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Phoenix Botanicals perfumes are exquisite, wearable scent stories made of flowers, resins and roots. Inspired by cross-sensory experience, connection with landscape and fauna, deep ecology, and just plain flower crushes. Blended with pure botanical essences in a base of organic alcohol or jojoba. Similar to short films, botanical blends can be a medium for time-based storytelling, embodied through the passing by of the various plant essences transforming on the skin.
Our perfumes were twice nominated for the Art and Olfaction Awards.
Our organic and wildcrafted body care is formulated for your experience of the healing energy of plants, their natural scents, and beneficial properties.
Phoenix Botanicals started in 2007, named after that feeling of being reborn after spending time in nature- like a Phoenix! and an eponymous rescue-pet cockatiel.

Irina Adam works as a natural perfumer, wildcrafter and educator, as well as photography and multi media artist.
An explorer of creativity, nature, and healing deeply relating with landscapes and plants since her teens.
Irina's training includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography (Indiana University), a minor and post graduate studies in botany; several years apprenticing with local herbalist Robin Rose Bennett and at Flower Power Herbs NYC; and natural perfume studies with Mandy Aftel. Much is learned from the plants themselves, and thru the process of creating. Working in ethnobotany research at the NY Botanical Garden for over a decade exposed her to myriad cultural uses of plants while editing and co-authoring publications. She enjoys wild swimming, dancing, writing and learning, most recently somatics and energy healing, and is returning to new life after challenging pandemic health adventures. More about Irina the perfumer at this Cafleurebon perfumer profile.

Proud to be sustainable, fair trade, cruelty free, and mostly vegan (vegan exceptions: local, and Hawaiian small farm beeswax in some items/ we also use beach harvested ambergris in a few perfumes).
Thank you for helping us make a difference ~ we're members of Wild Bird Fund NYC and donate to environmental, social justice, animal and specifically avian (bird related!) welfare projects.

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