THE ART OF ESSENCE

A range of luxurious products, including candles, diffusers, bath salts, elixirs, body balms and oils.

Victoria Ogilvy is a qualified aromatherapist with over 25 years experience of essential oils and botanicals. She also trained as a homeopath and has extensive knowledge of the Materia Medica and herbal remedies. She has spent the past 10 years studying the art of essence. Her work is intuitive and holistic, informed by an ever deepening understanding of the primordial esoteric tradition that expresses itself in such arts as alchemy and sacred geometry which flowered in the ancient civilisations of Egypt, Greece and India and resurfaced in Renaissance Europe.

To the ancients, smell was the primary sense that related to the essence, the soul, in all things. Incense was used, as it still is today, to attract healing and protective spirits. Precious oils were mixed into the plaster used for building the walls of mosques. The olfactory nerve that transmits impulses generated by smell to the central nervous system is less developed in humans today and the art of perfumery has been debased by the use of damaging synthetic fixatives. The true art of smell and its ability to express, heal and reveal the soul can be re awoken and developed through the use of natural essences.

Victoria Ogilvy has created four signature blends and three elixirs which embody this ancient form of scent making.