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.

MAUKA + MAKAI

 

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 @ Paiko

  

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!





Celebracion de Amor @ Paiko Hawaii