MORNING PERFUMERY

Morning perfumery, mixing up a blend for a client. Creating custom perfumes is one of my greatest passions in this line of work… Blending is truly an aromatic art, and I believe every perfume should be as unique as the person that it adorns. Processed through an entirely different area of the brain than the rest of our senses, smell has a particular association with our memories – thus giving scents the rare ability to transform us through time & space. I love witnessing reactions to different aromatic materials, and watching olfactory preferences evolve as we grow + change into slightly different versions of ourselves. Thus, the last drops in old vials of perfume can serve as a scented reminder of who and where we were in life when we wore it every day.

If you’re on O’ahu and would like a custom blend, please get in touch for a private in-person perfumery session… Otherwise order here by choosing from any of 30 different essential oils, and I will send a vial encapsulating your one-of-a-kind perfume through the mail!

EVERGREEN DEN

// EVERGREEN DEN //

I recently found myself unexpectedly enraptured by a true Evergreen Den of Hawaii. While camping on the mountainside of Haleakala, Maui’s extinct volcano, we found ourselves immersed in a lush forest of cedar woods, pines & eucalyptus trees ~ the very botanicals of which this elixir is created. The tucked-away den exuded my favorite aromatic aspects of this blend: resinous wood & fresh camphor, cool mountain air & morning dew. While Evergreen Den often leaves me with Northeast & Northwest nostalgia, it was lovely to find such scents hidden away on a Hawaiian island.

All Over Oil is a super versatile hair + body oil, available in 5 blends each featuring a unique essential oil of Hawaii. Available for $12 / $20.

Tantalus Mist

Check out this lovely interview with Paiko Hawaii on our recent collaborative potion! ‘Tantalus’ is a light room + body spray inspired by life in the Tantalus jungle above Honolulu {the neighborhood of Paiko founder Tamara Rigney}. Locally sourced Hawaiian vetiver & sandalwood are the base of this fresh & intoxicating scent, available exclusively at Paiko. 

See the full story behind this elixir {along with beautiful photos of my Manoa home by Kenna Reed} on Paiko’s blog:

http://www.paikohawaii.com/blog/2015/8/20/paiko-ohana-deanna-rose

Late Night Perfuming….

Tonight’s #latenightalchemy = custom perfuming. One of my favorite aspects of this work is being able to make one-of-a-kind aromatic creations, particularly for clients who request a blend that I would’ve never imagined putting together. The possibilities are endless, and always enchanting. 

BOTANICAL PERFUMERY 4.14.15

Learn the foundations of working with essential oils & create your own aromatic potion while surrounded by beautiful flowers {like this King Protea} at @paikohawaii!

Tuesday 4.14.15 | 6:30-8pm | 675 Auahi St. | Kaka’ako | Honolulu
$50 includes all materials.



Perfumery Popup at Paiko

Paiko Hawaii is hosting a 3 day mini festival with Bikini Bird! I will be there Thursday 3/19 whipping up custom perfume blends from 2-6pm! 

675 Auahi St / Kaka’ako / Honolulu

  

IE Perfumery @ Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters Hawaii hosted an amazing Botanical Perfumery Workshop last night! Thanks to UO for being such a gracious host and congrats to everyone who won an invite. It is such an honor to smell the aromatic alchemy that is created and to witness the birth of alchemists!