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

Thursday, March 19, 2015

2015 Spring and Summer Scent Collection

It's here, it's here!  I am so ready for coconuts and suntans, flip flops and sunshine, spring flowers and dewy mornings.  I love when I can finally pull out all of my beloved spring and summer scents.  So without further ado, I present the 2015 Spring and Summer Collecion!

"Black Raspberry Crush"
Juicy, fresh, and just complex enough to make it modern, Black Raspberry Crush is your summer fruit scent. It is a blend of plump black raspberries with supporting notes of sweet citrus peel, peach nectar, pineapple juice, night blooming jasmine, and a whisper of white musk.

 "Coconut Island Castaway"
A fresh, beachy, suntan lotion inspired coconut scent. Pull up a chair, sink your feet into white sands, and soak in the sun.
Notes of: Coconut, vanilla, suntan lotion, sun warmed sand, and salt spray.

"Creamy Coconut"
A tropical coconut scent that will make you think of sun, sand, and lush green palm trees. Embrace summer and dive head first into creamy and sweet coconut love!

"Dragonfly Blue"
A cool ethereal scent of rain over pale moonflowers.
Notes of: summer rain, moonflowers, musk, ozone, dry moss.

"Dreaming of Violets"
A haunting blend of violets, summer blackberries, juicy clementines, and white lilies all wrapped up in a base of soft musk and sweet delicate woods.

"Driftwood & Coconut"
Heavenly fresh cracked coconuts blended with a touch of dried beach woods. A coconut scent that is rich, but light on the sweet. Driftwood and Coconut is a modern take on the classic tropical coconut scent.
Notes of coconut milk, moist coconut chunks, tonka bean, dried vanilla, and aged sandalwood
"Island Beauty"
A graceful, soft blend of island florals, creamy coconut milk, and sweet sugar cane. This is a light and beautiful scent, for when you are looking for a sheer fragrance. Fresh petals and soft musks blend into a creamy milky coconut finish.

"Just a Look"
You know the moment. A stranger catches your eye as you approach on the street. Fixated, you are unable to look away

Out of all of the faces on the street that night, out of all of noises and lights competing for her attention, one face had her entranced. He seemed to slide through the crowd effortlessly, like air moving between trees. His eyes locked on hers, hers unwilling to look away. They shared a silent moment as they approached each other. Though strangers, a lifetime of unspoken love passed between them. Everything melted away, the people, the sounds all disappeared. They passed, only inches from touching and then he was gone from her view. She lowered her eyes to the ground, still moving forward knowing in her mind she must have only imagined the pull of his eyes. She turned, greedy for one last look. She imagined watching him slip through the crowd as fluidly as he'd appeared, never knowing his name and never forgetting his eyes. She looked up and everything before her was frozen in place. He too seemed frozen, until slowly he turned and lifted his eyes to meet hers.

Just a Look is an exhilarating and flirty summer blend of sweet nectar and lush floral that demands more than just a look.
Notes of bergamot, raspberry, magnolia, tuberose, sheer musk, night blooming jasmine, orange blossom, oakmoss, and wildflower honey.
"Lost Island" 
The water laps gently at the sun scorched sands. Palm fronds sway lazily in the hot breeze. Spent coconut shells dry in the sun. They may never find the island. They may never find you, but for today at least, you decide not to care.
Notes of dry coconut, palm leaves, a hint of island fruits, and deep golden amber.

"Pink Willow"
Demure, innocent, and sweet. The scent of cool spring dew clinging to delicate flowers wrapped in a blanket of white musk with a slight blush of pink.
Notes of white musk, lily of the valley, spring rain, water lily, willow, and bamboo leaves with a hint of strawberry, apricot nectar, and vanilla orchid.
"She Sells Sea Shells"
Reminiscent of Wylde Summer, another “summer in a bottle” scent. The smell of beach towels dried in the salty ocean air, six layers of suntan lotion on your skin, coconut scented after sun lotion, and the way all the scents linger so closely to your skin in the heavy humid summer air.
Notes of: coconut, crushed vanilla beans, coconut milk, orange blossom, tuberose, aloe vera, and white musk.

"Summer Fling"
If you ever smelled a scent that made you want to pull on a sundress, kick off your shoes, and head to the beach, this would be it! Pure summery sweetness. All the best things of summer wrapped up into one clean, fresh, fruity scent. Raspberries and peaches on a bed of sheer white summer flowers.
Tiki is the intriguing scent of sun dried woods, salt spray, and smoked vanilla beans. Unisex, Tiki is a scent for all lovers of rich wood scents. Bring on the heat of a sun scorched island.
Notes of sandalwood, jasmine, cedar, musk, citron, tobacco, tonka bean, dried moss, and dusty patchouli.