SCENT FAMILIES

Notes    O f   Alchemy

Are you wondering which AP perfumes and candles will light up your life?

Do you have certain styles of fragrance that you most enjoy?

Let this scent family page direct you to groupings that fit your 

sensibility and tickle your fancy.

Botanical 

A family of scents that exude notes of tiny florals, green herbs, and tangy fruits.

If you love the romantic scents of Bulgarian roses, soft vanillas, and animalistic musks,

these will be your faves!

ladies' cabin scent comes in candles and perfumes handmade by Austin Press in San Francisco

Ladies’ Cabin

 

 Field Flowers, Chopped Logs, 

Summer Herbs, and a Flowing River

 

The ladies of the cabin all wear cotton 

dresses and collect wild flowers in pale purple 

mason jars. They braid each other’s hair as 

they sit on chunky logs covered with ladybugs 

and soft moss. Their secret forest hideaway 

made from dovetailed cedar, is loved for the 

fresh air, surrounding evergreens, honeysuckle, 

wild bluebells, and tall grass. The nearby lemon

grove provides them with an endless supply 

of food, drink, and medicine. Here in this

cabin, they have everything they need.

bird's nest scent comes in candles and perfumes, handmade by Austin Press in San Francisco.

Bird’s   Nest 

Lavender, Clary Sage, Petitgrain, 

Frankincense, Patchouli, and Cedarwood

 

Carefully made of twigs, leaves, and 

foraged bits of nature, the bird’s nest is 

perhaps the coziest of all homes. Soft and 

crunchy, unique and spontaneous, earthy 

and fortified, the process evolves. Safely 

integrated into nature’s height of towering 

trees, the birds look down upon us. They

lay their eggs, feed their babies, learn 

to fly, and on occasion tease the cats.

circus girl's trailer scent comes in candles and perfumes, handmade by Austin Press in San Francisco
cat's pillow label scent comes in candles and perfumes, handmade by Austin Press in San Francisco.

Cat’s   Pillow

 Lavandin Grosso, Green Herbs, 

Tonka, Rosemary, and Ginger

 

 

Lounging by the fire, 

Amelita Galli-Curci does play.

Catnip treats and a 

tasseled velvet pillow, 

you can hear her purr. 

Sweet kitty. 

Sweet Kitty.

Circus  Girl’s Trailer


Bulgarian Roses, Purple Lilac, 

Musky Velvet, and Clove Cigarettes 

 

Her trailer is akin to a feminine curiosity

cabinet. Lusty, yet sweet. Luring, yet aloof.

French perfume permeates velvet and tulle.

Tobacco and clove linger from late night 

kreteks. A touch of freshness is supplied by a

bouquet of roses, lilac, ylang, and hyacinth. 

A love note is dropped on the floor by yet 

another admirer. After a long night in the 

tent, she shares a glass of sherry with her 

best girl. Together they smile and dream 

about where they will venture to next.

bee's hive label scent comes in candles and perfumes, handmade by Austin Press in San Francisco.

Bee’s Hive

Clover Honey, Wild Daisies, 

Green Moss, and Damp Earth

 

 Hexagonal walls made of mud and straw

house the busy colony of the honey bees.

Day in and day out, the making of honey

is performed with bustling precision. The

workers forage for pollen and nectar, the 

queen reproduces in her chamber, and on

a good day a forager returns to perform 

his honey bee dance. Life is short, but 

nothing is sweeter than the honey they 

produce and the flowers they pollinate. 

Earthen 

A family of scents that exude notes of exotic woods, earthy resins, and damp dirt.

If you love the deeper scents of amber, vetiver, sandalwood, and patchouli,

these will be your faves!

forager's woods label scent comes in candles and perfumes, handmade by Austin Press in San Francisco

Forager's   Woods 

Wet Dirt, Forest Florals, Bitter Neroli, 

& Earthy, Woody Sandalwood

 

Wandering upon moist, dark soil, the 

forager discovers a world of medicine, 

nourishment, and magic. The ambience of 

tall redwoods, wet dark, exotic fern, and 

tiny forest floor florals, guide him along 

the way. A mushroom here, berry there, 

an edible green to round out a meal.

The process of finding, picking, walking, 

and breathing enlightens his heart

and energizes his soul.

poet's garret label scent comes in candles and perfumes, handmade by Austin Press in San Francisco.

Poet’s   Garret 

 Bergamot, Clary Sage, Lavender,

Violet, Vetiver, and Amber

 

As raindrops perform a soothing rhythm 

atop the roof, and crackling, burning wood 

bring nuance and surprise, the poet settles 

into her grandfather’s leather chair and begins

to write. Urban mist mingles with an ensemble 

of violets, lavender, and petit grain perched 

upon the round wooden table. History gently 

seeps out from the flocked wallpaper, thick 

upholstery, and collected paintings. An 

exuberant mix of amber and clary sage rises 

from the floor to fill the spaces in-between. 

cowboy's camp label scent comes in candles and perfumes, handmade by Austin Press in San Francisco.

Cowboy’s   Camp 

 Midnight Campfire, Dirty Denim, 

Tobacco, Horsehair, and Sappy Pine

 

The Cowboy is the embodiment of 

the Wild West. He lives for starry nights, 

story-telling rituals, and bustling camp fires.

His best friend is his horse, and nothing fits 

him better than a pair of 501 Levi’s jeans. His

base camp is an olfactory harmony of sweet 

hay, night blooming jasmine, tobacco leaves, 

and weathered leather. When he packs up to 

leave, the pine trees in the distance rekindle 

his wanderlust. He jumps back in the 

saddle and heads due west.

bear's cave label scent comes in candles and perfumes, handmade by Austin Press in San Francisco.

Bear’s   Cave 

 Tangerine, Vetiver, Amber,

Frankincense, and Balsam

 

Some 24,000 years ago,

deep in the forest edged terrain, 

a bear discovered his limestone cave.

He made his bed in an amber gallery

dripping with stalactites rich in minerals,

lava, and peat. The long, cold winters were

always met with a peaceful, languid sleep. 

Each spring would commence the dawn 

with sweet tangerine blossoms and

the first warm rays of light.

Herbaceous 

A family of scents that exude notes of citrus branches, green grass, and garden herbs.

If you love the aromatic scents of sweet basil, pink grapefruit, and freshly cut grass,

these will be your faves!

farmer's garden label scent comes in candles and perfumes, handmade by Austin Press in San Francisco

Farmer’s Garden 

 

 Cut Grass, Freshly Turned Soil, 

Tiny Flowers, and Herbaceous Plantings

 

The farmer’s garden expands across acres 

of land with lush green beds full of varietal 

fruits, vegetables, and herbs. The air is laden 

with earthy notes from the nutrient rich soil, 

and watery notes from abundant plantings. 

In her mud-covered overalls and bright purple 

tube top, the farmer takes a bite from a tomato 

right off the vine. She delights in the glimmer 

 dancing on wet blades of grass, and settles into

the sun bathed haven of her very own bounty.

rabbit's hole label scent comes in candles and perfumes, handmade by Austin Press in San Francisco.
fox's grove label scent comes in candles and perfumes, handmade by Austin Press in San Francisco.

Fox’s Grove

 Pink Rose, Lemon Grass, 

Camphor, and Earthy Patchouli

 

Once upon a time, a fox lived in a grove.

His red coat, thick and soft, gave him the 

appearance of youth, no matter how many

years had passed. He ate the freshest of 

fruits, exercised daily on a carpet of wild

flowers, and napped under lemon blossoms 

that infused sweetness into his dreams. It 

is said that he brought luck to the nearby 

village, and longevity was their fortune.

fawn's meadow label scent comes in candles and perfumes, handmade by Austin Press in San Francisco.

Rabbit’s Hole

 

 Clary Sage, Ylang, 

Cannabis, Basil, and Fresh Soil

 

Little grassy hole in the ground,

where on earth do you lead?

To a safe haven hidden from predators,

to an earthy, cozy place to sleep, or to

meandering paths of existential realities?

Choosing the path of individual freedom, 

the rabbit transcends conformity.

For existence precedes essence.

And the hole is very deep. 

Fawn’s Meadow

Grapefruit, Lavender, 

Geranium, and Fir Needle

 

The late afternoon is the time to 

graze. Young leaves, fresh grasses, and 

soft twigs abound. Trailing its mother, a

spotted fawn steps gently into the meadow. 

Blending with the autumn tones, she takes

a bite from the nearest hanging branch. 

Chirping birds, dashing squirrels, and

jumping grasshoppers share the scene. 

Walking and eating in the plein 

air has never been this good.

Exotic 

A family of scents that exude notes of ancient spices, alluring resins, and spiritual temples. 

If you love the existential scents of cloves, frankincense, coriander, and myrrh,

these will be your faves!

monk's library label scent comes in candles and perfumes, handmade by Austin Press in San Francisco.

Monk’s Library 

 Cloister Walls, Ancient Manuscripts, 

Sacred Chants, and Arabian Myrrh 

 

The Monks live on a quiet hillside sanctuary 

where they are dedicated to prayer, song, 

and study, without interruption. To those 

outside the cloister walls, these men are a 

mystery. But that suits them well. Bergamot 

and sage cover the fields just beyond the 

only window that gives light to the library. 

Incense made of lavender, geranium, and 

clove fill the room. Heavy cedar and balsam 

shelves house a collection of ancient books, 

providing the perfect ambiance 

for pensive contemplation.

artist's studio label scent comes in candles and perfumes, handmade by Austin Press in San Francisco

Artist's   Studio 

Jasmine Tea, Chocolate Nibs, 

Exotic Oud, Egyptian Musk, and Patchouli

 

The Artist spends most of her days in 

her studio, quiet and focused, only the notes 

of Erik Satie break the silence. She works 

with a myriad of materials, all selected for their

intrinsic beauty. Nothing is taken for granted.

Her space is a floriental experience, Roses and

pink jasmine clustered in a delft blue dutch 

vase sit next to a bowl of dark chocolate nibs,

a 2 o’clock necessity. Her long work table 

exudes scents of precious woods while thick

cotton papers throw a dry musk into the air.

spider's web label scent comes in candles and perfumes, handmade by Austin Press in San Francisco.

Spider's   Web 

Black Currant, Bitter Orange, 

Oak Moss, and Amyris

 

For over 100 million years the spider

has woven it’s silky, protective web that 

glistens when touched by the sun and 

water. So pretty and light, sticky and 

seductive, we cannot resist its pull. The 

spider waits patiently at the center, where 

the lines converge and the hypnosis begins. 

Have mercy on us spider, for we have fallen

under your spell by no fault of our own.