On the left: A pretty photo of our perfume oils from our new stockist Parc Boutique in Minneapolis.
On the right: We worked with local faves Fellow Barber to create custom packaging of our Dude No.1 Beard Oil for the Northern Grade x GQ Pop-Up in Brooklyn this weekend.
We have so many projects going on right now. We’ve got three collaborations coming out (you’re going to love these and I can’t wait to announce them soon!), we’re working out new products, and I’m writing a book about perfume. I’m happy it’s Spring and it doesn’t feel so daunting to go into the studio on a weekend. In fact, the sun is pouring through the windows and there’s nothing like exercising my nose.
Thank you Real Simple for letting the dudes know it’s okay to like a scented candle! The Dude No.1 Candle contains notes of Virginia cedarwood, green coriander and pink peppercorn. Hand-poured in Brooklyn with a soy, vegetable and beeswax base and a 100% cotton wick.
This week I’ll be sharing photos from our trip to Hawaii. In January, my little family (that is, my husband, 9 month old son, and I) decided we’d try this big experiment. I own my own business and my husband is a Community Organizer at an art museum so our schedules can be pretty hectic – working at night, working on the weekends, etc. I never did get a real maternity leave, though I can’t complain as I have the freedom to create my own schedule. Anyway, if there’s one time during the year when things slow down juuust a little, it’s January. And with the record snows this year, we made the leap and decided to leave for a whole month. My beautiful friend MeiLi has a daughter just a few weeks older than our son, and we had the amazing luck of staying with her in Kula, on the slopes of the volcano Haleakala. The sweeping views down to the ocean every morning still haunt me.
Thanks to JP, founder of Baxter of California for shouting out our Dude No.1 Beard Oil in Ask Men. And yes, we nearly died when he compared it to Chanel No.5.
AMARA is back! We have a limited number of the 40ml eau de parfum available in our shop – ON SALE (now $58). The silkscreen label on the bottle is slightly damaged.
An ancient Hindi word for roots, Amara draws from the mysterious spiritual nature of Angkor Wat and the amazing sight of trees overtaking ancient temples.
This fragrance is part of the Humanity Fragrance Second Edition, inspired by a volunteer trip to the Working For Children Rainbow Orphanage in rural Cambodia. To learn more and view photos from our trip, please visit the Humanity Project page.