Each of the precious oils that make up Quintessence are associated with one of the elements – patchouli represents earth, clary sage water, jasmine air, and sweet orange fire. A deep, balancing scent that molts winter and surges into dewy, ripe spring.
The concept of the four elements was first proposed by the Ancient Greeks and later built on by Aristotle who suggested a fifth cosmic element, unable to believe that the stars could be made up of anything terrestrial. The original four were the pure building blocks that made up all matter and were the fundamental components of every visible thing on earth.
As the theory expanded, even human temperament was categorized according to the four elements and Hippocrates theory of four “humors” linked personality traits and inner balance to four bodily fluids associated with earth, water, air, and fire. For thousands of years the element theory was the basis of philosophy, science, and medicine and played a role in various religions throughout the world.
The delicately hand blown and sculptural leaf perfume is a spring edition made in very small quantities for our 2023 scent collection.