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?

Congratulations Sniffapalooza!

Heartfelt congratulations to Sniffapalooza Magazine for scoring two of the five finalist spots in the online/blog publication category at this mornings FiFi (Fragrance) Awards!! There were among eighteen nominations. Read more here, with links to the winner and finalists Wafting my very best to Raphaella, the editor of Sniffapalooza Magazine, Team Karen of Sniffapalooza, Elena… Continue reading Congratulations Sniffapalooza!

Scent of the Day: Sniffa

The Scent of the Day is GreenWitch in honor of the latest issue of Sniffapalooza Magazine. Raphaella, the editor in chief, has published my write up about creating the botanical perfume GreenWitch. Take a journey on over by following this link. Raphaella Brescia Barkley currently publishes the online magazine twice a month. A true labor… Continue reading Scent of the Day: Sniffa

Flower Power

“To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat.” ~Beverly Nichols The term “aromatherapie” was coined by the French cosmetic chemist Rene Gattefoose. In aromatherapy circles we refer to him as the Grandfather of Aromatherapy. He is best known for his book, Gattefosse’s Aromatherapy, which documents clinical trials establishing essential… Continue reading Flower Power

NY Sniffa 2008: Two

The Sniffa Sunday event transpired in downtown Manhattan, much to my delight, being more of a downtown girl. The festivities began at BOND NO. 9, on Bond St. between Broadway & Lafayette Street. Wasn’t Basquiats studio right around here? Hmmm, I’ll ask Kelle. Raphaella greeted me as I walked in the door. We wondered around… Continue reading NY Sniffa 2008: Two

The Big Apple

“One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.” ~ Thomas Wolfe I am back from the big apple with lots of stories and pictures to share. The trip was especially rich with heartfelt connections. We arrived last Wednesday afternoon, after a four hour stint… Continue reading The Big Apple


I’ve turned into what Wendy so lovingly deems “the sloughful blogger”. My apologies, life is rather full at the moment, as we get ready for NYC and the Sniffa Fall Ball. There will be over 150 attendees at the Saturday lunch I am presenting at. This translates into 150+ sample packages to get ready and… Continue reading Sloughful

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