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Our Definition of a Natural Fragrance

Our Definition of a Natural Fragrance
A breakdown of our definition of natural fragrance (because their is no official one).

Perfume Launch 2019

Jessica Burman

Tags naturalpefumery, perfume, perfumeorgan, perfumery, plantbased, vegan

Perfume Launch 2019
I have always blended aromas as an aromatherapist for skin care. I was more interested in therapeutic properties than their scents (although that is always a factor). With perfume, it's about telling a story. Creating a layered experience that evokes an emotional response, hopefully a blissful one.

France, Lavender, and the Art of Perfumery

Jessica Burman

France, Lavender, and the Art of Perfumery

To be honest, I’m not sure how I got to France. Last year, I was sitting on my front porch reading a book that was set in Provence (can’t figure out what the book was) and suddenly, I was overcome with a very strong urge to go there. I had always wanted to get to this region (I assume everyone does) and had been talking about taking a perfume course in Grasse forever but now I was making concrete plans not just engaging in wishful thinking. I looked up course dates and locations and chose the Scents of Provence held in...


Fatty Acids and Skin Health

Jessica Burman

Tags fatty acids, ingredients, oils, petroleum, silicones, skin care, skin healh

Fatty Acids and Skin Health

The most important step in skin care is moisturizing. It’s the one way we can keep our skin looking great long after it would have naturally dried up like a prune. It keeps it hydrated, soft, supple, elastic, plumped up, and rosy. It can undo the stresses of too much sun, not enough water, and all the indulgences that make life worth living. Not all moisturizers are equal though, in fact, some can do more damage than good. There are some pretty crap ingredients on the market that cause irritation and put unnecessary stress on the skin. Synthetic skin care...


Beauty Doesn't Have An Expiration Date

Beauty Doesn't Have An Expiration Date
A powerful post on stopping the pressure of looking perfect