Scented Studio® Blog
We are so excited to be moving to Englewood after 5 years in Cherry Creek.
It’s been so wonderful creating new fragrances and blends for all of our clients, from the very first one. This neighborhood has been so welcoming and a pleasure to work in. Thank you so much to all of our Cherry Creek clients that came on in when we first opened, and continue to come back. We hope to see you on our new venture to Englewood.
Before we leave, we’re going out with a bang by holding our annual Mother’s Day workshop in Cherry Creek on Sunday May 14th, at 1:00pm.
After this workshop, we will be making the move over to Englewood.
We will be closed from May 15th through the 18th.
Friday May 19th, we will be celebrating a soft opening for all friends, family, and neighbors to come and check out our new store. We will be open from 10:00am to 6:00pm on Friday the 19th, and 11:00am to 9:00pm on the 20th of May. Our Grand Opening event will start at 4:00pm with a ribbon cutting at 4:30pm by Mayor Joe Jefferson.
Our new location is on South Broadway between Englewood Parkway and Hampden Avenue.
It is next door to The Bob Cigar shop and Englewood Grand, across the street from Ted’s Clothiers and Breakfast Queen II.
Please give us a call or send us an e-mail with any questions you may have.
(303) 333 - 3315
Essential Oils Vs. Fragrant Oils
There can be many misconceptions now-a-days between essential oils and fragrant oils.
In modern day 2017, we are trained and taught that only “All-natural” products are the ones that are safer to use. Because of this misconception, we sometimes run into difficulties creating a perfume or cologne completely out of essential oils.
Essential oils that are derived directly from its’ product can be very expensive, hard to find, and rely on a crop-to-crop region to be created. Not only do essential oils come from plants and flowers of the Earth, but they’re sought out for creating a fragrance that can come from animal secretions and sweat. Animals are treated very cruelly to create these scents and to then be extracted, as well. Most of these oils are then mechanically pressed or steamed down to create these Natural fragrances.
This is why we have much more of a Fragrant Oil selection at our store.
Synthetic blends are much more animal friendly and more suitable for perfume making. These blends are created by combining elements of essential oils and fragrant synthetics to result in an accord that creates a scent you can then place into a perfume, cologne, or many other products.
Whether you’re looking to create a new scent out of pure Essential Oils, Fragrant Oils, or a blend of both, we are more than happy to help guide you in this process of creating a new scent that’s completely your own.
Visit our store to experience our Oil Table that holds over 500 different Fragrant & Essential Oils to create a signature scent that no one else in the world could have! We can even Create a Custom Fragrance Online for you!
And, don't worry! No matter what blend you choose to create, our products are as close to natural as we can get. For Example: our Body Oil is made with Olive Oil, Safflower Oil, Avocado, and other all-natural oils.
Mother’s Day Sunday May 14, 2017
Mother’s Day is just around the corner!
This is one of our most famous events at our studio taking place Sunday May 14th at 1:00PM.
This year we are presenting our Scented Journey Workshop #4 where you and mom will learn the art of perfume making, along with creating a custom perfume/cologne out of our 22 Scented Journey blends.
For $70 per person, Mom will leave with her very own Custom 100mL Italian Glass Bottle of Perfume (She’ll get to name it, too!)
We are providing a lunch for everyone that attends the workshop, along with drinks, Wine, & Mimosas.
This is a great way to spend some quality time with your mom. She will also remember this experience every time she smells the creations you made together. Thus creating a wonderful memory that will always bring a beautiful smile to her face. Along with the joy of knowing you made that smile happen makes it so much better!
We will be booking appointments until May 13. This Workshop will be BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Even if this is a gift to your spouse as a “Thank You For Being A Great Mom”, it’s a memory she’ll cherish the rest of her life!
Creating A Custom Fragrance Online
Recently we’ve had a ton of orders coming in for custom fragrances!
We’re so excited to be creating all of these scents for people from all over the country.
To give you a little insight, we’re giving you some information on how the magic happens!
The way that we create a custom fragrance through the internet is you go to our “Custom Fragrance” tab and click “Create A Custom Fragrance”.
There, you can read through the descriptions of each question that will explain how you choose the scents. There’s only 10 questions!
When you’re ready, you’ll click the blue “Shop Now” button and it will take you directly to the screen to create your custom fragrance.
In this screen, you’ll then choose your answers to each of the fragrance questions.
Once you choose your answers, the submission will then come through in our system for us to start working!
When we receive your custom creation form, we go over all the answers and notes that you provided, and brainstorm on what fragrances will go into your custom scent.
After we brainstorm, we move to our Oil Table where we build 3 different blends for you to either wear separately or layer together.
We ship out your 3 blends with a letter describing each blends properties and the reasons for blending it in that way.
Once you receive these blends, we suggest you try many different ways to mix your fragrances. For Example: I love Blend #1 and Blend#3 mixed together evenly.
We will then take those notes, and create you that blend into any products that we offer.
You can place your fragrance into any of our Home, Bath, or Body Products. Check out our products list for specific items!
And that’s it! You’ve successfully created a custom fragrance for yourself, and you’ll never lose it because we keep all formulas on file!
Scented Studio moving to a New Location!
After a few months of anticipation, we are so excited to announce that we've officially found the location for our new store.
We will be moving from Cherry Creek after our Mother's Day workshop on Sunday, May 14th and will be back open Friday the 19th at the new location.
We are moving to a great area in Englewood, Colorado with FREE UNLIMITED PARKING!!!
We are planning a very big Grand Opening on May 20th for everyone to join! It will start at 4:00PM and go until 9:00PM, with a raffle taking place at 7:00PM.
Every $25 you spend, you will receive 1 Raffle Entry.
For every $100 you spend, you will get an additional entry!
You may enter the raffle now through May 20th
Grand Prize: Scented Studio Signature VIP 100mL Perfume/Cologne Experience for 2 People
2nd Prize: Scented Studio Scented Journey® 30mL Perfume/Cologne Workshop for 2 People
3rd Prize: 2 Custom Home, Bath, or Body Product creations
We will be having a DJ playing music, Beverages, Food, Appetizers, Giveaways, and Deals happening all day!
Our New Address
3437 S. Broadway
Englewood, Colorado 80113
We will be located near Ted's Clothiers and the Breakfast Queen II on South Broadway near Hampden/85.
If you have any questions, give us a call or email email@example.com
Team-Building at Scented Studio® Q&A
Hoss the Scented Dog with his team
Why host a team-building event?
The beauty of team building is creating a closer environment in your workplace. Doing fun activities together help to build trust and communication between colleagues, especially if any projects require your employees to work as a team. After a team-building event, you can notice a decrease in conflict, and an increase in productivity. Thus resulting in an increase in business!
Creating custom scents will also help create new and fun memories with your team.
What would the team do?
Team members will gather here at our studio (reserved only for your group or party) and create a custom fragrance to place into any of our home, bath, and body products.
What can we experience at Scented Studio?
There are two experiences that you can choose from to host this event.
You can come experience our Scented Journey® Workshop where each of you will create a custom Perfume or Cologne. You will also learn a brief history of the art of perfume making, and find out what type of scent personality you are.
The second experience is our Oil Table Party where you will explore our 500 different Fragrant & Essential Oils, and be guided by a fragrance specialist in creating a custom scented product. Once a custom blend is created, guests will be able to place it into any of our home, bath, and body products.
At the end of each event ,everyone will leave with his or her custom creation.
What if we don’t/can’t come to the Studio?
We can travel to your place of business, and set up either of these experiences. For traveling Oil Table parties, we minimize our oil selection down to 100 Fragrant & Essential Oils to choose from, and a smaller variety of products. We can also set up a Scented Journey® Perfume/Cologne Workshop in a conference room or section with a projection screen.
Can you host here more than once?
A great thing about hosting your team-building events at Scented Studio is you can come to the same place and do a different activity each time you come here. You can create a new Perfume/Cologne scent each time in our Scented Journey® Workshop, or a different product/s each time you come to our Oil Table.
Click here for any event inquiries and fill out the form!
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Why go to Scented Studio?
Photographer: Krista Pass at Occasions Catering
We have many clients that come in looking for a great new scent that will compliment their skin and work with their body chemistry, along with a great product that they're comfortable with putting on their skin.
That's why we're so happy we exist!
The hassle of going store-to-store in the mall and trying to find that one amazing scent or product that works for you can be so time consuming and can often cause headaches. Smelling through so many different products like candles, sprays, lotions, perfumes, colognes, etc. It can be tedious. Not to mention being limited to that product ONLY once you find that amazing scent, and it may not be suitable for sensitive skin.
Yay for Scented Studio!
We love being able to provide so many options to the public. Our Oil Table is home to over 500 Fragrant & Essential Oils. You can smell through each category to mix and math your favorites, and then a fragrance specialist will help you blend a scent together that can then be put into any of our home, bath, and body products. We carry Lotions, Body Mists, Roll-On Oils, Body Oil, Sugar Scrubs, Soaps, Perfume, Cologne, and so much more! You are unlimited as to what you can make and what fragrances you make. All you have to do is try it out! Even if you're not in Denver, you can click the custom fragrance tab and Create a Custom Online! We've made it possible to have your new favorite scent convenient to you wherever you go.
All of our products are ALL NATURAL and NEVER TESTED ON ANIMALS!!! Only lovingly tested on employees and loved ones :-)
If you ARE in Denver, Colorado, or you plan to visit soon, come experience our Scented Journey Workshop where you learn the art of perfume making and create a custom perfume/cologne. Or just come on in and explore all of our oil options!
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Working With Occasions Catering Denver
Working with Occasions Catering Denver was a wonderful experience.
Occasions Catering Denver is a company that has been in business for over 40 years bringing delicious meals to the tables of big and small events. They cater events anywhere from 10 to 10,000 guests.
When we were asked to be a part of their 2nd annual wedding planner event, we were very excited to showcase our amazing concept to a lovely group of wedding planners.
Not only did we feel like we were guests ourselves, but we got to meet an amazing group of very talented wedding planners, as well. Talking to them and explaining our concept, we were able to show them how important scent really is in a wedding event.
When a bride and groom comes in to our studio to create a scent, they go on a journey through picking their favorite scents together, and creating a fragrance that symbolizes them as a part of each other. The end result being the scent that they will forever remember, along with the process of creating it.
After hosting many Bachelorette Parties, Bridal Showers, and Mother/Daughter-In-Law events, we've learned the importance of having a lasting happy memory through scent.
A wedding planner, of coarse, is the person who is going to help guide you through the journey of getting married. Thankfully, we've become an answer for many wedding planners and we can't wait to see how many more memories we get to create.
For this event, we created custom private labels for Occasions, and provided Roll-On's for all the guests. They chose between our most popular set of oils, and each got to create a custom Roll-On scent. This was a traveling party that took place next door at a new event space & venue in Cherry Creek North called Venue 221. The space is intimate, breathtaking, and accommodated us very well.
We would like to extend our biggest thanks to Occasions Catering Denver for having us be a part of this amazing event, and letting us help everyone create a custom fragrance. The staff was incredibly kind and professional, and the visual aspects were also incredibly beautiful. We highly recommend using Occasions for any catering needs. Their food is absolutely delicious and can be adjusted to almost any allergy preference (Gluten Free, Kosher, etc.) To go to Occasions Catering Denver's website, please visit www.occasionsdenver.com to find the answer to your catering needs. To visit the Venue 221 website visit www.venue221.com/
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February 3, 2017 is a very Important Day!
This year on the 3rd of February, we are working to help raise awareness for ending Heart Disease & Stroke, especially in women.
A woman dies of cardiovascular diseases every 80 seconds, and 1 in 3 women is living with some form of cardiovascular disease.
Since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease and stroke. Cardiovascular disease knows no borders. Including heart disease and stroke, cardiovascular disease remains the leading global cause of death with more than 17.3 million deaths each year. That number is expected to rise to more than 23.6 million by year 2030.
That is why we at Scented Studio are proud to help raise awareness by Going Red For Women!
80% of cardiovascular diseases may be preventable with education and action. Education means understanding the numbers that effect heart health, which are: Total Cholesterol, HDL (good) Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, and Body Mass Index (BMI). Action means encouraging women to make simple lifestyle changes like eating better, and getting active.
There are so many things that can be done to help prevent heart disease and stroke. Graciously providing us with this all of this amazing information and research, the American Heart Association, and Scented Studio, thanks you for reading and participating this February 3rd by wearing red. Anyone who is wearing red on this day will receive 10% off of their entire in-store purchase. We will also be offering a coupon code that day for our online store as well.
Please show your support by wearing red and read the facts on how to stay healthy at these helpful links
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Your date for Valentine's Day is set!
Valentine’s day is around the corner and the panic to find date ideas is here. The means it’s time to reserve your spot at our Scented Journey Workshop.
This 2017 Valentine’s Day, our workshop will be better than ever!
With the help of our fragrance specialists, you and your significant other will explore 22 designer blends to create a custom Perfume/Cologne.
Not only will you also find out what kind of scent you are through our scent personality quiz, you’ll also learn a brief history of the modern art of perfume making.
We will be showering couples with champagne (21 and over), chocolate truffles & strawberries, cake pops, roses, and more!
Here at Scented Studio, we understand how important it is to connect great memories with scent. That’s why we’ve planned an amazing 2 hour long activity that you can enjoy pressure free.
For $80 per person, or $150 per couple, come enjoy creating a memorable scent that both of you will cherish the rest of your a lives.
Our Valentine’s Scented Journey Workshop will be taking place Saturday February 11th, 2017 at 4:00pm. Call now to reserve your spot, as space is limited!!!
Phone: (303) 333-3315 or Email: Info@scentedstudio.com
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We've Got Chemistry!
Sense of smell will change with your body chemistry.
Ever notice how your friend had an incredible scent that you loved so much that you went out and got it yourself. As soon as you try it on, it doesn’t exactly smell how it did on your friend, in fact, you hated it. Now you're stuck with a full bottle of expensive perfume or cologne that you will probably never use again.
As much as we hate to admit, our preferences change with age. As we grow into adults we don't taste our food as well as we used to because our tastes buds, and palette, changes.
The same thing happens with our body chemistry.
As we get older our sense of smells changes, along with which scents we prefer and have learned to love.
We've noticed kids tend to lean towards sweets and treat inspired foods, meanwhile, adults have a bigger variety of preferences because they've grown into their sense of smell and have distinguished the ones they've learned to love compared to what they used to like years ago.
Here at Scented Studio, we have over 500 fragrant and essential oils to choose from and find those perfect scents that compliment the person you are today! Whether you have an idea of what scents you prefer, or you want to start from scratch, our fragrant specialists will guide you step by step to create your perfect fragrance
Is it getting close to the holidays, and your house needs some refreshing?
Did you cook many different types of scented dishes?
Did no one do the dishes last night?
Does that litter box hold that smell no matter how much you clean it?
It's time you switch from candles to warming oils!
Here at Scented Studio, we do indeed customize scented candles. However, we recommend candles for setting an ambiance rather than fragrancing your home.
Candles can take hours to melt and finally fill the house with that smell you've been craving. The wax is hard to clean, and finding a place for the candle to sit (and not burn anything) can take a minute.
Warmer Oils are the new way to go!
They are much more cost effective. More bang for your buck. Warmer oils are concentrated oil that is warmed to fill the designated area with the best fragrance you could smellagine. They can be used in many different types of warming oil accessories.
When searching for which warming oils, we found that most grocery and specialty stores sell many different blends and tend to be quite expensive. Sometimes the bottle is sealed and there's no tester to double check if you like it first. Then you buy it, use it and you're not satisfied with the scent it turned out to be. Or you have a burned candle that you wish you could find another one just like it.
At Scented Studio we are able to guide you in the direction of helping you create your very own signature home scent.
Most of the time you've got an idea of how you'd like your home to smell? For example; Warm apples and cinnamon, vanilla cookies, frosted fudge brownies, and Banana nut bread? We can blend your home fragrance in less than 10 minutes and you'll leave with the best bottle of scented goodness for your house, that you created yourself.
Making your home that much more memorable to everyone.
What to do for Date Night?!
Date Night…We have noticed that when it comes to figuring out date night ideas, there are millions out there, but none that really fit what you both wanted.
Dates that are outside can be tough because of weather. Not knowing if it’s going to rain, snow, or if it’ll be too hot.
Museums might be the perfect idea, however, the hours can be limited of when it’s open. Coordinating schedules tend to be the hardest, too.
Cocktails and Painting is so much fun, as it is nice to sit and paint with your significant other and have some wine. However, at the end you’re stuck with 2 painting that you’re not really sure you want to hang up on your walls.
That’s why our Scented Journey Workshop® is your solution!
It’s a similar class setting like cocktails and painting, but instead, we show you an educational video with a brief history of fragrance that leads you to a personality quiz that reveals what type of fragrance you are.
After the quiz we guide you through 22 different blends, (without telling you the names) and you will build yourself a Perfume or Cologne to leave with!
This experience will be very memorable, as well, since scent is closely connected to your memory. Every time you use your fragrance, you’ll think of the amazing time you had with your significant other. One of the best parts is that it will be a new and unique way for you to spend your time together!
Once you experience the Scented Journey Workshop®, you’re welcome to move on to our Oil Table where you can explore over 500 different fragrant and essential oils and create even more fragrances into any of our products!
This workshop is not exclusive to couples only, either! Bring a friend, family, or someone visiting, and you're all sure to enjoy creating fragrances you'll be able to use all the time!
We're Celebrating 5 Years!!!
This October 14th, we’ll celebrate our 5th anniversary here at Scented Studio!
It’s been so amazing learning how to create and blend new scents for each person. Every single customer has been so unique and the process is always so much fun for both the customer and us! We want to express a huge thank you to all the customers who have helped shape us into the business we are today. We wouldn’t be where we are without you!
For this special day we have come up with an even better special anniversary sale, lasting the whole weekend!
We are so excited to announce that we’ll be having a Roll-On Sale from October 14 to October 16th!
Any Roll-On…custom, in-store, online, or any of our retail scents will ALL be available for $5 with no coupon or code necessary!
$5 Roll-On’s!!! We’re Serious!
Making custom fragrances has helped us create so many wonderful memories over the last 5 years. Employees have created many of our retail scents along with customers as they come, go, and return.
This is also the perfect opportunity for you to create that perfect scent you’ve been chasing!
Black Bath Bombs are now at Scented Studio!
We’ve been seeing the bath bomb craze and we’re so happy to announce that we now, also, offer Black bath bombs!
Sometimes you go into a store and love the way the bath bombs look, but the smell might not be exactly what you’re looking for.
Our Black Bath Bombs are so amazing! They turn your bath completely black and are just in time for the holidays!
At Scented Studio, you’re able to create a custom scent, decide on the color, add herbs, put shimmer in (or leave it out), add confetti, and even personalize a message in a bottle too!
They’re fully customizable!
The message in a bottle is a small glass bottle that goes into the middle of the bath bomb, and you can either personalize a message or use one that we have made. When the bath bomb dissolves, there will be a surprise the floats and the message inside! Perfect for Holidays and Anniversaries.
The shimmer adds a sparkly hue while the confetti add light color and softness to your skin.
We offer our bath bombs in few different ways:
We have the Classic Bath Bombs that are big round bombs that you use all at once to have the strongest scented and most vibrant colored bath.
We have our Mini Bath Bombs that you can use all at once, or drop in one at a time to create your perfect bath mixture.
Our Shower Bombs also come in the mini bath bomb size. You just place it on the floor of your shower and when the water hits the bomb, the heat from your shower will lift your fragrance up where it belongs, in your nose! Making your shower extra special without having to draw a bath.
We also make Bath Powder! Bath powder can be used either in the bath, or in the shower. This way you can control the portions of how much you use, along with how strong you’d like for your bath/shower to smell. You can scoop it out of the container and sprinkle it along the shower floor or into the tub.
Our bath bombs do come in multiple colors, and the fragrances are unlimited. They’re perfect for kids bath time, a romantic night with your significant other (message in a bottle!), or for just some much needed “Me Time”
These Bath Bombs can be completely customized to your liking. Meaning no matter what, you will love this product every single time you use it!
Our Bath Bombs, unlike most out there, are all natural. They are Fresh (made to) order, Vegan, and are completely handmade. Only tested by humans!
All of our products are also Sensitive Skin Friendly, and can be used on babies J
Soon to come: All Natural Bubble Bars! We found that most bubble bars out there still have sulfates in them, which aren’t very friendly for your skin. We are now in the process of make all natural bars without any harmful chemicals like sulfates and parabens. We also Never test on animals!
Are you the Party Planner and you have no ideas?!
Bachelorette Party from August 19, 2016
Hosting a party for someone (or something) can be difficult.
Deciding what is going to entertain everyone at this party is even harder!
Luckily Scented Studio is the solution to both of these problems.
We love to host parties because we are able to work closely with everyone without interruptions.
This means each person in the party will get a full one-on-one experience in choosing and deciding on their scent. Making this an experience where everyone gets fully taken care of, and no one feels left out or forgotten. Who wants that, right?!
Here at Scented Studio we love being able to offer multiple options
for having a party and creating you a memorable experience. The best part about this experience is that Scent is connected to memory, making this an event you will always remember every time you use your fragrance!
Types of Party Options:
Our “Becoming a Mr./Mrs.” Party is such a fun event! We are a super fun and unique place to host either a Bachelor or Bachelorette Party! Your can plan a wonderful Shower with family and friends, Or you can kick off your “Last hurrah as a single person” with an adventurous and memorable party! Your guests will love creating a personalized fragrance while celebrating your special day. You’re welcome to decorate the studio to your liking, and bring any beverages of your choice to sip on (Spirits are welcome). A Bride needs a Signature Scent for her big day. The best way is for her to create her own scent knowing it’s unique and making it the scent of her big day, along with being surrounded by her closest friends and family. We even have small spray bottles available to make small favors for gift bags! This way every time you or the rest of your party smells your scent, you’ll all be reminded of the big day. Making it a Special and Smemorable day!
Surprise Party From August 20, 2016
Our “Birthday Bash” Party is your special ONCE A YEAR celebration of life! What better way to celebrate than creating your own scent for your new year?! Remembering your birthday is sometimes harder than daily tasks. This way you can smell like it really is your birthday everyday! (At least ‘til next year when you’ll need a new scent!)
Our “Kid’s Fiesta” Party is an exciting event that your child will never forget! Bring together a group of your kid’s friends to smell through our most popular scents off the oil table to create their own unique fragrance. This is a really good party to have with parents as well making it a friends and family event, and brings you all closer by making your own fun fragrances.
(Prices may vary depending on size of party and products chosen)
Our “Just Because” Party you can host for no reason but the fact that you want to have a memorable party with your friends or family! Sometimes life can get very busy and finding some good time to spend with the people you’re closest to can get difficult. This is the perfect opportunity to create an event ahead of time to make it something everyone can plan on and they’ll remember it even more because it was with the people you love spending your time with most.
There are two ways to celebrate your special party:
The Scented Journey® Workshop
In this workshop you will explore through 22 custom designed fragrances to create your very own masterpiece perfume or cologne. You will learn a brief history of fragrance and the art of perfume making. This is perfect for Fragrance Lovers of all kinds and is just as much for men as it is for women! For only $55 per person, you will enjoy the workshop and take home a 30mL bottle of your fragrance, or for just $20 more, you can upgrade to a 100mL bottle.
This workshop takes approximately 2 hours to complete and is by appointment only.
Scented Studio Oil Table Experience
You can come in and explore our table of over 500 different fragrant, and essential oils that can be custom blended into body mist, roll-on oil, dry oil spray, sugar scrub, shea butter body whip, hand & body lotion, body wash, massage oil, body oil, room diffusers, candles, and much more! Prices will vary between $19.95 and $29.95 depending on the product chosen.
Appointments are not necessary, unless you have a party bigger than 6 people.
Weather you’ve got friends or family coming to town, or you had a free day with nothing planned, Scented Studio is sure to be the perfect place to make your day a very special one!
For More Information please give us a call at (303) 333-3315 or visit our Parties & Events Page at http://www.scentedstudio.com/parties-groups/
Recreate Your Discontinued Fragrance!
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Our specialty here is making you a customized blend of fragrant or essential oils. We make you a personalized blend that you can put into any product we have here! (Body Wash, Body Whip, Lotion, Mist for Body or Room, ETC.)
Recreations Are Slowly Becoming One of these Many Specialties
It’s such a sad feeling when you’re at the bottom of your favorite Perfume or Cologne. Even sadder when it was
Today we had a Lovely lady come in with a perfume that she said she’s been buying for 20 years. It’s her favorite scent she wears (along with her husbands favorite to smell on her), but it was discontinued and she can’t find any place that could have something even similar. Helping her today was such a fun thing for us to do and I think she enjoyed it as well.
We tried a bunch of different scents, but between the three of us that were working today, we were able to create a blend for her that matched the one she was looking for.
With recreations, we warn you that we won’t be able to make it smell EXACTLY like your original scent, however, we can always get pretty close.
The best part about us having 500 different fragrances is that we can put together what scents and notes we think/smell might be in them, and tweak them to your liking as well. Most of the time we have clients leave loving their scent better than the one they were trying to recreate.
We are slowly creating a library of familiar scents and already have some recreations that you can compare and choose from. If you’ve got a scent you’re dying to recreate or want to add just one thing to make it better, bring it in (The bottle) and we can smell it and make you a new creation that smells like the one you’ve already got!
Don’t Miss out on our Annual Sidewalk Sale!
Our annual sidewalk sale begins on July 14th and will go through July 17th. Many businesses will be participating in this annual event and you only have to look for the red balloons to know that you are at the right stops for great deals. We will have maps available if you make us your first stop!
This year we are offering a deal that’s great for both new and existing customers looking to create or refill their favorite retail or custom fragrance.
If you buy any Shea Butter Body Whip, you will receive a matching sugar scrub FREE (up to $19.95) value.
This is a once a year deal, you won’t want to miss out! This includes all of our favorite retail and your already created or new custom scents. If you love it we want you to enjoy it!
If you have never used our products you are in for a treat! Our Shea Butter Body Whip is a rich cream lotion that is a perfect gift for your skin. It is very hydrating and perfect for the dry Colorado climate. It also holds fragrance very well especially if applied right after a bath or shower.
Our Sugar Scrub is great for exfoliating your skin and leaving it nourished with natural oils. It will clear away any dry leftover skin to leave you with fresh, soft, and hydrated skin. It also holds fragrance wherever it is placed and is great for those spots that may need some extra attention like hands, knees, elbows, and feet. It can be used all over, just grab a desired amount rub together and rinse off for all day softness!
This deal will be available in the shop on 215 Detroit St. Denver. This deal will also be available online for retail scents only (call us about customs- 303-333-3315)
Be looking for it online by clicking here. Just a heads up, it may be available a little earlier online!
Create a Custom Fragrance Online!
The best way to create fragrance is in person, but we know this is not always possible. Not able to make it to Denver? No problem!
Create a fragrance with us with this online questionnaire where we can work together to create something great! After reviewing your answers to a few questions we will create three different variations based on your fragrance preferences. You will be mailed 3 mini roll-ons. Roll-on oil is an oil-based perfume/cologne that has a rollerball to control where the fragrance goes. This is a great way to test your fragrances and find out what works for you!
I am going to explain some of the questions in greater detail, but if you think you are ready to create now click here!
The first two questions deal with fragrance families. The fragrance wheel was developed my Michael Edwards and it divides fragrances into 14 different fragrance families. You can learn more about the fragrance families by clicking here.
The third question is about vanilla; this gives us the opportunity to see if you like things on the sweeter side. Vanilla is not the only thing that is sweet, but you have an opportunity to explain what you like in further detail later.
Number four is about clean. Clean can mean different things to different people, we want to figure out what kind of clean is most attractive to you. There are only so many words that describe fragrance, and clean can cover a variety of very different fragrance families. Mainly aquatic, citrus, and musk, but it can sometimes mean floral or fruity too.
Five is about wood. It may only pertain to people that like wooded fragrances, there are different directions with wood, from sweet to earthy, to green. If we have a direction to start we can make something perfect for your wooded tastes.
Question six is about application. We just want to see how you wear fragrance to best determine the strength that you may prefer.
Finally question seven and eight let us hear from you! This is a good time to explain what you do don’t like and why, so we would never think of incorporating anything like it in your fragrance. It’s an okay place to elaborate a little about any question that you want to clarify from the questionnaire. Remember, you only have 255 characters per question to do this, but you can always call us at 303-333-3315 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nine is about the flowers. A lot of people love flowers but there are all kinds of flowers ranging from a light orchid to deep rose. Many people love one or the other, we want to be sure we pick the right flower for you!
Our Last Question is just a last statement of what you want your fragrance to be. It can of course be a couple of those things, but we want you to pick what’s most important to you!
I hope this helps you start your way to creating with us online. Click Here to Start Now!
Tropical Scent Sale!
Just in time for Summer
Tropical SALE- BUY ONE GET ONE ½ off of equal or lesser value now until the end of June 2016
HERE ARE THE SCENTS:
Coconut Explosion- loads of coconut & vanilla perfect for summer sun
Beach Please- A tropical mix of Tahitian fruit and sultry aquatics
Coco Mango- A little coconut a little mango and A LOT of fun!
Cabana- a mix of beach side florals and sweet summer air!
Hawaiian Bliss- A Blended Banana Pineapple Smoothie for your skin!
Mango Mandarin- If you like a sweet citrus scent for summer this is for you!
But don't have us tell you, come in to our Denver Cherry Creek location and smell for yourself!
Our best selling summer product is sugar scrub! It’s perfect for exfoliating your skin to leave it hydrated, smooth, and ready for summer sun! Pair with your favorite tropical scents and you could have a sugar scrub to prime your skin and a Roll-on to keep in your purse or pocket to keep your favorite fragrance fresh all day!
Scented Journey® Workshops are every First Saturday of the Month!
If you’re familiar with our Scented Journey® Workshop you know it’s a great way to find your own custom fragrance! If you’re not familiar let me tell you a little more about it. In this 1 to 2 hr. workshop you’ll be greeted by one of our fragrance specialists, take a fragrance quiz, watch a video about the history of perfumery, and smell though 22 of our signature scents that take you around the fragrance wheel and beyond. Only using your nose you should be able to collaborate with our fragrance specialists to find something that captures you.
Only $55 for a 30ml custom Italian glass bottled perfume or cologne that you name and brand with our store! If you LOVE your fragrance you can upgrade to a 100ml perfume or cologne more than 3x the amount for $20 an excellent value! We just started our Journey 4 this February and it is our favorite so far. Our new take on the fragrance wheel only becomes better and better with time! So if you’ve created with us in the past this is a great Journey to test your nose again!
We want to promote these pre-scheduled classes so for the next few months and we want to offer a deal to those living in and or visiting the Denver area! Every first Saturday of the month we will be hosting a Scented Journey ® Workshop at 11am. The First Saturday’s Scented Journey® are the only time we will be offering this great deal! If you buy one Scented Journey® admission for a 30ml bottle for $55 the next 30ml is $40, a great opportunity to bring a friend, girlfriend, boyfriend, fiancé, mother, daughter. This can be for any fragrance lover. Some exclusions apply: Limit One Per Customer, only can be redeemed on the First Saturday of each month. If you would like to upgrade to 100ml bottle it is still $20 more, and can be decided after you fall in love with your fragrance. Call 303-333-3315 to reserve your space and claim this deal today!
Travel Friendly Perfume and Cologne
Getting Summer Ready means gearing up for travel whether you are visiting the Denver area, or you’re from here and you’re getting ready to fly elsewhere, we can help with your summertime travel ready fragrance starting at $19.95!
Here at Scented Studio we love creating our Roll-On oil based perfumes and colognes off of our oil table with over 500 fragrant and essential oils! This 10ml of fragrance can go with you anywhere and can last months even wearing the fragrance every day! Just use the rollerball to control exactly where you want the fragrance and the oil should blend with your skin and last for hours! As Coco Chanel would say, “Apply where you want to be kissed”. Many men use this product keeping it in their pocket or vehicle. For women it is a purse staple to freshen up anywhere, many women have admitted applying right before “happy hour”.
This product is one of our top sellers because it’s a great way to try a perfume or cologne without committing to a perfume or cologne price. For $19.95 you can pick up to 5 oils to be blended together at different ratios with one of our fragrance specialists. Once we have come up with your fragrance it takes about 3 minutes for another fragrance specialist to blend your perfume fresh. This means you could walk out with your own custom fragrance in 15 minutes or less! This is a fun thing to do in Denver for friends, girlfriends, boyfriends, families, and for your self. No appointment needed if you have a group under 4 people. We also have a lot of retail fragrances already made for you to try. We hope to see you soon!
Father’s Day Fragrance?
I don’t know about you, but I can tell you that my Dad is hard to buy for. If he wants something he just buys it for himself, no need to wait for a holiday. Every year I try to wrack my brain for what to get him on Father’s Day, His Birthday, and find a Great Christmas gift for him. I sometimes end up with an un-personal gift card and his favorite candy (maple nut goodies), in case you were wondering.
I know that fragrance may seem to be a feminine art, but it’s really just as much for men. There are many men, fathers, husbands that come in to Scented Studio looking for their wives & daughters, girlfriends, boyfriends but end up also creating a unique fragrance for themselves as well! Scented Studio is for anyone interested in fragrance, for the bath, home, from a bar of soap, body wash, to a lotion, or cologne. We even offer Beard Oil for the Mountain Man Dad in your life.
This year you can buy Dad something he would never expect. I know he would probably never tell you, but he has enough grill equipment, watches, wallets, and gear for his favorite sports team. This year buy him a memory, a fragrance memory of creating a scent that is unique to him and will forever remind him of the unique gift you bought for him! You can stop by our Denver location or buy a gift card for an experience online, or you can make an appointment to create something with him 303-333-3315. We have workshops, one-on-ones and more!
The coolest part is that we will keep the fragrance on file, so if he runs out, you can refill it for him for the next holiday! It will definitely be something you know he will like! That is if he doesn’t come and refill his fragrance first!
Great DIY Gift in Denver!
If you are visiting, new to, or live in the Denver area you need to try this DIY. Scented Journey® Workshop 4 is underway with all new scents and now an all-new video! If you've already experienced a Journey in the past you can put you nose to the test with all new fragrances created from the fragrance wheel! Way different than our Scented Journey® 1, 2, or 3.
Scented Studio®'s new video focuses on different aspects about fragrance history from ancient to modern times. The workshop is a great great way to learn something new and or be refreshed about the origins of fragrance. It is interesting to see how this memorable toiletry has evolved. You also have a chance to create a fragrance using only your nose! This allows you to make something that you truly like without knowing exactly what it is, but, don't worry we will tell you at the end!
This class is great for all ages, backgrounds, & genders. A great gift for mom, dad, sister, brother, grandmother, aunt, uncle, newlyweds, best friend, wife, daughter, son, the list goes on. In the workshop you are going around the fragrance wheel almost twice, this way we should be able to find a complex scent for everyone in the family. Scent is so tied to emotion and memory, it will not be soon forgotten!
Our fragrance specialists will help you narrow down to a fragrance that feels more like “you” than anything you’ve smelled before. The best part is that you walk away with something you love, and you’ve made it yourself.
If you haven’t already sign up for our Mother’s Day Scented Journey Saturday May 7th at 11am. here or call 303-333-3315 for more details! Seats are filling up so call today! If you cannot make it, no worries we will schedule for a time that works best for you!
Our Mother’s Day Scented Journey® is roughly a 2-hour of DIY fragrance workshop! We welcome you into our class, where you will learn about fragrance throughout history, and the art of perfumery from one of our fragrance experts. Then you will be guided through our 22 signature Scented Journey® fragrances, where you will be able to create your perfume or cologne. Think of it as a short cut to the fragrance that captures the real you.
Are you interested in fragrance and don’t know where to start? Do you like group settings with a relaxed atmosphere? A unique Mother's Day Gift that’s perfect for your spouse, significant other, girlfriend, aunt, grandmother, a group of moms, or just come treat yourself! Limited space available, so reserve your space ASAP!
For $55 you will receive one 30ml custom perfume or cologne and your choice of a matching roll on or sugar scrub ($19.95 value). This is a great deal for Mom's and Grandmothers, and daughters and sons alike! Spend the day with your loved ones and create a memory that will last forever through scent!
We will be hosting this Scented Journey® Saturday May 7th from 11am-1pm Call 303-333-3315 and reserve your space today! Gift Certificates are always available online and can be redeemed at a later time if that day doesn't work!
Have you ever Considered Creating a Lasting Memory through Fragrance?
Even though it doesn’t quite feel like it today in Denver, spring is here which will soon lead to summer. For many, summer means vacation, an opportunity to travel and make fun and lasting memories with loved ones.
Scented Studio has become a travel destination while people are touring the Denver Area, not only because making a custom fragrance is a fun experience, but also the scent created reminds them of their fun travels. Many people end up naming their fragrance “Denver” to remind them of their stay here. We even end up shipping some “Denver” made fragrances all over the country once a client runs out. By the way we now offer custom fragrances to be purchased online making it easier to order your favorite custom scents!
There is a client that comes in every year before her summer vacation with her family; she travels to different places with them every year. She is reminded of the trips with the fragrance she creates to wear for that summer. Often her fragrances are inspired by where she is going, last year it was to tropical Hawaii. She created a great blend of plumeria, freesia, and tropical fruit. What I think is most interesting about this idea is that she also encourages all the members of her family to choose fragrances for themselves. Custom fragrances start at $19.95, making it an affordable option for something that you are sure to love. In fact we usually do not let clients leave until we know they love their fragrance.
Speaking of Love, we also have couples that come in all the time to make fragrances for anniversaries, date nights, or upcoming nuptials. Most recently we had a couple come in before their wedding to make fragrances that they would wear on their wedding day. They were so pleased with the scents that they had created for their wedding and excited about how it would remind them of their special day. The best part is that they were both there to make sure they loved each other’s scent as well as their own both saying, “ I could marry you smelling like that!”
Whatever the occasion, there is a good chance you can associate a smell with the memory. This happens because of the olfactory being so close to the brain’s limbic system which deals with your emotions and mood. Make a great memory with us, for an occasion, or just for fun. How do you want to be remembered?
Today Show says goodbye to Wrangler, Scented Studio celebrates the Blind/ Service Animals!
If you don’t watch the Today Show, I don’t know if you’ve heard of Wrangler the sweet dog yellow that the show included to their team for the past 16 months. Today was his last day on the show, as he will be helping as a service dog for a visually impaired individual. We wish him luck, what a great job for a dog to provide comfort in so man ways!
Here at Scented Studio we are dog friendly with our studio dog Hoss a big yellow lab see (Hoss). He is a staple here and is often mentioned online more than any of our fragrance specialists. He is also pictured above! We also enjoy our many visually impaired clients that often come in with a variety of helper animals such as dogs and birds.
Our Clients with visual impairment typically choose the most interesting fragrances to be customized. They are truly just using their nose without having preconceived notions of what something should smell like. Many individuals read the labels before choosing to open a bottle, when this ability is taken away there is a more methodical approach. It is not unusual for someone with blindness to go through an entire fragrance family or two and go through every scent in a systematic way to decide which they are the most attracted to. This leads to fragrances that are complex, unique, and compliment the individual’s chemistry in a beautiful way.
We want to invite all visually disabled blind persons in the Denver Area to visit Scented Studio and play on our oil table with 500 fragrant and essential oils. We will be offering 25% off any purchase to all visually impaired/blind persons from now to April 10th 2016. We hope that this encourages some of our existing clientele and friends to come in and have some fun with us!
READY FOR SPRING
If you’re in the Denver area you’ve noticed spring has already made it’s way to the Front Range, and Easter Sunday is right around the corner! Sunday March 27th to be exact! To help our customers fill up their Baskets with something unique we have a few different options.
First of all we have handmade soaps scented in Raspberry Vanilla and Creamsicle. They are brightly colored and affordable you can buy 1 for $2 3 for $5 or 6 for $8! Another fun way to brighten up bath time for the holiday would be with our Easter Bath Surprise. We have an assortment of plastic Easter Eggs filled with our fun and southing Bath Powder! In each egg there is also a surprise that you will be able to keep for fun! Our Easter Bath surprise is $4.95 or 2 for $8.00. We also offer options to fill your own assorted basket with either custom or popular retail scents (prices vary). A fun way to celebrate the season with bright colors, sweet smells, while supporting small local business in Denver.
Scented Studio is featuring a brand new fragrance this season amply named “Spring Garden” The fragrance is a lovely bouquet of freesia, lilies, citrus, and orange blossom. I suggest getting this scent in one of our famous sugar scrubs to get those dry winter spots like elbows and knees ready for spring and summer sun! Remember if you’re in Cherry Creek North to stop by to test any of our products at no charge! The coolest part is that you can change up you fragrance seasonally here! If you’re ready for a new spring scent we have the perfect combination waiting for you on our oil table or in our new Scented Journey® Workshop.
Scented Studio has become a new Primere Location in Denver to host your Bridal events!
Last Weekend Scented Studio hosted the most beautiful batchelorette party! The party featured a lovely Royal theme, complete with crowns, entry way guards, and a throne fit for a Queen! The guests participated in fun games, watched a homemade video, ate delicious food, and went home with a hand made bath related take home gift. They created fragrances to be infused in products such as massage oil, body wash, sugar scrub, roll-on perfume, body lotion, room diffusers, and more! Many of the guests will never forget this one of a kind experience, a great way to remember the time and honor the bride to be!
If you want to host your next bridal shower, batchelorette party, or girls night, Scented Studio is a great way to start or end your night in Denver! Custom fragrance is made easy with our fragrance specialists that help guide you through our Scented Journey Workshop or our oil table with 500 Fragrant and Essential Oils. If you know what you like it takes very little time. All 16 of our guests at last weekend’s party played on our oil table, and created a fragrance in about an hour. If you’re looking for something unforgettable and unique for your Bride this wedding season Scented Studio is the perfect place! Schedule your party today by clicking here or call 303-333-3315 for more info!
We are beyond excited to announce the premiere of
Scented Journey® 4 this Valentine weekend!
It’s not too late to sign up for our Valentine’s Day Scented Journey® Workshop for Saturday February 13th! Great for last minute date idea! We will be changing up our Scented Journey® line and it has it all! We will still take you through the fragrance wheel and beyond to help you create a unique to you perfume or cologne. Our 4th Scented Journey® is a great representation of some great fragrance wheel scents that any previous Journey goer will enjoy and walk out with a very different fragrance!
The coolest part of the Scented Journey® Workshop is that you are only using your nose! We give you the fragrances by number, not by names. This method does not allow for preconceived notions of how the fragrance is going to smell. Many of our Journey participants are surprised to find out what they are naturally attracted to. It’s a great way to neutralize because nothing is labeled masculine or feminine. Some Men are attracted to traditionally feminine floral or vanilla fragrances and many women are attracted to traditionally masculine clean scents.
Where will you fall? Are you more of a top not heavy citrus and aquatic person, or are you a base heavy amber wood person. You may be both! We learn new things about how fragrances can be combined every day! Whatever you create will smell great with your chemistry if you are attracted to it. We always keep your scent on file so you are able to have it replenished whenever you need it! This workshop is for all walks of life, and we look forward to having this Scented Journey for the rest of the year!
Happy Valentine's Day Denver!
Valentine’s Day is a great way to celebrate your significant other, your favorite guy or gal pals, or even yourself. What other day can we buy massive amounts of flowers, chocolates, and of course, fragrance! Maybe you have a perfume or cologne lover in your life, or maybe you’re a collector yourself. Whatever you are looking for we have it for the hard to buy for fragrance connoisseur.
Scented Studio offers a great Scented Journey Cologne/Perfume Workshop on February 13th to serve as a date, group gathering, or solo fun activity. Exciting for anyone, even people that are new to creating fragrance! You may also come in to create your own lotion, body wash, room diffuser, or perfume off of our oil table with over 500 fragrant and essential oils. If you want to capture Valentine’s day in a fragrance you can include chocolate, strawberries, and flowers all in one product of your choosing!
A Scented Studio experience makes great gift card purchase for him or her! This gift card is great because you may choose by amount or experience, and we will mail or email this directly to you or your Valentine! If you are last minute Valentine’s Day Shopping in Denver for her or him this is a great pick! Schedule an appointment with us for the workshop or oil table experience on our website or call 303-333-3315. Our Workshop has limited space, but spots are still available!
Natural Baby Oil Alternative!
America has just started to become more label conscious. We want to know exactly what we are consuming and also what ingredients and chemicals we are putting on our skin. It is especially important for our little babies. If you look at some of the popular brands for infants you would be amazed what you would find in the ingredient list. If you can’t read some of them, be sure to look them up it’s quite educational.
Recently our owner had a baby and has taken every precaution to make sure that her daughter is able to have the best ingredients in what she eats, and what she puts on her delicate skin. She has seen excellent results using our all natural massage oil that contains sunflower oil, avocado oil, and jojoba. This product is Gluten Free and Never Tested on Animals. Massage oil has helped her sensitive baby skin in the Denver dry climate, and was especially relieving when she was going through cradle cap.
If you are looking for an all natural alternative to baby oil/ lotion this is really great for children! The best part you can choose your favorite scent for the oil. Whether you want calming essential oils or a more traditional baby powder scent it can be found at Denver’s Scented Studio. With over 500 fragrant and essential oils we will find the perfect blend for each member of your family! We will even make sure that it’s not too strong for a child, just a light fragrance that moisturizes them after bath time!
Try some today at our store or click here to purchase some online!
Smells Like Bourbon Spirit!
A little over a month ago we were surprised when a client asked if he could create a fragrance based off of bourbon whiskey. Ben Anderson, luxury sprit specialist, working for Knobb Creek, was determined to create a one of a kind Knobb Creek Bourbon inspired fragrance for a Denver holiday event where the whiskey would be featured.
Ben brought in a sample of the bourbon as a starting point and we explored what matched on our oil table with over 500 fragrant and essential oils. Together we were able to come up with a fragrance that had many of the notes that are found in the popular bourbon. Some of the notes included spice, wood, caramel, and vanilla tobacco. It was then infused into 200 travel sized roller ball (roll-on) perfume/colognes. The fragrance was infused in perfumers alcohol instead of our typical oil base to be more reminiscent of the spirit.
Don’t worry, it did not smell like you had too much to drink! It was a very pleasant unisex warm fragrance! A subtle sweetness with a nice wooded base notes. Don’t be afraid to come to Scented Studio with unique requests, we will try our best to create a fragrance you will love forever! Check us out in Cherry Creek North Denver!
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner Denver! You don’t want to miss this!
Treat your sweetheart to something as unique as they are wonderful! A great way to spend time in Denver if you’re here for the holiday! Experience one of our Valentine’s Weekend Scented Journey® classes. Saturday February 13th from 11-2pm or 3pm-6pm.
What is a Scented Journey®? It’s a one of a kind structured class that takes you through the fragrance wheel and beyond to create your own perfume and or cologne! What better way to spend your Valentines Day then by experiencing something new with your significant other, a group of friends, Celebrate your favorite people in your life!
Our 11-2pm Journey is perfect to start off a Valentine’s day with a light brunch with mamosas, and refreshments starting at $65.00. Our later time Sat February 3pm-6pm will end in perfect time to make it to your romantic dinner reservation! It would be nice to start the evening creating a scent that you know your significant other will also enjoy!
Scent is so tied to memory it is a perfect way to make a lasting Valentine’s day gift that won’t soon be forgotten! Scented Studio located in the heart of Cherry Creek North Denver is the perfect place for unique gifts for the fragrance lover! Call 303-333-3315 to reserve today! Or click here.
Meet our New Fragrance Specialists Olivia & Colette!
Here's a few things to learn about our newest employees !
- Where are you from?
Olivia: Jersey Shore (New Jersey)
Colette: D town! (That’s Denver, CO)
2.Which is your favorite season, and why?
Olivia: Fall, pretty colors & pumpkin EVERYTHING!
Colette: I love them ALL! Weather is weird and awesome.
3.What’s your favorite thing to do in your spare time?
Olivia: Crafting & DIY projects
Colette: Watching old films
4.What’s one interesting thing about you that most people might not know by looking at you?
Olivia: I can’t eat two Santiago’s burritos in one sitting….
Colette: I talk to myself out loud when I’m trying to make a decision.
5.What’s your favorite Scented Studio retail fragrance?
Olivia: Cabana, Eucalyptus & Spearmint
Colette: Satin Sheets
6.What is your favorite product to make here at the studio?
Olivia: Lotions & Perfumes
Colette: I like making whips, they remind me of icing.
7.What do you like most about being a part of Scented Studio?
Olivia: Hoss, staff, unique customers & all the scents!
Colette: The overall environment. All the people and activity is rad.
8.Which fragrance family is your favorite?
Olivia: Treats & Sweets
9.Which fragrance is your favorite from our current journey line and why?
Olivia: 6, Classic Clean because it refreshing
Colette: 20, Sweet Amber because its light
10. What is your go-to essential oil?
Olivia: Flower Citrus Kiss & Lime Basil Mint
Bring the DIY experience home with you!
Are you throwing a party but stumped on unique ideas to make it memorable? We can help! We have great party kits to get you on your way to becoming the party host(ess) of the year. Choose whichever ones fit your fancy, for $29.95, plus shipping. You will have multiple kits to choose from, including:
With our Roll on Oil party kit, you and your party guests, will be able to create your own oil based cologne and perfume! This kit comes complete with 12 pre-labeled 10mL glass containers, 25 fragrance sticks, a 4oz bottle of the base to blend with the fragrance oils, 12 graduated plastic pipettes, 12 15mL glass vials of the fragrance oils of your choice, and instructions on how to create your masterpieces!
If you and your guests are looking to create something unique, our lip balm kits are perfect for you! This whole kit comes with one pound of all-natural lip balm base, three 15mL bottles of the flavor oils of your choice, three graduated plastic pipettes, 20 lip balm containers, and instructions.
Soap is something we all use and love, and now you and your partygoers can have fun creating your own from your home! Our Melt & Pour Soap Kits come with 2 pounds of the soap base of your choice, 2.5oz of fragrance oils of your choice, 5 soap molds, 20 fragrance sticks, and instructions.
If you would like to purchase additional fragrance oils at $13.95 per oil, or have any questions about these party kits, please give us a call at 303-33-3315, email us at email@example.com, or stop by the studio here in Cherry Creek North and we’d be happy to help!
Black Friday November 27th and
Small Business Saturday November 28th 2015
Holiday Season is quickly approaching and we want to remind you to Shop Small on Black Friday & Small Business Saturday! You can also Shop with us online!
We’re so excited! And we just can’t hide it! Are you ready to create your very own perfume or cologne? As of today we are now on Meetup.com. This means you can keep track of all of our upcoming events and RSVP for whichever ones fit your fancy.
The next event we’re gearing up for is a Friday the 13th party, aimed at all ladies 21+. Instead of hockey masks and machetes, we’re offering light snacks, champagne and wine, and of course, great scents. This will take place on Friday, November 13th and will run from 6pm to 8pm.
During this party you will go through our Scented Journey® Workshop, where you will explore our 22 custom designed fragrances to create your very own perfume. You’ll also learn a brief history of fragrance and the science of perfume making. This starts at $55 a person for a 30mL bottle of perfume you create, and $20 more if you would like the 100mL size. This is a great opportunity to not only have a unique experience but to relax, drink some wine, and explore your creative side.
We are offering a special deal for those of you who RSVP to this event through Meetup.com. Each person who does so will receive a free 10mL alcohol-based roll-on perfume ($20 value) in the custom scent you design during the workshop! So rally the girls, come down to Cherry Creek North and do something different with your Friday night! We’re looking forward to having a great time with you!
Please feel free to contact us with any and all questions and concerns.
215 Detroit St, Denver, CO 80206
Stop Fragrance Hoarding, Let us make you some more!
Do you have a product that you’ve been saving because you’re afraid to use it? Why? Is it because the perfume or cologne is discontinued? Is it because it’s a little too pricey to replace? Maybe the fragrance was a gift and doesn’t quite smell like you but you like it? Whatever the reason, STOP immediately.
Here at Scented Studio® we specialize in recreating fragrances. We may not be able to be exact, but more often than not we can come very close. Our fragrance experts need only a small sample to work off of in order to recreate any scent out there. We have had very small samples sent to us in pill bottles, plastic baggies, small vials, etc. You are welcome to come into our boutique and work with us to make your perfect blend off of our oil table that is home to over 500 fragrant and essential oils. From there you may choose which products we infuse the recreated fragrance into. Some of our more popular products are perfumes/colognes, body washes, body whips, roll-on oils, and sugar scrubs.
We realize that it’s not always possible to fly to Denver if you live out of state, so we offer you the option of mailing us your sample. After scent-matching it, we will then send you back three variations for $19.95, shipping included. Everyone smells things differently and having three options is the best way to make sure we hit the mark on what you are looking for!
Your fragrance can also be made even better this way. Maybe you always wanted a touch less of vanilla in that old perfume you have, or you always wished there was more spice in the fragrance. Whatever the change, we can make it happen, and it is amazing to have an affordable supply of your favorite scent!
Sugar (scrubs), (Pumpkin) Spice, And Everything Nice!
The leaves are starting change, and so is your skin! As the temperature drops, so too does the humidity. Stay one step ahead with our amazing sugar scrubs! These are definitely a favorite here at Scented Studio®. Our scrubs consist of sugar, sunflower oil, avocado oil, apricot kernel oil, jojoba oil and your fragrance of choice.
We love to use the sugar scrub in the shower because it exfoliates and leaves your skin silky smooth! Just take a handful and rub it wherever you feel dry and rinse it off. When you get out of the shower or bath you don’t even need to use a moisturizer because the oil in the scrub will have already given your skin the hydration it was craving!
Another great use for our fantastic sugar scrubs is as a hand softener. Many people like to leave them next to the kitchen sink and after washing the dishes, rub a small handful all over your hands to replenish the moisture lost from the harsh dish soap.
Come in and find the perfect fall fragrance for us to make your scrub into. We have a few fun scents perfect for the season, like Aprés, a blend of warm apple crisp and creamy vanillas. Another favorite is Apple Blossom, a refreshing blend of soft citruses and apples. Keep in mind that you always have the option of creating your own custom blend as well, which is always more fun and can take as little as ten minutes!
If it’s wrong to be excited, we don’t want to be right!
Yesterday we got a great surprise in the mail, from YELP! In the letter it said that locals around Denver give us an average of 4.5 stars out of 5! It’s always wonderful to hear your positive feedback and constructive criticism. We always say that the best tips, for us, are positive reviews on Yelp, Facebook, and Google.
We are overjoyed that Denver has picked us as one of their favorite fragrance stops! We love that we have many returning customers who bring in friends, family, coworkers and spouses. Thank you for the word of mouth, and we are happy that many of you are still enjoying your signature scents you have created with us over the years!
As a thank you to you to our loyal customers for all of the positive reviews we will be giving away a free discount Body Mist/Room spray with every purchase for the rest of September 2015! A $12.95 value, while supplies last!
Smells like you should go to Denver's Scented Studio®
Look around what do you smell? Is it last night’s dinner dishes waiting to be washed? Or maybe your furry friend that decided to roll in something less than desirable? These are things we wish didn’t exist but often (at least in my world) do. I know you’ve seen the commercials that imply that everyone can smell it but you. I hate to say it but… they’re right. You’ve probably just grown used to the smell. Scented Studio can change that. Take back your scent control and treat yourself to an experience that will change the way you look at scent. It’s a gift that no one can soon forget!
Imagine having complete power over what fragrances you put on your body, home, car, you name it. If it has a need for fragrance we can probably make it right here in Denver’s own Scented Studio®. Located in the heart of Cherry Creek North Shopping District, it’s a hop away from the mall and a skip away from some great eateries too. Some people may have been to a perfumery before, a candle making class, bought homemade soap, or thought about doing a DIY sugar scrub. Scented Studio® can do all of those things and more!
We all don’t fit into one category when it comes to our style , why should we let anyone tell us only one fragrance works? Our chemistry is as unique as our fingerprint and one fragrance does not smell good on everyone. When you have access to over 500 fragrant and essential oils, it’s very hard to go wrong. The possibilities are endless.
Here at Scented Studio® you decide exactly what fragrances are included. Say you like vanilla, lavender, and bergamot. We can combine all of those fragrances into the perfect blend. By dipping paper fragrance sticks into each of the oils we are able to decide the perfect ratios of these scents determined by your own nose. Maybe you like the lavender and vanilla but decide that the bergamot is overpowering. We can either change the ratio, or take the bergamot out of the blend entirely. We can then replace bergamot with a different citrus, aquatic, floral, or wood. There’s no right or wrong, just let your nose decide! If you’re attracted to the scent, 9 times out of 10 it’s going to mesh with your chemistry in a beautiful way.
Once you have the perfect blend, you get to choose which of our many products you would like it in. We save your recipe so that you can always get more of it in the future, in the form of any of the products we offer. One of our most versatile products starting at $19.95 is Body Mist. Body Mist can be used on your body, your clothes, your room, your pillow. It’s an affordable way to try your scent out in a variety of ways. If you don’t want to commit to the cost of a perfume the Body Mist or the Roll-on Oil perfume are the best ways to test it out. The plus of the Roll-on Oil perfume is that it fits in your smallest clutch, and lasts for months!
Still looking for the perfect Mothers Day Gift?
Give Mom an unforgettable experience in the art of perfume making by joining us for a very special Mother’s Day Scented Journey® Workshop! During this 2+ hour class, our certified Fragrance Specialists will guide you through the creation of your custom scent using our 22 signature Scented Journey® fragrances.
During your Scented Journey® Workshop, you will learn the basics of perfume and cologne creation, along with a short history of the art of perfumery. This experience is perfect for everyone and is just as much for men and it is for women.
We have 2 classes available, and are open to all ages:
Please choose which class you would like to join by specifying in the drop down menu.
May 9th from 11am-1pm
May 10th from 1pm-3pm.
Refreshments, mimosas (21+), and hors d'oeuvres will be served!
Cost is $85 per person and you will receive a 100mL bottle of your custom perfume or cologne. Limited space is available, so please call or email to make your reservation.
Tired of the boring old box of Valentine’s Day chocolates and the dozen long stem roses?
Wouldn’t it be great if you could do something that’s truly fun and memorable to celebrate the day? We have just the thing! Join us for a special Scented Journey® Valentine's Day workshop. Designed for both singles and couples, you will explore a variety of different scents and create your very own perfume or cologne!
There's nothing quite as unique and thoughtful as the gift of customized fragrance. Fragrance carries the energy of love so directly, perfume can take you on a scent journey, stirring up emotions from your fondest memories. Why not create you own bottle of memories here at Scented Studio®? We can think of no better way to show someone you care than the gift of customized fragrance!
Scented Journey® Workshop Dates & Times:
Friday, February 13 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, February 14 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Saturday, February 14 4:00pm to 7:00pm
For just $85/person you will receive a 100ml Bottle of your fragrance and also get to name your creation with our store. You will learn a bit about the history of fragrance and explore our 22 signature journey fragrances! Please call ahead to reserve one of our Valentine’s Day events! Wine, Mimosas (over 21) and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Join us to celebrate this romantic holiday and we will help you strike just the right note in your Valentine's Day celebration!
Suffering from Psoriasis or Eczema? Try our unscented Dead Sea Bath Salts and our unscented Body Wash!
Spring is finally here, flowers are blooming and the sun is shining (sometimes), which can only mean one thing... Mother's Day is just around the corner! You want to celebrate everyone's favorite superhero (Mom) on this day, but how? Scented Studio® has put together a list of top must-haves to help you celebrate Mom, and let her know that all those 3am feedings and diaper changes were worth it. Whether she's looking for an ultra hydrating moisturizer, or the perfectly scented perfume, make sure Mom relaxes in style this Mother's Day by giving her one of these fab gifts. Proceed with caution, though: You might love these items so much you'll snag one for both Mom and yourself! What’s better than that?!
1) Shea Butter Body Whips: Luxuriously whipped and wickedly indulgent, our Shea Butter Body Whip is (almost) good enough to eat. Rich in shea and cocoa butter to moisturize and leave skin supple and smooth whilst quickly absorbing to help lock in hydration.
2) Hand & Body Lotions: Drench your skin with our Hand & Body Lotion. This lightweight lotion is infused with Jojoba Oil, Tea, and Vitamins E & A to condition and freshen the skin. So it's left soft, scented and ready to face the day.
3) Himalayan or Dead Sea Bath Salts: After a heavy day’s toil, ease into something equally hardworking. Rich in Himalayan and Dead Sea Bath Salts, our bath salts also soften and soothe. Highly restorative, soak in a hot tub, and your limbs will be grateful.
4) Sugar Scrubs: The ultimate sugar fix. Exfoliating crystals gently polish and condition your skin. Leaving it feeling healthy, smooth and beautifully glowing. It’s the sweetest kind of clean!
5) Dry Oil Spray: Our Dry Oil Spray, with a unique super-activated formula helps nourish, repair and soften face, body and hair in a single spray.
6) Gift Baskets: Our gift baskets can be tailor-made to fit everyones wants and needs! Stop in today and we can put together a gift she will love! In a hurry? Grab one of our many pre-made baskets!
7) Mother's Day Scented Journey®: Come experience Scented Studio® and the art of perfume/cologne making! In this Scented Journey® workshop you will be guided through our 22 Signature Fragrances. Here, blend your favorite scents into a unique and distinctive fragrance that is the essence of you. You will receive a 100mL bottle of your fragrance and also get to name your creation with our store. Perfect for everyone! Please call ahead for our Mother's Day events! Mimosas (over 21) and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Can't decide? Thats ok, we have gift certificates that can be made into any amount!
We've been getting a lot of people asking about how to make their fragrance last longer on their skin
Q: How can I make my fragrance last longer on my skin?
A: Layer your fragrance!
What is it? Well, basically, it's the act of building up a long-lasting signature scent by combining body products from your favorite fragrance's lines. For instance, if you shower with the Summer Fling body wash, exfoliate with the Summer Fling sugar scrub, then moisturize with the Summer Fling lotion or body whip. Only then – and only if you want to make a killer impression – do you spritz yourself with the matching perfume, roll-on oil or body mist.
The benefits? For starters, by using products with the same scent there's no fragrance clash (a big problem with today's heavily scented products). What's more, if you leave the sugar scrub out of the routine itself (or just add one quick spray) you're left with a much subtler fragrance 'impression' which works wonderfully in work environments when you want to smell good but not kill flies in the process.
Chances are many of you have already been layering without actually knowing it and, if so, congratulations for being so instinctively awesome! Stop by Scented Studio® today and one of our experienced Fragrance Specialists can help put together your perfect fragrance layering package!
April showers bring…
This month we are going to spotlight our rainy and refreshing fragrance: Crisp Clean! Our signature Crisp Clean is a fresh blend of citrus, aquatics and a light touch of jasmine! Crisp clean is the perfect touch if you want a crisp smell right out the shower or to refresh you throughout the day! You can call in or order online!
Dry Oil Spray: Great for your skin and hair! Summer just got even better!
Here at Scented Studio® we LOVE our Dry Oil Spray, but we find that most people don't know what it is!
Dry body oil is an oil that you can just spray on your skin or your hair! A veil of mist helps the oil-based treatment spread evenly on your hair, across long limbs and lean arms, leaving a non-greasy, almost demi-matte yet softly scented finish. But don't worry, using dry oils is no different than any other spray. Just point and shoot. Spray the oil over any body area from your head to toe. If you are likely to apply it to your face, make sure to take precautions such that it doesn’t get in your eyes.
ON HAIR: Spray sparingly on damp hair to nourish and treat dry strands. Style as usual. Spray on dry hair for added shine, split end repair, and to help protect from the heat of styling and UV damage! Use in very light moderation.
ON BODY SKIN: Spray and massage into skin. Dry body oil spray is essentially a lotion that you simply spray on your skin or lightly in your hair. It's a great alternative to regular lotion because it often doubles as a skin moisturizer and a perfume.
ON FACIAL SKIN: Spray into palm and then use sparingly with fingertips to massage into skin.
Come in to Scented Studio® today and create your own signature Dry Oil Spray scent!
This month we are spotlighting one of our GREEN retail fragrances: Eucalyptus & Spearmint!
Happy St. Patrick’s day! This month we are spotlighting one of our GREEN retail fragrances: Eucalyptus & Spearmint! Both plants are green in color and it scent! Eucalyptus is often used for aromatherapy! In Australia eucalyptus trees are everywhere and are known for the fresh air breeze that comes from the eucalyptus essential oils running down the tree! This is why aroma therapists use these oils to calm the body and mind. Spearmint and Eucalyptus together provide a calming blend of fresh mint breezes!
Melt and Pour Soap Kits!
Melt and pour soap making is the process of melting a preexisting soap base, most often adding color and fragrance or essential oil, then pouring the soap base into a mold. Once fully hardened, the result is a bar that is able to be used right away. Benefits of melt and pour soap include not having to handle lye, there is a wide variety of color and fragrance options available, kid friendly process, and short wait time for the final product to be ready. Because melt and pour soap is already made and the process is easy!
Our Melt & Pour Soap Making Kit contains all the ingredients and molds needed to immediately get started on making melt & pour soaps!
For only $39.95 plus shipping, our kit includes 2 lbs. of your choice of soap bases, your choice of 2 1/2oz. fragrance oils, 5 soap molds, fragrance sticks to help come up with your master fragrance! We also include step-by-step directions to get you started!
Simply email or call us to choose your soap base, and desired oils! Additional oils can be purchased for $13.95 a piece!
Soaps bases available:
We’ve had a lot of people asking us about private labeling, so here is some information:
What is Private Labeling?
Private labeling means: you are purchasing bath, body and home care products in “bulk” to be used in creating your own product line that can be sold under your own brand name. The benefit of this, allows you to help build your brand image, while also gaining greater control over profits!
Have you ever considered using a scent identifier for your business? You can come in and create a custom fragrance that is truly “one-of-a-kind!” Large luxury hotels worldwide have come to realize how important fragrance imprinting is. It can cue memories and bring up emotions, that both establish and market their brand. Successful scent branding not only strengthens brand loyalty; it produces repeat guests, and also generates additional revenue through the sale of products!
One of the best parts of working with Scented Studio® is being able to utilize our oil table with over 450 fragrant and essential oils to custom blend your signature scent!
Not just for resale!
Private label products can also be supplied to spas, hotels or anyone who wants to provide quality body & bath products. We can fragrance: soaps, lotions, body butters, shampoos, conditioners, body wash, bath salts, massage oils, sugar scrubs, and room fragrances. All while putting your own logo on the bottles.
Myth: Buying in “bulk” doesn’t mean purchasing $$$$ in product.
When you purchase “bulk" you will receive your product in a gallon size, which simplifies the process while filling your own bottles. You then can sell your product with retail pricing under your own branded name!
Fragrances in “bulk” means you can purchase as small as 4 fluid ounces, all the way to a full 5-gallons! Regardless of the quantity you buy, in most cases, we will always package your product in gallon size containers for your convenience. Themore quantity ordered, the larger then price-break. Start small, and then grow to purchase large!
Scented Studio® private labeling options puts you in the drivers seat, allowing you to develop your own vision!
Hollywood meets Scented Studio®
We have some BIG news for you Denver! Your local customized fragrance studio, Scented Studio®, has been chosen to be featured in the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Award gift bags on June 23, this year! Today we are sending out our 1,000 hand-blended and custom scented lotions for the swag bags, and we are extremely honored and excited to be one of only 30 brands, hand-selected, to be in the Emmy bags!
The research team that sought us out, Off The Wall Gifts, does an extensive national search, with the goal to find a cross section of the United States, focused on emerging brands.
Custom fragrance, being such a new emerging concept to the United States, is becoming a fun and unique experience to people everywhere, now even in Hollywood! In the 1,000 custom scented lotions we are sending out today, we have four new scents created specifically for the Daytime Emmy Awards! These scents are created for both men and women to enjoy, and are listed below with a description of their specific aroma.
Scent No. 1) Tealicious- A blend of white and dark tea, a touch of cactus, and a swirl of light citrus!
Scent No. 2) Summer Dreams-A blend of luscious citrus orchard, with a splash of summer, a hint of sweet rain, and a grapefruit undertone!
Scent No. 3) Romantic Desire- A sexy blend of vanilla, and spice, and an alluring warm arabian sandalwood!
Scent No. 4) Fruit Fizz - This is a blend of ripe and luscious raspberry, with a hint of vanilla, and a twist of fruit
These four fragrances are being sold in our store as limited edition! So come in and pick out your favorite hand-blended and custom scented Daytime Emmy fragrance, or create your very own signature scent to blend into any of our bath and body products!
The Scent of Summer
Summer has begun, and what better of a way to make this summer a memorable one than to create your own unique scent, that describes the essence of you this summer!? Scented Studio® is here to help spread the passion of fragrance for the season, and creating your own scent is a great way to stand out in the world of fragrance!
We have 5 pointers for you to help you pick out a fabulous summer fragrance!
1. Something light. Summer isn’t just a time to lighten up on the amount of clothing you wear, but also to switch from some of those muskier heavy perfumes and colognes to something fresher, and airier. It humid, and during those times, having a fragrance cling to your skin is the last thing you want to even think about.
2. Something aquatic. Now don’t get too ahead of yourselves, it seems in the summer colognes especially are either too citrus, or too aquatic. So what are you to do as a guy, right? That’s the beauty of creating your own signature cologne. Aquatic scents are wonderful summer fragrances, in moderation. Here at Scented Studio we encourage mixing an aquatic with other types of green, florals, or a citrus.
3. Something floral. Man or woman floral is a great note to have in any cologne or perfume! It’s such a great mixer in any fragrance, and doesn’t smell too girly when mixed with an aquatic or green scent.
4. Something citrus. Citrus is a good fragrance note to have that gives off an awakening light aroma. FUN FACT: Most men are attracted to grapefruit, ladies!
5. Last but not least, something fruity. Along with a nice citrus, fruity is a great way to get that sweet aroma, with an awesome cuddle factor. Scented Studio® has a vast collection of fruity retail scents for this summer, we can’t get enough!
5 Suggestions for creating the best cologne for men!
Not many men agree when it comes to fragrance either for themselves or their significant other. Some men will buy whatever the new designer fragrance of the month might be, yet others head to the corner store and buy whatever they can grab first. Realistically, when looking for the best cologne for men, you’ll need to consider these following factors:
Choose spicy scents: What would be good for one person, might be terrible for another. Some men like scents loaded with sandalwood and driftwood, while others would like an aquatic and clean scent.
Choose lighter scents: Some men choose lighter scents that include flowers (you read that right, such as lavender, lilac, and rose. Although its likely they have no idea that the cologne has these fragrances; as light as they are
Choose citrus scents: Citrus is a very popular base for men and women fragrances. Lemon, grapefruit, and orange essence is commonly added to high end, and bargain priced colognes to offset the heavier, muskier scents. Most men can’t tell the difference between citrus, fruity, flowery, or spicy. They sometimes aren’t even aware of what scents they would lean towards in a cologne.
Choose musky, heavy scents: Women have a different view of what they like on their men. Women like musky, and heavy scents. When it comes right down to it, most men will wear whatever they’re asked to.
7 Tips to finding your next fragrance
If you are a romantic, girly girl at heart, then you are most likely Floral or Fruity.
If you love the beach and the fresh smell of the ocean, then you are Aquatic.
If you love masculine scents, earthy, woods, and smoky smells then you are Woodsy.
If you love lemons, oranges and refreshing fruits then you are Citrusy.
If you are a sultry and seductive, then you are Oriental.
If you love the outdoors, and the smell of fresh leaves then you are Green.
Every perfume has top, middle, and bottom notes. When applied to the skin, the perfume first explodes like fireworks (top notes) then calms itself, comes to its senses (middle notes) and stays on the hours, revealing its true self (bottom notes). Make sure to let the perfume sit on you for a good while to find out its full range of fragrance.
At Scented Studio® we will guide you through the creation of your perfect scent. With over 400 scented oils to choose from, we will help you decide which of your favorites will blend into a scent all your own!
Weddings: Appealing to the senses
A memorable wedding will appeal to all 5 senses. Selecting a fragrance for your wedding is one of the most important details in creating lasting memories. Scented Studio® will make sure that you are wrapped in a fragrance you love. We suggest first creating your signature perfume; we can then mix your scent into body wash and lotion so that you can layer your fragrance making it last all day. A wedding that appeals to all of the senses is proven to wow your guests. We can mix your signature scent into mini candles making a perfect wedding favor for your guests.
Creating a signature perfume for your wedding day will ensure you love your fragrance and that it is the essence of you. You can even create a matching cologne for your groom creating his and her scents, and designing a fragrance that will evoke memories of that day forever!
For you brides out there who are looking for a unique gift idea for your bridesmaids, create a signature perfume for each of your maids that is unique to your wedding. They will love a brand new fragrance, and with every spray of scent they will always be reminded of playing an important part in your wedding. Let us help you put that finishing touch in your wedding!
The price for a one on one session is $105 and includes a 30ml bottle of perfume, or $125 for a 100ml bottle of perfume. The price for a group Journey where the bride and her bridesmaids each create a signature perfume is $55 per person and includes a 30ml bottle of perfume, or $75 for a 100ml bottle of perfume.
Call us to schedule! 303-333-3315
Meet your newest fragrance gurus: Jessie and Allie
5 things to know about Jessie:
1. I love to travel every chance I get, near and far!
2. I'm a Cancer, yup, wonderfully sensitive and intuitive!
3. I love all animals. I have a cat named Meowington, a Great Dane named Duke and a Boston Terrier named Bugsy, and they all are the best of friends.
4. I am originally from Duluth Minnesota, but have lived in 4 states prior to Colorado. I went to and graduated from college in both Boston and Arizona. I have lived in 4 states prior to Colorado
5. I rock out to the 80s primes every chance I get!
5 things to know about Allie:
1. I just put my iTunes on shuffle and the first 3 songs that popped up were Gavin DeGraw Not Over You, Maroon 5 Moves Like Jagger, and Lily Allen Who'd Have Known.
2. I'm a Leo through and through, fiery creative and outgoing!
3. Originally from Iowa, I'm a small town girl at heart but loving my time here in Denver
4. I love singing and playing the guitar, and am currently in the process of recording my first album!
5. I have always loved fashion and working at Scented Studio® lets me express style through fragrance.
The Science Behind Scent
Everyone knows what it's like when you smell something and it immediately takes you back to a memory from the past. It could be a whiff of cologne you remember from a boyfriend or girlfriend, or the smell of coconut that brings you back to a beach vacation.
So why is it that your best friend loves the smell of vanilla while you can't stand it? Well your BFF's first memory of vanilla was probably something like smelling it when mom was baking fresh chocolate chip cookies, while your first memory was, well, throwing up vanilla ice-cream on your nanny.
It just so happens that the part of your brain that smells, the olfactory system, is located directly next to the hippocampus, your memory. You can remember the hippocampus by thinking of a hippopotamus walking around a college campus. Because these two parts are located so closely together in the brain they affect one another.
When it comes to bringing back old memories, scent is the most powerful of all the senses. Different experiences each person has become associated with the scent they are experiencing at that time. This is why overwhelming feelings of happiness or sadness can flood our emotions when we get a whiff of a specific scent.
What is your beauty resolution?
A new year, a new scent:
We already know you have a great sense of style, so why not bring the rest of your senses up to par?
The New Year is the perfect time to pick out a new fragrance. Like styling an outfit or picking out accessories, your fragrance should be reflective of your personality, preferences, and tastes. Think of fragrance as your invisible-but -essential accessory. You can accessorize different looks, moods, and occasions with your fragrance.
Building a fragrance wardrobe is a fun way to accentuate any mood or occasion. With so many to choose from, you don't need them all, but having a few go-to fragrances that you love is the perfect way to start!
Once you have found a fragrance you love, explore the other options available in that scent such as body mist.
A scent worn effectively lasts, but doesn't overpower. In order to accomplish this it is important to layer the various fragrance forms. Start with a basic foundation like a bath salt, then smooth on a body lotion, lastly apply perfume to pulse points like the throat, inner wrist, elbow, or behind the ears, knees and ankles.
So, bring in 2012 with a bold and daring scent to reflect a renewed, and confident you, or select a sweet and sassy scent to bring out your inner flirt. Don't be afraid to make a change in the New Year, starting with your perfume or cologne!
Come visit us and let Scented Studio® teach you how to build your own "scent wardrobe."
Think you know how to choose the best scent? Think again!
Happy Holidays! It seems crazy that we are just days away from the Christmas holiday. Yet here we are, and if you are in the thick of that last-minute scramble for gifts, we might have some simple suggestions that might take some of the stress out of the process. In our last blog posting, we discussed identifying your scent based on some physiological factors. Today we are going to discuss how to properly smell potential scents. Ready? Here we go!
It isn’t rocket science, but the best way to test a scent is by smelling it. As we’ve discussed in previous posts, your sense of smell is a powerful tool, and relates information to all your senses with just one whiff. Still, when testing a scent it seems like a good idea to sniff directly from the scents bottle. This is a no-no. The scent is at its most concentrated when in the bottle, and needs to react with the air and skin to emit its true essence. The fragrance counter at the mall has countless scents to test from, but rather that cloud the air and your person with this myriad of scents, it’s a good idea to make use of the testing strips that most fragrance counters have to offer.
But let’s back up a bit; you know all those annoying fragrance samples you receive in magazines on through the mail? Well they may not be so annoying after all. Before heading off to the mall, sample these samples for free! These samples provide bursts of real fragrance that allow you the opportunity to try new and exciting fragrances without cost or mileage. Just rub the sample on your skin, and in a few moments you will have a true and accurate gauge through which you can determine if the scent is right for you, or that special someone on your gift list.
Another good rule of thumb; never sample more than 3 fragrances at a time. Otherwise, your nose can become a bit overwhelmed, and it can confuse scents with each other. A whiff from a sachet of coffee beans can clear out some of the fragrance cobwebs from your nose, but it’s important to give your nose a rest. Also, when you are sampling fragrances on your person, don’t mix the scents together. That can create a cacophony for your nose, and the noses of those around you.
Once you have selected the perfect fragrance, determine which products would be best for the gift receiver (body lotion or butter, body splash, bath product, etc) and what is available in that scent. Remember in a previous post about the concentrations of fragrance? Perfume is the highest concentration of fragrant oil and the longest lasting, followed by Eau de Perfume, Eau de Cologne, and finally Cologne, with the lowest concentration. Remember that with perfume, a little goes a long way; that’s why some perfumes can run you upwards of $200.00 for just an ounce. But hey, it is Christmas, right?
If that doesn’t fit into your holiday budget, consider Scented Studio® as an alternative. With our trained staff, we can help you determine the right scent for everyone on your list, or sneak in a sample of their favorite scent and we’ll make up a batch that even the most seasoned nose won’t be able to tell the difference. It’s not too late to make the holiday magical for you and the ones you love.
From all of us at Scented Studio®, we want to wish each and every one of you the best holiday season ever!
Come take a journey, a Scented Journey®
One of the must unique characteristics of Scented Studio® is our Scented Journey®. In your 90 minute session, you will discover the history of scent, how scent affects mood, and learn how your sense of smell works. At the end, you will fill out a short questionnaire and learn what your personality says about your personal scent. It's great!
Discovering your personal scent preferences may seem a bit difficult, but it doesn't have to be. It can be a lot of fun to discover the fragrance that suits your personality. It can also be fun to discover that while you may think you already know what your "signature scent” is, you may be surprised to find that your personality is crying out for a different scent all together.
That's not to say that your personal favorite scent isn't your be-all-end-all. Still, it is still a good idea to have more than one scent to choose from...to compliment the different aspects of your life. What you wear, where you are going, and the time of day are all factors that should help you determine the scent you wear. Any fragrance that you really love to wear may be right for daytime, but what about a romantic evening out? That's where a journey can really come in handy.
Any of the following may determine our unique way of identifying a scent:
Genetics, skin type (light, dark, oily, dry), hair color, diet (low or high fat), age, mental state (anxiety, fear, happiness, etc.), medications, and even the weather!
Ever wonder why your favorite scent smells so different on your best friend? Now you know! Your genetic make up, level of health and how you feel can alter the scent. You are your own unique entity when it comes to scent...and Scented Studio® can help you get in touch with yours!
Give the Gift of Fragrance!
Hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend, and found some shopping nirvana during the holiday shopping kick-off. Did you try out some of our tips for shopping fragrance for someone special? Well, we have a few more tips to share with you today. When we left off, we were discussing the different categories of fragrances, and a bit about what each one means. We are going to cover the last three, plus a few extra tidbits on types and how to smell fragrance. So let's get started...
Orientals: In spite of their potentially "un-P.C" moniker, these fragrances are derived from musks and precious woods to create what perfumers like to think of as exotic scents. A strong scent, the ambers, balsams and resins all suggest an exotic sexuality, and are recommended for wearers who reflect the same. Some commercial examples of this line of scent include Yves St. Laurent's "Opium," and Calvin Klein's "Obsession." Great for evening wear.
Oceanic: One of the creations of modern perfumery, oceanic fragrances are quickly gaining in popularity. Words such as fresh, clean, slightly soapy are all good descriptions of this realm of scent. They inspire the scent of the ocean on a clear morning, and are most popular among younger people who can appreciate the power of scent, but don't want an over-powering fragrance.
Florals: Floral scents are considered the most universally commercial of the fragrances. Most of the scents that fall under the floral categories includes rose, carnations, orange blossoms, gardenia and jasmine. These fragrances when blended together create a floral bouquet, and are components in such mainstream fragrances as Ralph Lauren's "Romance," Yves St. Laurent's "Paris," and Clinique's "Aromatics Elixir."
Florals are considered the most feminine of all the families of fragrance. Floral scents inspire feelings and memories of romance...and inspire the wearer to make some new memories of their own.
Now we'll give you a breakdown of the concentrations of fragrance that make up certain types of fragrance. These four different categories are broken down according to the strength of the essential and fragrant oils they contain:
Eau de Parfum: is the strongest concentration containing about 15-22% oil
Eau de Toilette: typically has a concentration of 8-15% fragrant oil
Eau de Cologne: concentration of 4-8% fragrant oil
Eau Frache: is the most diluted with a concentration of 1-3% oil.
The amount of concentration often dictates the cost of the fragrance. At Scented Studio® you have a choice of two different sizes: 30mL and 100mL. Check with your Scented Studio® consultant for pricing.
Lastly, the best way to get a sense of a fragrance is to, what else? Smell it. Although it may be a tempting and easy method of testing by spraying yourself with a few different fragrances, it is not recommended. A much easier way is to spray the fragrance on a blotter, typically available at most fragrance counters. Wait for a few moments, as the fragrance may change a bit fresh out of the bottle and take a whiff. This is a great way to test a few fragrances without "over-scenting" yourself. Plus, you can make note of the fragrance on the blotter card to keep track of the scents you are trying.
That is basically the quick and easy method for choosing a fragrance as a gift. If you want a more in-depth study of scent-ology, stop into Scented Studio® and schedule your own Scented Journey® to learn more about what scents make us tick. Enjoy!
Scented Studio® is now a Registered Trademark!
Well, it took the better part of a year, but Scented Studio® has finally finished the entire process to make Scented Studio® our own legally registered trademark! Our most recent trademark registration is for our name, Scented Studio®. We registered this name because it is our business name and correlates to the scentedstudio.com domain name, which is our online home. Though this is our most recent Trademark, it is certainly not our first! We also have a Scented Journey® which protects our Scented Journey® fragrance workshop, as well as our Scented Studio® logo!
Our trademark was officially approved September 3rd, 2013!
Scented Studio® offers a Scented Journey® to help you create your signature fragrance
Everyone loves the smell of fresh baked bread just from the oven. What about the clean scent in the air after a springtime rain? Or the wafting aroma of fresh cut flowers that fills an entire room with fragrance? Our sense of smell is critical to our existence. The magic of the olfactory system is that certain scents inspire certain emotions, thoughts and memories. Wouldn't it be great to develop your own scent that could inspire some memories of your own?
Now you can, thanks to the Scented Studio®! Located in beautiful Cheery Creek North, Scented Studio® offers more than 450 Fragrant and essential oils that can be enhanced by a variety of scents. These scents, called notes, can be added to the oils to ultimately create your own unique fragrance; for men as well as women. In addition, Scented Studio offers a line of body care products for men and women that include lotions, bath salts and dry oil mists, as well as beautiful candles that can be customized with your unique scent as well.
What makes Scented Studio® so distinctive is what is known as the Scented Journey®. During the two hour session, a knowledgeable member of our staff will take you on a journey to create a perfume or cologne in your own custom fragrance. We will educate you on the subtle nuances of our fragrant and essential oils, and offer advice and guidance on how combining certain notes will give you the fragrance you've been dreaming of. It's a great time for individuals, date night and as a group activity; for bridal parties, birthdays, girls' night out, and even corporate events. And the Journey isn't just for the ladies. Remember, Scented Studio® products are unisex and are for men as well as the ladies.
Another facet of Scented Studio® is our line of products geared towards massage therapists. The quality ingredients used in our products, coupled with the ability to customize the fragrance make them an essential. Lavender or Chamomile for relaxation, citrus for energy, amber or sandalwood for romance...whatever the mood, our products for massage therapists can help improve the well-being of their clients, and help build their practice as well.
Throughout our blogging experience, we will bring you information about our store, the progress towards opening, and news about special events. So please check back often, subscribe to our blog, and click the "Like" button for our Facebook page. Scented Studio® is scheduled to open mid-September 2011. The retailer is located at 215 Detroit St, directly across the street from the Room & Board showroom in Cherry Creek North.
Spotlight on Cindy Dassinger; the creative force behind Scented Studio™
To refer to Cindy Dassinger as a visionary would be an understatement. From an early age, the entrepreneurial spirit was instilled in her by a family full of business adventurers. That spirit has helped her over the past decade in her career as a real estate professional. Now, Cindy is ready to take yet another entrepreneurial leap into a new venture; Scented Studio®.
Cindy has always had a passion for scent. She was, however, not certain what to do with that passion. She stumbled upon the idea of a place where women and men alike could create a custom fragrance uniquely their own. After much research, she found the marketplace almost completely void of options, which made her all the more determined to find a slot.
"I started doing research overseas and noticed there was a niche market that had been highly successful," says Cindy. "I thought this would be an amazing experience for consumers who also have a passion for scent and fragrance."
Cindy’s research into this untapped market further revealed that no one had ventured to open a storefront facility; most had been based on an in-home party concept. She knew that the success of such a venture was dependent on three things; location, location, location!
“I knew the location of the first store would be key,” says Cindy. “I wanted something centrally located, and after considering several potential locales, I knew that Cherry Creek was the perfect place.”
Scented Studio® will offer consumers an opportunity to experience a sensory journey to creating their signature fragrance. By sampling some key scents, called notes, and how they work in conjunction with a vast selection of essential and fragrant oils, consumers will have an experience unlike anything they’ve ever had before.
This experience will be an amazing gift for a friend, a coworker, a family member or as a surprise gift for someone special, according to Cindy. I envision Scented Studio® to be a great date night location to try something new and creative. I also would like to tap into the bridal market to offer an alternative to the traditional bachelorette party.
Cindy’s vision also expands into a line of personal care products that includes lotions, bath salts and candles; all that can be enhanced by the signature fragrance you create. And there are also products geared towards the massage therapy professional as well.
Scented Studio® is for all ages, and will spark that creative streak in all of us. Come explore it with us!
An Introduction to the Power of Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy is an ancient practice dating back more than 4000 years. By using plant and essential oils, aromatherapy can aid in enhancing one’s physical and emotional sense of well-being. But what are essential oils?
Essential oils are the purest essence of a plant. When extracted, and when used correctly and safely, these oils can act as powerful olfactory triggers. They can inspire a number of emotions in the user; joy, sadness, transition, longing. Although these essential oils are distilled by different methods, the term itself is sometimes used as a blanket term to include all natural, aromatic, volatiles and plant oils.
The beneficial properties of the oils can be further enhanced by instilling them with other complimentary natural ingredients such as sea salts for exfoliation, lotions and body oils for moisturizing the skin, and clays and mud for extracting toxins from the skin. However, there is no governmental regulation of the use of the term “aromatherapy” in the U.S., so any product can be marketed as a product suitable for aromatherapy. It is very important to know what the ingredients are in any product you use as an aroma-therapeutic.
Synthetic ingredients are not considered part of the practice of aromatherapy. Perfume oils also know as fragrance oils are not the same as essential oils. Fragrance oils contain synthetic chemicals and do not provide the same therapeutic benefits as essential oils.
Scented Studio® will stock a vast array of essential and fragrant oils that can be utilized to create your custom fragrance. While our products are not intended to be labeled as aroma-therapeutics, many of the scents that can be created can and will have some aroma-therapeutic properties. By taking our Scented Journey® class you will be educated on the benefits of the essential oils and how mixing and matching different scents together can ultimately lead you to find your own unique scent.
When applied directly to the skin, essential oils can not only be absorbed into the blood stream, but can aid in health, beauty and hygiene conditions as well. However, essential oils are so powerful and concentrated that they should never be applied directly to the skin in their undiluted form. The Scented Journey® will teach you how to dilute the oils into a formula that can be applied directly to the skin. Safe usage of essential oils is key to unlocking their full potential, and Scented Studio® can help guide you to the right path.
Whether you are a longtime believer in the power of essential oils, or a novice who is curious about their enhancing properties, Scented Studio® will take you on a journey to create the ultimate fragrance that is right for you!
Getting in touch with your sense of smell
For most, the sense of smell is a mystery. How is it that we can smell anything at all? Grandma’s pot roast, fresh chocolate chip cookies, or even a week-old carton of milk, our nose knows. But the question remains, how does it all work? Here is a quick and easy explanation as to how the nose knows to smell.
A smell originates as a molecule. Our perception of odors, fragrance and aromas wouldn’t be possible if these molecules didn’t first enter your nose. Every time you take a sniff, currents of air swirl up through the nostrils, over the bony turbinate (thin, curved, bony plates that project from the walls of the nasal cavity into the respiratory passageway) to the olfactory epithelium; almost like a sheet the size of a postage stamp that contains millions of receptor cells. If the current of air you inhale contains molecules of fragrance, they will encounter extensions of these receptor cells call cilia.
Cilia are pretty important to the sense of smell, in that they are coated with proteins that help grasp the scent molecules. Each sensory receptor nerve has a long filament (called an axon) on the end opposite to what is called the olfactory knob. If a scent molecule and a receptor (cilia) fuse together, the magic begins. The sensory cell is stimulated and creates an electrical occurrence; activating the axon and causing millions of these filaments to be stimulated by this electrical charge traveling through special passages to the brain.
Are you still with us? Good, because we are in the home stretch to actually smelling a smell!
These axons make connections with other nerve cells in the brain. And from these millions of axons, a pattern of activity materializes, depending upon which cells cilia were successful in capturing that initial fragrance molecule. And voila! You have a smell!!
Whew! There you have the basics of how our sense of smell works. Although we left out some of the more technical details for the sake of simplicity, hopefully you’ve learned something new today. Now that we’ve covered that, we want to remind you that Scented Studio® will house a myriad of scents to indulge your sense of smell. So be sure to stop by, and now that you know how it all works, put your sense of smell to the test!
When it comes to fragrance, how does the world decide?
All over the world, the choice of fragrance is a very personal one. We choose fragrances because of how we react when we smell them. There is considered a universal "rule of thumb" when it comes to men's and women's fragrances; spices and musk for men, floral for women. However, there is a myriad of other types of fragrance that can factor into the perfect scent equation. But is there a universal, world wide answer to what fragrances are right for men and women?
Following are some stats on fragrance preference for men and women from country to country. For our purpose, Europe references the countries of France, Italy, Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom.
Women's fragrance in the U.S. and Europe:
In all countries, the floral category is the most preferred; soft florals, floral orientals and woody orientals are the next most preferred categories everywhere except Spain. Citrus scents are three times as popular in Spain (16%) as they are in the U.S., Italy or the U.K. Preferences in the U.S. are mirrored the most closely, in Europe, by the U.K. In Germany, floral and floral oriental fragrances are preferred almost equally (37% and 32%) and are the top two most preferred types.
Men's Fragrance (U.S. and Europe):
Mossy woods and woody orientals are the second most preferred categories across all countries only to aromatic fougeres.The least popular single category across all countries is the water (aquatic) category. Aromatic fougeres make up half of all preferences in Spain (48%) as well as Germany (52%).Woody oriental scents are twice as popular in France and Italy(23% and 22%) as they are in Spain.
No matter what your favorite fragrance is, after taking the journey at Scented Studio®, you may be surprised to find that what you didn't like could become your favorite.
 Fragrance family or type devoting heavy, full-bodied and tenacious perfumes. Amber notes are dominant in this category.
 The French word for "fern." Fern-like notes combine well with lavender, citrus and coumarin in fragrances for men.
Make your Wedding Day even more Unique and Special with a Signature Fragrance!
Ah, wedding season! During these summer months it's in full swing, and you can hear strains of "Here Comes the Bride" coming from almost everywhere. Did you know that today's modern bride is engaged for an average of sixteen months, and spends at least four months shopping as a bride to be? Wow, that's a lot of planning!
Scented Studio®, opening its doors in September 2011, wants to become an important part of a brides special day. In addition to offering special scent journeys for the bride and her bridal party, we want to introduce today's bride to new and innovative ways to include their signature fragrance into their special day.
One of those ways lies with the sprinkling of scented petals. Who doesn't love the sight of an adorable flower girl throwing petals as she makes her way down the aisle ahead of the bride? Why not introduce your wedding guests to your beautiful signature fragrance by adding it to the petals being strewn as you walk down the aisle. Remember, scent is an emotional trigger. Your guests experience at your wedding will be further enhanced as they become intoxicated by your beautiful fragrance even before you make your first appearance to down the aisle.
All brides want to be the center of attention on their special day; especially to their groom. Remind him of the amazing woman you are by adding a bit of your fragrance to his handkerchief or pocket square for his tuxedo. When he catches his first glimpse of you, and the tears begin to flow, as he reached for his scented hanky he will be reminded of what an amazing woman he is about to marry.
The gift of a custom fragrance isn't just for the ladies! The groom and his groomsmen can enjoy the whole experience even more by booking a journey for themselves at Scented Studio®. After all, there is the reception afterward to consider, right guys? And every girl's crazy about a good smelling man!
Remember, for brides and grooms alike, your special day is just that; your special day. There is no such thing as a "one-size-fits-all" wedding, and your wedding should be unlike anyone else's. So make it even more special with a signature fragrance created by you, for you, exclusively at Scented Studio®.
The Connection between Fragrance and Memory
As we've discussed before, scents can have an incredible link to our past. Memories that certain scents can evoke are undeniable; like being transported back to another time. Still, many are baffled as to why our brains are so inexplicably linked to our sense of smell. Until recently, that is.
Researchers studying the link between scent and memory have found that our ability to recall certain scents surpasses even our ability to recall what we've seen. In this study, it was determined that people can recall smells with a 65% accuracy rate even after a year. In comparison, our visual recall of photos drops dramatically after only 4 months. But why?
Our odor memory bank is housed in a specific area of the brain known as the limbic system. This is the same area of the brain that controls or modifies our emotional and sexual response, our hunger, our artistic abilities, and our memory. This area of the brain receives and stores information experienced by all of our other senses. Those electrical impulses released by our sense of smell are some of our strongest memories linked to our past. Just like or relation of music to memory, we are able to remember and recognize a familiar scent because the memory portion of the brain is able to store a huge variety of odor configurations.
Our recognition of scent from memory usually stems from experiences we have involving closeness, or social interactions. These memories are linked to the specific emotion we were feeling at the time we encountered the fragrance, as well as the emotions involved with the original occurrence; the look, the feel, the sound, and the taste. If the experience is a pleasant on, the scent is remembered as good. If it evokes an unpleasant memory, then the odor will subsequently be remembered as bad. There are universally appealing scents, but our reactions to those scents are strictly our own. After all, scent and memory are very personal things.
The Connection between Fragrance and Physical Performance
With the infinite number of scents in the world, it seems almost impossible to consider one in particular that would enhance your physical activity. However, according to a study conducted by Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling,West Virginia, there is one in particular that does. This scent has properties that can have a reliable effect on a person's positive mental condition during exercise. So what is this miraculous scent? Drum roll please...
Peppermint! Yes, the minty goodness of peppermint has been proven to improve performance during exercise. Some of the effects of peppermint on exercise include:
▪ A greater sense of accomplishment
▪ Less fatigue after exercise
▪ Better performance with less effort
It is also worth mentioning that peppermint's energizing properties are being incorporated into the programs developed by sports psychologists. By conditioning an athlete's response to odor, sports psychologists can train athletes to use the scent of peppermint as a cue for their body to relax when the pressure is on. A more relaxed athlete is a more focused athlete; and a more effective athlete as well. So remember, when you're dreading that workout, consider the amazing power of peppermint. It just might provide the boost you need!
The Connection between Fragrance and Sexual Attraction
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Earlier this week we discussed how scent can affect the memory. There is no denying that scent can have a powerful impact on our feelings and emotions. Sexual impulses are not immune to the power of sex; especially for women.
A survey conducted by The Fragrance Foundation asked men and women about the importance of smell in contemporary sexual relationships. Using a scale of 1 to 10 the survey showed that women ranked smell as very important (8.5), while men ranked the sense of smell slightly less important (7.5). Not surprising, because statistically women are more driven by their sense of smell than men.
A more inclusive study was conducted by the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction. One of the key results of their study is that women, because of their heightened responses to scent, can become sexually aroused by the scent of a man's cologne. The Kinsey experiment included 33 women between the ages of 19 and 45 who were asked to smell a woman's cologne, a man's cologne, and a neutral odor. They were then put in two sexual stimulating scenarios. The findings were surprising; nearly all of the women in the study reported being most aroused by the scent of the male cologne.
In the 2 part, 90-minute experimental session, study subjects were first shown an erotic video clip. In the second portion of the experiment, subjects were asked to fantasize about a pleasurable sexual experience. In each segment of the experiment, the women wore a necklace scented with the women's, men's and neutral fragrance. It was proven that the male fragrance led to higher genital arousal while fantasizing than the other scents. None of the fragrances affected arousal during the viewing of the erotic film.
To understand our desire to attract, we need only look to our ancestors; the cave dwellers. They chose to adorn themselves with fragrant flowers for the purpose of kindling passion and eroticism. The Kinsey Institute's research adds credible support to this theory; that we are attracted by all of our senses; not just one.
So ladies, encourage your man to come into the Scented Studio, and create a custom fragrance all their own. Remind him that his efforts will be greatly rewarded. And gentlemen, treating your lady to a scent created all your own may prove to be just the spice your sexual relationship needs.
A Homeage to the Metrosexual
When you think of the term "Metrosexual," you may think of a well dressed, well groomed heterosexual male. But there is so much more to the moniker, and more and more men are adopting the concept to describe even themselves. Dressing well and looking good are just the tip of the iceberg. Today's metrosexual male is well mannered, intelligent, fit, and in tune with his own power over the opposite sex.
As we discussed in an earlier blog entry, men don't have the same emotional reactions when it comes to scent. However, more and more men are unlocking their love of scent for themselves; and their significant others get to come along for the ride! Today, pre-teen young men to their 50-year-old counterparts are the largest segment of our population and are also the best-educated and career-oriented consumer group in history. It is this group of consumers that are responsible for the "bump" in metrosexuality; they take dieting, exercise, sports and grooming to the next level.
This is quickly becoming the dream consumer to fragrance manufactures. This is a man who wants to feel good about every aspect of his life; not just his appearance. He is confident, independent, and in control.
Men are working alongside women on a consistent basis, and they like the attention that smelling good can have on that relationship. As we talked about in our series on Scent and Sexual Connection, a man's cologne can have a profound effect on women when it comes to sex. Many the metrosexual man has tapped into this power; and he is using it to their best advantage. Especially when it comes to selecting a fragrance for evening, men are choosing a fragrance with a more dramatic scent to appeal to the opposite sex.
These enlightened men are also using and enjoying fragrance as never before. It is quickly becoming a way of personal self-expression never explored before. Incidentally, the history, science and art of fragrance applies to men and their enjoyment of fragrance in many of the same ways as it does for women.
In our next blog entry, we will talk about how men's products are playing an increasingly important role in the fragrance marketplace, and what these key products are. In the meantime men, embrace your metrosexuality. The women in yr life...and soon to be in your life will make it worth it!
Men's Fragrance: The 3 Basic Elements
In our previous blog entry we discussed the trend towards men adding fragrance as a part of their daily grooming routine. The fragrance and cosmetics industry has definitely taken notice, and invested billions of dollars into products and marketing. The top men’s skincare company is Beiersdorf AG of Germany; parent company to such high-end product lines as La Prairie, Marlies Moumllle, and Labello (all popular product lines in Europe). Nivea, owned by Beiersdorf, enjoyed a banner year; 2nd quarter earnings topped $186 million. Nivea’s men’s line was the top selling line specifically for men in the United States - a first for the company.
So what does this all mean? Simply this: fragrance and cosmetic companies worldwide are beginning to take notice of the jump in sales coming from men. Armed with this information, they are constantly developing products that help men decide what products are right for them. And men are taking their suggestions very seriously!
When it comes to fragrance, there are a few basics that every man should have in his fragrance arsenal. The rule of thumb is that a man’s fragrance wardrobe should consist of at least 3 different sources of fragrance, each in a basic form: a pre- or after-shave, and a cologne. Let’s break down each one.
Pre-shave - The primary purpose of a pre-shave is to prepare the face or neck for shaving. It does so by quickening the evaporation of moisture from the skin. While it removes moisture, it also stiffens the beard and coats the skin making the glide of an electric razor much easier on the skin. A light fragrance added to the solution is the key to reducing moisture, while preparing the beard for a closer shave. When used consistently, it can also help alleviate shaving rash.
After-shave - After the shave, it is necessary to help the skin recover from the trauma. After shaves come in two primary forms; one features a cooling astringent to help heal any small nicks that can occur during shaving, while the other incorporates ingredients that can moisturize and soothe the skin. One of the most popular products in Nivea men’s line is an after-shave that pulls double duty as both an astringent and moisturizer all in one. Most after shave products do include a subtle amount of fragrance as well.
Cologne - Of all the ways men have to introduce fragrance into their regimen, cologne is the most popular. The mixing of essential and fragrant oils and then adding notes that give each fragrance its own unique character give today’s man an all-over-the-body fragrance experience. And remember, how our brain relates to fragrance makes cologne a great way to help trick the brain into relieve tension and fatigue after a hard day at the office.
Scented Studio® has the ability to create personal care products that a man can truly feel good about using every day. A fragrance that is all your own can just add to the feeling of empowerment you get from finding that perfect fragrance for you.
Attention Folks: How to Pick the Right Gift of Fragrance for that Special Guy
In our last couple of blog entries, we discussed how the men’s fragrance market is expanding. Today, we are going to touch on the joy of giving, especially as it relates to giving a man the gift of fragrance. As we have already discussed, men have discovered the importance and pleasure of wearing a good fragrance. Women have known this for years, and are happy to introduce the men in their lives to the concept as well. And as we all know, what woman doesn’t enjoy being around a well-fragranced man?
If you know a guy who is into the power of fragrance, this makes your job so much easier. A familiar scent to a man can instill a sense of power and confidence. It makes him feel ready to take on the world and take you along with him for the ride. As the old adage goes: If it ain’t broke don’t fix it! But if you feel he’s stuck in a fragrance rut, it might be time to shake things up a bit. The gift of a new scent can open doors to your man and his love of scent.
Is it risky to tamper with your man’s love of his favorite scent? Sure it is! Especially if you don’t know a lot about the concept of fragrances. There are numerous products being introduced to men from manufacturers on a regular basis. While some women may not be completely familiar with the vast array of products available to men today, this might be a great opportunity to explore the realm of custom scent.
If getting your man to consider a new fragrance as a possibility in his grooming regimen, you may have to take matters into your own hands. Create the ultimate scent for your guy; whatever you fantasize your man should smell like. Enhance your scent with notes that remind you of him; fresh cut grass, leather, even gasoline. Remember, this is your ultimate fantasy scent for him, and while your sense of smell is different than his, doesn’t he wear the fragrance for you anyway? And chances are he has never considered some of the notes you choose to create his custom fragrance; you are opening a whole new world to him! So when it comes to the gift of fragrance, it’s the gift that keeps on giving. And giving…and giving…and giving…
Your Guide To Everything Fragrance Free At Scented Studio®!
Keep your skin soft and smooth with Scented Studio’s fragrance free skin care line! Our non-greasy daily moisturizing Hand and Body Lotion contains Deionized Water, Soy Bean Oil, Acetyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 20, Tea, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Cocoa Butter, and Dm. Hydantonie, all of which are found in healthy skin. Our Shea Butter Body Whip is another alternative to a truly all-day moisturizer. Containing only Soy Wax, Shea Butter, Deionized Water, Soy Bean Oil, Acetyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 20, Tea (emulsifier), Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Cocoa Butter, Dm. Hydantonie. Our moisturizing Massage Oil includes all natural Sunflower Oil, Avocado Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil and Jojoba Oil, in which all products can be used to moisturize outside of the shower or bath. We have some shower moisturizers as well that we can make fragrance-free including our sugar scrub, salt scrub, body wash and bath salts. Our sugar and/or salt scrubs include Sugar/Salt, Sunflower Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil and Jojoba Oil. Our body wash is rejuvenating on its own, as well as our bath salts!
For those of you who are fragrance conscience, we have alternative options for you. We have an extensive array of Essential Oils for you to mix and blend into your own signature scent. These include:
Angelica Root Essential Oil - This root is known for balancing nervous tension. It also helps ease asthma and arthritis.
Anise Essential Oil - This oil is considered by aromatherapists to have anti-depressant properties. It is also known to be calming.
Artic Moss Essential Oil Blend - This invigorating blend consists of Grapefruit, Cedarwood, and Tea Tree Essential Oils. It is a frosty blend of citrus and woodsy scents, and is cool and earthy at the same time.
Benzoin Essential Oil - A great anti-depressant and anti-inflammatory oil. It is also great for healing dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, scars and also helps alleviate stress.
Bergamot Essential Oil - Bergamot Essential Oil is calming, relaxing, and uplifting. It helps dispel anger, depression and soothes emotional imbalances.
Birch Sweet Essential Oil - This sweet oil is known to relax muscles and refresh the mind.
Blood Orange Essential Oil - The uplifting and stimulating scent of this oil is considered by aromatherapists to have anti-depressant and aphrodisiac properties. Its chemical constituents are antiseptic and anti-spasmodic as well. Their red pigment, anthocyanin, is an antioxidant that is rare in the rest of the citrus family.
Cedarwood Essential Oil - This calming and seductive essential oil is known for the following qualities: Anti-stress - calming, sensual, harmonizing and sedative effects; Enthusiasm - revitalizes and invigorates; Sleep-aid - A tranquilizing effect to induce sleep and relieve anxiety; Focus - Mitigates confusion and promotes certainty and confidence.
Cedar Leaf Essential Oil - Cedar Leaf Essential Oil is good for calming and anti-inflammatory purposes. It is also a skin toner and reduces scars, eczema and wrinkles.
Caraway Essential Oil - Historically Caraway Essential Oil has been used to calm and soothe digestive and stress related conditions. More recently they have discovered this oil to be very effective at fighting skin and scalp conditions.
Carrot Seed Essential Oil - Carrot Seed Essential Oil is an anti-inflammatory. It is also a skin toner and reduces wrinkles, eczema, and scars.
Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil - Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil is a warming and stimulating oil. It’s good for relieving exhaustion, anger, and tension. It is also a circulatory stimulant that restores heat and circulation to the body.
Clove Bud Essential Oil - Clove Bud Essential Oil is considered to be energizing, uplifting, warming, and stimulating. It has also been found to be great at relieving toothache pain as well as arthritis.
Citronella Essential Oil - This stimulating and citrus-like "green" essential oil is known for the following qualities: Antidepressant - Uplifting, enhances mood and balances central nervous system; Pain Relief - Helpful with headaches and migraines; Stimulant - Stimulates body and mind; Insect Repellant - A natural and pleasant way to repel insects.
Citrus Flowers Essential Oil Blend - A blend composed of all-natural essential oils, Italian Lemon, Grapefruit, Orange, Tea Tree with hints of Peppermint. Bright, eye opening and mind cleansing. Brighten your day with zesty citrus florals, with the natural cleansing properties of Tea Tree oil.
Citrus Valley Essential Oil Blend - A blend composed of only all-natural essential oils including Lavender, Orange, and Italian Lemon for a luscious hillside journey. Orange oil blended with powdery floral essentials and a splash of Italian lemon make this essential oil blend both green and fresh.
Clary Sage Essential Oil - Clary Sage Essential Oil is viewed by aromatherapists as an antidepressant and sedative.
Coffee Essential Oil - Coffee Essential Oil lifts the spirits, energizes the mind & body, improves respiration, and soothes aching muscles.
Coral Wood Essential Oil Blend - A blend composed of only all-natural essential oils including cedarwood chips, lavender and italian lemon. The burst of fresh cedar wood and hint of citrus culminate in a rich and luscious blend of natural oils to make up Coral Wood that soothes your soul.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil - This cool and refreshing essential oil is known for the following qualities: Anti-stress - Calms nerves and soothes nervous exhaustion; Focus - Provides mental clarity, energy and deep breathing; Energy - Increases energy, counters physical and mental fatigue; Respiratory Aid - Keeps sinuses clear
Fir Needle Essential Oil - Fir Needle Essential Oil is known for being an antibacterial. It also helps relieve shortness of breath and asthma. It is also great for soothing muscular aches.
Ginger Root Essential Oil - Ginger Root Essential Oil is a warming, cheering, grounding and stimulating oil. It sharpens the senses and aides in memory. It also helps ease arthritis, sprains, and muscular aches.
Italian Lemon Essential Oil - This revitalizing and bright essential oil is known for the following: Uplifting - Mood enhancer and euphoria-inducing; Enthusiasm - Revitalizes and invigorates; Energizer - Dispels mental fatigue and psychological heaviness; Antiseptic - Natural cleanser, detoxifier and antiseptic.
Jasmine Essential Oil - Jasmine Essential Oil is known to help with severe depression, builds up confidence and dispels nervous tension. It also helps improve scars, dry skin and stretch marks.
Lavender Essential Oil - Known to aid and alleviate in the following areas: Stress - Calming and soothing; Depression - Uplifting and balances mood swings; Lack Of Energy - Motivates and invigorates; Sleep Difficulty - A calming effect to induce sleep and relieve anxiety.
Lemon Essential Oil - This revitalizing and bright essential oil is known for the following: Uplifts - Mood enhancer and euphoric; Enthusiasm - Revitalizes and invigorates; Energizer - Dispels mental fatigue and psychological heaviness; Antiseptic - Natural cleanser, detoxifier and antiseptic.
Lemongrass Essential Oil - Lemongrass Essential Oil is known for its invigorating and antiseptic properties. An excellent anti-depressant, Lemongrass Essential Oil tones and fortifies the nervous system and can be used in bath for soothing muscular nerves and pain.
Lime Essential Oil - Lime Essential Oil has a crisp, refreshing citrus scent that has been used by aromatherapists for its uplifting and revitalizing properties.
Mystique Essential Oil Blend - A blend composed of only all natural essential oils - 100% Pure Essential Oil. Tea Tree, Citronella, Peppermint. Healing, cleansing and powerful. A beautiful and mysterious blend of citronella, assorted wood oils and an uplifting note of peppermint.
Nutmeg Essential Oil - Nutmeg Essential Oil is warming, energizing, and stimulates the mind. It also fights anxiety.
Orange Essential Oil - This rejuvenating and uplifting essential oil is known for the following: Uplifts - Mood enhancer and invigorating; Stress Reducer - Relaxes, soothes and tempers anxiety; Energizer - Dispels mental fatigue and psychological heaviness; Renews Enthusiasm - Revitalizes and bolsters confidence.
Palmarosa Essential Oil - Palmarosa Essential Oil is good for relieving exhaustion, nervous tension and regulating the mind. It’s also good for dispelling scars, wrinkles and mature skin.
Patchouli Light Essential Oil - Patchouli Essential Oil, in low doses acts as a sedative, and in higher doses acts as a stimulant. It also acts as a regenerative for aged, wrinkled, chapped, cracked and mature skin.
Peppermint Essential Oil - This cool and refreshing essential oil is known for the following qualities: Energizing - Invigorates and rejuvenates energy; Anti-depressant - Uplifts and promotes positive mood; Renews Enthusiasm - Revitalizes and bolsters confidence; Focus - Fights confusion and promotes surety; Antiseptic - Naturally cleansing and antimicrobial.
Petitgrain Essential Oil - Petitgrain Essential Oil is believed to have uplifting properties. Aromatherapists have long used this to calm anger and stress, while it has been used in the skin care industry to treat acne and oily skin.
Pine Essential Oil - Pine Essential Oil is a known restorative. It helps eczema, psoriasis and other skin irritations.
Pink Grapefruit - Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil is an uplifting and refreshing scent which helps fight depression and creates a boost of self-esteem. It also stimulates an energetic and positive feeling as well as helps balance anxiety or lack of concentration. It can also improve skin elasticity and ease muscle fatigue or stiffness.
Red Thyme Essential Oil - Red Thyme Essential Oil is cleansing, energizing and inspiring. It helps dispel depression and helps with awareness and memory function. It also aids in healing insect bites.
Rosemary Essential Oil - Rosemary Essential Oil helps to overcome mental fatigue and sluggishness by stimulating and strengthening the entire nervous system. It enhances mental clarity while aiding alertness and concentration. Rosemary Essential Oil can help you cope with stressful conditions and see things from a clearer perspective.
Sweet Basil Essential Oil - Traditionally, Sweet Basil Essential Oil has been used to relieve muscular aches and pains, colds and flu, hay fever, asthma, bronchitis, mental fatigue, anxiety and depression. In aromatherapy, Basil is used to soothe and uplift. It is popular with massage therapists for alleviating tension and stress.
Tangerine Essential Oil - Tangerine Essential Oil, like most of the citrus family, can be depended on for its refreshing and rejuvenating characteristics. Its aroma clears the mind and can help eliminate emotional confusion. Aromatherapists also consider it to be very comforting, soothing and warming.
Tea Tree Essential Oil - This herbaceous and universal essential oil is known for the following: Soothing - Calms and balances mood swings; Anti-depressant - Uplifts and promotes positive outlook; Renews Enthusiasm - Revitalizes and bolsters confidence; Immuno stimulant - Encourages body to fight illnesses; Antiseptic - Naturally antiseptic and antiviral
Thieves Essential Oil - This healing oil is a blend of five different therapeutic essential oils, including cinnamon, clove, lemon, eucalyptus, and rosemary. This combination helps in healing a wide variety of ailments as well as a disinfectant!
Vanilla Essential Oil - Vanilla Essential Oil is warming, stimulating and hypnotic. It helps increase creativity and dispel anger.
Vetiver Essential Oil - Vetiver Essential Oil is grounding, relaxing, comforting, reviatalizing, uplifting and warming. It dispels anger, depression, anxiety, stress, and panic. It is also good for fighting acne, arthritis, muscular aches, and insomnia.
White Camphor Essential Oil - White Camphor Essential Oil has been used in the treatment of nervous depression, arthritis, acne, inflammation, muscular aches and pains, sprains, coughs, colds, fever and flu.
Wormwood Essential Oil - Wormwood Essential Oil is great for medicinal uses for back pains and soothing skin infections.
Attention Ladies: Working 9 to 5 Doesn’t Have to be a Dull Routine
Ladies, working 9 to 5 is more than the catchy title of a movie from the 80's. It's a real-life scenario for most of us. It is quite easy to get caught up in the dull, boring routine of the working world. However, there are ways to spice up your 9 to 5 time - with fragrance.
A light fragrance can make the daily routine feel a bit lighter. And the emphasis is on a "light" fragrance; heavier fragrances are much better suited for evening hours. They tend to pack a much more dramatic punch. Try a floral scent, something green and woodsy, or a modern citrus blend for the daytime hours.
We all are time crunched in the morning, but it can make all the difference in your day if you take some time out to pamper yourself. Instead of that hurried shower in the a.m., consider getting up an half hour earlier to luxuriously soak in a fragrant bath. Not only will you feel calmer and more relaxed, but you have laid the first step in layering your fragrance for the day.
Fragrance layering ensures that your chosen scent will remain with you throughout the day. In addition to your morning bath, you can layer your fragrance by taking the following steps: Spray or splash on a toilet water in your chosen light scent. It not only adds a bit more of your fragrance, its a bracer, and can help get those morning eyes open and keep them open. Add the matching perfume to your pulse points; the throat, the inner wrists, behind the ears, knees and ankles. Also, your skin type can factor into how much perfume you may need to apply. Dry skin doesn’t retain scent as well as oilier skin does, so you may need a few extra sprays to retain the essence of the scent. As the day progresses, a good rule of thumb is to add just a touch of perfume every time you touch up your lipstick. Also keep in mind, this regimen isn’t just for daytime. Before an evening out, follow the same steps, except change-up your fragrance to a more dramatic or romantic scent. You’ll look great…you’ll feel great…and he will definitely notice!
Can Your Sense of Smell Affect the Quality of your Sleep?
Do you ever wonder if some of your senses shut down while you’re asleep? Take your sense of smell, for example…does it slow down or stop all together when you are visiting Dreamland? Well, the answer is no, your sense of smell continues to work as well as if you were awake, and it's a good thing. Well, sometimes it's a good thing. If you or your bed partner is prone to some of the body's natural "nocturnal emissions," it can make for a less than pleasant nights sleep. But it's a positive that your olfactory system still runs on all cylinders when it comes to scents of danger; like leaking gas or smoke from a fire.
Science is also exploring how scent can not only help you fall asleep, but enhance the quality of your sleep as well. Heliotropin, a vanilla-like scent, has proven effective in studies to help individuals fall asleep faster and enjoy a more efficient sleep as well. In contrast, scents like coumarin and peppermint were shown to have the opposite effect; and are being considered as potential scents used in "fragrance alarm clocks." You read right folks! A fragrance alarm clock. Retailers such as Hammacher Schlemmer have a clock that emits fragrance to aid you in getting up and at it in the morning. The gold standard fragrance in relaxation is still lavender, according to Dr. Namni Goel of Wesleyan University. Men and women both benefit from the effects of lavender on their nighttime sleep habits. Dr. Goel’s study showed that the scent of lavender helped subjects spend more time in “deep sleep”, the most restful and restorative phase of sleep. The quality of sleep was improved, and so was the overall feeling of restfulness of the subjects.
We know that scent has an amazing effect on us when we are awake. It’s nice to know that it can have a similar effect on us when we sleep as well. And as science studies this idea in more detail, one thing is certain; a pleasant fragrance can be the key to a perfect night’s sleep.
Not just our party, but holiday party season is almost here as well
Wow, can it be this close to our grand opening already?! It seems like just yesterday we began the whole process of preparing for this day, and here it finally is! We are so excited, and we really appreciate the well-wishes and good thoughts from all of you! Time is fleeting, and we want you to know how grateful we are! That's the thing about time. It seems to go by faster and faster...and it shows no sign of stopping. Here we are, in mid-October, and before you know it we'll be looking at the holiday season once again. The thought of holiday parties that seemed so distant just a few weeks ago, is knocking at your door. Have you made plans yet? Consider Scented Studio® for your holiday party this year. A journey at Scented Studio would be a fun way to say "thank you" to your staff, as well as a great way to hone your staff's team-building skills. If you want a unique holiday party experience, consider Scented Studio for your holiday gathering this year. Call us at 303-333-3315 for more information and to schedule your journey today!! Also, a reminder that our grand opening party is scheduled for this Friday, October 14th. Please click here to access the party invitation, and click on the "Register" link to be added to the guest list. You don't want to miss this opportunity!
Scented Studio can help you keep up with a Kardashian!
If you are one of the three people on the planet that aren't aware, Kim Kardashian tied the knot with NBA player Kris Humphries. Called the wedding of the century, the nuptials were truly a spectacle; with a price tag upwards of $20 million. The self-proclaimed "perfumista" had a hand in almost every detail of the lavish affair.
One such detail was a custom scented candle. The bride and groom teamed up with luxury candle maker Voluspa to create a signature fragrance for their special day, and gifted their guests with their custom scented candle in their goodie bags. We can neither confirm nor deny that the couple paid full price for the finished product, but suffice to say, we are sure the gesture was well received by attendees.
See where we're going with this? At Scented Studio®, you can create a custom scented candle for your wedding, birthday, anniversary, or any special occasion. The whole process of learning about scents, mixing them together, and creating your own custom products is the core of what we call The Scented Journey®. It makes for a great gift idea, and yes brides, for your bridal party and guests as well.
Few have the type of budget the Kardashians/Humphries of the world get to enjoy (nor do we have access to so many “generous” retailers either!). But with Scented Studio®, we can help you add a little “dash” of Kardashian to your special day, and make you your own self-proclaimed “perfumista”
Learn more about Scented Studio® through our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/ScentedStudio. And coming soon, our much-anticipated web site, so stay tuned!
The Popularity of Natural Perfumes
Following is an article from August of 2007 about botanical perfumes. At Scented Studio®, most of our products are handmade and completely natural...and that includes many of our fragrant and essential oils. Read more, and then call us to schedule your Scented Journey® so you can learn more about fragrance, combining scents, and the process of creating your own signature fragrance.
Natural perfume, also known as botanical perfume, is the name given to any perfume that contains only natural ingredients. This means that the product does not contain artificial ingredients of any kind. The idea behind this product is that it is kinder to the skin and to the environment.
Modern living and political outlooks have paved the way for the natural perfume to become increasingly popular. However, the idea of it has always been around, and until the 1800s, when synthetic materials were created, natural perfume was the only option. The synthetics were a breakthrough in modern science, and offered a valuable commodity for perfume makers. It enabled the product to have a longer shelf life and could also create more effects and blends. Synthetic perfume is still excellent quality, but there is a modern trend for trying to recapture the essence of all things natural; and the world of perfume and cologne is no exception. Botanical perfume is created from raw organics and rare aromatics, through natural extraction processes. The aromatics are obtained through tincturing, enfleurage, infusion and distillation, and then added to a combination of carrier oil and water or a natural alcohol base. These bases are less severe than their synthetic counterparts and so they are less likely to cause an allergic reaction. Allergies are a common reason why people turn to botanical perfume. The high levels of pollution have made many people more sensitive and intolerant to chemicals that would have otherwise produced no adverse effects. Natural perfume ingredients are in their purest form, so the absence of chemicals creates less irritants and skin pollutants as a result.
Another reason for the popularity of natural perfume is that it can be used to create a signature blend. In the modern world, where mass production is the norm, many people are turning to the unique and rare to recapture a sense of identity. Natural perfume enables this. First of all, synthetic perfumes are mass produced, and so it is down to the taste of the consumer as to whether they are purchased, whereas natural perfumes can be custom made. These custom perfumes are created using the tastes of the consumer, and are unique to that consumer only. Many natural perfumeries are opening across the globe where clients can go in for a whole experience which includes answering questions about tastes to determine a particular classification such as oriental, citrus, marine or floral. Then different base scents are tested, and those liked are then combined to create a signature fragrance, usually stored in a database for future purchases.
The ingredients are also a key factor. Natural perfumes often contain rare aromatics that would be too expensive to use in mass production. Therefore, they can offer us a wider variety of fragrances. Another element to consider is the concentration of the blend. Synthetic perfumes have strict concentrations of fragrance per alcohol and water base, which must be adhered to. Natural perfumes can step outside of these conventions, and create a strength that suits your requirements. Certain perfumes may be based on aromatherapy theories to try and help assist with mood and health needs.
Like anything, its important to keep in mind that natural perfume does have its disadvantages. For instance, the absence of any chemical fixative in the perfume, similar to the preservatives found in food produce, means that it is evanescent, or short-lasting. The ingredients in botanical perfumes may also separate, as they contain no binding chemicals. This can be resolved with a gentle shake, making it a minor nuisance, but one worth remembering. Natural perfumes are generally inexpensive and a pleasant change from the norm. Ultimately, however, they need to suit your requirements and needs; so weight the pros and cons and make an informed choice before purchasing them. This article is under GNU FDL license and can be distributed without any previous authorization from the author. However, the author’s name and all of the URLs (links) mentioned in the article and biography must be kept.
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The ABC’s of Fragrance Creation…a Learning Tool for you!
Here at Scented Studio®, our Scented Journey® is designed to give you the experience of what it's like to create your own personal fragrance. For the major fragrance houses, the process is a great deal different. So before you experience our journey, it's important that you understand the process that the major fragrance manufactures follow to create some of the most popular fragrances in the world today.
Typically, fragrances are created using raw materials such as leaves, spices, herbs, flowers, fruits and in some instances even wood. Because some plants do not secrete natural oils, which are a major component of perfume, synthetics are used to simulate the natural fragrance.
In some fragrances, particularly perfumes, animals become a component in the final fragrance product. For example, musk is derived from fatty substances of the male deer. When added to a perfume, alcohol or water is used to soften or strengthen the smell of the final product. That is why some perfumes are stronger or softer than others.
Once all of the components of a fragrance are accumulated, they must be processed into materials suitable for fragrance-making. Chemists get involved at this point, extracting the essential oils from plant and animal matter, as well as the creation of the synthetic fragrances. The extraction process of these oils is done using specific methods such as steam distillation, solvent extraction, and expression, the simplest method of extraction. Now that all of the materials have been processed it's time to start blending. For some popular manufacturers, it is not uncommon for them to use more than 100 scents blended together to create one complete fragrance. Once blended, alcohol is added in specific proportions to the mixture to create a perfume base depending on the desired final fragrance; be it a musk, a cologne, or an "eau de toilette" (toilet water - I know I know, it sounds funny but don’t let it scare you away, it’s just a less concentrated version of perfume or cologne). Some of the most popular fragrances in the world are aged like fine wines to create a stronger scent. Some are even aged for more than a year before being packaged and shipped to retailers for sale.
Here at Scented Studio®, we've taken a lot of the guess work out of the fragrance creation process. Once you experience your own Scented Journey®, you will understand how fragrances are made, what goes into yours, and how your own signature fragrance can replace your favorite mass-produced fragrance, and save you money as well. Check us out...you'll be glad you did!
Give the Gift of Fragrance: a “How to” guide…pt.1
Tis' the season to go shopping! For millions of holiday shoppers, the launch of the holiday shopping season is this Friday. If you are one of those millions of shoppers who will be braving the crowds of bargain hunters, we say good luck! It's the most wonderful time of the year...
One of the most popular gift ideas is fragrance. Men, women, even kids all seem to love the gift of scent. Choosing our own scents is a risky enough proposition. But how do you choose scent for someone else? There are a few considerations you need to make before you head out to purchase.
First, it's important to remember that the basis of all quality fragrance is the oils, and each oil reacts differently with each person. A fragrance suitable for your grandmother may not be appropriate for your new girlfriends...are you listening fellas? A fragrance should enhance the personality of the wearer, and knowing the personality of the person who will wear said fragrance is the best place to start.
With so many fragrances on the market, you could spend the entire holiday shopping season sampling different scents. With a glut of celebrity endorsed fragrances, and some lines that have recently re-branded or re-launched, it can seem a daunting prospect. Don't let it be. Think of the person you are buying for...what is their personality like? Are they fun? Flirtatious? Serious? Girlie? All these should factor into what type of fragrance you choose as a gift. For today's entry, we are going to talk about three of the six categories of scent that express different moods. All perfumes fit into one of the six classes, so this will be good information to have before you head out to purchase. First up: Citrus: Typically citrus-hinted fragrances are considered energetic and refreshing. They are considered appropriate for either a warm day or evening wear, and are great for wear in warmer climates. So consider a citrus fragrance as part of the "bigger" gift. Here's a hint: the Caribbean in January is ideal! Green: Green fragrances are more natural in their essence. Words used to describe these almost neutral fragrances include sporty, artsy, and alluring. These fragrances typically work well in a work or play setting, and their innocuous properties make them an ideal choice for gift giving. Chypre: The brainchild of French perfumer Francois Coty, it is based on his impressions of the island of Cyprus. A combination of woody, mossy, and flowery, these exotic fragrances can sometimes include hints of leather or fruit. Chypre fragrances have a dry scent, and are not very sweet. Considered a classical, elegant scent, Chypre fragrances are great for fragrance fans who live outside the box.
In our next entry, we will talk about the remaining three families of scent. In the meantime, if you are still scratching your head at the information we've discussed here, why not stop by Scented Studio®? Our trained staff can help you navigate the waters of choosing the perfect fragrance for a gift. Check back soon!
Fun Food Candles!
Everyone knows that different fragrances have an affect on the mood you’re in. Most everyone would agree that the smell of fresh baked cookies is an inviting aroma, whereas the scent of fresh skunk spray is not as much.
Scented Studio® has created some "feel-good" scents for, you guessed it, candles! These custom creations are sure to uplift your mood and remind you of home, spending time with family, and playing out in the yard! David's Choice Candle Scent - David, Scented Studio's® male fragrance mixologist loves to create custom blends containing Lavender Essential Oil, and Pumpkin Spice. He says these scents are the key to setting the mood for a romantic evening indoors!
Allie's Choice Candle Scent - Allie, our Assistant Manager shifts from light and airy in the summer to a warm and enticing scent during that "back-to-school" time. She says mixing a light Vanilla and Warm Apple Crisp reminds her of being back home, and eating her grandmother's amazing food!
Jessie's Choice Candle Scent - Jessie, Scented Studio's Manager, takes a fresher turn on the upcoming fall season and mixes fresh Cucumber oil with a Lemongrass Sage blend, with a hint of Fresh Cut Grass. The aroma while this candle burns reminds Jessie of growing up in northern Minnesota!
Cindy's Choice Candle Scent - Cindy, our store owner, likes to blend a sweet German Chocolate Cake scent with a Vermont Maple Syrup! She says this blend is a nice way to relax while reading her favorite magazine! These favorite scents from our Scented Studio® staff are great for this upcoming season! Come into Scented Studio® to create your own unique blend for the fall! See you soon!
Scented Studio's® One-Year Anniversary Celebration!
This past year has been a burst of new concepts, and wild Scented Journeys® that have led Scented Studio® to be the go-to place for customized fragrance! We’ve been on the edge of our seats listening for your suggestions. From adding countless new products, to the addition of many amazing oils to our extensive Oil Table selection, our customers have been helping us improve and build our small business to evolve into the Scented Studio® you see today!
In the past year we’ve been highlighted in magazines, new stories, the Daytime Emmy Awards Swag Bag, and have started working closely with resorts, hotels, and restaurants! While these opportunities are wonderful, our favorite accomplishment after opening Scented Studio’s® doors last October has been the ability to offer an affordable customized fragrance experience to all of our customers. Our passion is to make this unique and inventive concept available to every scent lover out there.
This October 26th marks the one-year anniversary party of Scented Studio®! We want to say a big thank you to all of the customers who have helped shape us into who we are today! Friday only we will be having a huge sale on everything retail! 15% off! In addition to this, everything custom made will have no custom up charge! There will be food, drinks, and exclusive sales; this is the day to finally make the perfect scent you’ve been looking for!
In addition to these great sales, we have one unique product line that will be named the Scent of the Year. This product line is Sweet Sahara. As we’ve watched this past year, Sweet Sahara has been hands down the favorite above the rest. This line is a blend of sweet tea and sandalwood. It’s just the right touch of sweetness and woods. To honor this product we’re going to be giving it a special discount! 25% off! We look forward to seeing you at our one-year celebration event!
There will come a day when I get tired of Autumn scented everything... Today is not that day!
Fall is finally here, and as the leaves begin to change and the days grow shorter, autumn scents are sweeping through Scented Studio®! The staff here has created some of the most remarkable lines originated out of fall classics! These scents can be described as spicy, crisp, warm, and exciting! As we share a few of these scents with you we invite you to take our pointers, and create your own fall fragrance that will have all your friends and relatives envying your scent creation!
The first thing we noticed when creating autumn scents was that there are a lot of ordinary scents that contribute to a bland selection that is out in the market. There are a lot of cinnamons, vanillas, pumpkin, spices and figs saturating the market. We’ve taken these classic scents and added our own spin to them! What we’ve come up with are bold and intriguing scents that will make this season a memorable one!
We’ll start with our Cinnamon Noel holiday line; this scent sounds very traditional, however it’s bursting with spicy and creamy surprises that leave your olfactory system begging for more. We start by blending our Red Hot Cinnamon with our White Cinnamon, creating a deep, fiery scent. Then we mix our blend of cinnamon with a warm Vanilla and Sweet Milk, leaving this fragrance creamy and zesty!
Our next line we’ve fashioned is Pumpkin Spice! This scent is filled with the aroma of carving pumpkins, as well as the smell of freshly baked sweets! This blend is a mix of pumpkin fragrance oils including true Pumpkin Spice and Pumpkin Pie! We then mix our two pumpkin oils with another sweet oil that enhances the scent to become an exploding sugary pumpkin fragrance! This scent is perfect for a room diffuser, or candle that will fill your home with a sweet pleasant aroma!
Thirdly we have Aprés, which is a sweet scent derived from a Warm Apple Crisp! We add the apple crisp to Cinnamon Clove fragrance oil. This blend makes a fragrance that has the perfect amount of Sweet, Green, and Spice. This blend is great for any product in our store, from body butters to room diffusers it is a complimenting and enticing fragrance!
Lastly we have Sweet & Smooth! We end with this fragrance being that it is a perfect transition scent to wear as a body mist, or lotion while changing seasons! Sweet & Smooth is a mix of Floral Musk, Dew Drop, and Fruit Ambrosia! It’s blended with a spicy White Cinnamon to deepen the sweet and fresh fragrance! And lastly a touch of Pink Grapefruit is added to the mix to provide a sweet and lasting finish.
These four lines of our retail section are created to enhance any aspect of your life, formulating a scent that creates amazing memories! We encourage you to come in and create an autumn scent that you can take home, made uniquely your own!
Soap Bars That Will Blow You Away!
Handmade bar soap is a unique cleansing alternative that has considerably more personality than any old body wash. This form of soap allows the capability to combine many different blends that can leave amazing results for your skin. Many handmade bar soaps contain bases including: goat’s milk, olive oil, aloe vera, glycerin, honey, cocoa butter, and shea butter. There are also other exfoliating ingredients that you can add to the mix to enhance the best results for your skin. These would be including special forms of silky smooth oatmeal with skin softening moisturizers, and unique blends of sugars or salts that exfoliate your skin leaving it soft and smooth.
Most bar soaps sold in stores are really beauty bars or deodorant bars. They are full of chemicals that dry your skin out. Handmade soap is very moisturizing because of the oils that are added and the glycerin that is left in the soap. This glycerin is left on your skin and pulls moisture to your skin, leaving your skin absent of the tight, dry sensation most store brand soaps leave you feeling. Using handmade soap leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth all day long. This soap is rich and creamy and very moisturizing for your skin. And here at Scented Studio® we’re excited to tell you that we’ve just brought on our signature blends of handmade bar soap!
As we mentioned before, here you are able to combine many different elements in your bar soap, and many fun and creative ingredients. We’re going to share with you our four awesome blends that we’ve come up with that are sure to leave your skin silky smooth and rejuvenated!
Goats Milk & Honey - Goats milk is known for its delicate moisturizing properties for dry or problem skin. These moisturizing properties soften and nourish the skin. Our Goat's Milk base has a soft, creamy lather and a slight color similar to custard. The Goat’s Milk blend is mixed with our Honey soap base to create a combination that is both moisturizing and soothing. The Honey base is made with 100% Pure & Natural Grade A Honey that has been added to a clear Glycerin soap. The color of the Honey that is used varies in color, so the color of the base will vary, but the same great soap base remains the same. Honey has natural soothing properties, and these two bases mixed together make a gentle and nourishing bar soap.
Here at Scented Studio we’ve added Brown Sugar and Oatmeal into a few of the Goat’s Milk & Honey bars that help exfoliate while moisturizing!
White Glycerin & Shea Butter - This particular combination of soap is blended with white glycerin, a natural soap base similar to a clear Glycerin base. This specific blend of Glycerin contains no detergents, no surfactants, no sulfates, no alcohol, and no sugar solutions. Coconut oil, known as an excellent skin moisturizer, is the main ingredient in this base. We mix the Shea base with this White Glycerin to create an awesome blend both moisturizing and full of vitamins! The Shea base contains 5% naturally crushed Shea butter, which is added to a white soap. This added shea butter produces a nice creamy lather, which provides moisture as it softens. Shea butter has many vitamins, minerals, and many believe that Shea butter has skin healing properties.
Aloe Vera & Cocoa Butter - This blend of bar soap has an Aloe Vera base containing 5% real Aloe Vera gel that has been added to a clear glycerin soap base. This part of the soap produces a slight greenish color like you would expect from an Aloe Vera gel. Aloe Vera is known to have excellent healing properties and soothing qualities when applied to burns and abrasions. This soap base is very gentle and cleansing to the skin. We mix the Aloe Vera soap with a white base that contains 5% unrefined cocoa butter. It produces a smooth, creamy lather. Cocoa butter is very stable and contains natural antioxidants, making it a highly desirable ingredient in skin care products.The blend of these two bases creates a bar of soap with both soothing and healing properties while also providing great moisture.
Olive Oil & Shea Butter - Our Olive Oil base is made with 20% kosher grade-A extra virgin olive oil. Olive Oil is known for its moisturizing properties and produces a great lather. Due to the high amount of Olive Oil, a light attractive pale yellow color may be noticeable which will darken slightly in time. We mix the Olive Oil base with a Shea base that contains 5% naturally crushed Shea butter, which is added to a white soap. The mix of the Olive Oil and the Shea base creates a bar of soap with a great lather that moisturizes, and contains many minerals and vitamins!
These four unique bar soaps are great for almost any skin type! We’ve added these blends of bar soap into our retail section with amazing scents that will blow you away! If you’re a fan of bar soap, and fragrance, there are many incredible scents that you can create off of our vast oil table selection, making your soap uniquely your own!
The Perfect Massage Oil!
Massage oil is one of those products that definitely sets the mood for romance. Here at Scented Studio® we have an amazing massage oil product that has only the best natural ingredients, including: Sunflower Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Avocado Oil, and Jojoba Oil. This massage oil is made with a maximum hydrating formula that will leave your skin soft and silky without a greasy residue. As always, here at Scented Studio® this product is completely customizable as far as the scents that you can blend into it. From creating a Lavender and Eucalyptus blend, to a Romantic Amber & Sweet Rain mix the combinations are endless!
Scented Studio’s® favorite part about this massage oil blend is the all-natural ingredients. As we list out the different ingredients and their benefits you can learn a little bit more, and realize why we are so passionate about this amazing product.
First off, Sunflower Oil - The first ingredient listed in our massage oil, it’s a light, non-greasy oil that won’t leave skin feeling oily. The oil, extracted from sunflower seeds, is rich in the essential fatty acid linoleic acid, as well as palmitic acid and stearic acid, all components of healthy skin. The amount of linoleic acid in skin declines with age and can be stripped by harsh soaps and cleansers. People allergic to the sunflower plant family should avoid sunflower oil.
Next we have another amazing ingredient, Apricot Kernel oil. This oil is similar in texture and color to almond oil. It is rich in Vitamin E, a quality that gives it a longer shelf life than the typical oil. Like coconut oil, Apricot kernel oil is absorbed into the skin easily, so it won’t leave people feeling greasy afterwards. This property also makes it a good oil to use for aromatherapy massage! Apricot kernel oil is a good alternative to sweet almond oil for people with nut allergies.
Avocado Oil - Avocado oil is pressed from the avocado fruit. Deep green in color, avocado oil is a heavier oil and is usually mixed with lighter massage oils such as sweet almond oil. People who are sensitive to latex may be sensitive to avocado oil.
Jojoba Oil - Lastly, we have Jojoba oil, which is actually a wax extracted from the seed of the jojoba plant. Jojoba is a good option for most people prone to acne because it is thought to have antibacterial properties and contains long chain wax esters that closely resembles skin sebum. Jojoba has a very long shelf life, so it’s a good choice if you don’t use massage oil super often. It is very well-absorbed by the skin, which makes it a favorite carrier oil for aromatherapy. Jojoba is usually not irritating to skin.
You may think that massage oil is a pretty limited product, especially if you aren’t regularly giving or getting massages. However, here at Scented Studio® we’ve listed several different methods that you can use your custom scented massage oil for.
The first use could be for Aromatherapy. Massage oils are basically essential oils that can be used as aromatherapy agents. I recommend using one that contains Lavender because it promotes relaxation, something that most of us could use these days.
Another great massage oil use is make up remover. Yes you read right, you can use massage oil as a makeup remover. It’s best used as an eye make-up remover, but will work for face makeup as well.
Hair moisturizer: You can use massage oil as a serum for your hair; especially if you have difficult, curly hair. If you wash your hair every other day, on the days that you don’t wash it you can put a few drops of massage oil into your hair to leave it shiny and smooth!
Massage oil is also a great skin moisturizer! It works great and will leave your skin feeling soft, just as its use in a massage would. You can use massage oil as a stress and tension relief too. Massage oils with chamomile, eucalyptus, tea tree or other soothing scents are very calming and great for stress and tension headaches. Take a dab and massage into your temples for relief.
If you suffer from acne, a great use could be for an acne treatment: Massage oils that contain antimicrobial agents (Jojoba Oil) can help treatment acne skin.
Finally, of course you can use your custom scented massage oil as a fragrance. You can wear your favorite massage oil blend as your perfume or cologne! Just apply it where you would normally apply perfume, and with the oil base it will last longer!
With almost endless possibilities, you can never go wrong with massage oil, and getting it custom scented can really personalize your experience with it. Some great blends for massage oil that our Scented Studio® staff has created include a Lavender and Vanilla blend that is warm, relaxing and inviting. Another great Scented Studio® blend is an energizing combination of Orange and Bergamot! Make sure to come in and create your own custom massage oil today!
Scented Studio™ customized Dry-Oil Sprays!
Many people often shy away from any oil based products due to the greasy after-feel and transfer to their clothes. However, here at Scented Studio® we have an alternative product guaranteed to leave your skin soft and glistening, rather than sticky or slick. What is this wonderful product, you ask? A dry oil spray! This is the perfect alternative oil-based spray that will not leave a greasy residue, but rather a moisturizing finish.
If you’re wondering what a dry oil spray is exactly, or what it does for your skin this is the place to look! We’ll list out some awesome benefits that our spray possesses, as well as some amazing scents that will customize this spray uniquely to you!
What is Dry Oil Spray?
Dry oil spray is oil that you just spray on your skin. A blanket of mist helps the oil-based treatment spread evenly across your body, leaving a non-greasy, and lightly scented finish. Most dry body oils contain fresh accords of essential and/or botanicals (think jojoba oil, shea butter oil, and vitamin E oils) it also will contain a silk base called cyclomethicone. The cyclomethicone is what will leave your skin with a glossy shine without an oily build up. Some of these ingredients can actually protect your skin from UV rays!
How to use…
There are a couple of ways to use a good dry oil spray, one way which is most common is to use it no differently than any other body spray. Just point and shoot. Spray the oil over any body area from your head to toe (even on fabrics!). Many also use it straight out of the shower, by misting the dry oil spray all over their body. This can be done by spraying on a thin layer and allow the remaining water on your body to lock in the added moisture for a multi sensory experience.
An added perk of our great dry oil spray is that it can also be used to soften and moisturize your hair. Dry oil sprays penetrate the hair shafts and bring in elements that will give hair that desired glossy feel and look. Lastly, this product can be used as a great detangler for even the messiest of hair!
Dry-Oil inspired scents!
Here at Scented Studio®, we’ve combined a few different fragrant and essential oils into our dry oil spray line to create some amazing scents you’re sure to love!
Black Currant & Fig- This scent just so happens to be one of our retail scents; we fell in love with how this fragrance works as a dry-oil spray! Our signature Black Currant & Fig dry oil spray has the scent of sun-warmed figs, and delicate black currant enveloped in the warmth of the Mediterranean.
Zesty Night- This is our Dry-Oil Spray scent for Men! Zesty Night is a mix of two great masculine oils: Zesty and Night Queen. Zesty is a fresh aquatic scent with warm and woodsy notes. Night Queen is a dark musk that adds a deeper undertone to the fragrance.
Enchantment - A scent created entirely off of our Citrus and Fruit trays. This fragrance contains a Fruit Fizz mixed with a Berry Bliss fragrant oil. These two scents together create a warm and sweet blend that culminate in a bright cheery fragrance!
Sweet Sahara! The #1 fragrance line of 2012!
Scented Studio® is proud to announce Sweet Sahara as the #1 Favorite Fragrance Line of 2012 for our store! This line, created among others when Scented Studio® first opened, has been hands down our most popular retail fragrance! Sweet Sahara, being such a unique scent, has a very unique sale price on October 26th, the date of our 1-year Anniversary party. Any product off of this fragrance line with be 25% off! Sweet Sahara is a blend of a sweet tea and a light Sandalwood, creating an airy, sweet fragrance that isn't too overbearing, but still excellent in scent quality. This mix is the perfect blend of a natural sweet, with a hint of a rich and light Sandalwood!
Scented Studio® will only have this fragrance line on sale Friday, October 26th. Be sure to get in and pick up the #1 Scented Studio® Fragrance Line of the Year in any product of your choosing! This includes luxurious Body Butters, Body Whips, and Lotions, as well as Body Mists, Bath Salts, Candles, Body Wash, Room Diffusers, and more!
Choosing The Perfect Perfume!
Perfume is an important accessory that adds the perfect final touch to your appearance. The right women's fragrances can evoke feelings and memories as well as change how people look at you. Whether you are looking for a perfume to become your signature weekday scent or a fragrance to wear on special occasions, there are a few things to consider that can help you choose the right perfume.
Choose perfumes that work with your body chemistry. Many people find it hard to believe, but different scents do react with people's skin differently. We all have our own body scent that is unique to us, though it is usually undetectable on a conscious level. This is why it is important to never just buy a perfume that smells good on someone else. Try it on yourself at the perfume counter first, and wear it around a bit before you buy it.
Consider where and WHEN you are:
It’s a good idea to think about where you are going when selecting a perfume to wear. When dressing for work, for example, you might consider wearing a perfume that is light and clean. Heavy scents can easily overpower you in close quarters and may even bother people in close proximity to you. Crisp, fruity and light floral scents are all good choices for work, school and other such smaller venues, while bold oriental perfumes and musky fragrances can shine at outdoor parties and more formal evening events.
Be sure to think about the time of year when choosing your fragrance. Certain perfumes wear better during specific times of the year. A heavy scent, for example, can be overwhelming on a hot summer day but just right during the winter. Fresh, floral fragrances are perfect for spring, while light and sweet scents with fruity notes work well during hot summer months. Food-scented perfumes, such as those with vanilla and cinnamon, are perfect for cold fall days while musky fragrances complement your best holiday outfit.
Select perfume for you!
While we all like to smell nice for those around us, your perfume will be detected the most by you. Wearing a scent that reminds you of your favorite vacation is a great way to give yourself a lift throughout the day.
Purchase a variety of perfumes:
Having a variety of different perfumes on hand will allow you to choose the right scent for the right place and time of year while still selecting one with a personal connection. If you like the idea of having a signature scent, keep a few of your favorites on hand so that you will always be able to choose something complementary. Try not to limit yourself too much to one fragrance family. Having a mix of floral scents, a few musky ones, and one or two deeper, more food-scented perfumes in your collection will give you more than plenty of choices, making it easy to select the right one!
Fragrance Your Entire Home!
Here at Scented Studio® we are introducing a new product that we’ve absolutely fallen in love with! As you know we offer an amazing room diffuser that disperses any aroma of your choice throughout a room. With a simple turn of the diffuser reeds you’re enjoying your fragrance of choice almost instantly as it spreads throughout the room. Though this product is amazing, we are excited to announce that we are now offering Oil Warmers as an alternative to candles and room diffusers! You simply plug in the oil warmer, sit back and enjoy the fragrance as it spreads through your entire room, and even your home
There are many benefits to having oil warmers, and a few are listed below!
Oil warmers enhance relaxation: The pleasant fragrance spreads into the air and scents an entire room, leading you to feel more relaxed. There are many scents to choose from to suit your tastes and needs, as well as the ability here at Scented Studio® to create your very own fragrance.
Works as a deodorizer: It masks unpleasant odors. When dampness leaves odor, the evaporation neutralizes the odor and replaces it with the pleasant aroma of the scented oil of your choice!
Perfect Home Decor Accents: It comes in classic designs, and in a couple different styles, a sleek black in color to match almost any interior arrangement!
They are easy to clean and maintain: If you don't like leftover oil sitting out, simply wipe out the oil warmer dish with a soft cloth to clean the bowl. If you use different fragrances we recommend you wipe out the oil dish when changing to avoid mixing of fragrances.
They are very affordable: Here at Scented Studio® you can purchase a smaller wall oil warmer for just $14.95 and a larger, warmer alternative, for only $29.95! Their elegance and benefits are worth far more than their price!
These benefits speak for themselves and along with all the above, oil warmers are very easy to use. The common steps are: Add a few drops of oil (5-10 drops) onto the bowl or container on top. Then you can adjust according to your need and the size of the room. Some people like to add water and some don't. If you experiment on both, you may come up with a preference for yourself. Set it in a place where it can disperse the aroma freely into the air, whether in the office or in your home. Then kick back and enjoy the gift of fragrance!
Host your Holiday Party at Scented Studio™ this year!
If you’re looking for the perfect location and idea for your annual Holiday party, look no further! Here at Scented Studio®, we have the ideal space and unique concept guaranteed to make any holiday gathering an unforgettable affair! Instead of the same-old same-old, swapping “Secret Santa” presents over dinner, we encourage you to host a holiday party at Scented Studio® for a fun and creative company experience where everyone will leave with a customized product made just for them! Here you are able to mix and blend any fragrance to create your very own customized scent. Our staff of fragrance mixologists will then take your choice creation and blend it into any bath, body, or home care product of your choice.
The first option for your Holiday party would be a Scented Journey®. This is a two hour structured workshop where your guests will explore 22 signature fragrances while learning the art of perfume making and creating a custom perfume or cologne, for men or women. You may also blend your chosen scents into any bath, body, or home care product in addition to your cologne, or perfume.
The second option for your Holiday gathering would be an extensive oil table party where your guests would explore a variety of fragrant and essential oils from our Oil Table. This table plays host to over 500 oils that you can mix and match to create your very own fragrance. Below we’ve listed a couple amusing DOs and DON’Ts for any corporate event at Scented Studio®. DO: Attend, and create a fabulous fragrance that attracts most anybody! DON’T: Create a fragrance that your favorite colleague who works near you, will be revolted by.
Gifts for the hard-to-buy-for!
Hate shopping for that person who already seems to have it all? US TOO! It’s hard because you want to show that you care, but you don’t want to get them something they don’t need and won’t use. Never fear though! Scented Studio’s® got your back! We have a few different gift ideas that are unique, practical, affordable, and perfect to give to someone these holidays.
The first gift would be a gift basket from Scented Studio®! Fill it with all of the different scents that remind you of them. In it, write a note telling them how each scent reminds you of a memory the two of you shared! When filling it with three or more items, you will receive 10% off your entire basket!
The second present we suggest is to give someone a Scented Journey® gift certificate! For only $55 you can give someone the gift of customized fragrance. Instead of buying them the same old and tired perfume or cologne bottle, have them enjoy the experience of creating their own! They will leave with a 30mL bottle of their creation, and will also have the opportunity to name and brand it with our store! You could also give them a gift certificate to enjoy the retail and oil table portion of Scented Studio! Grab your holiday list of names and let’s get started! With holiday parties and family gatherings on the horizon, it’s great to show up with a little something for the kind soul that opened their home to guests.
2013 Scented Journey Fragrance Line!
Floral, Oriental, Sandalwood, and Fruity are just a few words that roll off the tongue when describing the original 2012 Scented Journey® fragrance line. This line is full of luscious fruits and citruses, as well as dark sandalwoods and light natural sweets. A wonderful line, no doubt. However, here at Scented Studio® we are proud to announce the unveiling of our 2nd Scented Journey® Fragrance Line, for the year of 2013!
The new line will include an explosion of sweets, fruits, aquatics, citruses, florals, woods, and more! We are very proud and excited about the new workshop that will feature an entirely new Scented Journey® Movie, as well as fun new facts that will be revolutionary to the way you view fragrance! As you make your way through the adventure of the Scented Journey®, you will be assisted in creating your own perfume by our very own fragrance specialists. They will guide you through the steps of making your own customized fragrance! This workshop is booking up fast, and we are excited to bring custom fragrance to the public at large!
We have listed a sneak preview of some of our newest fragrance names for the Journey! Give us feedback on what you think of the new names and be sure to like us on Facebook, and Twitter! Spicy Dish, Born Natural, Floral Candy, Sea Scape, Cut Woods, And MORE! Come in and check out the new Scented Journey® for yourself and make a new fragrance to kick off the New Year of 2013!
SCENT-imental Gifts at Scented Studio®!
“When nothing else subsists from the past, after the people are departed, after the things are broken and scattered the smell and taste of things remain poised a long time, like souls bearing resiliently, on tiny and almost impalpable drops of their essence, the immense edifice of memory"
-Marcel Proust, "The Remembrance of Things Past"
Scent is a powerful way to express emotions and relive memories. Yesterday, a man came into Scented Studio® with a sentimental gift in mind for his sister. This holiday season he wanted to present his sister with a customized candle that contained the cologne fragrance that her late son had worn. The staff here at Scented Studio® went straight to the oil table to start looking for a scent to match this cologne. Within minutes, we came up with a nearly-identical scent to the famous Burberry Weekend fragrance that the son had worn before he passed away. The scent was then made into a large blue candle that will be presented to his mom on Christmas Day with a symbolic angel. We are honored to have helped bring the gift of customized fragrance in such a sentimental way to a mother in mourning this Holiday season!
Scented Studio® Helps You Create Your Own Fragrance!
Making your own signature fragrance is simple and rewarding. Scented Studio® opened its doors last year to bring the gift of customized fragrance to both Denver and the world at large. We give you the opportunity to come in and create your very own fragrance, a perfume or cologne as unique as you are!
It is said that unconsciously, someone’s scent is one of the most influential factors on the formation of your first impression about that person. We want to help you create a perfume or cologne that fits you, one that becomes your signature scent! With almost endless possibilities in fragrance choices, we are sure that anyone and everyone can find the perfect scent off of our oil table, or through our Scented Journey workshop. Our staff is trained to guide you through the different steps to creating your own fragrance, that you can then name and brand with our store.
With distribution of perfume being such an exciting industry, we are happy to announce to everyone that we are offering bulk pricing on all of our products. Including perfume/cologne, lotion, whipped butter, body spray, and more! Come to Scented Studio® today to get started on your own customized perfume! Or call 303.333.3315 for more details!
Valentines Day gift ideas for Men and Women!
Making Valentine's Day romantic is a top priority for many men and women. Besides the usual heart-shaped candy box and long-stemmed roses, what gifts are romantic? With a little thought and creativity, finding the perfect romantic gift is easy. Personalized Valentines Day Gifts can be difficult to choose if you want to use your unique gift ideas to help you express the depth of your love for them. But you don’t want to miss this day for lovers to exchange gifts and love messages to each other!
Here are our suggestions for unique Valentine’s Day gifts and ideas from Scented Studio® for men and women! Fragrance can instantly bring someone back to a special time and place in their life: a first kiss, a romantic evening, not to mention everlasting thoughts of the gift-giver. Love is in the air, and women love to feel special and pampered by their partners. I don’t think there is a better way to say 'I love you' and show them how much they mean to you than with a beautiful, romantic perfume or cologne. Meanwhile, if you are single, they can also be used to help you feel seductive, confident, sexy and alluring. Exotic Seduction is truly a seductive fragrance and one of my absolute favorites. When I wear this people always ask “what is that fragrance?” It's perfect if you want to attract attention to, or towards a special someone. Exotic Seduction contains notes of sensual vanillas and warm sandalwoods accompanied by top notes of fresh citrus, melons, peaches and plums to spread a sweet and charming fragrance. Matching body wash, body lotion, sugar scrub, whipped butter and roll-on oil options are also available.
The popularity of perfumes and other scented items is undisputed as a gift for a woman. But men also enjoy the invigorating scent of colognes, body washes, beard oils, lotions and scented shave soaps. They have always been a basic part of masculine grooming. My pick from our men’s line of colognes, hands down, is Magnetic. This signature cologne is a very masculine scent that’s balanced by spicy, fresh and moderate tones. This scent is perfect for the man who has an appreciation for subtlety, multidimensional tones and contemporary culture.
If you are unsure of what your significant other likes, or if they are very particular about what they like, then going through a Scented Journey® is ideal. During this two hour session, not only will you learn a brief history of scent and the science behind your olfactory system, but you will also learn about the art of fragrance making. You'll wind your way through our 22 custom fragrances that you mix and blend. The end result? A custom, handcrafted fragrance that reflects the essence of you! This is the perfect activity for date night!
Finally, a Valentine's Day gift basket is a great way to show someone how much you care about them on this holiday devoted to love. A handmade gift basket is especially personal and easy to put together. The beauty of making a gift basket during any holiday is the ability to get as creative as you want. For Valentine's Day, skip the bouquet of roses and come up with something thoughtful and romantic, such as a personalized basket for the person you love. All you have to do is take into consideration what the recipient of the basket is interested in and enjoy the smell of, then use those types of items to complete the basket. You can fill it with a selection of candles, massage oil, bubble bath, lotions and more! Whatever you decide this to do this Valentine’s Day, keep in mind that it is the thought that counts. Give your gift some serious thought. Really consider what will make him or her remember why you mean so much to them.
Do You Have Discontinued Fragrances That You’re Dying To Get?
Almost everyone has their own favorite perfume or cologne, and for many that beloved go-to fragrance of theirs has been discontinued! What do you do when you run out of your perfectly flattering fragrance? Well, here at Scented Studio® we offer customized fragrance to everyone, whether that means coming down to create your own signature scent, or recreating a beloved unobtainable fragrance!
Steps To Recreating Your Discontinued Perfume:
Bring in your perfume sample that you would like recreated. Let our fragrance specialists start creating the matching blend for you! It’s as simple as that; the process of re-creating a perfume can take as little as 20 minutes! Grab that last drop of your discontinued perfume/cologne and make your way down to Scented Studio® to re-create your wonderful fragrance! As we can most definitely recreate your fragrance as close as possible, we cannot guarantee that we can perfectly match the fragrances (as there are different oils used for different brands).
Shower Yourself in Luxurious Bath & Body Products!
We want you to shower yourself with a delightful selection of bath & body products! At Scented Studio® you can choose from delicious scents and formulas that cleanse, moisturize, and invigorate. One of our best sellers here is our Bath Oil! Made from Sunflower Oil, Avocado Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, and Jojoba Oil, just add your choice of fragrance to create a warming and luxurious new bath product! You may be asking what are the benefits of using bath oil? Well, using this oil regularly will soften and nourish the skin, eliminating dry and rough patches. It does this when the warm water of the bath opens up the pores to help the skin absorb the oil. Users can follow up a bath with a toner or cold-water rinse and then moisturize thoroughly with Scented Studio® Hand & Body Lotion to keep the skin healthy!
Massage Lotion for your Valentine!
Just about everyone uses lotion, whether it’s a facial moisturizer or a hand and body lotion it’s the one product that in our opinion, makes your skin feel like a million bucks! Here at Scented Studio® we love lathering ourselves in quality products that last, and are good for us. Oh, and smell great too of course! Therefore, we’ve been offering everyone our Hand & Body Lotion with amazing ingredients and endless possibilities of fragrance! This delightful lotion base is silky, uncolored and thick. It includes ingredients like Soy Bean Oil, Tea (emulsifier), Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Cocoa Butter and more! This smooth and creamy lotion quickly replenishes moisture and restores softness without leaving any oily, greasy or sticky film. This lotion is massage-grade quality and with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, what better than a custom scented massage lotion to make your evening even more romantic?
Custom Fragrance - Party Kits!
Are you tired of the same old party? Why not try something new and unique to celebrate? Coming soon to Scented Studio® are Custom Fragrance Party Kits! At your next event bring your creative side to the table with this party set! The set will contain 5-10 different fragrance oils and the product base, along with all the tools for creating your own fragrance! Whether it’s lip gloss, bar soap, or bath salts Scented Studio® wants to offer you a new and inventive addition to your next celebration! Or simply explore the art of customized fragrance in the comfort of you own home!
More info on these excellent Custom Fragrance Party Kits will be coming soon! So stay tuned!
Brand Your Business with Your Own Signature Fragrance!
Many stores are exploring the opportunity of creating their own signature scent. This could be to help market and brand their products, or to simply to offer a new product to their customers. Either way, it seems that businesses are ready to jump into the pool of marketing their very own fragrance!
From Pizza Hut to Hugo Boss there are already a number of stores pursuing new options to get their name out there in a new and innovated way, this being, perfume and cologne! Why should you be left out? Here at Scented Studio® we’re busy every day creating new scents for you, our customers. And for those of you that are looking to market your brands through fragrance, we say, look no further!
Come down to Scented Studio® where we can help you choose a fragrance that is just right for your business! Something that will compliment your brand, something that when people smell it they will think of your store, products, and so much more!
Useful favors are all the rage this year!
Useful favors are all the rage this year because everyone wants to give their guests a favor they will actually use. Whether you are looking for a unique wedding welcome bag item, or a unique party favor, our Body Mist, and Hand & Body Lotions will be a hit! Each perfectly sized travel bottle has either a luxurious, moisture-rich hand & body lotion infused with Tea, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E, Vitamin A and Cocoa Butter or a wonderfully fragranced Body Mist to freshen anyone up.
Whether you pair them together or mix and match, we absolutely love these favors. So if you are looking for a unique, purposeful and beautifully hand-crafted custom gift for your party, shower, or wedding, Scented Studio can help! Personalized labels are available! Just share with us your favorite picture or idea and together we can create a beautiful gift for your event!
How to Make Your Favorite Fragrance Last!
Making your favorite perfume last longer throughout the day is a skill that many of our customers want to learn! The trick is simple enough really, if you want your perfume to last longer, you must layer your fragrance. There are a few easy steps to achieve that enduring signature scent you’re looking for! The first layer of your fragrance should come right from the start, your shower. Rather than layering a Cherry Blossom body wash with a Coconut shampoo and conditioner, then attempting to cover these scents with a new perfume or scented lotion, start with your fragrance of choice in the shower. Here at Scented Studio we have many bath and shower products to choose from. From shampoo and conditioner, to body wash and bath salts, you can create your own custom fragrance that we’ll turn into any shower product of your choice.
The next layer would be your scented moisturizer. After your shower, apply your custom scented Hand & Body Lotion or Whipped Butter all over your body for an even layer of fragrance and lasting moisture.
The last layer would be your perfume, cologne, or body mist of choice! For extra fragrance you can spray your perfume in your hair, as your hair holds fragrance longer than your skin will!
Spring Scents Made By You!
Scent is one way we identify with certain memories, and guaranteed if you begin alternating your perfumes and colognes with the changing seasons, you won’t want it any other way!
As spring approaches, here at Scented Studio® we are putting away the dark ambers and deep woods to make room for the floral inspired scents, with touches of citrus and fruit! These are the lighter scents to be worn in warmer weather! Floral fragrances feed compassion, chase away anxieties and create positive feelings at home while providing a boost of energy and enthusiasm at work!
Making each season a memorable one is essential, and there is no better way to do that than with a customized scent made just for you, and by you!
One example of a great spring-summer time scent custom-made by one of our customers would be a blend of: Tea, Summer, and just a drop of Lemon Verbena! The perfect every day fragrance!
Custom Scented Wedding Favors!
Scented Studio® will help you create a custom wedding scent for your special day! Scents can come in any form, from candles and bath salts, to lotions and perfumes. Scented Studio® can mix your custom scent into almost any bath, body, and home care product! Whether you just need a gift or want to have a more personalized experience and create a custom, one-of-a-kind wedding fragrance, we can help!
Why should you pick out an special scent for your special day? We have a couple of reasons why customized fragrance makes any occasion even more special! The first reason would be that specific fragrances would create an atmosphere and mood for your reception and guests! What better way to set the mood and to get the party started?
The second reason is that our sense of smell is the most powerful sense we have, after sight, and it triggers memories and emotions! And what better way to celebrate love and to create everlasting memories of that special day than by creating a couple unique custom fragrances? To reflect their unique personality and individuality, every bride & groom, groom & groom, or bride & bride can create their own Signature Fragrance (just like Celebrities) to commemorate their big wedding day!
Your custom scent can also be used as the perfect wedding favor for guests! Contact Scented Studio® at for more custom wedding scent details!
Your Next Private Event!
Just this weekend, Scented Studio® hosted two Private Oil Table Parties, one was a colorful baby shower, and the other was a girls’ night out! Both were exciting and unique parties to be a part of! Our guests were delighted with their scents and mixed fragrances including: American Fresh, Mango, Creamy Sugar Orchid, Sexy Vanilla Spice, and MORE!
If you’re new to the concept of Scented Studio®, you may be asking “What is an Oil Table Party?” An Oil Table Party is where you, our guests, invite your friends for a special event and each of you create your own unique fragrance to be blended into the products of your choice! You and your guests will explore over 500 fragrant and essential oils and after choosing a few favorites you will then be guided into making your own customized signature scent that you can then blend into any bath, body, or home care product!
We offer a variety of products from bath salts and candles, to perfumes and room sprays! Whichever product you chose we guarantee you will be delighted, whether it’s our rich body whips or our exfoliating bath salts or pumice soap!
Host your next event here, with the exciting twist of customized fragrance! For more information call Scented Studio® at 303.333.3315 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Sugar scrubs are your skin's best friends!
Sugar scrubs are one of the most natural ways to exfoliate, hydrate, soften and keep your skin fresh! Sugar itself is a known natural sweetener that can also be used in your beauty regimen. Its soft texture gently exfoliates the skin without leaving harmful residue that can clog pores. It also has moisturizing properties that prevents the skin from drying.
Why use sugar scrubs? Using sugar scrubs helps reverse early signs of aging by gently scrubbing away effects from exposure to pollution, dirt, stress and the sun’s damaging UV rays. Daily exposure to these can lead to skin dullness and cause you to develop early signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone.
Our sugar scrubs soften even the toughest skin. By using it on your feet, and using it daily it can help reduce problems such as callouses and cracked heels. Regular exfoliation improves skin regeneration to whiten and soften skin.
Wedding favors that reflect the style, elegance, and grace of a wedding, are key. Here at Scented Studio® we are launching a new product for weddings that is a decoration, nameplate, and gift to your wedding day guests all in one!
Rather than spending your time and money seeking out table decorations, nameplates, and wedding favors, why not do it all in one? Our new Chalkboard Votives are the perfect resolution to three big parts of your planning! But these wonderful Shot Glasses aren’t just good for weddings, they can be used for dinner parties, romantic evenings, baby showers, birthdays, and more! What a great way to put your own personal touch on your party! Whether you choose to use these fantastic Chalkboard Votives as gifts, or more, they’ll be sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests!
Spoil Mom this Mother's Day with Customized Fragrance!
Why not celebrate the Mom in your life this Mother’s Day with something as unique as her! Here at Scented Studio® we offer you all of the unique custom fragrance gifts on the market! Keep reading for great tips and gift ideas from Scented Studio® for this Mother’s Day!
The first gift idea is what I call the “Just Relax” kit. This kit comes in a beautiful gift basket, wrapped with a delicious ribbon, filled with calming bath and body products! With a Lavender Breeze bath salt, Cucumber Body Wash and Bubble Bath, we’ve laced this basket with floral inspired candles and aquatic scrubs to enhance her relaxation time even more!
TIP: You can customize your own “Just Relax” kit for the Mother in your life by choosing a few of our many retail scents, and products to fill the basket; or create your very own inspired scents for her in this basket!
The second gift is quite simple, it’s a gift certificate! Though you may feel a gift certificate may not be personalized enough, I assure you there is not a more personal gift than the gift of customized fragrance! Allow her to choose what experience she would like! Whether she picks her favorite scents out of our retail selection, experiences customized fragrance with the Oil Table, or jumps into one of our Scented Journey® perfume/cologne workshops, we assure you she will have a wonderful time here at the studio!
Last but certainly not least we urge you to grab a spot in one of our special Mother’s Day Scented Journey® Workshops, where you and the special mother in your life will experience the art of perfume and cologne making! In this workshop you will be guided through our 22 signature fragrances! Here, blend your favorite scents into a unique and distinctive fragrance that is the essence of you! You will receive a 30mL bottle of your fragrance and also get to name and brand your creation with our store! Wine, mimosas, and hors d’oeuvres will be served during this special event!
Whipped Butters to Nourish Your Skin!
Truly a long-lasting butter, formulated especially for those with dry skin areas, or those who like long lasting fragrance without the need to reapply! Our ingredients include no Parabens, Sulfates, or Phalates and we’ve listed them below!
Ingredients: Soy Wax, Shea Butter, Deionized Water, Soy Bean Oil, Acetyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 20, Tea (emulsifier), Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Cocoa Butter, Dm. Hydantonie (preservative).
This whipped butter is one of our best-selling products with the most fabulous reviews! A rich cream for supple skin that stays touchably soft all day. Come into Scented Studio® to pick up your next skin moisturizer, and personalize it with your custom fragrance! Our whips make for the perfect presents, and since Mother’s Day is coming up, you can’t go wrong with customized bath and body products!
Join us for our Summer Sidewalk Sale Thursday July 18th - Sunday July 21st!
Live in the Denver area? Grab a friend and come by Scented Studio® in Cherry Creek North this Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday! We'll be hitting the streets with our biggest sale of the year! A few of our new fragrance lines are making their debut, as well as some of yesterday's favorites! This Saturday, stop by for 20-40% discounts on our bath, body and home care products...all out on the sidewalk! Stock up on gifts, treat yourself, or customize your signature fragrance for the summer! Inside we'll have cold water and even colder AC! And if the weather doesn't cooperate, we'll still being sale-ing inside! See you all soon!
Meet our new employee Lindsey!
This is Lindsey our new employee. She recently moved up to Denver from Pueblo, CO to go to school for Audio Engineering at The Art Institute of Colorado. She loves music and works for Fearless Records based out of Huntington Beach, California and has been working with bands since she was 15. After college she hopes to continue with music, and one day open her own record label at some point, but right now she loves being in Denver and her new job here at Scented Studio®. Come by and meet Lindsey and see the rest of our staff and create your own custom scent while you're at it!
Schedule Your Holiday Party With Scented Studio®!
Struggling to find an exciting alternative to the standard, hum-drum holiday party? We have the perfect solution for you! Whether you are throwing your office a party for 30, or want to get a group of your best friends together for fun, drinks and fragrance making, Scented Studio® is the perfect backdrop! Tell us the day and the time and we will reserve our studio exclusively for your group! Our party planning specialists will work with you to plan your event down to the very last sprig of mistletoe. Make your party the most exciting event of the season by allowing us to host it for you. All you have to do is invite the people. Our standards of excellence will guarantee that your holiday party will be a success! Please check our webpage for pricing and more information.
Your Skin is important! So is exfoliating!
Your skin is the largest organ in the human body. Did you know your skin loses about 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells from the surface almost every minute, even though you do not see it happening? Yes, there are millions of dead skin particles resting on your skin, just dying to be scrubbed away. To keep that healthy glow, it’s so important to exfoliate! Our sugar scrubs are great for exfoliating your skin, so why not start your day with a sugar scrub and let your skin breathe?!
Our 2-Year Anniversary Sale is going on NOW!!! Come in and celebrate with us!! THIS WEEKEND ONLY, we are having a sale on our exfoliating Sugar Scrubs! You'll get 2 of your custom blends for only $22!!! This is the PERFECT time to stock up, so stop by today and save!! Your skin will thank you!
Like it or not, fall is here…
Like it or not, fall is here…So why not embrace it by filling your house with the warm aroma of apple cider or spiced latte? When it comes to enjoying our fragrance oils in the home, we have always preferred electric oil warmers simply because we love how it quickly gives a strong fragrance and it's able to fill up large areas such in such a short time. Our electric oil warmers are the best performing, safest and affordable way to fill your home with a strong, lasting fragrance. Come into Scented Studio® and pick up yours today!
It's that time of year again, Winter Time! AKA hydration time!
For many of us, winter's air means our skin starts looking like the desert: Dry, cracked and dehydrated. If you're one for piling on lotion, but you don't seem to get the hydrating results you'd like, it might be time to go European-style on your stubborn dry skin. Overseas Europeans tend to use Massage Oil to hydrate their skin instead of lotion. If you have particularly dry skin, our hydrating massage oil will fix that without leaving a greasy residue!
Happy Birthday Libras!
Despite being represented as the only non-anatomic symbol, Libras are known as the party animals of the Zodiac! Not often labeled “homebodies,” they are more than likely out enjoying the world! Libra is a sign that represents unions, partnerships, marriage, love and happiness! Libra is also a sign that indicates a strong confluence of ideas and expressions. Libra women are very passionate and romantic with their lovers and spouses. Libras can never be alone in their life; in fact, they always need companionship and partnership. Occasional developments in relationship with their partners may occur because of their haste in choosing their partners. On the positive side, Libras may like to preserve their relationship with the opposite sex for a long time. Libras love the dark colors of fall and delicious scents like Vanilla, rose, almond or violet.
At their best, Libras are: Charming, lovable, fair, sincere, sharing, hopelessly romantic
Libra in Love:
Happy Birthday Scorpios!
Scorpio Strength Keywords: Loyal, Passionate, Resourceful, Observant, Dynamic
Scorpios and Independence: Scorpios are fiercely independent. They are able to accomplish anything they put their mind to and they won't give up. They are perfectly suited to being on their own. They are not social butterflies like some other zodiac signs and some actually prefer to live on their own that way there is never any issue of who controls what at home, they like to be in control.
Scorpios and Friendship: Relationships with Scorpio are always complicated, just like the person, their relationships are a series of extremes, they can even be downright moody for no apparent reason. Scorpios are known for their possessiveness and jealousy but on the other hand, they are extremely loyal. Scorpios have an excellent memory and combined with an inability to let things go, they can hold a grudge against someone who did them harm forever, in fact a Scorpio rarely if never forgives and forgets. They will even go as far as get vengeance on the person. On the other hand, they will always remember a kind gesture forever and repay it. Any kind selfless gesture done to a Scorpio will gain trust and respect which is extremely important to them in any relationship, either romantic or not. The best advice is to be honest with a Scorpio friend and in return, you will gain an amazing friend you will never forget and who will be loyal to you and never make false promises. Their truthful and shocking sense of humor if different than that of any other zodiac sign and the Scorpio makes an amazing, powerful interesting friend that can be trusted.
Scorpio in a Nutshell: Scorpio is the astrology sign of extremes and intensity. Scorpios are very deep, intense people, there is always more to them than meets the eye. They present a cool, detached and unemotional air to the world, yet lying underneath is tremendous power, extreme strength, intense passion and a strong will and a persistent drive. Scorpios have a very penetrative mind, so don’t be surprised if they ask lots of questions. They are trying to delve deeper, figure things out and survey the situation. They always want to know why, when, where and any other possible details. Scorpios are very wary of the games that other people try to play and they are very aware of it. Scorpios tend to dominate and control anyone that lets them, or anyone that they find weak. The person that a Scorpio respects and holds close to them is treated with amazing kindness, loyalty and generosity. On the outside, a Scorpio has great secretiveness and mystery. This magnetically draws people to them. They are known to be controlling and too ambitious but only because they need control for this makes them feel safe.
Scorpios Signature Scents: Sensous oriental with lots of warm base notes, tonka bean, vanilla, amber, sandalwood, zesty citrus, tonka bean and orange blossom.
Our Scented Studio® Signature Lines Scorpios Will Love: Arabian Sandalwood, Luscious Orange Blossom, Vanilla Souffle and Dark Oriental Amber.
Benefits of Bar Soap!
There are many varieties of bar soap available to you, but not all bar soaps are created equal. The big differences between commercial and handmade soap begins with how the soap is made, and which additives are added into it before it turns into the bar you know and love!
Why choose to make your own, versus buying one at the grocery store?
Because it's better for your body! Without all the potentially harmful chemicals in many commercial soaps, our handmade soap is always made with quality ingredients. When you come into Scented Studio, you can tailor your bar soap to fit to your own specifications. We have 8 different kinds of soap blends to choose from; so if you want mix soothing Shea Butter with Olive Oil, or skin softening Cocoa Butter with Honey, we can do that!
Additionally, you can also choose from our over 500 fragrant and essential oils to blend into the mix to truly make it your own! Finally, every aspect of making it is customizable to everyone, down to your preference of bar size and shape!
Spotlight on Spiced Latte!
We know it is getting closer to Thanksgiving and Christmas so we wanted to shine a spotlight on one of our FAVORITE holiday scents! Our Spiced Latte is a luxurious blend of sweet pumpkin with espresso, topped with the perfect touch of cinnamon and brown sugar. We are selling a lot of it lately because it smells just like a warm coffee shop on a cold autumn day! We can make anything in this scent, be it a Bath Oil, Bath Salt, Body Mist, Body Wash, Body Whip, Dry-Oil Spray, Candle, Lotion, Massage Oil, Oil Warmer Oil, Room Diffuser, Roll-On Oil or Sugar Scrub! Stock up on this delicious scent while it is still out!
Roll-On Oil Kit!
Our Roll-On oil kit is perfect for holiday parties, bachelorette parties, or just a friendly get together!!! For just $165 you can get this awesome Roll-On kit including 15 oils of choice and 20 Roll-Ons with custom labeling options available! Give us a call and order yours today!
Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday Sales at Scented Studio®!!!
This year we are having some fantastic sales here for Black Friday (8:00am on 11/29) and Shop Small Saturday (10:00am 11/30)!!! Our biggest sale of the year is our Buy one get one free Scented Journey® workshop ($75 dollar value). If you are not familiar with our Scented Journey®, it is a custom perfume and cologne workshop where we take you through the process of creating your own scent with 22 of our custom journey oils. This is a great idea for a gift because you can come in with whomever you are giving the gift to and you will get to make your own personal 100mL perfume or cologne.
We have another awesome sale going on with our Roll-On Oils as well! The first 100 people get a FREE pre-made Roll-On Oil or already custom-created Roll-On oil. This is a $21.47 value, completely FREE! All you have to do is come to the store and get it! We hope to see you all here! Once again our hours are:
BLACK FRIDAY: 8:00am-6:00pm
SHOP SMALL SATURDAY: 10:00am-4pm
Support small business this weekend!
Shop Small Business Saturday is TOMORROW! We hope you choose to shop small this year and support local businesses! We are offering some great deals this year! Buy one Scented Journey® and get one FREE! It is a $75 dollar value and it is a GREAT Christmas present because whoever gets this unique gift will learn how to create his or her own custom perfume or cologne!!! Also, with any purchase, you will get a FREE pre-made roll-on oil!!! Our doors open at 10:00am tomorrow and we hope to see you all there!! Support local businesses by Shopping Small this year!!!
Only 5 more shopping days left!!
There are only 5 shopping days left until Christmas and we have great holiday gift ideas that are perfect for family, friends and coworkers. You can choose from our wide variety of retail fragrances or you can come in and customize your own fragrance for that specific person! We have mini gift sets that can include, mini whipped butter, mini lotions, and mini body washes with loofahs for only $14.95!
This holiday season we are offering a great deal on our Scented Journey® workshop 100mL bottles for only $65 dollars and our 30mL bottles at $55!! Our workshop takes you through the history of perfume along with individually smelling your way through 22 complex fragrances and making your own custom fragrance by mixing up to 6 of the 22 pre-selected scents. You can call and make an appointment for a Scented Journey® at 303.333.3315!
The benefits of Oils and Aromatherapy
Bath Time! This is a great way to remove yourself from the stresses of daily life for a bit. Many people use essential oils in their nightly bathing ritual. Add roughly 8-10 drops to the water, inhale, meditate and let go of stress. Some of my favorite oils to bathe in are lavender, chamomile, sweet basil, jasmine and grapefruit. These are known throughout the holistic world for their relaxation properties. After a hard workout, many people like to use eucalyptus for its soothing effects on the muscles and joints. This is a favorite use of oils because you really get a chance to see how positively oils can affect your mood. The inhalation of different oils can help balance the body, mind and spirit. Add 5-10 drops of oil to a bowl of steaming water (not boiling) and put a towel over your head. Deeply inhale the vapors from the steam, repeating the process as many times as necessary. People also put a few drops of their favorite oils on their pillow before going to bed, which helps with promoting deep sleep. Another option to promote relaxation is to add 5-10 drops to a room humidifier twice a day.
Compression is great way to apply oils to the body for relaxation, headaches, menstrual cramps, sore muscles, etc. Add 5-10 drops of oil (peppermint is recommended) to a small bowl of hot water. Dip the towel or washcloth, wring out the excess and compress the towel on the affected area. Repeat as the towel cools.
Create a massage blend. Massage therapists love to massage with different oils because it aids in the therapeutic aspects of the method.
Some people prefer diffusing oils, as heating or burning them can make the oil less effective. Diffusion disperses the oils into the air and provides a natural air purifier to fill your home. Diffusers also eliminate the need for harmful synthetic air fresheners.
Some people like to create body mists with their favorite oils and spray their linens, carpet and clothes. This also creates a soothing environment for you and your family to be in.
Add a few of your favorite oils to a rag and put it in the dryer with your clothes and sheets. You will smell like your favorite oil all day.
These oils should never be applied to the skin directly. We recommend you dilute the oils for your safety. Please ask us for our recommendations on how to dilute your oil to get the most out of it.
What BUTTER than our Whipped Body Butter?!
Since it is still winter, we’re going to focus on our wonderful Whipped Body Butter because it rehydrates your skin and makes it super silky smooth. We whip our body butter for 3-5 minutes so it is extra creamy and luscious. With our creamy whipped butter you can lather it all over your hands and body! We use natural ingredients in our body whips like soy, Shea butter, soy bean oil, tea, jojoba oil, cocoa butter, vitamin A, and vitamin E! Our retail and unscented whips are $17.95 and our custom fragranced whips are $22.95! You can call in, order online, or come by and see us to get one today!
Knock knock! Who's there? Old man Winter.
Whether we like it or not, this time of year Old Man Winter is banging on our door, and our skin is begging for help to answer it. During the fall, and particularly the winter seasons we tend to see changes in our skin. It becomes very dry and can even sometimes crack. Why? Because there is less humidity in the air. We often realize (sometimes too late) that our body needs more moisture! This winter, we at Scented Studio® want to help you combat the cold, and demolish dry skin!
Come in today and win the war against dry skin (and smell awesome too!) with our exfoliating sugar scrubs, or our moisture-rich lotions, body whips, hydrating massage oils and bath oils! We have over 80 pre-made fragrances in our retail section, or choose from over 500 oils on our oil table to create your own signature blend!
Spotlight on our Twilight fragrance!
Spotlight on our Twilight fragrance! Since it is the month of love, we wanted to focus on one of our more sensual fragrances! Our Twilight is a mesmerizing blend of berries, light fruits, and warm woods! It’s great in any and all of our products! We love to put Twilight in massage oils especially! You can call, come in, or order online today!
Our massage oil: The Best Thing Since Netflix and Bagel Bites
We've been talking all about the benefits of our massage oil. For those of you who don't know, our massage oil is ultra hydrating, and leaves your skin soft and silky without that greasy residue! With only Sunflower Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Avocado Oil and Jojoba Oil, our massage oil is perfect for those with sensitive skin or rough, dry patches of skin commonly found on the hands, cuticles, and feet. Just put a little in your hands, massage it in, and the oil will do the rest! With over 500 fragrant and essential oils, the hardest part will be choosing what fragrance to make it in! Come in to Scented Studio® today, and create your own custom massage oil today!
May flowers! This month we are spotlighting our favorite floral fragrance
May flowers! This month we are spotlighting our favorite floral fragrance, Lush Garden! It is a mix of crisp and exotic florals with a touch of Freesia! It is a soft, sweet smell that uplifts your senses! Along with Lush Garden we have a lot of flower fragrances that are great for aromatherapy! For example: Lavender is a great anti-anxiety and calming smell. It is known to help you fall asleep so it is often used as a pillow mist.
Top Mother's Day Gifts
Spring is finally here, flowers are blooming and the sun is shining (sometimes), which can only mean one thing... Mother's Day is just around the corner! You want to celebrate everyone's favorite superhero, Mom, on this day, but how? Scented Studio® has put together a list of top must-haves to help you celebrate Mom, and let her know all those 3am feedings and diaper changes were worth it. Whether she's looking for an ultra hydrating moisturizer, or the perfectly scented perfume, make sure Mom is relaxing in style this Mother's Day by gifting her one of these fab gifts. Proceed with caution, though: You'll love these items so much that you might just want to snag one for Mom and yourself! What’s better than that?!
1) Shea Butter Body Whips: Luxuriously whipped and wickedly indulgent, our Shea Butter Body Whip is (almost) good enough to eat. Rich in shea and cocoa butter to moisturize and leave skin supple and smooth while quickly absorbing to help lock in hydration.
2) Hand & Body Lotions: Drench your skin with our Hand & Body Lotion. This lightweight lotion is infused with Jojoba Oil, Tea, and Vitamins E & A to condition and freshen the skin. It's left soft, smooth, scented and ready to face the day.
3) Himalayan or Dead Sea Bath Salts: After a long day of work, let the moms in your life ease into something just as hardworking as they are. Rich in Himalayan and Dead Sea Bath Salts, our bath salts also soften and soothe. Highly restorative, soak in a hot tub with these, and your body will be thanking you!
4) Sugar Scrubs: The ultimate sugar fix. Exfoliating crystals gently polish and condition your skin, leaving it feeling healthy, smooth and beautifully radiant. It’s the sweetest kind of clean!
5) Dry Oil Spray: Our Dry Oil Spray, with a unique super-activated formula helps nourish, repair and soften face, body and hair in a single spray.
6) Gift Baskets: Our gift baskets can be tailor-made to fit everyone’s needs and wants! Stop in today and we can put together a gift she will love! In a hurry? Grab one of our many pre-made baskets!
7) Mother's Day Scented Journey®: Come experience Scented Studio® and the art of perfume/cologne making! In this Scented Journey® workshop you will be guided through our 22 Signature Fragrances. Here, blend your favorite scents into a unique and distinctive fragrance that is the essence of you. You will receive a 100mL bottle of your fragrance and also get to name and brand your creation with our store! Please call ahead for our Mother's Day events! Mimosas (over 21) and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Can't decide what to get her? That's ok, we have gift certificates that can be made into any amount!