perfume

How to Buy Quality Essential Oils + My Favorite Source

Essential oils have been part of my life since I was eleven years old and first tried my hand at making an all-natural DIY lip balm recipe. I believe I used tangerine essential oil. Twenty years later I am a certified botanical perfumer and am immersed in the world of essential oils more than I ever […] Read more…

1k Instagram / Holiday Giveaway!

GIVEAWAY time! I have nearly reached 1,000 followers on my Instagram @AVioletLife and can hardly believe it. That is way more than I ever imagined when I started the account a little over a year ago. Thank you SO much to all my followers! I love interacting with the Instagram community so far! And if you […] Read more…

VERED Organic Botanical ‘Blue Violet’ Perfume Review

The scent of a sweet violet is not like that of a rose or peony, or any other flower that can be smelled across a room. The scent of violets is like a secret and only those who get up close and personal with one of these little purple beauties will come to know it […] Read more…

November 2014 Favorites!

Happy December, everyone! I’ve finally corralled my favorites from the month of November. I’m loving easy to use, stress-reducing items as lately I’ve been flat out working on issue 3 of Sweet Violet Bride. These items brighten my day and make me happy! Julep Nailed It Holiday Set This is a collection of the best […] Read more…

Review: Pacifica Roll-On Perfumes

When it comes to scents I’m quite picky – I typically prefer the ability to layer, minimal sillage (scent trail), the ability to take it with me, and also want it to be as pure as possible. Pacifica has impressed me to the point of me wanting to collect every single perfume they make. Last […] Read more…

Review: Lotus Wei Flower Essences

I truly believe that beauty comes from within. It may sound cliché, but I’ve personally experienced feeling more beautiful when I open my heart to feeling more joy. This is of course a multifaceted subject. Joy can come from so many places and affect us in so many beautiful ways. But today, I’m talking about […] Read more…