Poesie Athena

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All sales are final, we are a perfume sampling company - letting you try perfume before you invest in a bottle. Unfortunately, we cannot refund any product that you do not like. If you are new to perfume or wanting to break out of wearing the same scent, try our starter sampler packs so that you can find the perfume that works for you.


Poesie Athena is from indie perfume brand Poesie, part of the Temple of the Goddess Collection originally and now part of the permanent collection, created by Joelle Nealy, with notes of sun-baked Mediterranean herbs and earth, rich and resinous vanilla spiked with a complex blend of incense and spice and grey musk.

This is your Super Hero fragrance - the one that is beautiful and strong and resilient while imagining yourself biking through the hills of Tuscany.  

From the brand - 

"O warlike Pallas, whose illustrious kind, ineffable, and effable we find : magnanimous and famed, the rocky height, and groves, and shady mountains thee delight: in arms rejoicing, who with furies dire and wild the souls of mortals dost inspire. Gymnastic virgin of terrific mind, dire Gorgon's bane, unmarried, blessed, kind: mother of arts, impetuous; understood as fury by the bad, but wisdom by the good. Female and male, the arts of war are thine." -- Orphic Hymn 32 to Athena


She burst forth from her father’s head fully grown, spear in hand. Her heart is inaccessible to the passion of love. The goddess of wisdom and war but also of agriculture and the womanly arts.  Is there anything she can’t do? Put down your spear and step away from your loom. You’re going to be busy sniffing your arm, wandering about wondering “what’s that delightful smell? OH IT’S ME.” (It will smell so good all proper grammar will be driven from your head.) 


The scent of the sun-baked Mediterranean surrounds a rich and resinous vanilla. Rosemary, sage, sweet pine and hints of frankincense, myrrh, cinnamon and cardamom. A hint of stony clay. And a beautiful grey musk fit for a grey-eyed goddess. Wisdom. Purpose. Victory. Your story is going to be epic."


Poesie perfumes are vegan, cruelty-free, free of phthalates and parabens.  They are handcrafted and made in small batches.



Poesie Athena Reviews

Reddit - "The herbs and sun-baked earth are the strongest notes at first (my husband said it smelled like I had just come in from the garden, lol) and then the vanilla and incense really come out. The spice is not strong - I can smell a little cinnamon/cardamom but the incense note is definitely stronger on me. This is not a sweet vanilla and this scent is not gourmand-y at all. It's not super musky either - the musk is definitely there but it just blends with the earth scent to create a really nice base. Longevity was excellent - probably 10-12 hours and this does really well in the heat too (as you'd expect with sun-baked earth as a note!). I LOVE THIS and feel like a goddess. Truly. 1000/10"

Reddit - "A beautiful blend of spices and earth, like walking into a well-tended greenhouse, or drinking tea at a potter's wheel. The earth tones are strong right out of the gate, but mellow out into a sweet-spicy scent, almost like a honey drenched chai. I could spend all day just smelling this perfume and I'd not consider it a waste of time. My only grievance is how fleeting the scent of soil is, making me want to re-apply it all day long."

Reddit - "This makes me think of a little hole-in-the-wall bakery on the Amalfi Coast. I get thyme and oregano in the beginning (fresh focaccia, anyone?), but then the resinous vanilla warms everything up soooo nicely. There's something steely underneath it all -- I guess the grey musk? -- but I can barely make it out through the yummy herbal vanilla."

Poesie - "This one lives up to its name. To me it evokes strong feminie power. It somehow remains feminine despite lacking florals and is grounded with a fertile earthiness. The spices just mix so well with this one, too. It's not like they're added: they're just at one with the it. I didn't expect to love this one as much as I do, and I wear it for times I need to feel powerful."

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