Black Liquorice for Sale

Here we are in November already! This Autumn has been flying by, as time does when one is busy every waking hour.

Since first launching in the summer, I’m happy to report that Reglisse Noire has been enthusiastically received by perfumistas everywhere.

In Canada, Reglisse is available in a stylish little boutique in Nelson called Habits.

And in the US, Reglisse is now sold at the Scent Bar at 8327 Beverly Blvd in Los Angeles as well as on their new site dedicated to niche and artisan perfumers… Indie Scents.

Recently, I was interviewed by Michelyn Camen from Cafleurbon…  you can read it here.  As well, please leave a comment following the article as 5 names will be drawn to win a 5ml pocket-size decant of Reglisse Noire eau de toilette.

It’s been fun to google Reglisse just to see what it being said out there.  It’s such an adventure to launch a perfume and then to watch its solo adventures out into the world as it’s discovered and experienced and shared by people whom I have never met.  Here is an example- a sweet little review from the perfume blog- Perfume Smellin’ Things.

There is also a listing here at Fragrantica,  and Basenotes Sniffapalooza Spring Fling recap.

One of the things I have been asked recently is- ‘What’s next?’   Since I have been in Canada for most of this year, I have been yearning for Grasse with those sunny Mediterranean days and the perfume-infused culture.  My heart is always there and so I will be returning next month to explore some new ideas.

I have two perfumes on the drawing board and while one is still secret, the other will be dedicated to the well-being of the honey bee.   This is a subject close to my heart and one that is of grave importance.

The pollinators are suffering and dying, due to many human activities especially (super)pesticide use both in home gardens and on the large agro-farms.   Without these little creatures, we will suffer major consequences to food production.   So I would like to dedicate a portion of sales to really push for positive change.  If any of you have suggestions as how to most effectively do this, I would love to hear your thoughts.

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Jessica Buchanan

Canadian independent perfumer, designer, and entrepreneur.

18 thoughts on “Black Liquorice for Sale”

  1. I love the black pump in Reglisse Noire as it appears on Basenotes and Fragantica.

    My idea would be to give 1$ for each sold bottle to help the environment in a precise place where most bees live in order to preserve the area from pesticides. That could be made via an association that must exist in the area where you would take the ingredient for your honey bee perfumes. Well, just an idea!

    All the best,

    Vintage Lady

    1. Thank you so much for this suggestion! It’s a great idea and one that is completely feasible. I will keep you posted once things develop more. (ps- your 5ml flacon of Reglisse Noire from the Cafleurbon draw is in the mail! ) 🙂

  2. Oh – are there any more of the 5 ml flacon of Reglisse Noire? I would so love to have one of these. I am eagerly anticipating trying your fragrance – it sounds amazing. Either way, best of luck with your perfume venture!!

  3. And about the bees… I have several friends who keep bees in their yards – a few who live right in the city. It’s been really interesting to see the research they’ve done, the care they’ve taken and the lovely honey they’ve been given by the bees. Some of the money you collect could go toward supporting those with bees who are resistant to some of the problems, or toward promoting bee-keeping among city-dwellers. The more we learn about bees, the better.

    1. Hello Pansy,
      I really like your idea of supporting beekeeping within the cities…. New York has an association that is very active in this regard. Part of the proceeds from sales of 1000 Flowers perfumes goes to an organization called Bees for Development, which is an international charity working to promote sustainable beekeeping in developing countries, to support livelihoods and to conserve biodiversity… The more of us who keep bees (in a natural and respectful way), the better. Wishing you a sweet day! xoxo

  4. Again,my mom is puzzled as she says it becomes more fragrant then sweet and fresh then fragrant again and has never smelled anything similar and loves it.
    so here i am keeping away from trying it as i am not ready to jot down my feelings. I am patient but not for long. Will let you know when it’s done. Oh, i love reglisse so imagine it mixed with the lovely scents that conform this, I see on internet comments, Unique perfume.

    Much Love

  5. Oops – my apologies – I think I misunderstood. I see now that the drawing was at cafleurbon and has ended. You have my best wishes for success anyway!!

  6. Ciao Jessica,
    reading about you and yuor ongoing scented journey is always special.
    keep going!!!


    PS i still have the sample of RN you gave me in Grasse..using it one drop at time.;-)

    1. Ciao Roberto… so nice to hear from you! I hope all is going wonderfully for you…. I still hope to come to Venice one day and visit you and Allessandra!
      Hugs to you too and have a very happy December and new year in 2011!

  7. so happy you have noticed my blog, hope you see that im currently translating in english the posts..;-)
    hope that all the people that asked me when wearing RN where i got this nice fragrance come to your web site to buy…(i wrote it for them to be sure they reach it)…

    c i a o

    1. Dear Carmen,
      Thank you so much for writing this review! I just used the translator to discover what you have said… and it is so Gorgeous and Beautiful!! I love the words you have chosen and the poetry you share of your personal experiences with Reglisse! It is especially fascinating to read of the dreams that you had while sleeping with the perfume on your pillow. What a fantastic idea! to see what sort of dreams a perfume can inspire!
      Thank you with all my heart for writing this piece ! Love from Canada!! xoxoxo

      ps- where in Spain are you from?

  8. Is the draw for the 5 ml still on ?
    Please enter me if it is.I am crazy about the smell of licorice but am yet to find any perfumes like that in my country.
    its sounds wonderful from the reviews that I have read.
    All the best

  9. Hi! I could have sworn I’ve been to your blog before but after looking at a few of the posts I realized it’s
    new to me. Anyways, I’m certainly happy I found it and I’ll be bookmarking it and checking back regularly!

    1. I’ve been away from my blog for some time, but am just getting back to looking after it. Thank you for taking the time to express your appreciation!

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