Seeking a better version of yourself can be exhausting. As we come off of the wellness frenzy known as the new year—cleansed, exercised, and #KonMari’d within an inch of our lives—you might be feeling a little…well, over it. We think it’s the perfect time to embark on a little self-help 2.0, which is less focused on being perfect and more focused on being you.
Last week, we explored the relationship between jasmine and sandalwood, following their fluid dance as lovers. But jasmine has been known to play the field, so to speak. When she comes together with hinoki, another key signature in our collaborative perfume with @violette_fr, it’s equally charged, but with a different focus.
Hinoki provides protection that facilitates the processes that jasmine sets into motion, which then allows you to begin to confidently make changes that truly serve you.
Hinoki, a cedar wood, enjoys the classic characteristics you’d expect from a tree: roots firmly planted, limbs reaching high toward the sky. This lends a theme of structural security and strength—qualities that beautifully balance jasmine’s more ethereal side. Jasmine is all about actualizing your desires, cracking open your creativity, and releasing inhibitions. And we can all agree that, when it comes to releasing inhibitions, safety is of the utmost importance. To this end, Hinoki provides protection that facilitates the processes that jasmine sets into motion, which then allows you to begin to confidently make changes that truly serve you.
Hinoki illuminates jasmine’s darker side—helping to bring light and levity to your sense of self-worth, aiding in overcoming shyness, and providing unwavering will and motivation to ensure that, once you know where you’re going, you don’t turn back. Like the tree itself, this results in an ever-welcome balance of groundedness and levity—which sets the perfect conditions to come into your own. So, as you dab a little on your décolleté today, just know: we got you.