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.
Summer Solstice Celebrations continue today with fresh bouquets in shop Monday 12 to 4.
Tuesday I am guiding a private wildflower walk with a group. If you would like to schedule something on our gorgeous coastline here just reach out to me.
Wednesday I am leading a small Perfume Camp Session in the morning. This is still open if you would like to join us. 10 to Noon in garden. Just reach out.
Thursday we have the local farmer's market in Pescadero 2 to 6pm
Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon our shop hours 12 to 4pm, but often I am there earlier to water garden. Reach out to me if you need anything. We have new Foraging Garden Vintage Apparel in shop all week.
Thank you for all of your continued support. I really do appreciate you all so much more than you will ever know.
Here we are already at the peak of summer with the longest day of the year today~
Enjoy the beauty of the day, and know we have some gorgeous flower bouquets for your altars today. The weekend is our first evidence of dahlias starting to bloom this season.
On a deeper meditative realm, now is a time to go slow, take your time. Self Care is a beautiful ritual. Explore your inner creativity now, set your sights on goals of rest, rejuvenation and deep dreaming. Summer Solstice is a time to breathe in, enjoy the roses, plants blooming in the wild, and in your garden.
Looking forward to our week ahead, and seeing some of you in the shops.
Now is the perfect season to book yourselves into a Perfume Camp Session. Spark your creativity with your family and friends. Bring yourself a gift of scent journey.
Much LOVE to all,
Hello everyone. I wanted to say hello here on the blog to catch you all up with our garden news, and our beautiful seasonal happenings. We were very busy in the Perfume Camp Scent Garden and Barn over the past weeks and even months. We added some drip lines in the front edge, and our Victory Garden of veggies right next to our front edge gardens. We got almost all our summer veggies in so far, though some froze a week ago, but we will replace. Our Dahlias are mostly all up but we just added a wheelbarrow more of them into our field. We lost some lavendars over winter from frost, but we trimmed and they look great, ready to flower soon. Can't wait for lavendar bundles soon! We moved all our Level III Tinctures back to our Davenport Headquarters while we continue to upgrade inside barn. Over past year we expanded our artichokes and will have some for you this weekend. We'll also have some fresh swiss chard this weekend for you! Come early on Saturday!
Now we also have some great herbs that are ready for harvest! We're going to have huge bouquets of fresh herbs for you this weekend that include chocolate mint, spearmint, lemon balm, costmary and italian oregano, culinary sage. We're harvesting Sat early and herbs will be up in our bouquet area on Saturday Morning 11am! I will post a photo on instagram for you. Be sure you stop by for fresh bouquet garnis Sat morning. :)
Next, we have amazing Flower Bouquets for Mother's Day! We're going to sell out so if you want one come Friday! On Saturday we will have some mason jar flower arrangements that are sweet and from shorter flowers blooming now.
I want to thank everyone who has already booked their Mother Daughter Perfume Camp Sessions for May and June. We are filling up so if you are interested please reach out and BOOK as soon as you can. With the beautiful weather we are booking up now. Thanks.
Weekend Hours will be 11am till 4pm. Thanks everyone for all your support!
See you soon!
Hello to our Friends and Family,
Our newest Addition to the Shops is the ART LAB in Pescadero where I am happy to host local artists, makers for a day. The way it works: You reach out to me w your intention for a day ARTIST RESIDENCY, what you would like to showcase, sell and or make. Once approved for a date that works for both of us, you pay a small fee to hold your date. Then some parameters will be sent to you, so you are on same page with set up times, tear down times, and etc so that all is well.
I look forward to hosting some art dates for kids of all ages to come paint a canvas, a birdhouse or wooden board to take home as a gift or memento from a day on the coast.
Look for some dates, I am almost ready. I have ordered some art supplies!
Thanks, all these activities will help us to bring more fun to a day~here.
Hello Friends and Family,
I am sending LOVE from Davenport + Pescadero ocean and gardens to you all. Let's celebrate imagination, creativity and the empowerment of inner peace.
Our shops are open Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon 12 to 4 at this point in the season. We have a time change mid month, so we may extend some on weekends when weather allows.
Tue, Wed, Thu are by appt for Perfume Camp in Davenport or Pescadero, where we can be socially distanced. ( I do open shops for appointments on these days so let me know if you would like a private shopping appointment).
Book your Session for Perfume Camp by emailing us.
Coming soon is ART LAB which will be on front deck of shops, and will be fun. I will be posting more about this later on in the month.
March Dates of Note:
Friday March 12: This day is "National Plant A Flower Day" we invite you to come shop our Flower Power Nursery. for some flowers or seeds to plant~ we have starts!
Sunday March 14: Pi Day 3.14 and TIME CHANGE, Daylight Savings Begins, move clocks one hour forward. Fun!
Wednesday March 17: Today is St. Patty's Day. We'll be open 12 to 4 today~and make sure you wear green. :)
Saturday March 20: 8:37am Pacific Time Spring Equinox
Come Say Hi, and Pick up a special gift with purchase~
Sunday March 21: Today is National Planting Day
Come visit all weekend to pick up seeds, seedlings and starts for your garden.
Saturday March 27: Passover (Make sure you pick up some of our viola flowers for sweet gifts for your beautiful sharings.)
Thanks, we look forward to seeing you all soon at the shops. If you live far away or want help shopping, send me a message so we know what you may be looking for.
I appreciate all of your support, especially over the past year as we have been going through this time of changes in how we shop, live and celebrate. Self Care has been something I dove into over the last year more than ever and all my regular habits I formed are staying with me. I hope you have noticed similar and are treating yourself to beautiful organic perfumes, beauty products and herbal teas.
Master Perfumer, Photographer, Painter, Entrepreneur, Designer