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Mother's Day Gift Guide 2016

Melissa Gibson

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Mother's Day Gift Guide 2016

Mother's Day will be here in less than three weeks! Have you started to even think about what you're getting your mom, grandma, aunt, sister or the woman you consider your mom? I'm a huge last minute shopper, but this year, I put together I put together a few items that I think make perfect Mother's Day gifts or maybe they are just a few things I love and want:) 1. The "I love Mom" necklace from Dogeared Jewelry; I am obsessed with their jewelry and think this is the sweetest necklace for a little boy or girl to give...


How I make my favorite scent last longer

I thought this week I would share one of my favorite ways to make your scent last  longer; I am going to say, though, no matter what, some fragrances just don't work with certain chemistry. My skin hates citrus scents; I swear they disappear the second I apply them. I am pretty sure I could bathe in a tub of citrus perfume, use citrus scented lotion after and finally, apply a gallon of citrus based perfume and you would never know it! My favorite tip is to use unscented lotion ( or a lotion scented with your favorite scent) before...


Why can't I smell my fragrance anymore?

Melissa Gibson

Why can't I smell my fragrance anymore?

This week I thought I would talk to about the dilemma every fragrance lover faces...why doesn't my fragrance last. There are many reasons for this, the first is you're used to it! If you wear the same fragrance every day, you become used to it. There is no reason to go overboard with spraying more and making everyone around you hate your favorite scent! I would suggest either continuing wearing the same amount or switch to a new scent for a while. If you wear the same fragrance every day, you become used to it. There is no reason to go...


Merchant Monday

Melissa Gibson

Tags Brooklyn Collective, Retailers

Merchant Monday

Happy Monday! Today I thought I would write about one of my favorite shops, Brooklyn Collective. Not only do I love everything they carry, but I am incredibly lucky to have our line carried there! Located in the Columbia Waterfront District of Brooklyn and opened in 2004, the shop carries work from such artists as Jenny Belin, Jessica Allyn, and Twig Terrariums; they seriously have everything you need for gift giving (for yourself!). They also hold amazing parties every few months to welcome new artists to the Collective. Brooklyn Collective is located at 212 Columbia Street in Brooklyn. They are...


How it all began.

Melissa Gibson

I was recently asked how I began making perfumes and thought I would share the story here as well. I remember my grandmother having a collection of perfumes she had received for birthdays, Christmas, etc. She never wore them; she kept them for special occasions. The sad thing is, she never thought an occasion was "special" enough. I, on the other hand, think fragrance should be worn every day.  I took a perfume making class about ten years ago and fell in love with the idea of making my own fragrances. I still love big brand perfumes; Beautiful by Estee...