Photo by Mariah Williams from Roux Saint James grand opening event
Lacey’s workshops, both private and public, will be DIY style where guests will get to sample 20-40 different essential oils and will select a few that really speak to them. From there, guests will begin the blending process, starting with base notes working up to the top notes. Each guest will document their formula on a “recipe card” so they know what goes into the perfume and can use it later to order more. When each guest is done, they leave with a small bottle of oil-based perfume of their own creation.
As the holidays approach, Lacey is also offering a wonderful gift idea with private, custom perfume making called Mini Bespoke Sessions where guests get a private, very interactive, one on one perfume making experience with Lacey and will have access to her entire selection of aromatics. Lacey’s Mini Bespoke Sessions are for individuals looking to create a custom perfume that reflects their own uniqueness. During these sessions, customers will get to test various raw materials from Lacey’s entire organ and will get to walk through the entire blending process with her. When the two hour session is over, customers will leave with a small bottle of “working perfume” to bring home for a test period, which will allow the perfume to macerate and give customers the time to see if the formula is right for them. If the customer is satisfied, Lacey will then create the final product, a full bottle of perfume either an oil or alcohol base, depending on the customer’s preference. All formulas are kept on file and are meant solely for that customer.
“The workshops and custom perfume making sessions make for great holiday gifts for friends, family and loved ones or just a way to treat yourself,” said Lacey. “Rather than investing a bottle of perfume you aren’t quite sure about, have one made that is just for that special someone. Not only will they be getting a gift that will last throughout the year, but they also get this unique and indulgent experience.”