Bonsai Aromatic Oil
Bonsai is about contrast, asymmetry; being pleasantly disconcerted by experiencing an intimate, miniature version of our larger selves. A scent created by LA-based art and scent studio J.Pera is inspired by the work of Chido-En and Javier Ramirez, with the melding of cultures in the city of LA. Featuring copal, seaweed, orange blossom, and juniper berry.
Each ingredient brings a piece of the story together.
Copal: the sap used by Mesoamericans
Orange Blossom: The fruit iconic to the San Fernando Valley
Juniper Berry: The essence of a Juniper Bonsai
Seaweed: the plant that grows in the oceans touching the parallel shores of Japan and California.
Use the alcohol-free 10 ML Aromatic Oil to create a distinctive fragrant mark by applying Bonsai on your skin any time of the day, lasting for a few hours.
Image courtesy of Proyectos Tyrone
Proyectos Tyrone is a conduit for BIPOC-centric projects that promote artisans/designers/humans from marginalized LA regions. Proyectos Tyrone is happy to release it's second project at Cafe Murmurs with artist Javier Ramirez:
Chido-En is the bonsai project of LA-based artist Javier Ramirez. Chido-En offers traditional bonsai services and a hand-picked amount of carefully selected starter and intermediate trees available for purchase. Merging the Mexican slang word for cool (Chido) and the Japanese word for garden (En), Chido–En also explores the mixing of two distinct cultural realms. With Chido-En, Javier weaves together the ancient Japanese art form of bonsai with his native Mexican-American visual language to present something that feels distinct yet respectful of the two cultures.