Tuesday, September 08, 2015

As the sun moves away....

As we make a slow turn a way from the summer plump leaves begin to tinge in the faintest of yellow, the golden hour haze gets a little more magical, the spiderwebs glisten heavy with dew, and.......MONSTERS!

That's right, the monsters are here!  This past week so many new scents hit the virtual shelves in my online shop. Old seasonal favorites such as Hello September, Dark November, Solstice Road, and Pumpkin Masquerade welcomed the all new scents like Cinder and Spice, Black Blossom Honey, and Shadow Fall.  Still, as exciting as all those luscious fall and winter scents are, I think everyone anticipates the arrival of the Monsters.

My limited release Halloween Collection are always favorites.  Gorgeous and unique perfume scents inspired by our favorite Halloween monsters and the stories about them you've never heard.  A zombie stopping at nothing to get to give his true love chocolates and crushed carnations, the Bride of Frankenstein's first thoughts upon waking, a sad and beautiful ghost wondering why she feels so distant from her love, a Mummy trying his had at finding love through a personal ad, and more.

This year, A Touch of Brimstone joins the collection.

The Story
By chance she crossed his path.  By chance his eyes found hers. When the curtain fell, it fell silently.  The curtain of magic that hid him, the true him, from the world.   She saw him.  He saw  her.  In those few moments, seconds at most, she had seen him.  It was not the him that he presented to the world.  That slipped away when he looked into those deep blue bottomless pools of her eyes and the memory came flooding back.  What he used to be.  What she used to be to him.  Lifetimes ago.  They had come full circle, back again through impossible spans of time and place.  Yet here she was, face to face with a monster.  Face to face with him.  But still, she looked at him with all the knowing and and love of their past selves.  Looked into the eyes of a thing, a terrible demon, and still her gentle warmth rushed towards him.
No he could not have it.  It had doomed them before, it couldn't be.  He'd spent centuries wish mongering for filthy people as a punishment, as a sacrifice that she may be at peace.  Oh the pain of those granted wishes. What was that spell again?   What was needed for forgetting....the dust of a star, an unspoken hope, a splinter of a soul, and just a touch of brimstone.

The Scent:
The sweet base of bourbon vanilla and warm musk mingled with crushed tonka beans and resinous amber, dried chapparal and sandalwood, and smoked vetiver and nutmeg.
This scent is part of the limited edition Monsters in Love collection and will be available through October 31st.

Monday, August 24, 2015

There Is a Bit of Crazy in This Cat Lady

My summer has been busy as it normally is for us.  We put a lot of miles on my car, a lot of miles on our bikes, and a lot of miles on our hiking boots.  I try to spend as much time as I can unplugged in the summer which means things can be pretty quite around here.  Now that my girls are back in school, I'm back to my regularly scheduled office hours too.   I've been formulating all new scents for the upcoming fall and winter season.  I have also been getting ready to change over my scent lineup.  That means have to have retire the spring and summer scents until next year, but it also means you favorite scents from last year will be making a come back for the new season!  I'm also super excited about getting my Halloween Collection out of hiding too.  It is always so much fun and so many of those scents are my all time faves.  I must admit that I've been cheating the last few weeks and wearing one of my "monsters" on a daily basis.

So, back to some summer happenings around here.  In between state park hoping, beach lounging, madly formulating new scents, and making and shipping perfumes....this happened....

That is a lot of mini bottles of Black Cat Perfume! So, where did they all go?  This is the exciting part!  Black Cat Perfume was included in the inaugural shipment of the CatLadyBox!   CatLadyBox is an amazing subscription box company that caters to cat lovers.  They source all of the coolest cat themed products and pack them into fun monthly deliveries that show up all happy right on your doorstep.  So did I mention that Black Cat perfume was in the very first CatLadyBox ever?  Eeek!  Exciting!  So back to the boxes, there are options!  They have two options, the original and the CRAZY.  The original includes 2-3 handpicked awesome cat themed goodies for you and if you are feeling a little crazy (the fun kind), then the CRAZY option includes goodies for you and goodies for your kitties.  Best thing yet.....CatLadyBox gives back 5% of their profits every month to various rescues and charities.

So I got a CRAZY CatLadyBox.  Now, confession time.  I don't have cats, because well, I'm pretty fond of breathing.  Sadly I've been allergic to cats ever since I was a little girl.  Cue the sad music and cut frame to a sneezing, wheezing, eyes swollen shut little girl trying to volunteer at the local shelter in the cat building dutifully brushing the cats (because she is too small to do any other work) until her mom comes and picks her up and never allows her to go back.  Yep, I'm that girl.   The good news is that I can share the box with my mom who is a crazy cat lady and has adopted every stray cat that has even just glanced at her doorway.  Obviously my mom doesn't care if I can breathe*.

Let's steer this train back to the boxes.  The box is awesome! Here is a little peeky July's box.

Tucker you are not fooling anyone.  The Meowgaritas are not for you. 

 Of coarse he sampled the Meowgaritas. 

So if you love cats or love someone who loves cats....CatLadyBoxes are completely awesome!

*Disclaimer: My mom cares very much if I can breathe.  As I've aged, I can tolerate cats in small doses so as long as I do not go to a tiny enclosed room with 75 homeless cats and try to brush them I am fine.  A little itchy...but happy and breathing.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Wylde Ivy's Summer Celebration Sale and New Scent Release!

I love summer.  It just puts me in a good mood.  I guess that is why I can't stop making new summer scents.  I just listed four brand new summer scents in my shop today along with an all new fragrance added to the men's shop.  Let me introduce the newbies:

Blush Apple Summer Perfume by Wylde Ivy

Blush Apple
The scent of apples and summer just go together. The overgrown apple tree that shaded our yard, perfuming the air first with it's sweet blossoms then with the flesh of the ripening fruit.
Crisp green apple peels, lush apple blossoms and a hint of sweet summer blackberries and white musk.

Lavender Berry Sweet Summer Perfume by Wylde Ivy
 Lavender Berry
This delicious fragrance belongs to my floral desserts line with Frosted Lavender and Violet Fluff. Sweet, tart, and herbal all in one. Vanilla infused sweet cream drizzled with summer blackberry reduction and topped with farm fresh whipped cream dusted with lavender sugar. 

Wildflower & Wood Summer Perfume by Wylde Ivy

Wildflower & Wood
Summer wildflowers over sun scorched wood. A warm and exotic fragrance with notes of white meadow flowers, honeysuckle, oud wood, and aged patchouli.

Blue Tulip Summer Perfume by Wylde Ivy
Blue Tulip
Dewy tulips and lush greens swirled with fragrant lilacs hint of french lavender, neroli, and heliotrope and a sprinkle of fresh citrus peel.

Flux for Men
Fresh, crisp, strong and demanding; like the roaring flow of water escaping the mountain. Citrus and green tea top notes cascade into rich juniper and clary sage, ending in the warmth of amber and tonka bean.

From now through June 21st 2015 save 20% off orders over $35 with coupon code READYFORSUMMER15.  Receive a FREE full size perfume in the scent of your choice with orders over $99.
-Coupon code is valid through June 21st 2015 only.
-Coupon code may not be applied to past orders.
-Orders must equal at least $99 before shipping charges and after coupon code is applied to be eligible for the free perfume.
-Please list your perfume scent choice in the comments section during checkout.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Spring and Summe Scent, Soap, Lotion, and Oil Video Reivew

The last of this fantastic video review series.  Ok, so I shared them out of order to get the reviews of the retiring Fall and Winter up quicker...but it makes me all the happier to share this one of the spring and summer scents!  Did I mention that I'm excited for spring? 

Creamy Coconut Soap
Silken Body Oil in Wylde Summer
She Walked Delicately
Driftwood and Coconut
Pearl Dust (available as Scent of the Month Special Edition March 2015)
Dreaming of Violets
Violet Fluff
Forgotten Rose (February 2015 Special Edition Scent of the Month)
Nectar (previous Scent of the Month Special Edition)
Just a Kiss (previous Scent of the Month Special Edition)
Just a Look
Sugar Apple Kiss Hemp Lotion
Pumpkin Spiced Cider Handmade Soap (available Fall 2015)
In the Rain

Friday, March 20, 2015

Another Video Review of Wylde Ivy Perfumes

Here is another part to the wonderful video review submitted about Wylde Ivy perfumes.  I know how hard it is to shop for perfumes and fragrances online without the ability to sniff them.  It is also super hard for me to describe scents. Scents are percived and interpreted differently by everyone.
I love to hear how others describe my scents. 


Wood Cider (formerly Woodland Cider available until March 23rd)
Black Tobacco
Wood Nymph (available until March 23rd)
Raven's Keep
Frosted Lavender
It's My Party Bad Girl Edition
Black Cat
Little Shop in Salem
Dirty Chocolate