About Elspeth’s Airs
Elspeth’s Airs Natural Perfumes weave together the scents, healing properties and energetics of natural plant materials to create “fragrant touchstones” that help us remember- a feeling, an intention, who we are.
Invoking the power of Air and in honor of her ancestor, perfumer Justine Diamond hopes that Elspeth’s Airs perfumes bring you pleasure, connection and presence.
Handcrafted in small batches with high quality, botanical ingredients, Elspeth’s Airs Natural Perfumes are intimate and subtle, blending with the wearer’s skin and unfolding over time.
Elspeth’s Airs also offers aromatherapy products. Learn more about the distinctions between perfumery and aromatherapy here.
New to natural perfumes or perfume, in general? Learn more here.
Who is Elspeth?
Justine Diamond is an “heir” of Elspeth.
Elspeth McEwan was the last woman executed as a witch in Scotland in 1698. An educated and innovative woman of the village, who healed with herbs and had a way with animals, Elspeth was scapegoated for all that went wrong. While in jail, her story was documented by investigators of the witch trials and after her death, was used to end the practice forever in Scotland.
Justine’s maternal grandmother, Sibyl McEwan Kellman, experienced a strong connection with Elspeth throughout her life, and passed that spark onto Justine. Justine offers her line of natural perfumes and aromatherapy tools in veneration of Elspeth and her lineage, and in awe of the ways that seeds planted long ago are dispersed and carry on.
Perfumer Justine Diamond grew up in Upstate New York and has lived & loved in New Orleans since she was 17. She is inspired by the way that the medium of perfumery can weave together beauty, poetry, science, and spirituality, and how aroma can affect us physiologically. Justine is an Air sign (Libra) and has always felt connected to this element. She appreciates both the solid and the ethereal, and the magic that occurs in their interplay. Perfumery has emerged as an ideal art form for Justine.
Justine carefully composes fragrances that create, store and evoke memories. She has independently studied perfumery and continues to learn through experimentation, research, and intuition. Justine is also a certified aromatherapist through the Aromahead Institute and a budding herbalist.