August Newsletter

Greetings, dear Purrfumery friends!

It’s been a beautiful summer, with plenty of time for friends, and new projects! I went camping for the first time in years and it was great to be a hippy again, swimming in the river and sleeping under the stars, but with thick foam pads this time and incredible gourmet food! I hope your summer has been glorious, too. Fall is on the horizon and the kitties and I are just as busy as we could be, stocking the shelves with yummy new treats and all your time-tested favorites, too.

10% off all orders until Sept. 15! Just type in Mojito in the discount box!

Sometimes a perfumer and her kitties need to step away and turn inward for a bit, and that’s exactly what we will be doing from September 15 through October 15. I’ll be retreating to my perfumer’s world and inhaling deeply, and will be shipping only once a week during this period. So, I thought I would give you all a little nudge to get your orders in early! You are welcome to place orders anytime, of course, but I just want you to know we’ll be shipping only once a week for a few weeks.

And, don’t forget to check the Rare and On Sale section and spoil yourself even more! The 10% discount applies to those items, too.



The Purrfumery featured on Rich in Love

I want to give a big shout out and a thank you to Doris Hobbs, the blogger behind Rich in Love for featuring Velvet & Sweet Pea’s Purrfumery in a recent post. Rich in Love is a beauty and fashion blog that seeks out trendsetters who are doing some amazing work, so I am delighted to be a part of it! Thank you, Doris, for speaking with me about perfume in the workplace – I know it can be a point of contention for some. Most commercial and synthetic perfumes emanate “sillage,” a French word for “wake,” or the streak left behind by a boat or airplane. Natural perfumes are worn close to the body, which makes them an option for even the most sensitive wearers (and the people who work with them). There is much less sillage, or that powerful perfume cloud, with natural perfumes when they are applied lightly. Scents made with all natural wood, flower and plant essences are just for YOU (and anyone you choose to bring in close).

If you’re looking for scents for work, take a look at our hydrosols, scent charms and solid perfumes. These are marvelous (and portable) Purrfumery treats that give you a quick pick-me-up whenever you need it! Thanks again, Doris!



The joy of custom perfume

I have made a number of custom formulations this summer for Purrfumery friends visiting from near and far, and this work is pure joy for me. In a few cases, my customer sat with me while I blended the essences and oils that would emerge as their signature scent. My customers say they love to relax in the Purrfumery and inhale an array of natural materials from around the world! It is absolutely intoxicating and marvelous – the ultimate treat! 

I’m offering some wonderful and innovative custom selections on, as well as formulations that are inspired by art and the four seasons. The Purrfumery is a magical, ever-changing place, so take moment to see what we’re up to and get in touch! Feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions about these new offerings!

Hope to see you soon, my dear Purrfumery friends!

Peace, love, purrfume and kitty cats…