"Gekkou Hanami" translates from Japanese as "flower gazing in moonlight." To complete that image, add a Japanese cherry tree exploding into light pink blooms that flutter to the ground like fat snowflakes. That's the inspiration for Gekkou Hanami, Dawn Spencer Hurwitz's olfactory ode to the cycle of life as celebrated in one Japanese tradition: picnicking under the cherry blossoms. Notes include cherry blossom, yuzu, sake, neroli, cedar, and frankincense.
Dawn Spencer Hurwitz is a niche perfumer based on Boulder, Co. She began her perfumery career in Boston's Essence Perfumery. Dawn is a prolific creator, regularly launching scents under her own line as well as aroma-artistic collaborations with the Denver Art Museum, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, and others. For more information, visit www.dshperfumes.com.