In appreciation…

I am posting a little note to once again say thank you for so enthusiastically taking part in the Liquorice Dreams sale.  With all your support, it appears that I will be able to keep going in realizing the dream of establishing my little company in Grasse!  🙂

I honestly didn’t expect such a flood of response to the SOS post- and new systems have had to be created to manage it all.  There have been a few hiccups while frantically sorting out supplier issues, as well as finding a printing company who could do the work I need for the outer packaging, plus other details to sort out.  But all in all, everything is going smoothly, and it feels so good to begin sending out these little packages of perfume all over the world.

Today I had a lovely meeting with a very well-known perfumer and his colleague near Grasse.   The perfume concentrate for Reglisse Noire will soon be prepared in their lab- and with their expertise and with access to their storehouse of the best quality raw materials.  I am very excited about this- since it will free a lot of time for me to begin creating the new fragrance I have been dreaming of for a long time (with honey and Mediterranean sunshine).

However, in the meantime- in appreciation for all your support- although the sale officially ends tomorrow (the 13th)- I have decided to extend the event for anther 2 weeks.   This means that the 15ml Reglisse Noire will continue to be priced at $23 CAD (plus shipping/handling), until September 27th.   Also, as I have mentioned- 1% of sales will be paid forward to the Bees For Development Trust.

Much love!

Thank you!

I would like to simply say thank-you to everyone who has been responding to the Liquorice Dreams sale by 1000 Flowers!  The outpouring of encouragement and support has been absolutely wonderful and very touching.   You are all making a huge contribution in bringing this project to fruition.

As well, I have been hearing from other entrepreneurs who are struggling to make ends meet.  Being self-employed is often deeply challenging- and although it’s crucial to work non-stop to source as much guidance and resources as possible to make a go of it…. really, it’s the Passion and Optimism that will get us through.  But even more importantly, it takes a culture that is aware of the power they hold with their money, and who choose to buy from and support small business in general.  The big corps have enough money already!  So instead of ‘buy nothing days’ etc, how about always exchanging our earnings for items created/grown by small enterprises?  This is one way to change the world and create economic health for the people by the people.  Thanks again for choosing to support 1000 Flowers!

Lots of love,
Jessica September Buchanan

A natural perfume- rich with jasmine, orange flower, osmanthus, oleander, opoponax resin and labdanum. (in the 1000 Flowers boutique soon)