East of Eden
The novel of East of Eden by John Steinbeck spans generations but is also a delicious sensory tale of Salinas, California at the turn of the century.
This perfume is a monument to these unforgettable characters and vibrant landscape.
Salinas fruit: blackberries and strawberries, wild helioptrope, “grasses and secret flowers”, Salinas earth, Kate’s bordello and apothecary, Lees opium pipe, oak mosses and Monterey redwood
”I remember my childhood names for grasses and secret flowers. I remember where a toad may live and what time the birds awaken in the summer-and what trees and seasons smelled like- how people looked and walked and smelled even. The memory of odors is very rich.” East of Eden Chapter One