SOIVOHLE - what does that mean
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How do you pronounce soivohle - see-voh see-vo
Soivohle was born out of a scent art installation in the mid 1990’s. The first retail collection contained five natural perfumes. Launched in 2002 and online in 2005. Since then the brand has expanded to include a full range of natural perfumes and classic creations with a high natural content. Liz Zorn the creator of Soivohle is a full time visual artist and perfumer.
My aim has always been to create as an artist first and foremost, and to be personally satisfied with my work. With most of the work being inspired by my own life experience I find that this is the only way that feel right for me.
Liz Zorn Soivohle Perfumer
Soivohle perfumes are formulated using high quality natural, botanical and perfumers grade materials. Each formula is created first as a natural perfume. If there is a desire to add to or enhance the formula for a specific scent profile I will add a minimal amount of alternative materials to achieve my goals.
Most of the perfumes in the collections are either all natural or natural with a small percentage of nature identical or lab created aroma oils.
Soivohle perfumes also incorporate many custom natural tinctures and accords unique to our brand. Including several amber bases, natural floral accords created with isolates and botanicals.
When I do use pre-made bases it is for the most part in line with the Givaudan Accords and other offerings that also provide a breakdown of the formulas so I can recreate them in my lab. Here is where I like to take existing accords and formulas and put my spin on them by changing out many of the old school synthetic aroma chemicals and replacing them with natural isolates and botanical extracts.
I find many synthetic materials, and some naturals too harsh for my sensibilities, so I am always looking for ways to replace them and create things that I feel comfortable with. As such I am always fine tuning and adding new things to my bag of tricks.
For our carriers and diluting of materials I like to use organic cane spirits, grape spirits, natural Triethyl citrate, vegetable glycerin and to a lesser degree Isopropyl Myristate for materials that will not be use in natural perfumes.
For our oil formulations Fractionated coconut and jojoba oils are used as carriers.
Many of our perfumes are vegan. Where musk is used I always opt for a botanical musk for our natural perfumes and cruelty free animal alternatives like civet reconstructions in place of real animal musk. I do use some animal materials such as cruelty free hyrax tincture, ambergris and beeswax and honey absolutes. and for transparency sake; Always listing when these materials are used.
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NEW POST-MODERN COLLECTION
ABOUT THE COLLECTIONS
SIGNATURE NATURALS - This was the collection that started our line. These perfumes are created using only botanical essences and their constituents, including absolutes, essential oils, essential oil fractions, plant tinctures, isolates, balsams and resins, etc.. and cruelty free animal products where noted. Otherwise they are vegan friendly. We use food grade organic cane spirits, jojoba and fractionated coconut oils and triethyl citrate as carriers and diluents.
SIGNATURE CLASSICS/POST MODERN - These collections are created exactly the same as our natural perfumes, only with a very small percentage of alternative/man made or nature identical aroma materials. The average percentage for these perfumes is 95-99% natural. Almost always reducing alternative materials to a 5% dilution before adding to a formula, keeping the overall percentages low.
EMBELLISHING (body) OILS - These are single note essential oils and absolutes in a carrier oil blend that is comprised of golden jojoba, argan and fractionated coconut. They are at a dilution that is safe to use on the body. They are not perfumes