Special Announcement! Natural Online Perfume Boutique Launch.

For the past few months, you might have noticed another lull here at Scent Hive, and that’s because my perfume energy has been going towards a new olfactory project, Potion. Only 100% natural perfumes are offered at Potion, and we could not be more excited about the lines we are carrying including some Scent Hive favorites like Velvet & Sweet Pea, Hiram Green, and Providence Perfume Co, along with some newer names like Perfumera Curandera and Thorn & Bloom.

Dulma, the founder, and I were brought together in a really organic way, but have worked very hard and thoughtfully to curate a collection we feel incredibly passionate about and I hope you take a moment to check out the site, read about the perfumes and ask us any questions you might have about them or the perfumers.

So what’s the future of Scent Hive? For now, as I mentioned above, all of my perfume focus is going to be devoted to Potion. I will be writing perfume features for the Potion blog, in addition to other exciting content we have planned for the website. So I hope you all subscribe to our newsletter, which you can do at the bottom of our home page here. You also might know that I have a YouTube channel where I review all things green beauty related, so if you have any interest in that area, please subscribe to me over there! (I also squeeze in some perfume musings from time to time). 🙂

I want to give huge thanks to all of you who have already given Potion so much love and support already. Your social media shares, shout outs, orders and general good vibes mean the world to me. Thank you!! XOXO ~Trish


Black Friday Roundup (Edited Version)

There are so many exhaustive Black Friday/Cyber Monday roundups out there that I don’t feel like you all need another one. But I thought you might like to see my edited version, or in other words, where I might be shopping this week.
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Skylar Perfumes. Keeping it musky.

Skylar Perfumes are relatively new on the scene, and worthy of consideration if you are interested in delving into natural perfumes or if you’re like me and have been a natural devotee for many years now but have longed to bring some musks back into your life. Let me clarify though, Skylar is not 100% natural. Some safe synthetics are used, which means no phthalates and all of the fragrances are vegan and cruelty free. So purists might not be fully on board, but if you are open to this brand, you will find sustainable essences, gorgeous packaging, and a philanthropic mission.

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Update + Guest Post

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a perfume review, and sadly it’s been because of my migraines. I’ve dealt with them for many years, but over the past two months I’ve had to keep them at bay a little bit more vigilantly which means curbing the sniffing of new perfumes. Thankfully, I find a lot of joy in testing out green beauty products and have been creating YouTube video reviews if you are interested in checking those out. I still plan on reviewing perfumes here on Scent Hive, but if you see a decrease in their frequency, you know that it’s not for lack of love or desire, but for the need of tending to ole noggin.

Speaking of perfume, I am thrilled to let you all know about my guest post over at The Greenly Guide. Keri was so kind to ask me to contribute a piece on my natural perfume journey, so if you are interested in reading it, please do pop on over. Keri’s blog is filled with informative resources and terrific articles including another guest post from one of my favorite bloggers, Claire of Rocks & Salts.

So what perfumes have you all been enjoying lately? I am currently testing beauties from JoAnne Bassett and April Aromatics and promise to get those reviews up as soon as I am able. XOXO ~Trish

Onycha and Seve de Pin. Natural Fragrances from DSH Perfumes.

My husband and I are recently back from The Big Island of Hawaii and while I feel like that island could easily be a second home for me, the Pacific Northwest is where my heart and soul are most at ease. In Hawaii, I indulged my olfactory needs with the Gardenia Roll-On from Enfleurage in New York City. As the name of this boutique suggests, this fragrance is made of gardenia enfleurage flowers, and it is exquisite. But upon returning to the cooler weather, something a bit more PNW appropriate beckoned, and I knew just the fragrances to reach for.

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