Give Great Scents

We love giving gorgeous little gifts for the holidays, especially when said gifts are made by Indiana based artisans and makers. Enter Amber Blends, one of our fav-o-rite fragrance lines, that just so happens to be made just south of us in Indianapolis. 

The range of unisex fragrances is unique and luxurious and features natural ingredients. The scents are sultry and warm, and as they mix with the wearer's unique chemistry, they deepen for a customized finish. We know women who've lost their bottles to their husbands and vice versa, so we're confident these fragrances are gifts anyone will enjoy. 

Our sister store, The FIND, caught up with the owners of Ambre Blends to chat about the history of the company, current products and what we'll be wearing from them next year.

Read the blog post then come shop the comprehensive line of fragrances and bath & body products for those on your gift list - or for yourself (we won't tell).

Smell ya later!

Warm, Sophisticated, Sultry...

When getting dressed for the day, applying fragrance is the final step we take. It's the icing on the cake, if you will. These days of cozy sweaters, boots and scarves call for a warm, sophisticated and sultry aroma. Ambre Blends is exactly that, which is why we are so in love with their intoxicating line of skin and body care products, all designed around their four signature, amber-based essences.

Image: Ambre Blends

Imaginary Authors

Fragrance is always a very personal purchase. Certain notes can sing to your soul while others fall flat. Blending various notes to create unique fragrances that evoke emotion and captivate the senses takes immense knowledge and expert skill so it's not often we run across an indie perfume brand that hits the notes perfectly. That pun was intended, by the way...

Out of Portland, Oregon comes Imaginary Authors, a niche line for women and men with fragrances that are complex and layered, just like a favorite novel. The lines boasts 11 fragrances, each with evocative names and poetic stories that go along with them. We love spending time on their website because reading about each unique fragrance feels like into tucking into a good book.

One of our favorites is Yesterday Haze, which contains notes of fig, iris, cream tonka, tree bark, walnut bitters and orchard dust. Says the website:

"The seductive, dreamlike quality of this scent works like a magnet. Use it liberally during the day and, as it lingers into night, watch as those around you are lured into your sphere."

Sounds good to us!

Pictured from left: Cape Heartache | Yesterday Haze | The Soft Lawn

Life is a series of blank pages and it is up to one’s self whether to fill those pages with tedious prose or wildly imaginative storylines.
— Josh Meyer, Imaginary Authors perfumer


Come find your next signature scent by Imaginary Authors at The Trove!