Friday, July 25, 2014

Shop Update: Perfume Oils

Yarn & fiber have always been, and will always be, my #1 focus and my #1 love, but this bath & body thing has kind of taken over my dining room. Not that I'm complaining! I'm enjoying having one afternoon a week where I am surrounded by amber bottles and herbal concoctions, while reading up on the properties of various oils and compounds.

There are 3 new custom perfume blends for fall, and 1 new single note perfume oil.

When you buy a scent from me, you can choose between a coconut oil base or a synthetic silicone base. I will then custom blend your perfume oil and put it in a roller ball container. The roller ball container fits perfectly in a pocket or wallet. The perfumes/colognes are usually a blend of essential and fragrance oils. I try to use as many natural ingredients as possible, but there are some scents for which essential oils are not feasible or responsible. Sandalwood, for instance. In those cases I use high quality fragrance oils.

Patchouli - New- This is a single note perfume. Either you love patchouli or you hate it!
Sweater Vest & Pipe - New - Described by a friend as smelling a bit like a hipster grandpa, but in a good way. :) This essential oil blend contains patchouli, orange, clove, pine, lavendin, lemongrass, gardenia, elemi, and synthetic ambergris. It is a great unisex oil with sticking power.
That's Nice (What Is It?) - New - The #1 comment for this custom blend was "That's nice! What is it?". This sweet, feminine, non-floral perfume has complex notes of basil, lime, orange and rosemary essential oils, plus black pepper and vanilla.
Hannigan's Bathtub Gin - New - This custom blend is described as slightly medicinal, but in a good way. Essential oils of basil, lavadin, citrus, juniper berry and patchouli are used. It has licorice-like top notes. A gin-y juniper berry shines through.
Brown Sugar & Fig - This has been a customer favorite. It is light and feminine, without being floral. Warm brown sugar and ripe fig join together in a subtle, yet intoxicating blend. It isn't too sweet, nor too spicy.
Euphoria - Euphoria is a sophisticated floral scent of jasmine, wild rose and warm sandalwood.
Fraser - There is just something about a spicy, woodsy, citrusy perfume. This is a great masculine scent, and women love it, too. This custom blend smells of clove, sandalwood, tangerine essential oil, and patchouli.
Sandalwood and Sandalwood Vanilla - Sandalwood is such a popular scent with my customers that I am offering it both as a single note perfume and blended with vanilla.