The End of Something Great


This post is a little emotional for me. I have closed Perfumies after 4 amazing years and hundreds of thousands of Perfumies sold. It was such an incredible run with these adorable pocket-friendly solid perfume sticks, and it’s really hard to feel pulled in such a distinct different direction.

1.PerfumiesJune2012_4_WebShattering my knee in 20 pieces this year has shed A LOT of light on what makes me happiest, what gifts I want to share with the world, and my desire to focus and simplify. I learned so much from this business and it was one of the most rewarding endeavors I’ve ever pursued. It’s time now to explore new avenues of creativity and opportunity. I tear up as I share this because it was such a huge part of my life for so long, if you know me at all, you know how dedicated I was to it. But it’s the right thing to do for me right now.

This was the first professional experience where I experienced true abundance. And it rocked my world. I haven’t shared the story of how Perfumies first started; it’s pretty insane. It was an accidental success. I was DIY’ing bath and body products while stuck in Syracuse one winter helping my mom recover from a shoulder replacement surgery. It was a way to get creative while stuck indoors because Syracuse is a non-stop blizzard for 7 months a year. The bath bombs, soaps and perfume sticks I created turned out to be rather delicious, so I started selling them on Etsy. My dear friend Amy ordered some perfume sticks, and opened them in front of her boss, who worked for a huge party company. Long story short, I found myself in front of the President of that party company 48 hours later, and he wanted 25,000 units. Suddenly, I was in the perfume stick business. And the rest, as they say, is history.9.PerfumiesJune2012_15_WebI’ll never forget the feelings of empowerment, eagerness and opportunity that this business showed me. I will carry the feelings, lessons and magic that I experienced during this chapter with me always.

Thanks again to all of you who shared love for Perfumies. 

Please, promise me you will continue to…smell pretty always.