November 2013 Newsletter

Greetings Dear Purrfumery Friends!

I’ve been away for a few months on an incredible journey, winding my way through a dazzling, high-tech universe! And now, I am thrilled to unveil the refreshed and enhanced Velvet & Sweet Pea’s Purrfumery website!  It’s been a labor of love to revamp the site – my goal was to make it easier to navigate and use. I know all my Purrfumery friends have been accustomed to seeing the classic layout for all these years, so please let me know if you have any questions or comments. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the new site!

New, Custom Focus for Velvet & Sweet Pea’s Purrfumery

It’s funny… working in this high tech realm for all these months has led to plenty of soul searching over the direction of the Purrfumery. I’ve had to articulate the changes that have been going through my heart and mind, and now it’s time to share them with all of you! Custom work has always been a part of who I am – I used to design one-of-a-kind beaded silk lingerie for Bendel’s in New York. Years later, I had a wedding flower business, where I worked with brides to create arrangements that brought their dreams to life. Exploring the unique essence of an individual is challenging and exhilarating… an artistic adventure I have been doing most of my life. With this in mind, I have started a new chapter in my life, one where I focus on the meditative and immersive art of creating custom perfumes. I still make the liquid and crème perfumes, eau de parfums, bath salts and frostings my Purrfumery friends love – of course! I’d also like to invite you to explore the magic of custom perfumes and allow yourself to be swept away by the hundreds of natural essences and oils in my perfume organ, some dating back to the 1890s. My new focus includes events – at the Purrfumery and on the road – where you will have the rare opportunity to smell aromatic treasures from around the world and immerse yourself in the art of custom perfumery. It all begins with a Perfumery Adventure, an inspiring scent experience that unlocks the mysteries of your heart and soul. Come relax, enjoy a cup of tea and inhale deeply! I’ll make you a goody bag based on the scents you enjoy most. You may take your Adventure a step further if you wish, and explore a custom formulation blended from an array of incredible natural essences. It’s all about you and what you love! You’ll love the luxury of a custom perfume, whether you’re in transition or seeking a signature scent that reflects your style and what you treasure. They also make very special gifts for the people you love. Let’s talk soon about a custom perfume for you! 18

A Gift for my Purrfumery Friends – 20% off all Products! Until November 20th!

The Perfumer’s Garden is gorgeous this time of year… the datura and honeysuckle are bewitching and the persimmons are shiny and gorgeous. And the figs are divine! I’m in the mood to celebrate! In honor of the new website I am offering my Purrfumery friends 20% off all products (excluding custom perfumes, Purrfumery Adventure, Gift Certificates, and samples) through November 20th. This sale is for one week only! Make sure to type in Mint in the discount box. I will also include a very special treasure – a small Jasmine Tuberose crème perfume – with all orders over $100. Need gift ideas for holidays on the road? Give me a call or drop me an email! Black Cat eau de parfum makes a yummy hostess gift and everyone loves a little Whipped Frosting to smooth away the winter chill. I just finished the new batches and they’re ready to go! This is my way of saying thank you to all my Purrfumery friends, so go ahead and indulge!

A Very Personal Purrfumery Review

I recently had the pleasure to meet blogger and healthy living expert Beth Schreibman Gehring of Perfume Smellin’ Things during her visit to the Bay Area. Beth and I have known each other for a few years but had never met in person, so it was wonderful to be able to spend some time with her at the Purrfumery. She wrote an awesome review of her visit and mini Perfumery Adventure – I am delighted she enjoyed her experience! And I just love her writing style and blog – it’s so descriptive and sensual! Beth is so much fun and it was such a treat to meet her after all this time. Thank you, Beth!

The Purrfumery Visits Julie Gallegos’ Studio on December 8th, from 1 to 4:30!


Save the date! The Purrfumery will be at Julie Gallegos’ Gaslight Original Beadwork’s art studio from 1 to 4:30 on December 8. Julie is a fantastic bead and jewelry artist and she’s hosting an art sale that will include her incredible jewelry and beaded handbags and paintings by the incredibly gifted artist and set designer John Ramirez. 16-1 RSVP here and I will send you the studio address and driving directions. It’s super exclusive, so plan to stop by and enjoy the art, aromas and ambiance! Hope to see you there! I’ll have aromatic treats for my Purrfumery friends, too! Until next time… Peace, love, perfume, and kitty cats, XOXO~ Laurie