Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A wonderful review for our Elemental Scents Collection's Earth

I feel so fulfilled as a perfumer to hear that my creations makes a person so happy they feel compelled to share their impressions.  Nothing is more rewarding to me.  Thank you so much Kathy!

Here is Kathy L's review from our web site,

finally found a new scent! 

Posted by Kathy L.
I have been searching for years - literally - for a scent to replace favorites that have been tragically reformulated, chief among them, Cabochard, but also many others that I used to wear. I would try a number of scents available at various stores or even parfumeries, buy what seemed the best, wear if for a while, and finally give it away when it either bored or irritated me. I stumbled on this collection at Cambridge Whole Foods and tried them all.  
I really was not expecting much - I expected something simple along the lines of the kinds of essential oils the store carries. I was instantly drawn to Earth. It is very subtle, light, but with very interesting, intricate notes. 
I don't think I can identify any individual ingredient but the whole works beautifully. I have now the cologne which is lovely and light for summer: I can wear it every day, even in the high heat. And I am ordering the eau de parfum to try the more concentrated formulation for year round use. This particular formulation answers to the scent category to which I am always drawn - woody, chypre.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Thoughts on Fragrance and Fashion

Fragrance is fashion and like all other facets of fashion it has different styles, trends and treatments. 

I always seek to create fragrance that is relative to the times but also can zig when the rest of the pack zags. 

I don't ever want a fragrance that I create to be considered "me too" in the long line of bottles in a retail environment. 

Too much of what gets created today are nothing more than a rehash of existing fragrances in the market with ever so slight modifications to make them just different enough to not be a total duplication. 

I strive to use original combinations of fragrance notes that may seem unusual but when combined create unexpected beauty and harmony.