A deleted scene from Macbeth
[Three witches hover over a bubbling cauldron.]
All: Double, double toil and trouble.
Witch 1: Eye of newt …
Witch 2: Tongue of toad …
Witch 3: Ladies, these ingredients really reek. Instead of pond scum, we should be stocking up on perfumed potions at Persephenie Studio.
W2: Is that botanical perfumer/aromatherapist Persephenie Lea’s new Edinburgh Avenue shop?
W3: Yes. The pocket-size space carries Lea’s full range of organic, small-batch body care (Island Violet rejuvenating cream, Linden Blossom oil), roll-on scents (Bedouin, Leatherwood), and Kore essential oils.
W2: And new and antique lab equipment (beakers, mortars and pestles) means we can stop using this rusty old pot.
W3: We’ll blend a concoction fit for a king.
W1: Yeah, [spoiler alert] a doomed one.
Persephenie Studio, 304 South Edinburgh Avenue, at West Third Street, Mid-City (323-658-7507 or persephenie.com). Stop by Saturdays and get a free botanical healing sheer rosy lip balm (no purchase necessary).
Photo: Courtesy of Persephenie Studio