November 2012 Newsletter

Greetings Dear Purrfumery Friends!

I hope you are enjoying the beauty of this incredible season! Fall is a time of contrasts, especially in the Perfumer's Garden. So many of our plants and flowers turn inward, lying dormant through the chilly days and nights. There is a stillness, and then... a riot of color! The crepe myrtles and the maple trees are gorgeous right now; their red, yellow and orange leaves flutter in the wind and then gracefully fall to the ground. And the persimmons! The tree is loaded with these lovely and delicious amber-colored treats. I'm also delighted to see that our osmanthus is blooming! Its tiny, pure white flowers have a very subtle apricot scent during the day and become more fragrant at night. I like to imagine taking a walk at twilight through the Valley of Osmanthus in China... I am going to sit in the garden with my snuggly faux fur blanket and a cup of hot tea filled with aromatic herbs and the last of the season's rose petals and watch the magical fall display! And then it's time for a warm, wonderful bath!

Free Bath Salts with $75 Purchase through Dec. 31


It's such a simple thing, but so completely luxurious... This season, treat yourself or someone you love to indulgent scents for the bath. Our bath salts come in a variety of yummy scents and make beautiful gifts. We have a bath salt for every mood... Snow Forest features the comforting and invigorating aromas of Douglas and grand firs and the fresh, crisp scent of silver fir. My respiratory system loves these scents this time of year! Kashmir Lavender, grown high in the Himalayas, is deliciously floral and deeply relaxing. And then there's Monkey Cat! Named after a very silly kitty, Monkey Cat is a blend of lavender and ylang ylang for calming and relaxation, holy basil for balancing and centering, and citrus for mouthwatering yum! If you want to slip into something sexy and energizing, try Passionflower, a blend of blood orange, lime, spearmint, and ylang ylang. Terrain is Gary's favorite, a rich blend of frankincense, citrus and geranium, perfect for soaking after a long day working in the garden. fleur-de-caramel If you're looking for gift set ideas, my Terrain cologne pairs beautifully with Terrain bath salts! And Fir-ever Young perfume, with its pineapple sage, fir, lavender, rose, agarwood, and frankincense house-infused alcohols, is the perfect, free-spirited complement to Snow Forest bath salts. Honey and Fleur de Caramel, in their whimsical candy wrapping, also make beautiful gifts. Try pairing them with Passionflower or Monkey Cat bath salts for a bit of sexy, silly fun! I will include a free bath salt with all orders of $75 or more through December 31. When you place your order, let me know if you have a kitty and I will send along some of our super-potent catnip while supplies last. It's my gift to you, my dear Purrfumery friends (and your kitties!), to get you through the holiday hustle bustle and chill! Relax and enjoy!

ArtFirst! for the Holidays

newsletter-26-c I am thrilled to be part of ArtFirst!, a group of Bay Area artists and crafters who are presenting their original work at the Village Shops and Galleries, 10330 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito. The ArtFirst! Holiday Show & Sale is open November 24-25 and November 28 through December 2 from noon to 6 p.m. You can find something for everyone on your holiday list; from jewelry to fine art to photography to perfume... the selection is incredible! Stop by and deeply inhale my freshly made bath salts! I will be there to visit with my Purrfumery friends on December 1 and 2, and will have perfumes and other products for you to sample and purchase on those days, too. I have special treats for you, so hope to see you there! I am looking forward to seeing Julie Long Gallegos' original beadwork, which is incredible, and Holly Wallace's beautiful, blown glass vases. Nature photographer Heidi Rand will also be there with images that inspire us to experience all the beauty and joy the world has to offer! Can't wait!

The Purrfumery in the Limelight!

We were delighted by two recent reviews, one by Elena Knezhevich in Fragrantica And another by Felicia Hazzard in Fragrance Belles-Lettres Thank you Elena and Felicia! I truly appreciate your thoughts and feedback on Fleur de Caramel and other Velvet & Sweet Pea Purrfumery products!

Come See Me at the Purrfumery!

When you visit the Purrfumery, you experience a jewel box of treasures and the wonder of seeing a working, natural perfumery. Come visit and sniff and sample to your heart's content! To schedule an appointment, give me a call at 510-528-8040 or email Hope to see you soon! Until next time... Peace, love, purrfume, and kitty cats, ~XOXO, Laurie