Happy Holidays!

Just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a most happy holiday!  Hope you’re enjoying time with family.

Our family is small, but it’s always nice to get together with my parents, brother, SIL, and nieces.  The girls are very excited about Christmas, of course, with the magic it holds for kids.  I’m lucky to have my family close enough to see them frequently throughout the year and not have to travel at the holidays.

Thanks very much for your interest and support in 2007.  I wish you all the best in 2008!

holiday bouquet 

New Voile de Violette

We know you’re very busy with the holidays, but we wanted to let you know about our newest addition to the scent list.  Voile de Violette is a unique violet and iris fragrance with woodsy base notes of cedar, vetiver, tonka, myrrh, and musk.  The tonka gives just a hint of tabac to the scent and some violet leaf adds freshness.

The original Voile de Violette was a soft musk scent with a touch of violet, and we’d had some requests to increase the violet component a little bit.  We sent out a few samples early in the year of a new violet scent that had an orris base, but it seemed too masculine to replace VdV.   Over the last six months we’ve developed this new VdV blend and have had great feedback from testers on this.  It has more violet and less musk than the original VdV, but it also has more woods, a hint of green, and just a bit of spice.  The original VdV can still be done by special arrangement for those who miss it, but this one suits the name better with a stronger violet/iris accord.  This fragrance is still in character with the original vision for VdV though: soft non-powdery violet and iris accompanied by woods and musk.

For more info or to order a sample:



New Place To Buy Sonoma Scent Studio Samples

Note: I’ve edited this post to update it now that Nancy has her own site.

Nancy at Fishbone Fragrances is carrying samples and 5 ml decants of many Sonoma Scent Studio fragrances. This option is a nice way to sample if you’re already ordering there, especially if you are overseas and trying to combine sample orders to save on shipping.  Nancy has fabulous customer service and a great selection of fragrances.  You can visit her here (she’ll be up and running within a few days):


New Fragrance: Velvet Rose

We are introducing Velvet Rose, a lush rose fragrance with Damask rose and soft supporting notes of fresh bergamot, violet leaf, subtle carnation, woodsy musk, and a whisper of patchouli.  It’s available in edp, parfum oil, and lotion.  Unlike Cameo and Rose Musk, Velvet Rose is a soliflore that comes across like a fresh picked rose.

 More info can be found here:


velvet rose