Welcome to 'Artists Illuminated'. A series where we turn the spotlight on our favorite holiday market artists and makers. Today we are featuring South End and South Boston Holiday Market maker: Thorn & Bloom
Thorn & Bloom
Thorn & Bloom is an artisanal perfumery handcrafting luxury botanical fragrances using the finest natural aromatics. As proud members of the Natural Perfumers Guild, T&B is dedicated to the authenticity and ethical integrity of their award-winning perfume. Thorn & Bloom fragrances are comprised of 100% botanical aromatics, such as Essential Oils, Absolutes, CO2 Extracts and Tinctures in a base of triple-filtered USDA Organic Grape Alcohol. They do not use synthetic aroma chemicals, preservatives or GMOs. Each small batch is lovingly blended by hand in Charlestown, MA by founder and perfumer, Jennifer Botto.
"Growing up on a farm in northern NY instilled in me a deep connection to the natural world. I had space to roam and each season brought with it the most glorious sensory gifts. Spring was a passing whiff of the lilac tree on the western edge of our farmhouse. Summer exhaled sour wild strawberries and sun-scorched earth. Autumn brought musty mounds of leaves and ancient apple trees hidden in forgotten hedgerows. Winter whispered plumes of smoke from spent fires and boiling sap amongst the evergreens."
As a city dweller of late, I often find myself lost in deep nostalgia for the sensory experiences that shaped my world. This longing for connection led me to start experimenting with scent as a means to transport myself outside the city's boundaries, and into the great outdoors of my youth. Reveling in scent can be the perfect way to escape; it can bring you full blooms in a frozen tundra, fresh grass in a sea of pavement, or a lover's musk when you're all alone. I hope Thorn & Bloom Perfume can help take you where you want to go."
- Jennifer, Owner
Look for Thorn and Bloom at the South End Holiday Market and South Boston Holiday Market.
For more info on the South End Holiday Market on Saturday November 25th click HERE
For more info on the South End Holiday Market on Saturday December 9th click HERE