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Spotlight on: Patchouli

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Spotlight on: Patchouli

As a member of the mint family, patchouli brings a lovely earthy quality to so many fragrances. It comes in the form of a low, bushy shrub that grows natively in tropical regions throughout Southeast Asia. To distill its essential oil, the leaves are dried and then steamed to extract and distill a main chemical component - patchoulol - which often serves as a base in many perfumes. Patchouli itself has an incredibly interesting history. When textiles from India were shipped out across the sea in centuries past, dried patchouli leaves would be tucked in with the fabric to keep...

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Safe Scents for Moms and Baby

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Safe Scents for Moms and Baby

When you’re expecting a new arrival, your body goes through a wonderful series of changes. Every day is a new journey and a new adventure, and for some expectant mothers, a whole new world of scent! Many pregnant women experience altered or heightened senses of smell, which can change your perception of the notes you normally gravitate toward. It’s actually amazing how it happens! When you become pregnant, the blood flow throughout your body increases by up to 50%, causing messages normally transmitted through your blood to arrive faster and in larger quantities to the brain. Plus, areas of your...

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Why Host a Private Perfume Party?

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Why Host a Private Perfume Party?

Private perfume parties are one of our favorite activities at NOTE Fragrances. There is nothing more rewarding or special than helping someone discover her signature scent while making memories with a group of friends or beloved family members. We’ve seen you laugh, cry, share stories, and positively glow with joy as you explore new aromas and create something of your very own to take home. Our job doesn’t get any better than this! There are plenty of reasons to organize or host a custom perfume party at NOTE Fragrances, but here are some of our favorites: To Spice Up Your...

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We're Popping Up in Clarks Summit...and it's Awesome!

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We're Popping Up in Clarks Summit...and it's Awesome!

We have some BIG NEWS for all of our local customers and fans of all things local, handmade and scented!!! Throughout the holiday season and through the end of January, you can fill your stockings and delight everyone on your list with a gift from Noteology in another location! In addition to our downtown Scranton bespoke perfume studio, Noteology will be popping up in Clarks Summit, just a short drive away! If you've visited Clarks Summit, you know that this community is rich with talented artisans, vibrant local businesses, and wonderful places to spend time with friends and family. We're...

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Take a Scent Vacation with a Getaway-Inspired Perfume Party

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Take a Scent Vacation with a Getaway-Inspired Perfume Party

When the weather turns chilly and the skies look dreary, it’s easy to daydream about an escape. It may be tempting to want to run off to a new place, but if your bank account or schedule doesn’t allow for a spur-of-the-moment trip, let your senses be your guide. Scent vacations are a wonderful way to indulge your wanderlust without ever having to leave home. And, it’s even more fun when you can invite some friends or family along! At Noteology, we host fragrance parties in our studio to help those looking for a new adventure to get away without...

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