Joya Does You a Solid
Fragrance in solid form dates back to ancient Egypt, but it was during the Elizabethan era that well-to-do ladies began to use pomanders. Large versions of the scented perfume balls encased in perforated silver were hung from the ceiling as a home fragrance, while smaller ones were worn as necklaces. Queen Elizabeth I reportedly preferred a damask rose and ambergris blend. Fast forward a few centuries and cult fragrance brand Joya has teamed up with design collective Vane to create a trio of meticulously-crafted, vintage-inspired solid perfume accessories available at Anthropologie. The timepiece is a pocket-watch-style pendant packed with Royal Jasmine perfume, a blend of Spanish jasmine, tuberose, tonka bean, and sandalwood; the ornate oversize safety pin boasts a pan of Moro Blood Orange, a mix of blood orange, tangerine, tiare flower, and musk; and the super-feminine, heart-shaped brooch features Starleaf, a fusion of orange blossom, honeysuckle, lily of the valley, jasmine, and sweet musk. QE1 would approve.
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