The more sophisticated we get the harder is it to be
unique. Personalizing weddings, based on family tradition and heritage, are
very much en vogue; but how can a hostess surprise her wedding shower
For women who want to pamper
their friends with something luxurious, and at the same time something sensual
and fascinating, I suggest the Purrfumery Adventure! Laurie, the Adventure's
creator was formerly a well-known wedding florist in the East Bay. She now has
turned her talents to creating all-natural botanical scents, brewing small
batches of natural botanical perfumes and body oils. The passionate cat lover
called her business Velvet and Sweet Pea's Purrfumery in love for her two rescued
It was one of the clear and
sunny days in late fall when we, a middle-aged group of women, all friends from
the event industry, drove up the hill to Laurie's house. She had invited us to
accompany her for a romantic journey of the senses. We relaxed on comfortable
chairs and sofas around the coffee table were most of Laurie's treasures were
Exquisite perfumes and body oils were securely stored in fine French
crystal bottles or jeweled boxes in order to preserve the volatile fragrance.
We smelled the scent of incredibly rare spring-blooming jonquilles, which belong
to the family of narcissus poeticus, and marveled at the simple, fresh aroma of
We drew in the earthy pungency of the Indian pink lotus, and
learned that whole villages live from picking these flowers from the ponds
hidden in the jungle. We experienced that Lavender from the the high altitude of
the Himalayas has more floral scent than medicinal scent, and that the best vanilla beans
come from Madagascar. Soil, weather, altitude, and the year of the harvest are
very important. The more perfect the conditions, the better the plants from
which these volatile essences are collected. We shared and laughed about our
impressions, which the different perfumes provoked and had a lot of fun, and
laughed about the outcome.
Laurie offers her Adventure for bridal showers or teas, small groups like brides
and attendants, or even the bridal couple itself. I am sure you they will
discover an entirely new side of each other as they explore the world of scents.
Adventure rates depend on the number of participants and travel time.
For more information please visit Velvet and Sweet Pea's Purrfumery: