The sense of smell is directly linked to the limbic system, the part of the brain where emotion and memory are centered. A scent is instantly transportive, much more powerful than we realize. Perfumers were an integral part of the ancient Egyptian culture. Royal courtiers anointed themselves with fragrant oils, and incense and oils were burned in offering to their gods. Legend has it that Cleopatra ordered her servants to perfume the sails of her royal barge so the breezes that propelled it would also waft a gorgeous scent in its wake.
In the same way I create such a full sensory arc in my music, I’ve always wanted to create fragrances as a conjuring companion, similar to the way we concoct visuals with each album. Why not engage the olfactory?
At long last, I’m thrilled to reveal my collaboration with master perfumer Emerson Hart of San Francisco’s Nocturne Alchemy: Two magnificent new scents, an homage to dark elegance and beauty, smoke in the shadows.
My musical netherworld set to scent.
These two perfumes were initially created for me personally, I became addicted, and so many people (strangers especially) kept stopping me asking what that amazing smell was…that I decided to make them available to the public.
I realized they fit perfectly as Silver Smoke, Star of Night!
I adore incense, especially Frankincense and Myrrh, and wanted Emerson to create a very simple essence, capturing that erotic smoky, powdery element—not sweet or syrupy like typical Frankincense oil you find on Haight Street and similar places, but an experience like that of burning incense, profound, sacred on the skin.
So here they are!
The perfumes existed long before the album, and are definitely suitable year-round! Quite magical indeed. I hope you fall under their spell as I have.
Created using the finest Boswellia Carteri Frankincense Resin tears discovered in Egypt and Somalia and steam distilled into rich olibanum Frankincense perfume oil in San Francisco.
STAR OF NIGHT:
Rich Incense perfume derived from a sweet and woody Arabic Myrrh and rich golden Egyptian Frankincense with a touch of Egyptian Black Linen. Steam distilled and hand blended in small batches.
The limited edition hand-crafted perfume duet comes in a sheer black organza drawstring bag with 5ml dark amber glass bottle of each perfume.
Art card designed by San Francisco’s Trista Musco and personally autographed by Jill Tracy.
This is a strictly limited collectors’ edition in this holiday packaging! The perfect Christmas gift and stocking stuffer! Don’t miss out!
Purchase the perfume collection HERE.
Can be purchased separately ($35) or as a gift set with Jill Tracy’s Silver Smoke, Star of Night CD.
***Join me live in conversation with Emerson Hart of Nocturne Alchemy as we explore “Fragrance: The Allure and Magical History of Perfumes“ at the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers December 5! I’ll be performing a full concert too, and you’ll be able to tour the fragrant plant greenhouse after dark. Don’t miss this rare opportunity! Tickets HERE.