At The Parfumerie, we are always delighted to bring to our customers new and exciting finds. Well, just recently, my daughter returned from a two week “adventure” visiting the enchanted southwestern part of our beautiful country. Kindly, she shared a little gift with me that ignited my senses…taking me back to my birth place of New Mexico. She stumbled across a small family business located in Santa Fe, that creates just charming handmade incense burners, and unique incense bricks…yes bricks, not cones. This unique collection includes clay hand painted holders that are crafted by native artisans. They are truly one of a kind, not masses produced, and bricks scented with the richness essences of, Fir Balsam, Cedar, Pinon, Alder, Juniper, Mesquite, & Hickory.
The burning of incense goes beyond fragrance; it transcends into the spiritual realm and is a staple in meditative and prayer rituals all over the world.
We invite you to visit our growing incense inventory. As always, please let us know if you have any questions.
With the recent opening of my new storefront, I am finding that my clients are intrigued by the world of blending their own perfume rather than buying the designer brands or pre-blended versions. The sense of accomplishment they feel when they develop their own fragrance is one of the most gratifying parts of my job. There is an art to creating your own scent and no two blending sessions can ever be the same. I often say that the uniqueness of each customer is an ingredient that can't be replicated.
For those of you who are interested in possibly blending your own perfume or are recently new to blending, I highly recommend an article recently published by The American College of HealthCare Sciences. It is a great resource to learn the basics and includes a step by step guide. (Article link Here) If you are ever in the Danbury area, come and visit us. If you have never blended and are interested in creating your own fragrance, I recommend booking a private session. Happy Blending!
With the market being saturated with so many perfume oils it is important to know what you are putting on your body. Unfortunately, most customers do not understand that commercialized perfumes are often diluted and chemically dissolved and can actually do more harm than good.
As I began this journey over 15 years ago, my mission was to revive the true beauty and art that is perfume. I began researching the origins of oils and the science of blending. Yes, it truly is a science. I learned that the key to making a great perfume is the QUALITY of the oils in the layers aka "notes". Distinguishing the difference from an authentic oil and one that has been altered or cut is crucial. I learned the difference between an essential oil and a fragrance oil. The applications of each are vastly different and need to be understood to be successful as an oil vendor. An example would be lavender and lavender essential oil. What exactly makes them different and are all essential oils therapeutic grade? The facts are just not commonly known by consumers. French Lavender, English Lavender - what's the difference? More than you would expect. That is why so many customers I have met along the way are surprised when we begin blending for them and they realize that they truly don't know what they are putting on their skin. The research and years of experimentation allowed me to understand the fundamentals of oils. I learned that not all oils are created equal. Fast forward to today, I believe my customers trust that my research has differentiated my product from the rest. When we state that the oils are "High quality, Grade A" this is more than just a description. It means its been tried, tested and "Angela- Approved". I would only sell what I would wear myself. I want alcohol-free, all natural perfume with ingredients I can pronounce. I want simple and safe. I want to know what I am putting on my body. Above all, I want YOU to know what you are putting on your body.