Happy Thanksgiving!

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Sending best wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving to those who celebrate tomorrow!

In addition to my usual things to be thankful for, I am extremely thankful this year that our home is unharmed after the fires. I’m so grateful to the firefighters. We’ll be gathering at my parents house tomorrow, and for a while we were not sure that would happen this year. My older niece is a freshmen at UC Berkeley, and it will be fun to hear how her classes and dorm life are going. My younger niece started high school this year, and I’m also looking forward to hearing what is new for her.

We have been shipping lots of SSS orders daily since the reopening on Nov 16, but so far we are keeping up.

I’m always grateful to be part of the fragrance community and to share this journey with you. Many thanks to all of you, and may you have a wonderful holiday with friends and family!

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Bee’s Bliss Samples and 5ml Available Now

Bee’s Bliss 1 ml samples and 5ml travel sprays are now available on the site. I was not planning on doing the release until December, but I’ll probably put bottles up a little earlier than that, next week. I hope you enjoy trying Bee’s Bliss!

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Reopening Notes

I have put the cart up, but I am still low on Jour Ensoleillé and Yin & Ylang and will only have sample sizes in those until we can batch them. Bee’s Bliss samples and 5 ml are available now, and bottles will be available next week. Ambre Noir is out of stock likely until after the holidays.

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Review of Bees Bliss and Reopening November 16

I plan to put the shopping cart buttons back up this Thursday, November 16.

Today, Cafleurebon posted a lovely review of the upcoming new release called Bee’s Bliss. Thanks so much for your beautiful writing, Ida! Cafleurebon is hosting a draw for a half ounce bottle of Bee’s Bliss, which officially launches in December, so follow the link and enter if you’d like a chance to win.

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Update: Reopening and new scent coming

I am planning to open the SSS site for orders again approximately Nov 16.  I still have a lot of restocking to do, but that is my goal. I might not have every scent in stock by then.

I plan to release Bee’s Bliss, one of the two new scents that I have been working on, before the end of the year.  It has notes of bergamot, apricot, peach, orange blossom, jasmine, mimosa, lilac, heliotrope, iris, beeswax, honey, vetiver, green leaves, benzoin, amber, oakmoss, patchouli, and musk. It’s a sunny celebration of a summer garden in bloom.

I’ll post more updates as the opening gets closer! 🙂

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Back Home

We just got home today after evacuating the fires a bit over a week ago. I’m very thankful that our homes are fine and very grateful that my brother and SIL were able to take us all in (it was nice to spend time with family). It’s been a stressful week worrying about our houses, but it ended well for us.

My heart aches for all the people who were not so lucky. It’s going to take a lot of time for people and the community to recover. Air quality was horrible outside when we got here this afternoon (we needed our breathing masks), but the smoke cleared out later and the air is good tonight. I think the smoke will vary depending on the winds, and masks will just be part of life for a while when going outside. Tomorrow night’s predicted light rain might help a lot.

SSS will remain closed for a bit. I still want to try to release at least one of the two new scents before year’s end. I lost 12 days of work to the fire crisis, so that will delay the reopening. That is minor compared to potential loss of life or home though.

I’m just so very thankful to be back tonight and find everything in good shape. Thanks again so much for keeping us in your thoughts. ❤

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Sonoma Fire Update

SSS is closed for now. I am at my brother’s house south of SF. We had to evacuate the Sonoma fires, but we are safe. We are worried about our houses because the fire is very close and winds can spread it quickly. Firefighters are there though, doing great work. Hoping for the best and will update when I can. Thanks so much for your concern; it means a lot to me. ❤

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