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Introducing my Autumn 2013 botanical scent “The Man of the Woods.”

A soulful, wild perfume inspired by DH Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley stories, and also by DH Lawrence’s personal creed, which I find to be deep, as well as deeply gorgeous.

Literary critics have surmised that Lawrence based the character of the Man of the Woods upon himself and, in my humble opinion, his personal creed certainly seems to reflect this.

“This is what I believe: That I am I. That my soul is a dark forest. That my known self will never be more than a little clearing in the forest. That gods, strange gods, come forth from the forest into the clearing of my known self, and then go back. That I must have the courage to let them come and go. That I will never let mankind put anything over me, but that I will try always to recognize and submit to the gods in me and the gods in other men and women. There is my creed.”
–DH Lawrence.

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“The Man of the Woods” is a unisex scent containing Tonka Bean, Benzoin, Vetiver, Cabrueva, Peru Balsam, Bergamot, and other essential oils.

It is available in the 1/2 oz (15 ml) size and in 1 ml samples.

1 ml sample
https://www.etsy.com/listing/159467991/the-man-of-the-woods-arabesques-fall?ref=shop_home_active

1/2 oz perfume
https://www.etsy.com/listing/159458012/the-man-of-the-woods-arabesques-fall?ref=listing-shop-header-1

For more behind the inspiration of this botanical perfume, you can read DH Lawrence’s “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” or the lesser known but the version I prefer, “John Thomas and Lady Jane.”

Photograph: A Grove of Oaks in The Forest of Dean, UK. Copyright Kirsten Schilling, 2008-2013.