To celebrate spring -the season of love, flowers, and new beginnings - I’ve created some new takes on some very traditional European soap fragrances. For me, spring scents are inherently light in a palette of green, fresh and flowery. After months of dead leaves and naked trees, the hint of blossoms in the breeze is a breath of fresh air. ($ 4.25 each or 4 bars for $ 16.00)
Lilac Garden: One of the first scents of spring, lilac blossoms are both powerful and fleeting, stunning in their beauty and symbolic of innocence and purity. This is an absolutely true and perfect lilac scent - a just-picked bouquet straight from the garden in a pretty purple bar.
Orange Blossom: A classic and pretty Spanish orange blossom fragrance with a squeeze of sweet orange for a bit more citrus brightness. Lovely and timeless, this is a very traditional European soap, a soft floral scent in a peach tinted bar.
Gardenia: A lush, gorgeous, elegant and nostalgic flower, gardenia is said to be the blossom of love. This is a vintage perfume and another classic French soap scent which has stood the test of time. Notes of aloe vera and green leaf blend with a beautiful gardenia floral, for a very fresh, very light version in an ivory white bar.
Lemon Verbena: Lemon verbena is one of the most loved classic soap scents, from Yardley's of London to modern Mrs Meyers. This soap features bright lemon and bergamot citrus with dreamy lemon blossoms - a very soft and pleasant lemon, uplifting and sweet.
SPRING AROMATIC SPRAYS
Turn up the volume on your romance dial - try the Lilac Garden aromatic spray for spring. A companion to our seasonal soap, Lilac Garden is incredibly true, a lush and fragrant floral mist to brighten up the winter doldrums. This fragrance makes a lovely sprintzer for everything imaginable - delightful as a body spray, a great deodorizer for linens, rooms, closets, cars, plus a fabulous pick-me-up anywhere, any time. ($6.00 each)
WINTER CLEARANCE SALE
During the last month I've had all my remaining fall and winter holiday seasonal soaps, sprays, bath salts, plus lip balms at big discounts on the web site. There are still deals left and it's a great time to stock up on your favorites. Check it out at SoapworksStudio.com/sale.
It's still early in the scheduling of shows for 2013. Deadlines are in the works with notifications and contracts to be determined in the next couple of months. But here are a few that are on the calendar right now. Check the website any time ("Show Schedule" button) for all the latest information.
March 23 - 24
Best of the Northwest - Spring Show
Smith Cove Cruise Ship Terminal, Pier 91
Magnolia neighborhood, Seattle
Saturday and Sunday 10am - 6pm
April 19 - 21
Tulip Festival Street Fair
Downtown Mount Vernon
Fri and Sat 10 am - 6pm, Sun 10am - 5pm
May 18 - 19
University District Street Fair
University Street, U Dist, Seattle
Sat 10 - 7, Sun 10 - 6
Come on everybody, let's do the happy spring dance!