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Divina Essentia Natural Perfume

Divina Essentia Natural Perfume

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This natural perfume is a tribute to one of the greatest women of the medieval age, the 12th Century abbess, artist, healer and mystic Hildegard of Bingen.

Hildegard of Bingen was an abbess, healer, mystic, artist, composer and diplomat who lived in the Rhineland of Germany in the 1100s. Her idea of the world went beyond religion into a spirituality that is deeply connected to Nature and the cosmos. In many ways she was a shaman, a feminist, and a true Earth Goddess.

Inspired by Hildegard's writings about the divine essence, this natural perfume has sensual floral notes, herbal expressions and the anchoring aspects of trees.

I have worked with herbs, trees and flowers selected in accordance with the writings of Hildegard of Bingen in her works Scivias, Physica and Causae et Curae and her many letters.

I set out to capture an aromatic sense of viriditas, the fundamental greenness that infuses her worldview, and augment it with the plants that inspired her.

Features of this perfume include a fleeting sensation of citrus and heliotrope and sage lead one further into the garden of delights. Middle notes that are exquisitely green with a warm floral sweetness, like walking in the walled herb garden at Hildegard's abbey in early summer. While the base notes remind us of those cloistered walls with a hint of smoke and incense and the damp, deep green of oakmoss.

Read more about why and how Hildegard of Bingen inspired this perfume here.

And if you would like to learn more about Hildegard, her visions, her healing work and how we might work with her wisdom in today’s world I have a series of talks on her available at


  • Top notes - sage and heliotrope

  • Middle notes - green with a warm floral sweetness

  • Base notes - oakmoss

When you order

    Each bottle of this natural perfume is made to order. Please allow ten days before delivery takes place.

    Tester Set

    There is an option of purchasing a set of 3 x 2ml Testers (one of each of the perfumes in this collection).


    Directions for use

    Apply perfume to pulse points such as the neck and wrists.

    Natural perfume behaves quite differently to 'normal' synthetic fragrances which a created to stay on the skin for as long as possible, and so you may find some notes linger and others are more fleeting depending on your own skin chemistry.

    Enjoy the process of the natural magic unfolding!

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