The fifth sense, otherwise known as our sense of smell, has always been my favorite of all the human senses. Most of my childhood memories involve a certain smell; my mother's chocolate chip cookies, the field where we played soccer, the horse barn, my dog's green-stained paws after he ran around on fresh cut grass, the upholstery of my first car, the scent of Bonnie Bell Lip smackers.... sour grapes, bubblegum, toasted marshmallow... and Mr. Sketch scented magic markers. I think I tried to eat the blueberry marker when I was a kid.
It probably doesn't seem like a big leap that I would be fascinated by fragrance from an early age. I remember asking for Ungaro Diva for my 14th birthday. Imagine a 14 year old wearing that perfume? I was taken by the bottle and the image of the model in the white dress that mirrored the bottle's shape. That's when the perfume collecting began. Throughout every stage of my life; high school, college, jobs, friendships, vacations ~ there's a perfume memory. But it’s not simply a memory of wearing a certain perfume, it’s more specifically that the scent of certain perfumes evoke, sometimes startlingly so, memories and events in my life. In high school I vividly recall wearing Perfumer’s Workshop Tea Rose (and Poison and Lou Lou by Cacharel, but I digress). If I smell Tea Rose today, I visualize the hallways of my high school, my orange locker that I could kick open, didn’t need to dial the combo; I can see all the posters and notes and stickers inside that locker. Smell, more than any other sense, transports me, and I find this amazing.
I have always been
ecstatic when a new bottle, sample or decant I've ordered arrives in the
mail. Nearly everyone I know gives the
standard advice to always “follow your passion” in life, so I decided to create
a business that involves selling one of my favorite things, perfume, for other perfumistas to enjoy. I wanted The Posh Peasant to meet two
goals. To sell full niche lines as well
as a vast array of hand-made decants.
For the niche lines I’ve specifically sought out the true indie
perfumers who make their perfumes in small batches and to me are the real
I sincerely hope that The Posh Peasant allows you to further explore the beautiful world of fragrance to your hearts content!