Written By Stefanie Grant-Cassel - December 11 2015
So, to be honest, when I set out to make Twinkle Apothecary's "basic" fragrance, I was trying to make something kind of boring.
Something simple. Not offensive to anyone.
Like, really, you know... basic. "Lemon and Lavender" or whatever.
But apparently, I don't do basic.
I ended up creating something that smells like a cup of vanilla bean, orange, and lemon gelatto, with a tiny scoop of lavender, (because you're fancy like that.)
It goes on bright, clean, fresh, and citrusy, and the sweet, creamy vanilla really blooms with wear.
Everyone loves it.
Everyone's boyfriend loves it!
It's by far Twinkle Apothecary's most popular, crowd pleasing scent.
If you need a gift for someone, but you're not sure what they'll like, chances are they will love this fragrance!
The best part is, you can buy it in our 100% natural deodorant, body + foot powder, dry shampoo, and portable roll-on perfume! Wear them all at once to give your favorite fragrance even better staying power!
Personally, I'll be wearing this all winter long while walking on the treadmill with the incline pushed all the way up, pretending that it's the Hollywood hills and warm California sun causing me to break a sweat. (As opposed to the heater at my parents' house…)
It's a happy, uplifting, intoxicating, and extremely luxurious fragrance.
Pro tip: start with just a little bit of the perfume… this one is quite powerful!
Also available (as always) in our (much more subtly scented) deodorant, body + foot powder, and dry shampoo.
Written By Stefanie Grant-Cassel - December 07 2015
How do you know if a perfume is right for you?
I guess you can't really, until you wear it…
(Perhaps I should have considered this more carefully before launching an e-commerce business…?! Oops?!)
Before I started Twinkle Apothecary, I always had a bit of a love/hate relationship with perfume. I loved the idea of having a signature scent, or changing my fragrances to enhance my mood, (so luxurious!) but there were so few perfumes that I actually enjoyed wearing! They were always too strong in all the wrong ways, or the part that I enjoyed the most faded too quickly. Then if I did find something I liked, I drove myself crazy wondering what was actually in it… I just can't get down with putting mystery ingredients on my skin!
Once I got the idea to make my own deodorant, I knew it was time to start taking matters into my own hands. I wanted to make something special, fun, interesting… something different than the typical one-or-two note fragrances that most natural, vegan deodorant brands offer.
To me, it's a very relaxing fragrance… I love to put it on right before I get into bed at night, or before a yoga class.
(One of the great things about oil-based roll on perfumes is that they are meant to be enjoyed at close range. I love being about to wear a bold fragrance that doesn't overpower everyone in the room!)
If you love dry champagne, red wine, the occasional sip of whiskey, and rich soy cappuccinos with a side of dark chocolate, you're probably going to love this fragrance.
Or, if you identify at all with this adorableness:
(Me watching this video: "Ohhhh, I'm not weird… I'm just French!")
As with all of Twinkle Apothecary's fragrances, you can buy French Girl in our deodorant, body + foot powder, dry shampoo, and of course, perfume!
Why not try layering them all at once to give your signature scent even better staying power?! The perfume is very highly concentrated, but the deodorant, body powder, and dry shampoo are more subtle, so there's no danger of over doing it. You'll just smell lovely even longer…