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?

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

The Name of the Rose

“And I will make thee beds of roses And a thousand fragrant posies.” ~ Christopher Marlowe One of the quintessential symbols of Valentine’s Day is the rose. A perennial within the Rosaceae family, this flower has been here on planet earth for 35 million years. That number is based on fossil records, thus, more than… Continue reading The Name of the Rose

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

The Genius of Nature

“Nature is full of genius, full of divinity;so that not a snow flake escapes it’s fashioned hand.” ~ Henry David Thoreau Two major events, dear to my heart, occurred this weekend on opposite coasts. The Sniffapalooza Spring Fling in NYC and the Native Plant Garden Tour here in Los Angeles. Alas, I was not able… Continue reading The Genius of Nature

Recipe of the Day: Scented Beads #2

“A rose is a rose is a rose.” – Gertrude Stein The word Rosary comes from the latin “rosarium”, meaning rose garden. The first rosary originated in India as a counting devise, the repetition action is believed to achieve a heightened state, much like contemplation of a mandala. The Hindu people refer to them as… Continue reading Recipe of the Day: Scented Beads #2