"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye"- Antoine de St. Exupery.
Lev, the Hebrew word for heart, is the name of this first in a series of all natural, non-toxic, hormone-safe perfumes, by Kavana. A sensual, fresh and feminine fragrance, that is sweet and subtle, to awaken your senses to love or 'see with the heart'.
LEV: An Ode to Love is an aromatic love poem, package in a red, heart shaped, glass perfume bottle. An unexpected, fresh, gourmand scent, 'LEV' delicately layers bright, familiar notes of lemon, with exotic, white ylang ylang flowers from Madagascar and powdery, vanillic Guyanese Tonka bean. Grounded in a base of sweet, resinous Benzoin resin, this blend is entirely heartfelt.
- Sunny, top notes of fresh Sicilian lemon open
- Tonka fèves powdery and vanilla-tones center the perfume
- Ylang Ylang lends a precious, mood lifting aphrodisiac note
- Deeply grounding Benzoin resin
- Pure, grain alcohol blends everything together.
100% non-toxic, 100% pthalate free, 100% handmade.
SKIN TYPES: All skin types. Not recommended for children under 12 years of age.
GLUTEN-FREE | NON-TOXIC I CRUELTY-FREE | VEGAN | NON-NANO | GMO FREE |
Handmade in Toronto, Canada with non-toxic, premium quality ingredients.
Volume: 25ml/ .84 fl.oz
Packaged in a refillable, recyclable glass bottle, encased in a cherry red aluminum heart, with aluminum spray. Comes in a soft, black velvet pouch. White gift box with grosgrain red ribbon pictured, optional, if you'd like additional gift packaging. Kindly add this free option to your order.
Care: Store out of direct sunlight, humidity and extreme temperatures.
Safety: As with use of any essential oils on the skin; If pregnant, nursing please refer to doctor before use. Patch test on wrist for 24hours, if sensitive. Do not wear if going into direct sunlight- ie: beach, parc etc...
Please Note: For hygienic reasons, all Kavana fragrances are a non-refundable, final sale.
A singular expression of your character, non-toxic, natural perfume can change and smell differently on your skin, as the scents of plants, flowers, beans, resins and barks mingle with time and body heat. Spray it on your skin throughout the day and discover how it makes you or your love feel and how it lives on you or your love's skin.
Tonka bean: Unlike synthetic, isolated and / lab made compounds, whole scent notes, extracted from whole beans, like that of Tonka (Dypterix odorata), have a beautiful complexity to them that reflects the place and time of their production and harvesting.
Native to Northern parts of South America, including French Guyana and Brazil, Tonka smells at once like a powdery, milky, vanilla with hints of spicy clove, sweet cherry and cinnamon, grounded in a smokiness, and a soft, bittersweet almond heart. It has none of the cloying sweetness of vanilla, but rather, a soft, sophisticated and subtle powdery scent profile that is simply intoxicating.
In some cultures, it is used as an aphrodisiac, rumored to be a 'love-wishing' bean! The French are so obsessed with the flavour of this vanilla-like bean, that they have a name for it 'Fievre tonka' or 'tonka fever'. (source). I first smelled it in Paris and fell in love!
Ylang ylang a deeply fragrant flower native to the South Pacific, with a sensual mystique. The essential oil of these night blooming blossoms, is known for it's sedative effects, and can be helpful to calm and soothe nervous tension and nervous lovers. Balanced perfectly in LEV, there is nothing quite like it's enveloping warmth.
Lemon peel has a clean and fresh association, reminiscent of summer. It opens the heart of this fragrance, welcoming us to remember to let a fresh hope and love guide our best intentions.
Styrax benzoin resin lends it's subtle but unmistakable signature to this blend, rooting and fixing the composition. Traditionally used as a fixative in perfumery, it is also used to enhance or 'fix' the vanillic smell from the tonk bean. This gorgeous and singular scent is what grounds the heart of this fragrance and makes it memorable.
Grain alcohol, Meadowfoam (Limnanthes alba) seed oil, Tonka (Dipteryx odorata) extract, Lemon (Citrus medica limonum), Ylang ylang (Cananda odorata) essential oils and Styrax benzoin resin.