Monthly Archives: January 2013

A new business model — and an interesting video

The business model for perfume companies traditionally has been to have products manufactured and bottled in factories and then distributed to retail stores for final sale to customers. With the age of the internet came an opportunity for artisans in … Continue reading

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Beautiful Voile de Violette Review

There was a lovely review of Voile de Violette a few days ago on Eiderdown Press. Thanks, Suzanne! The writing on that blog is consistently beautiful and thought provoking. It’s well worth spending some time there. I’ve heard from a … Continue reading

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A temporary break…

I have taken the shopping cart buttons down temporarily so I can rest a bit and heal from a back flare-up. This time will also allow me to work on some business items that need to be researched. If you … Continue reading

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Elements Showcase and Indie Fifi Awards Finalists

The Elements Showcase trade show will be held in NY next week, and the Indie Fifi award winner will be announced at the show. This is the second year that the Fragrance Foundation has had an Indie category in the … Continue reading

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Cocoa Sandalwood is on the site

Cocoa Sandalwood is now on the site! I had worried about losing some of the cocoa scent during filtration because a lot of dark waxes settle out on the filter from the cocoa, but the final result has a nice … Continue reading

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Some Interesting Perfume Links

Here’s a summary of the number of new releases over various time periods as compared to this year, from Fragrances of the World. It is not your imagination that the number of new releases keeps skyrocketing! Last year there were … Continue reading

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International Shipping Update

I’ve been talking with UPS and FedEx to see if I can set up better rates for shipping international packages. It is hard for small businesses to qualify for good rates because we don’t ship the high volumes required for … Continue reading

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