January 2010 Newsletter

Hello dear Purrfumery friends!

The kitties and I want to wish you all a very Happy New Year! Hope it’s off to a great start for everyone! newsletter-06 Here at the Purrfumery, 2009 ended on a fabulous note. As you can see from the pictures, the Kitty Tea Party and Sale in December was lots of fun, with Purrfumery friends visiting from Concord, Discovery Bay, Oakland, even New York! I loved meeting my Purrfumery friends in person after only knowing them through email – that was the high point for me! Jewelry artist Amy Honigman was also at the party, and displayed several tables of her amazing jewelry. Everyone enjoyed my homemade kitty cupcakes, jasmine and neroli chocolate truffles, and of course, the very surprising patchouli Russian tea cookies. We sipped tea and lounged in the Perfumer’s Garden, sniffed and sampled perfumes and other yummy scents… it was an event to remember! Thank you to everyone who visited the garden! Toward the end of the year we also heard our body frostings had been voted best of the year by two perfume blogs! Our supple Kashmir Rose and Tuberose Gardenia Whipped Body Frostings tied for best of the year on Scent Hive. And, on Smelly Blog, judges gave a shout out to our Tuberose and Gardenia Whipped Body Frosting, naming it one of the Best of the Best of 2009! Thank you Smelly Blog and Scent Hive!

Mojito Magic

Before I forget, I must pass along some exciting news emailed to me by a Purrfumery friend who visited the Kitty Tea Party. I suggested to her that Mojito, a scent for men and women that combines the essences of dark rum, spearmint, and Mexican lime, would be a perfect scent to wear on a date. Well, she took my advice, wore it and found love! I am delighted to hear the news of her new relationship, which blossomed shortly after she dabbed on this sexy and invigorating scent from our new Kittylicious line. Magic!

The Enchanted Bath

One of my favorite things in life is to take a nice, hot bath in the morning. I treasure this quiet time, and spend it relaxing and gathering my thoughts, preparing for the day. Sometimes I take my winter breakfast of fresh dates, tangerines, and the most incredible tea – Mix and Mingle – by Naja Tea, into the steamy tub with me. I also bring another special treat – soaps made by Justine Crane of The Scented Djinn. I LOVE her perfumes, and just tearing open her beautifully packaged soaps makes me feel so special and pampered. Try the licorice soap! It is sublime! Anyway, back to the bath… Velvet and Sweet Pea and Monkey lounge around the tub as I transport myself to another time – a bygone era when people took time to relax in the heat and luxury of a hot bath. Soon, I am mixing and mingling in another millennium… I want to share my love of the bath with you, my dear Purrfumery friends. Through the month of January, I will include a large bottle of bath salts with any purchase over $50. If you have a preference, let me know at the time of your order or I will surprise you with a selection based on what you order!

My Kittylicious Valentine

Isn’t it fun to get all Kittylicious on Valentine’s Day? I like to ease into this very special day with a hot bath (of course!), then smooth on a rich and fragrant Whipped Body Frosting. A dab of Kittylicious Eau de Parfum and I’m ready for romance! This year, I have created irresistible Valentine’s Day gift sets for my Purrfumery friends that include a bath salt, a body frosting, and a limited edition Kittylicious eau de parfum in a French crystal stopper bottle. We’re getting them ready for you now, so look for them on the Seasonal Offerings page in the next week or so. You can find these tempting winter specials there throughout the month of February. At first I thought I would have them for Valentine’s Day only, but then I decided what the heck! Let’s carry the spirit of love and kittyliciousness through the entire month of February! And, don’t forget, my dear Purrfumery friends… If you’re not sure what perfume to choose for that special Valentine’s Day soiree, call me and make an appointment to visit the Purrfumery, where you can sniff and sample to your heart’s delight! Until then, bundle up and enjoy these blustery days of winter. Peace, love, purrfume, and kitty cats, ~XOXO, Laurie