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Our Basic Fragrance is SO NOT BASIC!

Stefanie Grant-Cassel

Tags aromatherapy, basic, body powder, deodorant, lavender, lemon, making perfume, orange, perfume, vanilla

Our Basic Fragrance is SO NOT BASIC!

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...


Mulholland fragrance… A postcard from Los Angeles in the Spring!

Mulholland fragrance… A postcard from Los Angeles in the Spring!

Here in Oklahoma, there's a long winter ahead.  Thankfully, I've figured out how to capture the essence of springtime (aka February) in my old Los Angeles neighborhood.  Mulholland is bright, warm, sunny, bergamot; With luscious, intoxicating jasmine; citrusy, floral neroli;  and grounding woody, nutty sandalwood.  It's basically sunshine in a bottle.  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,...


Are you a French Girl… Oui ou Non?!

Stefanie Grant-Cassel

Tags amber, aromatherapy, body powder, deodorant, dry shampoo, french girl, making perfume, perfume

Are you a French Girl… Oui ou Non?!

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...


Shop Small This Holiday Season (and always!)

Shop Small This Holiday Season (and always!)

Ready or not, THE HOLIDAYS ARE HERE! Are you planning to get some gift shopping done this weekend?  If so, I hope you'll consider avoiding all of the Black Friday big box store craziness and supporting small businesses, and/or shopping local this Saturday instead.  Here in Oklahoma City there are tons of fun and festive ways to shop from local artisans and entrepreneurs all throughout the holiday season! Twinkle Apothecary will be setting up shop at the OKC Farmers Public Market again this weekend from 9-2 during Small Business Saturday, and there's also lots happening around town... at the Plaza District,  and Deluxe...


Setting up shop...

Stefanie Grant-Cassel

Tags discounts, farmer's market, oklahoma city, rewards program, sale, shop small, twinkle stars

Setting up shop...

Happy Friday! Who's ready for the last (unofficial) autumn weekend before the craziness of the holiday season begins?! I hope you get to take some time to relax and get all of your grocery shopping finished well in advance of the big Tofurkey Day!  I am SO excited to be gearing up for another Saturday at the OKC Farmer's Public Market. I'll most likely be setting up shop there every weekend until they close for the winter, (final market day is December 19th,) because I just love having the opportunity to get out there and meet people who (like myself) are...