Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone all the best in 2015! Many thanks for your support of small artisan brands. I’m so glad to be a part of the online fragrance community. We have a great group of people, and seeing all the kindness that is shared helps to sustain my faith in the world.

I’m excited for some things that are coming early in 2015 for SSS. I will be finishing the new all-natural Amber Incense, and for the first time in my ten years I am getting some professional help with the website. I’ve always done all the coding myself, but it’s time to update the code to be responsive to varying screen sizes. That task gets beyond my coding skills, so I’ve hired help. I have some ideas for sprucing up the design while we are at it, and it will be a treat to have help with it.

Many thanks for sharing the journey with me in 2014, and heartfelt best wishes to you for the coming year!


I’m going to take a few days without orders Dec 30 until Jan 3 so that I can spend some time with family during their visit (my brother and his family will be here Dec 31 through Jan 3). I shipped a lot of orders today and will get the rest of the current orders out tomorrow. Ambre Noir will be back Jan 7 (the batch is done and just needs to be filtered).

I’ll be back with a New Year’s post soon, but I just wanted to explain my scheduling. 🙂

Happy Holidays!


I wanted to wish everyone a happy holiday! Hope you have good times with friends and family. I usually have a quiet Christmas eve with my parents, and then my brother and his family come up to visit for several days around the New Year.

I’m planning to put Ambre Noir back on the site January 7th, and I hope to have Amber Incense finished early in the new year (though I don’t know an exact date yet).

Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah!

Weather delay and update

Northern California is having a major storm right now. We’ve had a ton of rain in the last 24 hours, about 7 inches in our rain gauge here already and it’s still coming down. The road to my house has some flooding and we might not have mail service for a few days. We can probably get out tomorrow to mail packages, but not today. I will keep your orders safe here until we can get them out. Please allow an extra day or two, and possibly more if you live in an area that is also experiencing difficult weather. We do need rain, so this is probably good, but it’s a bit much of a good thing in a short timespan.

I just updated the shopping cart to a new version that is mobile friendly. Let me know if you notice any problems, but it seems to be working fine. I hope to make the whole site more mobile friendly next year.

I’ve had a high order volume the last few weeks with lots of packages going out. I’ve not had time to work on Amber Incense, but I hope to get back to that between Christmas and New Year’s.