In the xeric wilderness of the Mojave Desert trees and vegetation more ancient than many civilizations defy conditions that prey on human vulnerability. The ghost flower is a rare species that dares to blossom above this baked, hard ground. Despite its arid surroundings and inability to produce nectar, the ghost flower, or mohavea confertiflora, maintains its perfect, majestic beauty and thrives year after year. In an astonishing feat of ingenuity the flower uses mimicry to attract the pollinators of a neighboring plant species by developing markings that resemble those of a female bee genus attracted to its subject and duping the male bee into following suit. This moving human-like behavior and captivating tale of survival lies in the foundation that inspired Mojave Ghost, a homage to this most bewitching flower.
Top: Ambrette, Jamaican Nesberry
Heart: Violet, Sandalwood, Magnolia
Base: Chantilly Musk, Crisp Amber, Cedarwood