As we approach this new green season let's review what is considered the ultimate in lucky charms in the LPO beauty world to have on hand for your self care. xo
Of course we love fresh flowers in every space from the garden as well. Stop by to shop our fresh bouquets this month when in Pescadero.
When I am designing and hand making all our herbal teas, parfums, and beauty serums, etc...it is as a result from what I am looking for that I need. My needs have remained the same as far as beauty products that sustain and lift me over the past 50 + years, but it has been my joy to discover through the design + product development process what we have now.
What is in your bag, your bedroom, your bathroom? Your car?
I keep small 5ml and 10ml Roll Ons with me when I am mobile: field office, perfume studio, barn, car, shops. At Home I choose the 50ml Pump / and or 100ml Pump because I want to slather it on my entire body to keep me moisturized. Ok so that's the Washes, Toners + Beauty Serums.
When I find one of the Seasonal Parfums I fall for I make sure to have a 15ml Spray in my purse or car, and a 30ml or 60ml Spray at home. I love this so much to shift my mood when I am on the go and when I land back in my nest at home.
There are some other essentials I love too that are on my Top Ten Must Have LPO List. Ok let's see the list.
Sensitive Facial Wash 30ml
Angel Glow Serum 50ml Pump, 10ml on the go
Facial Loofah, Several Vintage Cotton Handkerchiefs
Slimming Serum 10ml on the go (I love the Davana and Citrus in this)
Anti Stress Serum 100ml Pump, 10ml on the go
Prana Serum 10ml Roll On
Immune Defense Serum 10ml
Rose Bath Salts 60ml
Lavendar Soliflore Parfum 60ml
Gardenia Soliflore Parfum 60ml
Butterfly Parfum 60ml
Apricot Soliflore Parfum 60ml
Green Tea Absolute Perfume + Frankincense Lime Sprays: (I love layering these together)
Be + Glow Tea
Self Care Tea
To learn more about what is good to have in your bag, to begin to build you Scent Wardrobe, your Tea Pantry, please come in for a consult. XO
Our spring equinox edit for everyone's favourite lightness of being soft alchemical parfums is here. The beauty of simplicity in scents that uplift us now is tactile, deep and wide bringing us joy. Here's what's on my dresser this month as we make our way to feature Spring Scents. At once uplifting and grounding I welcome you to come in to the shop to explore these scents. The Gratitude Perfume Project shares organic scent with the community at large.
-Frankincense Lime Parfum
-Gold Light Parfum
-Being Bliss Parfum
-Butterfly Parfum (new)
-Ground Zero Parfum
-Coastal Meadow Parfum
-Vanilla Violet Parfum
Whatever your favourite Aromatic Notes, there is something for everyone. Come experience this beautiful Scent Journey this season.
Introducing the gratitude perfume project: when you come in to the shop we invite you to smell some of our daily scent journey offerings as a tune up for your inner beauty vibe.
The gratitude perfume project brings you the scent journey to uplift you daily. Try this momentary meditation based open heart vibrational alchemical quantum inhalation.
Come by today for some oxygen inhales with the daily dose of LPO. 12 to 4.
We will be offering Seasonal Sampler Sets of Vials 1.6ml for you to try some of this at home on the daily. xo Quantum Alchemical Vibrational Living. The best practices are simple.
SAVE THE DATE: JUNE 19th, SUNDAY, 2022 from 9am to 11am Summer Solstice Scent Garden Tour at Perfume Camp
On Sunday June 19th our 3rd Annual Scent Garden Perfume Camp Tour is Happening.
Time: 9am to 11am
Where: Perfume Camp Scent Garden, 251 Stage Road, Pescadero, Ca 94060
What: Garden Tour + Informal Chat
When: Our Garden opens once a year. This is the day.
Who: You~will be touring the garden with Libby
This is an early event for two hours where we will walk the garden and discuss what is currently growing, what we use the herbs and flowers for. You will take home a special gift from the garden. Suggested Donation: $25 per person.
A decade ago more of my work as a perfumer was done for private clients, dear friends + spiritual family. That's how Dirty Sexy Love Parfum was born in and around 2009. I want to give you an insider's glimpse into how I designed the four distinct parfums that make up this best selling very highly sought after aphrodisiac. My Notes from the design time frame are useful with some poetic nuanced ramblings to remind me what I was building upon.
DIRTY SEXY LOVE
FRAGRANCE FAMILY: FLORAL, ORIENTAL
NOTES: SWEET ORANGE, MIMOSA, ROSEWOOD, PINK PEPPER, PINK LOTUS, NEROLI TUNISIAN, FRANGIPANI, ORANGE FLOWER ABSOLUTE, TONKA BEAN, BLONDE TOBACCO, AMBRETTE SEED, AGAR MUSK, BENZOIN RESINOID, VANILLA, LABDANUM, COGNAC, AGARWOOD, NUTMEG, OSMANTHUS, PERILLA, IMMORTELLE, SANDALWOOD, DAVANA
CREATED IMBOLC 2009
THE BEAUTIFUL ROMANTIC APHRODITE HOLIDAY PARFUM THAT IS A MASH UP OF THREE PRIVATE COMPOSITIONS THAT I MADE FOR AN ACTRESS TO WALK THE RED CARPET FOR A VERY SPECIAL NIGHT FOR HER HUSBAND’S FILM AWARD, A SHY ENGINEER FALLING IN LOVE WHO ASKED FOR A SCENT TO OPEN HIS HEART, AND AN ACTIVIST/ACTRESS WHO FLEW TO PARIS TO VISIT A MAN SHE MET OVER THE INTERNET WHO SHE WAS PLANNING A FLIRTATIOUS VACATION THAT WOULD LEAVE HIM REMEMBERING HER AND LONGING FOR HER.
THIS IS THE BESTSELLER OF ALL TIMES FOR LPO. IT APPEALS TO ALMOST EVERYONE. ORANGE CITRUS NOTES OF JOY OPENS UP TO A SOFT SULTRY FLORAL ORIENTAL THAT DRIES DOWN TO A SPICY WOOD.
WEAR FOR POWER OF QUIET PERSISTENT ADORATION.
A week in to the reformulation: I am doing well with the process. Adding some more tonka bean to the mixture. xo to give that long smooth powdery tail in the dry down.
Home to our in house Indigo Dye Small Batch Artisan Vintage Apparel + Home Range. Where we host classes for our community, provide a space for creative immersion. You're invited.
We have updated our site here so you can book your own class. Looking forward to seeing you all soon in The Scent Garden. Lots of LOVE~!!
This year has been so good for the pollinators in our Scent Garden. Let me share. It's very exciting to watch the changes over the seasons.
"As the waves of perfume, heliotrope, rose,
Float in the garden when o wind blows,
Come to us, go from us, whence no one knows;
So the old tunes float in my mind,
And go from me leaving no trace behind,
Like fragrance borne on the hush of the wind.
But in the instant the airs remain
I know the laughter and the pain
Of times that will not come again.
I try to catch at many a tune
Like petals of light fallen from the moon,
Broken and bright on a dark lagoon,
But they float away - - for who can hold
Youth, or perfume or the moon's gold."
Sara Teasdale 1920
We will soon put the dahlias to bed for the winter season. We are going to be planting hundreds of daffodils, anemones, narcissus, ranunculous and more for a burst of colour in the spring season and our bouquets.
The shops are filled to the brim with treasure for your holiday gifting now. Our official shop hours remain Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon from 12 to 4pm. However, I am often there on those days at least an hour earlier, and also on Wed, Thu sometimes.
If you need help with gift ideas, send me your list of beloveds, and theme and I will help you by email. Meanwhile, how about this rain? I know the garden is totally soaking it up. Hope this missive finds you well, and I am working on a Scent Journey Menu for your perusal, and will be up in the shops this weekend, along with a refresh of all our testers.
Thanks everyone, for your support this year. By tipping the garden when you shop with us, we have the ability to do repair and maintenance in the garden. This year we accomplished a few of our projects thanks to you. For deeper levels of support, we have membership options on our online shop + you can ask to join the garden membership for 2022 anytime you are in the shops.
Master Perfumer, Photographer, Painter, Entrepreneur, Designer