28 Dec '12, 4pm

A visit to the studios for the Delectable, unique, all-natural (srsly) Lurk perfumes. Delightful

A visit to the studios for the Delectable, unique, all-natural (srsly) Lurk perfumes. Delightful

Lurk perfume founders Anne Sanford and Kristi Head. All-natural perfumes have been an incredibly elusive luxury for scent lovers like myself. I grew up sniffing my grandmother’s scents, kept on a mirror-topped tray in pride of place next to the door that led downstairs; when she was dressed to go out, she would stop there, check her hair in the large wall mirror, then choose just the right scent for the occasion and season. From Joy (her signature) to personally-prepared perfumes from Egypt (all kept in stoppered vials), whenever I apply perfume, I think of her. But as I was growing up, I came to understand that most commercial perfumes are incredibly toxic , and while many natural beauty lovers eschew additional scent (or rely on bases like lavender or rose oils as perfumes), I am a bit obsessed with thoughtfully combined aromas. But there are precious few companies to se...

Full article: http://eco-chick.com/2012/12/12835/lurk/

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