The first in a series of all natural fragrances, LEV: An Ode to Love is an aromatic, love poem.
A modern ode to love that it anything but typical, this natural, non-toxic, niche fragrance is a study in subtlety and nuance. An unexpected pairing, LEV delicately layers the fresh with the familiar. Sunny, top notes of Lemon open to a hidden heart of mysterious Tonka, uplifting Ylang ylang and deeply grounding, Benzoin resin.
A sensual, fresh and feminine combination of citrus, vanilla and floral, to awaken your senses to love.
SKIN TYPES: All skin types. Not recommended for children under 12 years of age.
GLUTEN-FREE | NON-TOXIC I CRUELTY-FREE | VEGAN | NON-NANO | GMO FREE |
Handmade in Toronto, Canada with non-toxic, premium quality ingredients.
Volume: 25ml/ .84 fl.oz
Packaged in a refillable, recyclable glass bottle, encased in a cherry red aluminum heart, with aluminum spray.
Care: Store out of direct sunlight and extreme temperatures
Safety: As with use of any essential oils on the skin; If pregnant, nursing please refer to doctor before use.
Please Note: For hygienic reasons, all Kavana fragrances are a non-refundable, final sale.
A singular expression of your character, non-toxic, natural perfume can change and smell differently on your skin, as the scents of plants, flowers, beans, resins and barks mingle with time and body heat. Spray it on your skin throughout the day, and discover how it makes you feel and how it lives on you or your love.
Tonka bean: Unlike synthetic, isolated and / lab made compounds, whole scent notes, extracted from whole beans, like that of Tonka (Dypterix odorata), have a beautiful complexity to them that reflects the place and time of their production and harvesting.
Native to Northern parts of South America, including French Guyana and Brazil, Tonka smells at once like a powdery, milky, vanilla with hints of spicy clove, sweet cherry and cinnamon, grounded in a smokiness, and a soft, bittersweet almond heart. It has none of the cloying sweetness of vanilla, but rather, a soft, sophisticated and subtle powdery scent profile that is just intoxicating.
In some cultures, it is used as an aphrodisiac, rumored to be a 'love-wishing' bean! The French are so obsessed with the flavour of this vanilla-like bean, that they have a name for it 'Fievre tonka' or 'tonka fever'. (source). I first smelled it in Paris and fell in love!
Ylang ylang a deeply fragrant flower native to the South Pacific, with a sensual mystique. The essential oil of these night blooming blossoms, is known for it's sedative effects, and can be helpful to calm and soothe nervous tension and nervous lovers. Balanced perfectly in LEV, there is nothing quite like it's enveloping warmth.
Lemon peel has a clean and fresh association, reminiscent of summer. It opens the heart of this fragrance to remember to let hope and love guide our best intentions.
Styrax benzoin resin lends it's subtle but unmistakable signature to this blend, rooting and fixing the composition. Traditionally used as a fixative in perfumery, it is also used to enhance or 'fix' the smell of vanilla. This gorgeous and singular scent is what grounds the heart of this fragrance and makes it memorable.
Grain alcohol, Meadowfoam (Limnanthes alba) seed oil, Tonka (Dipteryx odorata) extract, Polysorbate 20, Lemon (Citrus medica limonum), Ylang ylang (Cananda odorata) essential oils and Styrax benzoin resin.