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Serj Review

Amber Natural Botanical Parfum Extrait

This is a lush, aromatic amber. TSD's amber is dark and mysterious, powdery, sweet, soft, balsamic, resinous, floral, spicy . . . seductive.

Made with notes of tinctured vanilla bean, benzoin, ambriene, clary sage absolute, summer rose attar, labdanum amber, rose otto, cananga, honey, lemon, fresh ginger, jasmine sambac, vanilla bourbon, antique sandalwood, rosa damascena, tuberose, bergamot, gardenia tincture, and green cardamom in organic grain alcohol.

5 ml bottle ~ $38; sample roll-on ~ $8.80 (not available in 9 ml green glass apothecary teardrop bottle)

This particular parfum was created during a custom session -- it happened to be the parfum the client didn't warm to, but we did! The spiciness of TSD's Amber Parfum Extrait is alluring, like a little finger crooking you in for a closer sniff.

Botanical Soap Making Primer

Now for sale at The Scented Djinn Etsy ~
Natural Botanical Perfume Exhibition, Fresno, CA
Natural Botanical Perfume Exhibition

May 14, 2011

2 pm

Tower District
835 Van Ness Avenue
Fresno, CA

Natural Botanical Perfumes are made using ancient alchemy and modern French perfumery techniques to create a purely natural botanical fragrance. Come join us for an afternoon of perfume sampling, and to talk with Natural Botanical Perfumer Justine Crane of The Scented Djinn about her inspiration for creating her beautiful natural botanical perfumes.

Space is limited, so please RSVP to by May 10, 2011

Lips, Hips & Fingertips ~ A Vegan Balm

New at TSD Etsy, Lips, Hips & Fingertips, a beautifully scented natural vegan body balm.

The Dance of the Whirling Dervish ~ A Vegan Soap

The Dance . . . is a natural vegan soap scented a gorgeously deep fruity/woody/floral essence. This soap is a soaking soap -- that means, grab a bar, fill the tub with warm water, and soak in the tub, rubbing the bar over your body. The Dance . . . is creamy and smooth and the scent is relaxing and meditative -- again, there are creamy woody notes, tart fruit notes, sweet vanilla and floral notes throughout this soap.

Made with saponified oils of virgin olive, organic coconut and organic cocoa butter and heavily scented with the Lord Shiva's offering essence, davana, and the smooth woody essence of Himalayan cedar wood. There is also a generous amount of fresh coconut water from a young coconut in the soap base, making it extra soothing and lush.

4.5 oz bar

May Scent Event in Fresno, CA

A tentative date of Saturday, May 14, 2011 has been set as the day I attempt to pull off a scent event; an exposition, if you will, of and about Natural Botanical Perfumery. There are several options for advertising here, all of which will cost me paper and ink and a little pavement pounding. The setting for this late spring soiree is in the famous Tower District in Fresno, in the garden of a mansion built in the 1920's. I need to keep this simple. No admission, yet reservations must be made, and scented food samples will be served, as well as perfume (and tea?) samples. I'm courting the local tea house to find out if they'd be interested in co-hosting the event -- an afternoon of fragrant offerings of tea and perfume! I will talk about NBP, and if the tea people are interested, they will talk about tea, and hopefully by the afternoon's end, we will both have a few new customers, and some new found interest in what we create.

If you live in the Fresno area,…

Lavandin Grosso Coconut Water and Oatmeal Soap

New at TSD, Lavandin Grosso Coconut Water and Oatmeal Soap -- not your granny's lavender soap. Lavandin grosso is deliciously floral and rich, warm and sweet, edible!