Poetry Apothecary

Rebecca Sharp

Fife, Scotland

+44 (0)7976 374 432


A place for creativity,


& play




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1st Edition sold out - MADE TO ORDER.
Sandalwood, Benzoin, Patchouli, Violet Leaf, Jasmine, Myrtle, Tuberose and Galbanum in a base of Sweet Almond Oil.

15ml bottle of original essential oil blend, with accompanying booklet. Part of the Winter 2017 series. KIMBERLY was made after the song by Patti Smith, from the album Horses.  The scent and text work together to explore the story of the song: Patti Smith as a teenager, standing outside her house at night as a barn across the street was on fire, holding her then baby sister Kimberly in her arms.  The song describes the intoxicating feeling of raw creative energy being unleashed inside you, primal and untamed as the fire in the barn against the night sky.

Patchouli, Sandalwood and Benzoin create a rich, warm base of incense and candle wax.  Violet Leaf gives us the song’s ‘violet, violent sky’, swirling with heady cosmic florals Tuberose and Jasmine (Queen of the Night).  Galbanum is the oil of transformation (it was used for embalming in ancient Egypt), tempered by the sweetness of Myrtle – the Maiden, the baby sister’s unknowable youth and our own eternal being.