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Come celebrate the Holidays with us at our studio in Berkeley!

Holiday Save Date

Vanilla Smoke for the Holidays!!

New Perfume: Vanilla Smoke

Vanilla Smoke EDP

Vanilla Smoke is a sexy, sophisticated, smoke-laced vanilla perfume. I have always loved the refined aroma of vanilla absolute from Madagascar for its gorgeous facets of wood, resin and spices. The vanilla becomes even more beautiful when accentuated with the dark smokiness of lapsang souchong tea essence. Sumptuous saffron brings a touch of the exotic and the faraway, while yellow mandarin with its slightly floral citrus sparkle lifts the opening of the perfume. Meanwhile ambergris insinuates its shimmering presence, creating a luminescence and sheer texture.

Our Latest One-of-a-kind Antique Cases for Solid Perfume

Each case comes filled with your choice of solid perfume: Bergamoss, Cuir de Gardenia, Fir, Jasmine, Orchid, Oud Luban, Parfum Privé, or Wildflowers. To see all of our solid perfumes and cases click [here]

Louis XVI Silver Patch Box with leaves, flowers & shells

Stunning & Precious Tiny Moss Agate Box

Antique Austrian Solid Silver Box w/Repoussé Floral Motif

Late 19th Century Enameled Brass French Compact

Antique Silver Patch Box with Crane & Nest

Vintage Hand-Chased Silver Box with Heart-Shaped Turquoise

New Jasmine Face Elixir

Honeysuckle Face Elixir

Organic Jasmine Face Elixir features the naturally fresh, spicy, intoxicating jasmine sambac. I buy this essence directly from a small and careful grower in India who only offers it for sale once a year. My face elixir is in a base of organic oils that heal and promote cell regeneration: rice bran, sweet almond, apricot kernel, camellia, grapeseed, squalene, and rose hip seed. This fresh and floral nourishing treatment for the face is immediately moisturizing, softening, and conditioning.

Delicious New Flavors of Chef's Sprays





Pink Grapefruit



Wild Sweet Orange

Yellow Mandarin

Such an Honor: Mandy's Buiness Tips in Forbes


Fantastic feature on Mandy's perfume business in Forbes!
-- "Mandy Aftel doesn’t have the typical baby-boomer-starts-a-business story. She didn’t get laid off; she didn’t quit a job because she was ready for something else. She just found something more interesting to do in her 50s."

Mandy Discusses Natural Perfumes in the London Guardian

Mandy Aftel Perfumes

Proud to be featured in this terrific article on natural perfumes!
-- "Aftel herself ran into trouble when using a specific variety of shiso oil. 'I shared it with chef Daniel Patterson, my co-author, he uses my oil in his food, but I didn’t have much left, and I started to try and rebuy, and everything was dreadful. It smelled kind of like cat pee.' She spent 10 years on the hunt, sampling different crops, until she found the right kind.”


We hope you will come by to say hello at our festive holiday gathering, we love to see old friends and make new ones! See our beautiful Christmas tree, have a bite of bread, cheese, & chocolate, and smell all manner of good things.

xoxo Mandy, Foster, & Devon


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