I’ve been so swamped between the move to another house, the spa-cation and getting prepared for the Santa Fe Art Tour at the perfumery that I completely forgot about the 12th anniversary of launching Roxana Illuminated Perfume, ugh! Back in February of 2007 I was contacted by Sandy Messori to be a presenter at the… Continue reading 12th year Anniversary
Three different lavenders and white sage grown and distilled in Ojai are combined with orange blossom and thirty one other plant essences with two of my own complex chords go into Vera. The labyrinthine orchestration results in a sparkling, sunny, uplifting yet calming pure fume, evocative of the location in Southern California where the inspiration… Continue reading Vera Solid Natural Perfume is Back!
Nine years ago I came out of my aromatic shell 🌱 and debuted the Roxana Illuminated Perfume line, website and blog with being a presenter at the Ojai Lavender Festival. In the photo below I am chatting with the aromatherapy legend Robert Tisserand. As you can see my beginnings were very humble. “And the day… Continue reading Nine
Press is always a thrill, a bit like sugar, sweet and addicting. In this case its Allure Magazine, published by Conde Nast in New York City, where they requested I send them a mini compact. When I asked which of the solid perfume samples I had sent was their favorite they said Vera. Thus, there… Continue reading Vera Natural Perfume Mini Compact in Allure
Hello dear friends, I have the names of the winners, but first…thank you to every single one of you who participated in this celebration in one way or another. I’m so grateful for each of you! The PinBoard Winner is Jennifer See her beautiful board here I had my husband Greg and daughter Eve each… Continue reading Vera Anniversary 2015 Winners
We have seven glorious pinboards for Vera. It’s going to be soooo hard to choose one!!! Let me know which one YOU feel represents the fragrance the best. Brenda: https://www.pinterest.com/mzbloom/the-essence-of-vera/ Iris: https://www.pinterest.com/irisdevoogd/where-lavender-takes-me/ Mihaela https://www.pinterest.com/signorinascent/vera/ Victoria https://www.pinterest.com/vadelew1491/dreaming-of-vera/ Beatriz https://www.pinterest.com/beatrizf/vera-perfume-inspired/ Yvonne https://www.pinterest.com/yahill1/lavender-dreams-vera-by-roxana-illuminated-perfume/ Jennifer https://www.pinterest.com/lottchenloo/ode-to-vera/
This is a heads up to remind you of two things…. 1. I’m doing a really generous giveaway surrounding Vera, highly recommend you all get on it. I’m giving away a round compact of Vera for the person who creates the most beautiful board on Pinterest about the fragrance. Only one board has been submitted… Continue reading Giveaway Reminder
In mid June of 2007 with the help of my friend and graphic designer Terese Harris I launched the website, blog and Vera on the morning of the Ojai Lavender Festival. In honor of that blessed day, lavender and the fabulous journey, here is an anniversary celebration with something for everyone. The first part of… Continue reading VERA Anniversary Celebration 2015
As I type this it is stardate 67167 and Vera, the perfume of Ojai and lavender is trending. The word Vera means true, referencing the botanical name for lavender Lavandula vera, true lavender. Truth is a fascinating topic which appears to take on many guises. As Sonmi 451 in Cloud Atlas states “Truth is singular,… Continue reading Truth is Singular
The amethyst cases came and went and will come again, here she is looking mighty fine with Vera.