Creating The Breath of The Gods - A Kyphi Scent Event Workshop                510-334-8824
Greetings, dear Purrfumery friends!

Spring is in the air and everywhere I look in the Perfumer’s Garden, I see hope and beauty in the new life that is sprouting from the earth and from the trees. It’s a perfect time to open your arms to change, growth and reverence of Mother Earth. With this in mind, I have invited Justine Crane from the Scented Djinn  to teach a workshop on Kyphi, a very special and ancient incense.

Creating the Breath of the Gods – a Kyphi Scent Event Workshop
Who: Hosted by The Scented Djinn and the Purrfumery 
When: April 18 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Velvet & Sweet Pea's Purrfumery, 727 Sea View Drive, El Cerrito
Food: Vegetarian lunch, tea and aromatic treats will be served in the Perfumer’s Garden, overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge

About the class
On April 18, Justine Crane will be teaching a course on Kyphi, a compound incense that harkens back to ancient Egypt. We will have a full day learning the story that precipitated the creation of Kyphi, the materials and their purposes, hands-on creation of Kyphi, and an after Kyphi incense session free-style. In this later session, we will create loose powder, rolled cones, sticks or incense on splits -- it all depends on the vibe. There will be a discussion on rare and unusual incense raw materials and ethics in sourcing. Each participant will receive an equal share of the completed Kyphi incense, a vegetarian lunch, an equal share of the late session incense free-style results, and after the magic, tea and scones baked fresh at the Purrfumery. 

It will be a day of incense magic, art, resurrection, love, grief and joy.

Join us! Space is limited to 10 participants.

About Justine Crane

Justine is a developer and instructor at the Natural Perfume Academy, International Perfume Foundation Certified Natural Perfumer, and expert incenseur. 

I first met Justine more than 15 years ago through her natural perfumery website and blog – it was called “Le Parfumer Rebelle,” or The Rebel Perfumers. Justine created it when natural perfumery as we know it now was in its infancy. During this time in the perfume community, there were some very large personalities vying for power and trying to own natural perfumery. Justine was a quiet presence and a godsend in the chaos of that time. The Rebel Perfumers were a ragtag bunch of perfumers, soap makers and wild, creative perfuming individuals. We were doing our own thing and supporting each other in this amazing moment of aromatic discovery. It was a magical time for all of us, and we were linked by our art and our devotion to creating businesses that made natural aromatic products. 

Justine held our community together with grace and love, and she made a beautiful website that was a rich source of information to anyone working in natural perfumery. She championed all of us and was magnanimous in sharing information and promoting us all. During this time, she was also running The Scented Djinn, her natural perfume and soap company. Justine makes gorgeous perfumes, yummy soaps and exquisite incense. I am thrilled to have her teaching this course, and look forward to a lovely, magical, scent-filled day with you all! 

Click here to register for this class: You can purchase on Facebook  or email me- or call me. 510-334-8824

Q&A with Justine Crane

I sat down with Justine recently and learned about her roots in incense-making. She’s also running a 25% off sale until February 29, 2020. An unofficial leap sale!

It all started with a camp fire… 

When did you become interested in incense?
When I was young, my family and I lived in a logging camp in the Sierra Nevada mountains where I learned some basic survival and homesteader skills, one of those being how to mix together tree resins with pine needles and crunchy leaves to toss into the fire to fuel a better burn that inadvertently provided a side benefit in that it also scented the air. Though I didn’t know it at the time, I was making a very crude incense. It would be years before I intentionally made incense, starting with a pine wood base and adding herbs and resins and essential oils to create ‘celestial’ incenses. I really wasn’t satisfied with these wood-based incenses and gave up incense for a few years until I discovered Kyphi sometime in late 2011, early 2012. Kyphi lit a fire of creativity, spiritual awareness, and a more refined understanding of the raw materials used in incense and perfumery that I had never experienced before. 

How does incense making relate to perfumery?
Incense is perfume. It isn’t a related art; it is the same. 

Can you tell me a bit about the history of incense?
Incense predates liquid perfumery, perhaps by millennia. It may have begun as simply as gathering resins to fuel a fire that slowly turned into burning botanicals for their smoke and aroma. Incense and self-awareness may have developed hand-in-hand. 

How are you bringing that ancient art into the modern world? Are you using any new resins or extractions, and what is the sustainability of these materials?
Mindfulness. When creating incense, an incenseur must be mindful of the source and energy of the plants being used, the proportions, the desired result. I’ve collected several types of resins that I use in incense making that perhaps were never historically used. It’s interesting and exciting to me to explore new raw materials, but I keep in mind that these things are limited and transient and shouldn’t be used for the sake of making a sale but should always be used to bring something to life that has never been before. One vitally important lesson that Kyphi has taught me is that every incense should be created in reverence, as an act of resurrection, of bringing something from the darkness into the light. If we revere these materials in the way they deserve, their sustainability is no longer a question. It does worry me that people are buying up vast quantities of frankincense resins for medicinal purposes, stressing the trees where the resins are collected. According to some sources, the finite commodity of frankincense trees could be extinct within the next century. I don’t have an answer for that except to say use less. Be mindful of the remaining resources. What we create with these beautiful raw materials isn’t disposable or without value, it is the most valuable, the most important, incense is the body of a god that demands respect.

What will you be teaching in this class?
How to evaluate the materials, a little about the history of the materials and the art of incense making, the materials’ sustainability and future, ways in which substitutions can work, and what Kyphi represents; its spiritual importance. I hope to offer an experience rather than a lesson.

Purrfumery Sale!

If you’ve been looking for a spring scent, now is the time! 

From now until Friday, February 28th, I’m offering free shipping all Purrfumery products. Just type SPRING in the discount box. It’s my way of saying thank you for your support all these years, my dear Purrfumery friends! If you would like to make an appointment for a cup of tea and a spree at the Purrfumery, call 510-334-8824 or email

Until next time,

Peace, love, purrfume and kitty cats


Valentine's Sale At The Purrfumery                510-334-8824

Greetings, dear Purrfumery friends!

Happy New Year to you all! In just a few short weeks we will be celebrating the wonders of love and friendship, and our cute little friend Cupid! Valentine’s Day is my favorite day of the year. It’s a day when we open our hearts to love – and not just romantic love, but the fondness and care we feel for everyone in our lives. It’s a perfect day for a sweet treat, and a lavishly wrapped gift from Velvet & Sweet Pea’s Purrfumery!

20% off all Purrfumery products

From today until this Sunday, January 19th, I am offering 20% off all Purrfumery products. There is something for everyone you love at the Purrfumery, and here are my top recommendations for you! Type in CUPID in the discount box.

For the Guys

Beards are still hot and Mr. Whisker’s Beard Balm keeps them soft and neat. Does your guy have a favorite beard balm? Or do you want to spoil him with a sampler of all three? Your choice! 

Juniper & Cypress Forest — My exclusive blend of French cypress, juniper, rose hip and avocado oils. Juniper & Cypress Forest is naturally anti-viral and anti-fungal. 

Piñon Desert — An aromatic blend of Southwestern piñon pine and aged Indian sandalwood. Rich and warm, these fine woods are grounded in ceremony and healing.

Vetiver Breeze — A soothing blend of three distinct vetivers. I finished the scent with a co-distillation of vetiver and a tropical flower, giving it a hit of sweet-spiciness. The balm gets its jeweled-green glint from Ruh Khus, a vetiver distilled in copper vats.

If cologne is more his thing, try the Purrfumery’s Terrain or Firever Young, two incredible scents I created from deep, rich, earthy materials. I created Terrain for my husband Gary, who is not a “perfume guy,” and spends his days digging in the earth, planting, and building. Terrain is a blend of Mexican lime with wild Bulgarian geranium, Japanese yuzu, frankincense and rare sandalwoods, including Tamil Nadu from India. Firever Young, mentioned in Oprah magazine a few years ago, blends the woodsy scent of Douglas fir, silver fir, grand fir, blue spruce, and juniper with green and fruity florals and juicy citrus. The great outdoors is always inspiring!

For the Travelers and Ramblers 

Solids have become more popular for people on the go – you just tuck them into a purse or pocket and hit the road. My three new solid perfumes – Moonlight Mystère Dévoilé and Flame Brocade – arrive with a lovely little corsage you can wear, made from antique ribbons, flowers, and magical whatnots! Be my lovely Valentine? 

Moonlight is intensely floral with Indian jasmine, Madagascar ylang ylang and Egyptian carnation and inspired by the magical, luminous Orientals of the 1920s. Mystère Dévoilé – or “a mystery unveiled” – is also lush and floral, with notes of Indian jasmine, Italian blood orange, Lisbon lemon and a heart full of Chinese osmanthus and orris butter. And Flame Brocade… it opens with the spicy warmth of antique cinnamon and black pepper and evolves into a narcotic blend of sultry frangipani and tuberose. Inhale deeply!

For Anyone with Dry Skin!

The combination of cold winter air outside and heated air inside can cause dry skin that stubbornly resists many lotions. Have you tried the Purrfumery Frostings yet? Purrfumery friends have reported that they are the only moisturizers that work for extreme dryness. My newest is Lilac Enfleurage Frosting, made with fresh lilac pomade and absolute. Subtle and sublime and light as a cloud! The scent is very soft—perfect for those of us who prefer a light scent when we moisturize. I have very few left – don’t wait to order.

My other deeply moisturizing Frostings are Black CatGardeniaKashmir Rose and Orange Blossom.

For Honey Connoisseurs

Opulent and rich, Honey parfum is one of the Purrfumery’s most popular scents. What makes it so special and beloved? For some it’s the French orange blossom opening, for others it’s the whiff of Moroccan and Bulgarian roses. Everyone seems to agree that you can’t go wrong with Madagascar vanilla and a base of rare Tamil Nadu sandalwood. If you love Honey, you want to share it. It’s an incredible gift, and it’s 20% off until January 19th, this Sunday. Available as a liquid parfum or solid.


Sniff and sample to your heart’s delight

Let me know if you’d like to come over for a cup of tea and a shopping spree. I’m around and would love to see you. Call me at 510-334-8824 or email

Thank you all, my dear Purrfumery friends!

Until next time,

Peace, love, purrfume and kitty cats



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Big Summer Sale & Salutations from The Purrfumery!

Greetings, dear Purrfumery friends!

Cool summer breezes await you at the Purrfumery, so let’s get together! I have all kinds of summer treats for every occasion you might be planning, from the fanciest formal wedding to the most easy-going day in your backyard hammock.

Big Summer Sale!

Is there something at the Purrfumery that you’ve had your eye on? Would a big summer sale help? From today until August 26th all Purrfumery products are 20% off—it’s my way of saying Happy Summer, my dear Purrfumery friends! Just type JASMINE in the discount box.

Wedding Bell Bliss

I was a wedding florist for 15 years, so I have a soft spot for decorative, fanciful designs that celebrate our most memorable moments. With their colorful bows and blooms, corsages make us feel festive and beautiful. And who doesn’t like to feel festive and beautiful? My newest perfumes—Moonlight, Mystère Dévoilé and Flame Brocade—come with lovely little corsages you can wear, made from antique ribbons, flowers and magical whatnots. Visit me at the Purrfumery and select your favorite scent and corsage design! These limited edition scents and corsages also make gorgeous gifts for brides, bridesmaids and for the Mother of the Bride, too! You can also purchase them for less in a little pouch. If you are ordering online, you can specify corsage color ranges, from green/blue, to pink/purple, to burgundy/red.

Vintage Packaging That You Can Wear

Do you ever see packaging that is so sweet and retro that you want to take it off the box and pin it to your blouse, or wrap it like a ring around your finger? Me too! I have adorned the packaging for all my new perfumes—Moonlight, Flame Brocade and Mystère Dévoilé—with art that you can wear. I make each corsage and ring with my collection of antique ribbons, flowers, and magical whatnots! These handmade decorations harken back to the days when perfume was a gift from the inside out—everything from the bottle to the packaging was cherished long after the perfume was gone. 

My new Corsage Perfumes are available in delightful Starlight boxes with whimsical corsage rings or pins, and opulent sterling silver jewel boxes with pin-on or wrist hand-tied corsages. These are perfect gifts for collectors looking for one-of-a-kind gifts that will never be available again. Adorn yourself in more ways than one! Please note when purchasing if you want a ring or pin-on corsage.

A Treat for Your Host or Hostess

Are you looking for something special for a friend or hostess on one of your summer stops? Rich, botanical solid perfumes make sumptuous gifts, and I have many scents for you to choose from. I spin my solid perfumes into a variety of containers, from cute compacts to glimmering, jewel-top boxes. They arrive at your doorstep ready to hit the road in velvet pouches with a rhinestone buckle. You will love giving these beautiful and unforgettable gifts! 

Moonlight, Mystère Dévoilé and Flame Brocade solids are packaged in ornate gold boxes with a vintage corsage. They are also available in a velvet pouch.

Looking for a Summer Scent?

If you’re like me, you like to change your perfume with the seasons. I createdEze with summer in my mind and heart. Eze is a tiny perfume village high in the mountains overlooking the Mediterranean. I went there over 40 years ago—at that time I was traveling around the south of France, searching for lace for my antique camisole business. I stopped in Grasse and Eze, two perfume capitals of the world, because I loved perfume... I never imagined in my wildest dreams that I would become a perfumer many years later! My namesake eau de parfum captures the enchantment of Eze and the delicious luxury of a summer breeze off the Mediterranean. It opens with a fresh pop of lemon and unveils a gentle bouquet of lavender, rose geranium, myrtle and jasmine, finishing with the healing warmth of Labdanum rock rose. 

Ida Meister from Fragrantica reviewed Eze when I launched it in 2016 and she commented on its easy-going vibe. “If someone would offer me a hammock slung between two olive trees, that would be the ticket.” 

Enjoy your summer, my dear Purrfumery friends!

Visit the Purrfumery

Do you need help selecting the perfect scent for yourself or someone you love? Please let me know if you’d like to come over for a cup of tea and a shopping spree. I would love to see you. Call me at 510-334-8824 or email

Until next time,

Peace, love, purrfume and kitty cats



Happy December From The Purrfumery! Take 15% Off All Products!

Greetings, dear Purrfumery friends!

I’ve returned from my trip to New York City and whew! It was an excellent trip and I want to give a big shout out to all my New York Purrfumery friends who visited me at Perfumariē in Soho! It was wonderful to meet some of you for the first time. Thank you for coming to see me!

Before the trip, the kitties and I enjoyed a creative breakthrough. We launched three new perfumes, and we made a new version of Fir-ever Young – a solid that’s just divine. And, with the help of our wonderful graphic designer Emerald, we created Grateful Dead-style Purrfumery posters that I took with me to New York. It was a blast! I will tell you more in a minute, but first…

We’re having a SALE! 

From now until December 12th, I am offering 15% off on all Purrfumery products in honor of the holiday season. Just type SPRUCE in the discount box. This is an excellent opportunity to share the Purrfumery with friends and family… and don’t forget about yourself! You like holiday gifts too, don’t you? All purchases over $100 will receive a Purrfumery poster too!

Our glorious new Limited Edition solid perfumes

So much to explore! Let me know if you’d like to come over for a cup of tea to sniff and sample these or other Purrfumery treats! Call me at 510-334-8824 or email

I use my beautiful antique millinery collection to package my new Limited Edition perfumes – delicate violets and leaves adorn all the pouches. And all of these perfumes are available in my new Starlight box, as well as the sterling silver jewel box. Here we go!

Flame Brocade : I worked on this for years! It is a true labor of love…and a truly limited edition – very small batch. Flame Brocade opens with the spicy warmth of antique cinnamon and black pepper and evolves into a narcotic blend of sultry frangipani and tuberose. A vanilla sandalwood base mingles with heady floral and spice notes and completes this luscious and unforgettable scent. I am offering Flame Brocade in liquid and solid – all are parfum strength.    

Mystère Dévoilé : This perfume honors Gary, my landscape architect husband. Years ago he planted a 40-foot wall of jasmine along our driveway. In the spring and summer, our driveway is an incredible place to be – the scent from our lemon tree mingles with the gorgeous aura of jasmine. My cousins told me I should make a perfume that captures the magical, completely over-the-top scent of my driveway when everything is in bloom. Mystère Dévoilé is that perfume. “A mystery unveiled.” This perfume was my coming home after a difficult period. It’s lush and floral, and unfurls generous notes of Indian jasmine, Italian blood orange and Lisbon lemon before finding its heart in hints of fruity Chinese osmanthus and orris butter. I love this perfume and I hope you will too!

Moonlight : This scent was inspired by the Orientals of the 1920s. It is rich, magical and luminous, and reminds me of that incredible era of artistry and luxury. Moonlight is intensely floral, with a citrus opening and a heart set in an accord of Indian jasmine, Madagascar ylang ylang and Egyptian carnation. A base of aged patchouli and deep, gorgeous sandalwood mingles with spicy carnation notes to carry this perfume to its lavish finish. It’s warm and rich and very beautiful!

Fir-ever Young solid perfume, first ever!

I have made a Limited Edition of Fir-ever Young in a solid perfume for the first time ever! This is one of my best sellers and gorgeous for this season. It’s based on fir balsam, black currant buds, and jasmine. Divine. It was in Oprah Magazine a few years ago!

New batch of Jewelry of Heaven solid perfume!

There is also a new batch of Jewelry of Heaven solid perfume, and this one is an even richer version than the original!

All of these new solid perfumes are about 25% less expensive than the other solid perfumes on my website because they are not on the collectors website yet. They will be available at this price only for a limited time.

Whipped Frostings back in stock, get them while they last!

I just hand-blended a new batch of Whipped Frostings to help you banish dry skin this season. These luxuriously scented Whipped Frostings moisturize your skin with a combination of organic oils that are rich in antioxidants and high in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids for regenerative, anti-aging power. I love to spritz on a hydrosol first and then lock in the moisture with a frosting. We have Black Cat, Gardenia, Orange Blossom and Kashmir Rose Whipped Frostings—try them all!

My life today and tomorrow

Life changes mean we must ebb and flow. Over the last few years, I discovered my true passion – to develop limited edition perfumes andcustom, signature scents for my Purrfumery friends. These are incredible opportunities for me – they are luscious creative journeys. And when I start these journeys, whether it’s mixing a limited edition or creating a custom scent, I need to step away for a few days, sometimes longer. That means some of my other Purrfumery tasks, like packaging and shipping, move a few days down the line. It’s all me, my dear Purrfumery friends! My staff consists of the kitties (they’re the muse, but not great at tying ribbons, only running off with them!) and Emerald my graphic designer. In 2019 there may be some weeks where I am not shipping because I am on a brief creative journey. I will always let you know on my website if there is going to be a delay. And if you have a perfume emergency (these happen – I have clients who can’t be without their Jasmine Tuberose solid, or their Rose hydrosol!) you know you can always email me and I will help you!

Helping the Camp Fire victims

I left for the East Coast while the fires were still burning. I was horrified to see the smoke in the air – we were scrambling to see if there was some way to protect our birds in our outdoor aviary. And I was overwhelmed by the casualties I heard about. I’m so sorry this happened, and I want to help. For the month of December, I am donating a portion of all Purrfumery purchases to help the animal victims of the Camp Fire. Hundreds of animals were injured and need homes, and shelters are working hard to help them. This relief effort will be going on for some time – I’m sure this will be the first of many donations from the Purrfumery.

Thank you all, my dear Purrfumery friends!

Happy Holidays! Wishing you great love and joy!

Until next time,

Peace, love, purrfume and kitty cats

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Major Summer Sale at The Purrfumery!

Greetings, my dear Purrfumery friends!

I have returned from a glorious retreat in France that was a feast for the senses in every way. Gary and I traveled through picturesque hamlets and villages where we would wake in the morning to find fresh baguettes and croissants in the mailbox. And jam! The French are serious about their fruit jams. The highlight of the trip was our trip to the Osmotheque in Versailles, a perfume archive and museum, where I was lucky enough to get a 30-minute reservation. My heart was pounding in my chest on the cab ride through town… I had no idea what to expect of this legendary library that preserves hundreds of scents dating back to Pliny the Elder (Roman, A.D. 23–79). More on the Osmotheque later!

Summer Fun! 50% off all Signature, Limited Edition, and Créme perfumes!  

Treat yourself or someone you love to a sumptuous summer dream! From June 6th to June 13th I am offering 50% off all Signature,  Limited Edition and Crème Perfumes. This is a rare opportunity to own the richest, most lavish natural scents the Purrfumery has to offer, while they last. Type in SummerSale in the discount box. I recommend our award-winning Fleur de Caramel, a sensual bath of warm caramel infused with rich cognac and sultry night-blooming frangipani. I shared Fleur de Caramel with the perfumers at the Osmotheque in Versailles and watched with delight as they inhaled deeply! It has always been my dream to have one of my scents in their archive, and I am thrilled to say that Fleur de Caramel is there among some of the most exquisite scents ever mixed! 

 Also popular are my Honey, Jewelry of Heaven and Songbirdformulations – each distinct and beautiful in their own way. Velvet & Sweet Pea’s luscious perfumes are yours to enjoy while they last!

New scents transport you to the Mediterranean...

The Purrfumery made a splashy debut at the Filoli Flower Show in May, and I unveiled two new scents there. Rose Encens and Eze are the newest additions to the eau de parfum line! 

Rose Encens: Rose, citrus and resin essences dance in perfect harmony. Sensuous and warm, Rose Ensens opens with a deep, rich scent of rose that mingles with sweet, tart Italian blood orange and Mexican lime top notes. The mystery of sacred Frankincense resin emerges as time passes. 

Eze: I created Eze to be the quintessential scent of the Mediterranean, as soft and relaxing as a summer breeze. Named after a magical perfume village perched along the French Riviera, Eze opens with a refreshing pop of lemon and unveils a gentle bouquet of lavender, rose geranium, myrtle and jasmine. This perfume finishes in the amber, healing warmth of Labdanum rock rose. 

Packaged in elegant gold book boxes with a decorative label and bow, Rose Encens and Eze make beautiful gifts for all occasions: birthdays, graduations, or as a special thank you… just because.  

Signature Perfume Series 

Create your own custom perfume at the bench with me, and discover how scent can unlock the mysteries of your heart and soul. This is a rare and special offering that consists of three sessions. 

We start with a
Perfumery Adventure where you smell aromatic materials from around the world. During your 1.5 hour visit, we will draw out the essences that surprise and delight you. I guarantee you will experience scents from the natural world that are new to your nose. 

During the second session we will gather several of your favorite scents and you will decide if you want to make a solid or liquid perfume. We work together at the
Purrfumery bench, immersing ourselves in the alchemy of scent as we blend. Witnessing the way natural materials mingle and complement each other has captivated perfumers since ancient times! Set aside 2.5 hours for this visit. 

On your third and final visit, we make final adjustments to your custom perfume. This is a 1.5 hour visit. When we finish, you will have your choice of one of these beautiful options:

8 ml perfume strength crystal flacon

15 ml eau de parfum spray

solid perfume 

If you have trouble deciding which option to choose, I can help based on how you like to enjoy your perfumes.

If you’re visiting from out of town, or have limited time in the Bay Area, we can lengthen your first appointment and make adjustments via mail. 

Awaken your senses and step into a completely different world!

Questions? Appointments?

Do you want to know more about my new Signature Perfume Series, or any of our products? Or would you like to make an appointment to sip a cup of tea in the Purrfumery and sniff and sample to your heart’s content? Call me at 510-528-8040, or email me at

Hope to see you at the Purrfumery sometime soon!

Until next time…

Peace, love, purrfume and kitty cats,

XOXO~ Laurie

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One Week Free Shipping In Honor of Spring

Greetings, my dear Purrfumery friends!

I hope you are enjoying these first days of spring. It’s such a lovely and joyous time of year at the Purrfumery! Watching the change that happens each season has inspired me to take some time to look inward and consider the art and craft of perfumery in new ways. More about that in a moment. But first…

Free Shipping, March 24 - April 1

From March 24 to April 1, I will be offering free shipping on all my products! This is a wonderful opportunity to try a new scent to celebrate the season, or stock up on old favorites. 
Just type
 artistkitty in discount box when checking out.

Free shipping also makes it easier to send a gift to someone you love!

Why not treat a beardsman friend to a jar of Mr. Whisker’s Beard Balm in
Juniper & Cypress Forest, Piñon Desert or Vetiver Breeze? Velvet & Sweet Pea’s Purrfumery is taming beards across the land! 

Or, build a grab-bag with a whimsical Scent Locket and eau de parfum sample set for a friend in need of a pick-me-up!

There is truly something for everyone at the Purrfumery, and if you would like suggestions, just let me know. Spread the love this spring! 

Artist Retreat – Last Day of Shipping April 8  (shipping resumes May 2)

Ok, back to looking inward. I have planned an artist sabbatical this spring and that will mean taking a break from shipping for a few weeks. The last day of shipping will be April 8. I will resume shipping on May 2. Type in artistkitty in discount box. Place your orders early, my dear Purrfumery friends! 

Mother’s Day is May 8 

Mother’s Day is almost here and I am looking forward to helping you celebrate the moms in your life! Plan early and take advantage of free shipping March 24 – April 1. Or, consider scheduling a Custom Perfume Adventure  so Mom can design her very own signature scent. My calendar is open after May 2

I’d love to see you here at the Purrfumery for a cup of tea and scent-sniffing session! Call me at 510-528-8040 or email

Or, plan a visit to the Flower Show at Filoli, an incredible historic estate in Woodside. Held May 6, 7 and 8, this show features innovative floral designs that are guaranteed to inspire! Designers, nurseries and horticulturalists come from across California to show their best work. The Purrfumery will have a booth at the show, so save the date and come see me!

Until then,

Peace, love, purrfume and kitty cats…

XOXO Laurie

Tigerlily Perfumery Holiday Bazaar this Saturday! Stocking Stuffers Starting at $10!

Greetings, my dear Purrfumery friends!

Tigerlily Perfumery is putting the glamour back into last-minute holiday shopping with a fabulous Holiday Bazaar from 12 to 7 on December 19 in San Francisco’s bustling Mission District. Join the Purrfumery and other Bay Area scent makers at this creative little haunt and find something special for everyone on your holiday list. Tigerlily proprietress Antonia will be serving aromatic drinks and treats and the mood will be festive and fun. Don’t miss it!

What: Trunk Show

Where: Tigerlily Perfumery, 973 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

When: Saturday, December 19th, 12:00- 7:00

Stocking Stuffers & Small Gifts Starting at $10!


They say good things come in small packages… maybe that’s why some people plunge into their Christmas stockings last! If you’re looking for stocking stuffers, or small and elegant gifts for friends and family, the Purrfumery has some great ideas for you. We have gifts starting at $10.

Hydrosols: Give the gift of aromatherapy! A spritz of hydrosol lifts the spirit with its light and gentle scent. Available in Organic California Lavender and Bulgarian Rose. $10.

Men’s Grooming: For the beardsmen in your life! I drew on years of perfume-making experience to create my Mr. Whisker’s Beard Balm line in these scents: Juniper & Cypress Forest; Piñon Desert; and Vetiver Breeze. Beard balms smooth the beard and moisturize the skin underneath. 10 ml sizes start at $16.

Sample Sets: Tuck a sample set into your loved one’s hands and let them discover their favorite! Sample sets are available for our popular Kittylicious line, see the review below.  Sample sets start at $22.

Scent Charms: I fill these ornate, vintage-style lockets with tantalizing scents created in a base of vanilla-infused organic jojoba oil with beeswax from the Purrfumery’s own bees. Whether you’re at a party, work or school, or even just running errands, your favorite scent is just a touch away. Scent charms start at $28.

Huge thanks to Jodi Battershell, at Fragrantica  for her delightful review of my Kittylicious line! She also shares my story and commitment to helping animls and my views on alternatives to ending the torture of civets for their musk.

I’d also love to share my latest review from Tammy Schuster, at CaFleureBon! I must say, it is a delicious review of Fleur de Caramel! Thank you Tammy and Micheyn!

Just a few minutes ago I saw that Trish at Scent Hive has reviewed my Beard Balms on her wonderful natural beauty blog! She is using them as a hand balm! I love it! I do that too! Thank you, Trish! If you follow scenthive on Instagram, she will be doing a giveaway of one of the Beard Balms!

In honor of thse new reviews I want to extend a 10% discount until this Friday, December 18th on Kittylicious perfumes and Fleur de Caramel! Type in KITTYFLEUR in the discount box at checkout! The Fleur de Caramel solid perfume is my favorite, in it’s emerald jewel box!

Thank you for your amazing support, my dear Purrfumery friends! All of you are so very important to me and the kitties!

Sending love and XOXO, and wishing you Happy Holidays! Laurie

A Fabulous Blowout Summer SALE!

Greetings, dear Purrfumery friends!

I just returned from a rustic camping trip with friends and the Purrfumery Garden welcomed me with lemons, lavender, purple sage, and roses! The lemon tree branches are heavy with fruit and offering me and the kitties a little bit of shade. Meanwhile, the roses are vibrant and happy—when they get really warm, their smell is intoxicating! I am making mead this year and will soon add rose petals to it! Summer is a gorgeous time of year at the Purrfumery, and it has put me in the mood for…

A Fabulous Summer Blowout Sale! 25% Off!

This is your opportunity to stock up on your favorites, or try something completely new. Through August 10th, I am offering 25% off all perfumes and solids, a delightfully fabulous value for these rare, sumptuous natural treasures. Peruse our Signature Scents, Limited Editions, Eau de Parfums, and Crème Collection and select a scent that will complement your mood and make you feel beautiful from the inside out! Right now, I am loving Fleur de Caramel with its warm caramel accord infused with rich cognac and night-blooming frangipani. It’s complex and luscious! Of course, there’s Honey, always a Purrfumery favorite, with orange blossom and Moroccan and Bulgarian roses on a throne of deep vetiver, with antique clove, pomegranate and pink grapefruit… A royal, opulent scent! Treat yourself, or someone you love. Make sure to type in SUMMERLOVE in the discount box!

Tell me your favorite places to shop The Purrfumery has been growing in (tiny kitty cat) leaps and bounds and I am thrilled to have several product lines at Tigerlily in San Francisco. I’d like to expand to other retailers across the Bay Area and beyond. I’d love your ideas, my dear Purrfumery friends! Please email me the names and locations of your favorite retailers—I think Velvet & Sweet Pea’s is a perfect fit for boutiques and gift shops. I’m very open minded, so share away! I’d also love to offer my Black Cat eau de parfum at cat cafes, animal shelters or hospitals, to help them raise money. If you know of a shelter that might be open to something like this, please let me know.

I’d love to see you here at the Purrfumery for a cup of tea and scent-sniffing session! Call me at 510-528-8040 or email

Until then,

Peace, love, purrfume and kitty cats…