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Mother and Daughter Perfume Party

Posted on August 04, 2011 by aandriot

My daughter and I spent the afternoon sitting around a table covered end-to-end with vials of scents, graduated cylinders, pipettes, tester strips, and various other sundries.

Oh yes - we were mixing ourselves up some fragrances. Jillian likes to call it mixing potions.

We're both working on our debut artisan lines. Jillian's line is fairy-inspired: Fairy Berry, Fairy Bog, Watermelon Ice, and Chocolate Mimosa. They smell delicious, and very kid-friendly!

Mine is a Camelot line: each scent is inspired by some aspect of Arthurian legend. So far, I'm working on Lady of the Lake, Morgan le Fay, Excalibur, and Pendragon. Their scents are a little more grown up, slightly darker, with a bit of a vintage edge.

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First Party: Mission Accomplished

Posted on June 27, 2011 by aandriot

Sound the bells, for my first "Under Construction" perfume party is now complete! It was a super fun afternoon of sitting around drinking wine, eating fruit, chatting, and making perfume with a group of amazing women. Except unlike a typical party, I left with money and product orders! But like a typical party, I also spent the entire morning (and a good chunk of the night before) preparing.

The cat stood guard.

This first party (more like a focus group really) was great for pinpointing some of the kinks that are still in the setup. Like, the need to bring coffee beans to clear out the nose between sniffs. And how I really should have figured out shipping costs before embarking on this journey.

We also had a lot of fun coming up with so-horrible-they're-genius ideas for artisan perfume lines. But that information is above your classification level, and this evil mastermind does not make the mistake of revealing her plot, only to be thwarted at the last minute.

This message will self-destruct in 5..4...3....2....

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