Our Limestone EDP is a finalist for this year's Artisan award at the prestigious Art + Olfaction Awards! This will be our second nomination since our launch so we're really thrilled to be recognized by the niche perfume community and can't wait to attend the awards ceremony in Berlin, Germany 5/6/17!
We've recently been named a finalist for QVC's Beauty Quest Award! QVC chooses from 6 brands to be discovered and featured on their platform. The winner will be announced at the CEW awards luncheon 5/12/17.
"QVC is looking for a product and story that will resonate well with the QVC beauty customer. Part of QVC’s success model is that they build trust with the consumer through the power of the relationship so they’re looking at a product that has the ability to emotionally connect with the customer and deliver great results and benefits! "
Our Bird of Paradise wins Best in Show! We're thrilled that our best selling fragrance has received such positive attention in the indie beauty world. We'll be attending the Indie Beauty Expo NYC again this year 8/23/17 and 8/24/17.
Get to know our latest fragrances! Limestone is a refreshingly dry mineral lime cologne, perfect for spring. Citrine is a full-bodied juicy citrus, smelling of freshly squeezed clementines still on the stem. Indigo evokes perfumery's aromatherapy roots, showcasing gorgeous lavender essential oil and absolute with floral osmanthus and minty sweet birch. Evergreen is a quintessentially New England aroma, featuring fresh green tree needles and suave, smoky woods.
We're excited to announce that our Bird of Paradise is a finalist for the 2016 Artisan Art + Olfaction Award. We'll be competing against 9 other amazing perfume brands and will be able to meet them all at the awards ceremony in L.A. on May 7th. This honor is especially exciting for a 100% natural perfume house, as blending with botanical aromatics often represents a unique challenge to perfumers.
Join us at the fabulous LUKE AARON Beacon Hill boutique for an evening of botanical perfume and designer fashion! Our favorite local independent fashion designer, Luke Aaron will host Thorn + Bloom in his jewel of a shop, along with many other treasured brands. Shop, sniff, and swoon over his uniquely tailored collection of clothing, accessories, housewares and body products.
Friday, March 18th
Our Savage Garden wins ÇaFleureBon's Editors & Contributors Best of Scent 2015! We're thrilled and honored that such an amazing niche perfume blog has taken a shine to our scents. Our 100% natural Savage Garden eau de parfum is lush and green, evoking a wild aromatic landscape in the midst of a dramatic thunderstorm. You'll find fresh minty herbs, heady white flowers, moist earthy roots and cool metallic ozone.
When Vala Collection approached us to collaborate on a new type of Pop-up, we jumped at the chance! This unique venue sources indie artisan brands to showcase in their traveling boutique. Their collection is carefully curated (we're sharing the space with 3 other amazing brands - L.A. Grace Jewelry, Loli Beauty, Rooey Knots), and shows now through December 30th in L.A.
You can read all about their innovative approach to retail and curation in this article by BostInno.
We're so thankful to the Artisan Fragrance Salon for their acclaim at this year's awards. Our Bird of Paradise took home a silver medal for the category of Top Judges Selections. Wild Rose and Stranger in the Cherry Grove were also big winners, taking home both silver and bronze medals. As a new company that started from the ground up, we're thrilled that our hard work is getting noticed! We recently entered our blends in the Art + Olfaction Awards (fingers crossed!), so we'll be sure to keep you posted on the results.
One of my favorite things about summer flowers is their ability to attract these gorgeous little creatures with their sumptuous scents. I love photographing this miniature world, watching as they struggle to climb between petal folds, making their way to the source of the enigmatic odor. I imagine the scent trail to be an overwhelmingly seductive force on these tiny bodies, who follow it blindly and with such fervor. I once witnessed an insect orgy atop a giant peony… and could only surmise that the flower's fragrance sent them into a lustful swoon. But hey, what happens on peony stays on peony...
We've had our first market and it was a huge success! The feedback we received was very positive, from the scent composition to the packaging and display. By far our most popular scent was Bird of Paradise, I think in part because of its association with summer sunshine and exotic beaches, which is so appealing now that we're getting re-acquainted with summer. I'm interested to see if people's tastes will change with the changing of the seasons… I know mine do! Thanks to all who stopped by and shared their enthusiasm, it was such a delight to watch our scents bring pleasure to others. Our next market dates will be Saturday June 27th at the Greenway Open Market and Sunday June 28th at the South End Open Market. Feel free to stop by and chat about our process and get to know our perfumes. We'd love to see you!
Thorn & Bloom Perfume is proud to be featured in CaFleureBon's Profiles in American Perfumery series. We're so excited that our perfume is getting noticed and thank CaFleureBon for their interest and encouragement! If you'd like to be included in their perfume draws for a chance to win a free bottle, be sure to subscribe to their blog for upcoming draws. You'll love hearing about niche and natural perfumery from their expert reviewers and contributors.
I'm so excited! My wood caps arrived this week and they are beauties. Thanks to Josh at Somerville Made for designing and crafting such unique toppers for my perfumes. I love the natural grain and rich tones… can't wait to see them totally finished and in action at the markets this summer.
Tuberose is one of those maddeningly enigmatic scents that is either an immense joy to work with, or the source of unrivaled frustration. For me it is a surreal flower, an absinthian trip reminiscent of Alice’s caterpillar atop the mushroom. With an eerily complex bouquet, Tuberose vibrates with strange otherworldly energy. It exudes a funky magic of seemingly contradictory notes; it is at once sour and creamy, earthy and ethereal, vegetal and fruity, mushroomy and floral.
In the past, perhaps because my access was restricted to a paler version, I’ve scorned Tuberose as an odd earthy gourmand… almost savory in it’s blue-cheesy creaminess. My mind’s eye conjured images of soft round brown floating blobs, not the most beautiful synaesthetic experience I’ve ever had. Where were those gorgeous white floral notes I’ve heard so much about? Why was I only registering an eerie psychedelic funk of moldy mushrooms, worm castings and curdled cream? For a while, I assumed this experience was due to a flaw in my unique olfactory receptors and resigned myself to working with other florals.
How could I have been so wrong? A couple of months ago I received a sample of Tuberose organic extract and it was a revelation. In vivid Technicolor, I experienced wonderful new notes of green melon, apricot, honey, and white flower petals alongside delicate mushrooms as soft and pure as clouds, with just a hint of sweet cream and fresh earth. It’s really amazing what a difference the method of extraction can make!
Just added another wonderful market to our schedule! Join us at Somerville's annual Herbstalk market June 6th and 7th. Did you know that our Botanical Fragrances include many of the same ingredients prized among aromatherapists and herbal healers? It's true! Essential oils such as Lavender, Geranium, Rose, Mint, and Frankincense are invaluable to Natural Perfumery and are used often in our blends.