I Surrender

March 27, 2014

It’s been too long since my last post, so I must apologise to all my loyal followers. I always intend to write weekly, but real life dictates unfortunately, and so you may find yourself meeting with me only every couple … Continue reading
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Scent Bar launch today!

January 16, 2014

We are thrilled to be launching our  Scent Bar online today! Scent Bar is an exciting way to create your own custom-fragrance using natural extracts and accords from our collection. How does it work? Simply choose your favourite top, middle … Continue reading
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Why I Love (RAd)elaide…

October 31, 2013

Adelaide has had its fair share of critics. Most of them hail from towns that feature all-night traffic jams, where the price of milk is almost the same as a small car,  and most of whom have never actually spent … Continue reading
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The Art of Happiness

September 03, 2013

A couple of years ago, I  spoke to a close friend who was heading for divorce from his third wife. He had bought a combie van and was driving down the east coast of Australia in pursuit of…well…happiness, he told … Continue reading
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My strange addiction

August 23, 2013

Hello. My name is Liz and I’m an aromaholic. Its not just a problem with perfume. I have to smell everything. Last week I was working with a crew doing a cooking demonstration for a charity, and, after all the … Continue reading
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Tools of the Trade

June 28, 2013

Ever wondered what it takes, practically speaking, to be a perfumer? Please, step into my office so I can show you through my (well-used) equipment…(You might need to ignore the little drips and spills!) Disposable pipettes Vital for every perfumer. … Continue reading
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Bowerbird Wrap-up

May 07, 2013

Well, the Bowerbird Bazaar is done, and it’s time to reflect and put my feet up for a few days (and by put my feet up, I mean sort out my tax, organise paperwork, pack and ship orders, check my … Continue reading
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What the heck is fenugreek? (And why is it in my perfume!?)

March 19, 2013

Fenugreek. Fe-nu-grik. Sounds weird. Smells interesting. Really good in a curry. Preferences So what the heck is it doing in perfume? When I ordered my first sample of fenugreek extract, I was intrigued by its description, and was hoping to … Continue reading
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Mission accomplished – tincture o’ rice

February 19, 2013

You may recall that a few weeks ago, I posted about trying my hand at tincture of basmati rice. Well, today it has been filtered, and is now ready for experimention in our perfumes. But before I begin that process, … Continue reading
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2013 – Year of the Ticture

January 31, 2013

Seems 2013 has started off in a slow “I’m-a-dozy-hippie” kinda way for me. But that’s OK. I think I’m not quite over 2012 yet (or, perhaps it’s not quite over me??). Although my head is not yet in the game, … Continue reading
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Why business is more than business for me

December 07, 2012

I had the pleasure of spending some time with Norma Osborne of Australia Hope International yesterday. She is in the process of creating a beautiful cafe as part of their fundraising. So committed are they to the cause that every … Continue reading
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Something stinks…perfume for little girls

November 21, 2012

Making a recent clothing purchase for my daughter, I noticed at the sales desk a sweet little box with a sketch of  a fairy-tale princess on the front. I was very curious and thought it was adorable until I peeked … Continue reading
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