Many, many thanks to
author of Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and
Breaking Dawn. Through these novels Ms. Meyer has created a
whole phenomenon centered around the small Pacific Northwest town of
Forks, Washington. A world where romance and heartbreak, vampires and
werewolves, mortals and immortals all exist. A world where the lines
of myth and legends are blurred, and a new story begins. Ms. Meyer
holds the copyright to the books, story, and characters within;
through her stories I have found my own inspiration.
The Twilight series has many facets
that make it appealing. The classic “first love” story mixes with
fantasy to appeal to some readers. The legends of Native American
tribes appeals to many. The setting of the beautiful Pacific
Northwest appeals to others. The many references to classic literary
works like Shakespeare, turn of the century novels by Jane Austen,
Emily Bronte, classic poetry from Tennyson and Frost, carry their
own appeal. The fascination of vampires and werewolves and the whole
supernatural world we can’t possibly envision. All of these facets
combine together with absolute grace in the Twilight series. I found
myself fascinated, enthralled, captivated, and utterly engrossed in
the Twilight series for just these reasons.
Throughout the series, the essence of
each character and place is brought vividly to life. I could not
help but be inspired by the descriptions Ms. Meyer used to describe
them, especially when she spoke of specific scents for different
characters. This got my creative juices flowing, so to speak, and I
began to contemplate options for creating a line of soaps inspired
by the Twilight series. Using all natural ingredients to create the
best possible bar of soap, only natural colorants to match the
personalities, and the best matching scent combinations for each of
the characters, I embarked on one of my favorite creative excursions
of all time.
My hope is that you will enjoy
these soaps as a complement to the Twilight series; but also that
you will enjoy
for their intended purpose as an exceptional handcrafted bar of soap
– with skin nourishing goodness,
thick abundant lather, and, of course,
Bella’s Scent is described as
very floral smell, like lavender . . . or freesia. Edward says "It's mouthwatering." Of course there
are the lavender and freesia
both, but we also have notes of rose, iris, violet, and soft
musk to make her sexy, but also fresh and innocent. We decided that
paprika in the base and a swirl using madder root gave us a
lovely color palette to represent Bella.
described as honey, lilacs and sunshine. We like to think he is
young and sporty, clean and sexy, so to round him out, we’ve
added a bit of vanilla, heliotrope, dry wood, and grapefruit. We’ve
used turmeric in the base and cinnamon for a swirl to represent
Edward’s bronze hair.
Just Alice, pixie-like,
cute and flirty. She is sparkling orange, lemon and linen - delicate
with violet jasmine and mimosa. She has a sexy amber, sheer wood
and musky side too. Alice is “just Alice”, so we colored her
with paprika to a soft apricot color and added grated orange peel
for look and texture.
Jasper - How to describe Jasper? Quiet but
wild? Calming but edgy? What about initially shy but with
uncontainable intensity? Jasper is all these things and more! We’ve
decided he has a bit of fresh air, cucumber and green pear, with
cyclamen, lily, green melon, amber and musk. We used a subtle amount
to color him a warm tan with a bit of complexity.
Esme is the perfect complement to Carlisle, think green
melons, fresh air, wild flowers, jasmine, violet, cashmere and
musk. She’s lovely, classy and happy, so we colored her base with
pink kaolin clay to a very soft tone, and used parsley powder to
give her the same speckled bright green swirl as her Carlisle.
Carlisle is the father figure, yet to humans, he is still young and
desirable. We went with a blend of citrus, linen, fresh air, a
touch of melon, amber, musk and precious woods. He’s masculine and
sexy, and has the refined father figure coolness too. We used
parsley powder to give us a speckled bright green swirl.
Rosalie is said to be the incarnation of pure beauty, so we gave her
a deeper more complex floral scent with
French lavender, violet,
white rose, iris, woods and sweet musk. Rosalie, while intensely
feminine, is certainly stronger and more animalistic – true to
her nature. We went ultra feminine in her coloring too with
madder root throughout for a deep rich rosy-pink and the addition of
Emmett is a huge, muscular, powerful brute, so we
kept it very masculine with a blend of bay, rum, lime, mahogany,
amber, vanilla and bergamot. He’s said to have dark curls, so we
went with a simple charcoal swirl in an uncolored pale base.
Jacob Black was fun to create- fresh and young, but incredibly
masculine too. We went with a blend of evergreen, woods, moss,
patchouli and sensual musk. In recognition of his russet skin (and
fur!) and jet black hair we colored the base in a rich cinnamon
tone, and gave him a charcoal black swirl.
The Volturi are
described as royalty, the ruling class. We represent them with
timeless lemon, lime, lavender and amber combined with cedar,
clover and patchouli. This is a very rich, sexy and enticing scent.
We used Moroccan red clay to color the base to match the Tuscan
countryside, and used cocoa powder for a deep brown swirl.
The City of Forks is very green and woody, with evergreen,
moss, vetiver, and lemon to round it out, and of course the
ever-present fresh mountain rains to clear the air. The result is a
great unisex fragrance, fresh and yet complex. We used parsley
powder throughout, and a cocoa powder swirl to represent the City of
The Meadow is a magical place! We did a blend of grassy
green, melon, rich wood and vanilla to create the magic here. We
used parsley powder throughout and lavender buds to represent the