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We’ve been working like elves these days at the Studio getting ready for the holidays… planning and now producing our creations.  This Autumn has been chock full of great new releases and we’ve even planned just one more before we bid adieu to 2010.  Our annual Holiday fragrance will launch on the site November 26 (aka  Black Friday).  It’s a little early for its namesake: December, but I don’t think that anyone will mind.

December evokes for me many of the best ‘smells’ of the season: pomanders, gingerbread, the long walk in the woods to find the perfect Christmas tree, and traditional incense (I call it gnostic incense) made of frankincense and myrrh.  You might think that having so many elements in one fragrance would be chaotic but they really do work together and weave a story as magical as this time of year.  (*AD: December will be available in the Essense Studio Collection at the site.)

While we’ve been in full Holiday mode, we’ve also been getting our special gift ideas ready.  The new perfume solids (in some of our best-selling scents:  Cimabue, Piment et Chocolat, Cafe Noir, Tubereuse and Winter White) have already been a smash hit since we introduced then at our anniversary party at the beginning of the month and now we have another awesome holiday gift idea: the HOLIDAY collection box.  Maybe you didn’t know about our holiday series but we’ve released a special holiday perfume every year since 2000!  This new collection is the best of the best, so 6 EdP mini flasks in one box of Winter White, Hanukah Cannelle, Twelfth Night, Lumiére, Nourouz and our newest, December.  I love the collection boxes so much!  I find they make the perfect gift simply because you are giving more than one scent… there’s always something inside to please anyone.  (Plus, the mini bottles are so cute!   And perfect for travel.  I actually carried around the bottle for YEARS in my handbag before I started using them, just because I loved it so much and wanted to find a use for it.  Now look at me go with these little beauties!)  Oh yes, and we’ll also have sampler vial sets of the full Holiday collection which includes: Festive, Twelfth Night, Cathedral, Winter White, Marzipan, Ma Folie de Noel, Lumiére, Silver Fir, Hanukah Cannelle and Nourouz.

While I’m on this subject, I should tell you all the news as we get close to Thanksgiving.  So here goes:

* We’re having a Holiday party  / Open House at the ESSENSE STUDIO on December 11 from noon to 7:30 pm. I hope that everyone who will be in or around Boulder on December 11 will come and get festive with us!

* Our annual Thank You / Holiday Sale will start on Friday, November 26 (Black Friday, aka the day after Thanksgiving)!  It’s our way of saying thank you to our devoted clients and lovers of fragrance for making this year a great one and continuing to support fragrant art form.  So we’re offering 20% off at the Studio and online, using member code “holiday10” at check out.  (The Holiday sale will run from November 26 – December 13).  So, start making your lists!

In case you’re not sure what to get your loved ones for the Holidays, DSH has been so fortunate to be included in some wonderful blogs gift guides : alliamaredhead, scenthive and indieperfumes…  These are some fabulous blogs that you should check out regularly, anyway, if you don’t already.  I love them!

So, it’s off to the Studio today for more stocking up and mixing more batches of perfumes.  We’ll be filling little bottles and making Holiday Collection boxes today.

Wishing you a deliciously fragrant weekend~

ps: I’m inspired!  I’d like to do a drawing for 3 Holiday sampler vial sets to get in the mood!  Please leave a comment to enter… drawing open until the end of  November 21.  Good luck everyone!

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