A Song for Rosa

The ancient survivor of the native California woodland known as the chaparral is Rosa californica. A five petaled deciduous native shrub important to local wildlife. “And I will make thee beds of roses And a thousand fragrant posies.” – Christopher Marlowe Rosa liquid botanical perfume was first unveiled at LA Sniffaplaooza during Fashion Fragrance Week… Continue reading A Song for Rosa

Rosa at Scent Hive

Rosa has received some praise and lovin’ over at the Scent Hive on this beauty filled Sun day. Please click on this link and read about natural body care items that spring from a bed of roses. 7 grams of pure perfume of Rosa in a French flacon 1 gram of pure perfume of Rosa… Continue reading Rosa at Scent Hive


The hillsides of California become ablaze with the blossoming of native flowers in March and April. The California Lilac known as Ceanothus and the wildflowers like the Lupine and Poppies start off the colorful festival. To my delight I had the opportunity to experience the bounty of California’s floristic spring treasures twice this weekend. On… Continue reading FLOWER POWER

Won’t you come into the garden?

“Won’t you come into the garden?I would like my roses to see you”~ Richard Brinsley Sheridan The lovely and gracious editor of Sniffapalooza Magazine, Raphaella Brescia Barkley, has included our Rosa in her favorite Rose perfumes. Read about it in the latest issue of Sniffapalooza, in Part Three of Raphaella’s Roses. “I’d rather have roses… Continue reading Won’t you come into the garden?

Seeds of Manifestation

” We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors,we borrow it from our children.” ~ Native American Proverb Happy Earth Day! What seeds of manifestation are you planting today? Make sure to water those little embyros with lots nourishing thoughts. We can take the lead by following Mother Nature, by emulating her ways. Most… Continue reading Seeds of Manifestation

Scent of the Day: ROSA

“I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows Quite overcanopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses and with elgantine.” ~ Shakespeare Today blooms in Rose with the botanical perfume Rosa, named after the California native wild rose. Of all the flowers that grace our lovely blue planet,… Continue reading Scent of the Day: ROSA

Rosa Perfume

“Truth and Roses have thorns about them.” ~ Henry David Thoreau The fifth perfume in our series celebrating the aromatic landscape of the State of California is Rosa. Inspiration for this fragrance came when my friend Meghan took me over to the Theodore Payne Foundation and introduced me to the native rose of California. Up… Continue reading Rosa Perfume

LA Sniffa 2008

The LA Sniffapalooza took place this past Saturday, a very full day fragrance adventure. Attendees began arriving early in the morning to get prime seating, schmooze and fortify themselves with coffee from Mauro’s Cafe. The festivities began at 8am with breakfast, introductions and a presentation by Kate Greene and Stephen Nilsen of Givaudan. This was… Continue reading LA Sniffa 2008