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    Default Re: Favorite small-business perfumers?

    Quote Originally Posted by AnnS View Post
    My favorite small fragrance shop is Sonoma Scent Studio. Laurie Erickson's fragrances are just gorgeous and well crafted and well priced. My favorites are especially Rose Musc (to die for labdanum!) and Tabac Aurea which is really outstanding. I also particularly like the Femme Jolie (smells like the dry down of DK Chaos), Velvet Rose, and Voile de Violette, which is an outstanding, very natural violet soliflore. SSS Champagne de Bois rivals any major Chanel such as No 22 or Bois des Iles for beauty, and her Jour Ensolielle (the new version) is as beautiful a chypre as Mistouko, Amazone, etc. .... And Laurie does *everything* herself, from melting down raw materials, developing formulas, marketing, packaging, shipping and customer service. She deserves as much business as she gets!

    My second favorite small fragrance house is Andy Tauer. There is nothing like L'Air du Desert Marocain!!! I think I'd have more love for Dawn Spencer Hurwitz if her very beautiful (and very expensive!) fragrances had more lasting power. Giardini Segreti (Italian Journey #3) is a particularly beautiful, powdery tuberose.
    Sonoma Scent Studio is getting a lot of love on this thread- -it's one I must try considering I am here in California. I'm all for supporting small business lady perfumers.
    The Giardini Segreti tuberose sounds tempting too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mysticknot View Post
    Sonoma Scent Studio is getting a lot of love on this thread- -it's one I must try considering I am here in California. I'm all for supporting small business lady perfumers.
    The Giardini Segreti tuberose sounds tempting too.
    I can really recommend the Giardini Segreti - I am not a huge tuberose fan - but there is a bunch of other notes in there, including gardenia(!), and the overall blend is very pretty.
    "So many scents, so little skin"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by VM I hate civet View Post
    I can really recommend the Giardini Segreti - I am not a huge tuberose fan - but there is a bunch of other notes in there, including gardenia(!), and the overall blend is very pretty.
    Thanks VM ! I will google it now....

    ***Oh DSH Perfumes- How silly of me - I must be brain dead today ( just got back from the gym too- my brain dies after a workout ) - I thought Giardini Segreti was a person ! Sillly me !
    The complete list of notes sound fab. I love the way DSH gives you a wide option for amounts and quantities of scent .
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    Dolma - http://www.dolma-perfumes.co.uk/inde...=index&cPath=1
    Don't dismiss them thinking they just put out any old thing(scent quality wise) for vegans. I really want to get their Amethyst Mist! It's really good value too - just over one GBP for 1ml of perfume!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyneve View Post
    Over the top: VERO KERN
    Vero Profumo gets my vote, too. Onda is one of the most gorgeous scents ever created, imho. Kiki is great, too, and though I didn't get along with Rubj on the first time I tested it, I'm willing to give it another chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tigrushka View Post
    Vero Profumo gets my vote, too. Onda is one of the most gorgeous scents ever created, imho. Kiki is great, too, and though I didn't get along with Rubj on the first time I tested it, I'm willing to give it another chance.
    Kiki is great but the price tag !
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/370...o-Profumo-Onda
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    How small is "small"?
    My favorite "small" business perfume house at the moment is Ormande Jayne

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    Wow, the Wiggle oils are very well priced! I'm going to try some, I think...but so far I've only found one that looks appealing (Martine) She seems to be fond of some very sweet notes that aren't my cup of tea...I'm still reading the descriptions, though, so maybe I'll find more. Any suggestions for a lady who does not like smelling like dessert?

    PS: Note to self: add Little 5 to list!

    Note to self part 2: Lulubeauty Gigi EdP? Or 4 sample oils? Decisions, decisions.
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    Just in case anyone is interested - for gardenia die hard fans- there is a newish Etsy shop that is selling Gardenia enfleurage - quite cheaply . I don't know what the quality is like but I am thinking of testing this out. The etsy shop is called lionflower.
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    AVA-LUXE forever!

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    Default Re: Favorite small-business perfumers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Galamb_Borong View Post
    Ayala Moriel. Very good perfumer - working pretty much on her own, as far as I can tell - out of Vancouver. She makes all-natural fragrances, but nothing like the bland essential oil "blends" one finds in herb stores - real fragrances.
    I agree I was scared of ordering samples because of the thought they might be bland, but they were amazing Song of Songs is definitly on my wishlist now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlandish View Post
    One of my favorite noses: http://www.myskinsoapstudio.com/

    Amber Sambaca & CocoaWood Spice are my faves.
    Hey Outlandish! I know this is not a new thread but I saw my name mentioned here and wanted to say thank you!


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    Liz Zorn Siovohle

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    "No elegance is possible without it...perfume is a part of you." Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel
    Currently wearing: Rose Ambre by Fragonard

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyneve View Post
    Over the top: VERO KERN


    and silver medal to Andy Tauer

    third but not least Olivier Durbano
    "Gold goes" to Andy Tauer and silver to Vero Kern and the bronze to Mona di Orio

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    Michael Storer's latest formulations (the 3 I've smelled, anyhow) are all very good. I absolutely love Djin and will be picking a bottle up in the future.
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    Well, for best perfume names ever, hands down favorite is ZOMG Smells! I haven't actually worn any of these yet but do have some samples from her, partly in interest of geek-girl solidarity, and partly because I love love love the names of the smells.

    Smell Bent as runner up for clever naming of his smells.

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    Old thread -- new loves:

    Providence Perfume Co.
    Puredistance

    Will check your site, CiaoBella, most definitely!

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    I've tried DSH and SSS scents. i also like some from dragonflyblue.com. Nothing fancy there, but Amber and Sandalwood are the best I have smelled, I think she does her fresh fruity florals really well. Some people go crazy for her foody vanilla scents, but they have an oak note that doesn't meld well with my skin. and her choclate truffles scents are fun. A few ladies from MUA make their own as well CJScents and Cherry Blossom Diva and user Fenestra has an esty store, but I'm not sure the name of it, for all I know they post here, too.
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