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The Perfume of Trees

Earth head down,
to the roots and up to the wood

[above: a pitch burl from
a pine in the Grand Canyon
]

As a person that walks the woods,
it is a place that is alive with scent.

The mystery of the trees,
in their own complex and profoundly beautiful ecosystem,

The Perfume of Trees

takes moisture from the earth and sky —
in leaves, needles and roots, that transpires
that moisture as a molecular mist in its very canopy,
changes all the air around it.

And a forest is rich with oxygen to awaken the mind; and the perfume of the woods that flows all round — a great wafting of tiers of scent.

The Perfume of Trees

As I walk a young [80 years] forest around my island studio, I watch the motes of dusted light, and the quiet that deepens in the wind-less realm.
Moss.
Fungus.
Humus.
Dirt.
Pine.
Fir.
Madrona.

I lie down and scent
the earth, the barks, the roots,
the breeze of moist oxygen that rolls through the forest.
I listen to the breathing of the woods.

The Perfume of Trees

Perfume it is.
Like the etymology of
the word itself through fume.
It comes through.

Whether remote wilderness, or
midtown Manhattan.

The Perfume of Trees

TIM | GIRVIN | DECATUR ISLAND STUDIOS
––––
PERFUME & FRAGRANCE BRANDING | EXPERIENCE DESIGN + PACKAGING
STRATEGIES | BRAND, STORY & SCENT