August 2009 Newsletter
Hello dear Purrfumery friends!The “Name My New Scent” contest was a huge success and the response was beyond my wildest dreams! After receiving hundreds of naming ideas for my new, limited edition scent, I have finally selected one that captures the essence of nature and youth. The name is… Fir-ever Young! I have been working on this scent for 10 years, and all I needed was a name to finish it. And now, thanks to Kyoko Jackson, a scent lover in Berkeley, it’s finished! Thank you, Purrfumery friends, for sending me your wonderful, creative ideas. I couldn’t have named my new scent without you! People came up with the most wonderful, fun, delightful names. I loved “Fir-fume,” and found so much humor in it! I also loved “Un-fir-gettable” and “Fir-bidden.” Scent lovers sent personal stories – one even sent me the story of a romantic escapade with her suggested name, “Love in the Mist.” Another sent a poem with her suggested name ‘Woodland’s Heart.’ It was very connecting for me, and very touching. Other great name suggestions included “Emerald Dragon” and “Dragonfly Fog.” The range of names from romantic to humorous means this scent changed you from the inside! You experienced it in a very intimate, personal way, and that is always my goal. Thank you for taking the time to experience my new scent. firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 510-528-8040.
The Purrfumery In the NewsJoan Morris, Home and Garden editor of the Bay Area Newspaper Group, visited the Purrfumery in June and wrote the most amazing profile about us. The story ran in the June 13 edition of the group’s family of newspapers. Give it a read and consider following Joan Morris’ work in the future. She is a wonderful writer who really captures the essence of what she’s covering. Thank you, Joan, for the beautiful story you wrote about my work here at the Purrfumery. Thanks also to photographer Dean Coppola for his artful pictures of the garden and the Purrfumery. Get the story here. Another Joan – Joan Morais – also visited the Purrfumery recently and wrote about us in her blog. Joan is an aromatherapist with a passion for the natural world. She teaches fabulous classes about making your own cosmetics without nasty preservatives. The results, according to her web site, are products “that are friendly to the skin, people, animals and the earth.” Check out her web site at www.joanmorais.com for course information and overviews. While you’re online, check out the Scent Hive review of our Tuberose and Gardenia Face and Body Frostings. We made the Top 10 Summer Pastimes and Fragrances list!
Upcoming eventsWe’ll be bringing the Purrfumery to Rockridge from 11 to 6 on Sunday, Sept. 27 for the Out and About Rockridge Street Festival. Come say hi! I will let you know more in next month’s newsletter, but for now, visit the festival web site at http://www.rockridgeoutandabout.com/
I can't wait to meet our new Purrfumery friends! XOXO ~Monkey