PISTIL & STAMEN - Botany & Blends

A Natural History of the Senses
"A flower's fragrance declares to all the world that it is fertile, available, and desirable, its sex organs oozing with nectar.  Its smell reminds us in vestigial ways of fertility, vigor, life-force, all the optimism, expectancy, and passionate bloom of youth.  We inhale its ardent aroma and, no matter what our ages, we feel young and nubile in a world aflame with desire." -  Diane Ackerman

Inspired by the sexual parts of flowers. 

Pistil & Stamen can be worn together or on their own.
I prefer them together. These aromas elicit deep complexity when layered on top of one another. They are considered 'Natural Perfumes' because they are in a base of jojoba oil instead of perfumers alcohol. The purpose of creating Pistil & Stamen was to be 'the flower' and to feel the natural world within and around us. Pistil and Stamen are extraordinarily unique and expansive. In the botanical world the overall purpose of a flower is for a plant to be able to reproduce sexually. Did you know that a flower with both female and male parts is called a "Perfect Flower" and is also referred to as bisexual? A perfect flower is able to reproduce on its own. An "Imperfect Flower" is missing male or female parts and relies on cross-pollination for reproduction. Plants with imperfect flowers have two types of flowers; some contain male structures producing pollen and others contain female structures producing eggs and seeds. Cross-pollination supports genetic diversity and genetic diversity supports the survival of a species.

pistil

The female reproductive organ of the flower. It is at the center of the flower; produces ovules and consists of the stigma, style, and ovary. The stigma captures pollen. 

Pistil 
High pitched, sharp, flowers underneath earth, patience for the drydown  
Ingredients: 
Organic jojoba oil and essential oils of Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), *Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) Violet Absolute (Viola odorata L.), Oakmoss Absolute (Evernia prunastri L.) *organic

stamen

The male reproductive organ of the flower. It consists of a pollen containing anther and filament. It is outside the pistil. It produces pollen grains to the environment during pollination. 

Stamen Tobacco, animalic, sweet, leather, moss 
Ingredients: 
Organic jojoba oil and essential oils of Elemi (Canarium luzonicum), Lemon (Citrus limon), Ho wood (Cinnamomum camphora), Tobacco Absolute (Nicotiana tabacum L.), Labdanum Absolute (Cistus ladaniferus), Oakmoss Absolute (Evernia prunastri L.), Ambrette Seed (Abelmoschus moschatus L.)

 

Plant Morphology
The Parts of a Flower

Peduncle: The stalk of a flower. 
Receptacle: The part of a flower stalk where the parts of the flower are attached. 
Sepal: The outer parts of the flower (often green and leaf-like) that enclose a developing bud. 
Petal: The parts of a flower that are often conspicuously colored. 
Stamen: The pollen producing part of a flower, usually with a slender filament supporting the anther. 
Anther: The part of the stamen where pollen is produced. 
Pistil: The ovule producing part of a flower. The ovary often supports a long style, topped by a stigma. The mature ovary is a fruit, and the mature ovule is a seed. 
Stigma: The part of the pistil where pollen germinates. 
Ovary: The enlarged basal portion of the pistil where ovules are produced.

 *Note: This is not a cure,  a diagnostic, or a substitute for serious medical attention. Aromatherapy, herbs, flower essences and hydrosols are an alternative modality to many forms of healing.  Improper dosages, prolonged usage and not adhering to proper safety data can lead to harmful effects when using essential oils, essential oil blends or herbal remedies. Check for any contraindications before using. 

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