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DSH March Newsletter : : La Belle Saison & May we have your Vote?

Happy Spring!

We’re so thrilled that Spring is officially here… so to create the perfect mood we’ve released our first floral of the year, a tribute to “the Beautiful Season” and lovely lilacs: La Belle Saison.  And of course, what comes with March is the voting for the “Best of Boulder”. We humbly ask for your vote.

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La Belle Saison: The Most Beautiful Season

For me, I await the arrival of of the lilacs each and every year… and for the past five seasons, I have been working on creating something quite special and rare: an all botanical lilac perfume.

Lilacs, as lovely as they are and profoundly scented, do not yield their essence through the usual methods of extraction.  And so it’s usually synthetic lilac notes that are used to create lilac perfume designs.  I wanted something different; and a real challenge to create.

What came from my explorations is a delightfully fresh and airy Spring bouquet that gives the feel and impression of lilacs in bloom among the moisture and other blooming flowers that accompany the season. It is less a photographic ‘portrait’ of lilacs but rather like a painting that expresses the feeling as well as the scent of lilac; of Spring’s freshness.   Unlike one of DSH’s best selling Spring florals, mixed-media perfume “White Lilac“,  La Belle Saison is intended to speak to a the purist, who is searching for an all botanical lilac fragrance.

La Belle Saison opens with notes of natural cucumber, bergamot, and anise to open into the floral lilac (accord) bouquet in the heart.  Hints of neroli, jasmine grandiflorum, Bulgarian rose, and subtle spice notes glow softly in the heart giving a sense of dimension and space to the bouquet as it sets itself down on the dewy ground of vetiver, ambrette seed, and acacia honey.

As this is an all natural design created of rare and hard to find materials, we are initially offering La Belle Saison as a signed and numbered limited editions.  There will be 50 / 5 ml Extrait Parfum in Antique French flacons, and 30 / 15 ml.  Samples are also available for $23.

I hope that you will love it as I do.

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May we have your vote?

To our friends, family and fans: it’s the annual BEST of BOULDER voting time… until March 31st, 2016.

Please take a few minutes to go HERE (which is the Boulder Weekly’s survey site).  They’re asking for everyone to vote on at least 25 questions, but we’ll make it easy for you.   Here’s about 30 recommendations for restaurants, arts & entertainment, and wellness we love and I’m sure that they would love to have your vote as well.  (Of course, if you have other favorites, please by all means vote with your heart!)

As you can imagine, we’re hoping that you will vote for us in our categories:

#119: Best Bath & Body Shop : Essence Studio
#137: Best Green Business: (write in) : Essence Studio
#143: Best Independent Business: (write in): Essence Studio

Here’s our recommendations for some of the other 22 questions:
Restaurants (we are FOODIES and love Coffee Houses…):

American Restaurant: Shine
Tapas: the Kitchen
Bagel: Moe’s
Breakfast: Lucille’s
Brunch: Dushanbe Teahouse
Business Lunch: Shine
Chinese: Five Spice
Fine Dining: the Kitchen
Indian: JaiPur
Italian: Bacco
Japanese: Sushi Zanami/ Amu
Organic: Shine
Overall: the Kitchen
Pizza slice: Abo’s
Sandwich: Snarf’s
Sushi: Sushi Zanmai/ Amu
Vegetarian: Shine
Coffee House: The Laughing Goat
Cup of Coffee: Amante
Latte / Mocha: Amante

Best Festival: Boulder International Fringe Festival
Best Jazz Venue: the Laughing Goat
Art Gallery: Art + Soul
Museum: BMoCA or (write in): the ArtScent Museum
Acupuncture: (write in): Living Creative Wellness
Massage: (write in): Living Creative Wellness
Jewelry: Angie Star

THANK YOU so much for taking the time to vote!  It really means a lot to us.

With Love and Gratitude,

Dawn, Mary, Amber, Edwin, Maria, and Chloe