fruits…”
I am Tommie Flannery Baskis and I love to create a story, mood and memories with wild crafted, natural and distilled oil, root, leaf, flower and spice essences to bring you truly distinctive, holistic and elegant scents that are the dreams of “Angel Blue Perfume” and its many fragrant note combinations.
As a child I had a fascination with the trees, edible wild plants and flowers I would find on my woodland journeys and camping trips. In my time, my Father taught me about “growing things” and I took it upon myself to research and study the plants I would find in the forest and countryside.
Through the years, my love and admiration grew for the plant, resin, spice and wood properties that made up essential oils and essences. Angel Blue started to evolve from my dreams into a successful reality!
I am excited to share our newest line of natural perfume and cologne! I am proud to offer you some of the finest choices in perfume from natural, wild crafted plant essences and oils without petrochemicals, synthetic dyes, mineral oil, sulfates, parabens and phthalates.