secret sacred

I would cover him in chocolate and oud

rare oils that glide along his spine his chest his neck

I would scent the whole of him

with the blood of slain dragons from fevered dreams

of warriors and sirens singing in the waters deep

I would kiss him with flowers on my lips

while whispering tales of lovers loved and lost

I would rewrite the whole of him

the exquisite poetry of him

sheathing him in honey and woods

and in the scent of forests

lost forever under the veil of cold oceans

poetry of longing

The Poetry Of Longing, a Perfume by Scent By Alexis

Notes: Chocolate Absolute, Ambergris, Muguet, Black Agar, Smoke, Chestnut, Fossilized Amber

To Order: Contact Alexis email 

Perfume Poem: Alexis Karl 2014

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Painting: The Trauma and Terror Of Leaving by Ken Weaver



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kintsugi-9Yes you are

complete and perfect

like a piece of Kintsugi Art

when your broad hand cups my throat just so

I am invisible

but you found me

and made the unseen seen

with your magic words unspoken

I saw a stone roughly the size of a robin’s egg

incandescent in its blood pink shine

polished in the shape of a heart

I thought I’d lost it


you are perfect

with gold seams filling the cracks

of your broken places

thank you

for doing your best

amidst the dissonance of new beginnings

now can you tell me

how much does the seagrass love the sand?



copyright Monica Miller 2014

photo: unknown, please advise.



Was it you, Sister that I saw on the other side of night?
the scorched fabric of your dresses were so far ahead I couldn’t tell 
but a trail of smoky amber perfume told me it was you
I saw pin prick droplets of Dragon’s Blood and followed your footprints for a while

and I heard haunting vocals
they brought comfort to me in that strange place
like the scent of myrrh from your curls
is it true that honey is the gift most prized by immortals?
I remember when your perfume Secret, Sacred, Cyphered was worn by the most stylish of vampires
Like Lucy‘s Clarimonde 
and her closest friends
my bottle is empty now except for the silky lining of scent inside
I open it sometimes and breathe in your dear memory

Scent By Alexis Purchase Here

Monica Miller 2014

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she means to love you
she is sharpening her claws for just such an occasion
I hope you don’t mind
it shouldn’t hurt too much
and her soft fur and warm purr will make up for the painful beginning
she smells of jasmine
warmed in honey
mixed with morning dew from the orange tree
she walked all over the sandalwood and dipped her tail in the vanilla perfume
so she smells of that too
you know you want her
and you’ll put up with a little discomfort
she’ll retract her claws eventually 

Monica Miller 2014

honey velvet and sweet pea

What we are wearing: Honey Perfume by Velvet & Sweet Pea’s Purrfumery, PerfumerLaurie Stern, Poetry Muse: The Purrfumery’s own Kitty Buttercup.

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