Natural Perfume

J.Hannah Co. at The AIX Scent Fair

We are filling bottles and packing our bags to set forth on our trip to Los Angeles to attend the AIX Scent fair at the Hammer Museum. What's this, you say? Well dear reader, this is the first International collection of artisanal and Independent scent creators to be exhibited at a museum. I know, this is TOTALLY your thing. Us too, and we are thrilled to be included. 

Come enjoy a whiff of our line including our newest perfume Upton as well as our classic vintage fragrance Sunset Blvd. We also will be bringing a few special limited edition treats too!

Indie perfume companies from around the world will be present at the fair from 11-5 on Saturday and Sunday. Then dust off your favorite cocktail dress for the Art and Olfaction Awards Saturday night. This is the award that we won last year for the perfume Skive blended for Canoe in Austin, TX. We'll also have a very limited quantity of Skive for sell at the Scent Fair. ohh la la!

To make the most of our LA trip, we have included a special Beginner Natural Perfume Workshop at Maker's Mess on Thursday May 5th to kick off our weekend of scent. Bring your Momma to celebrate Mother's Day by creating a beautiful perfume together.

I hope to see you, and stay tuned for some Spring Giveaways in the coming weeks!

J.Hannah Co. Releases Sunset Blvd.

Sunset Blvd. has arrived.  Our newest natural perfume is inspired by Billy Wilder’s 1950 film classic about a has-been silent picture diva who schemes to return to the big screen. 

The perfume is a dramatic oriental with notes of rose, yuzu, cinnamon, patchouli, and tonka bean. I studied film in my undergraduate studies and classic films are my favorite. So with this perfume I kept thinking, "What did it smell like in Norma Desmond's dressing room?" Our new perfume Sunset Blvd. is my vision of that scent. In the film the performance by Gloria Swanson is so haunting with all her drama, pride, and sadness. I wanted to reflect the characters descent by capturing a brightness in the spicy citrus top that dries to a fruity floral, and finally a powdered earthy finish. To me, Norma is like a gorgeous wilting flower.

I have been working on this perfume for some time, making sure it is exactly as envisioned. It has aged to perfection and is ready for an audience, much like Norma was ready for her close-up. Get your bottle of Sunset Blvd. here.

Norma Desmand, played by Gloria Swanson.  Sunset Boulevard , 1950.

Norma Desmand, played by Gloria Swanson. Sunset Boulevard, 1950.

The Art and Olfaction Awards

"Skive is everything I rave about when speaking of independent perfumery. It is deeply personal and individual visions that translate to a much wider audience. Skive is an artistic vision made glorious reality. It makes me fall in love with perfume all over again." -Colognoisseur

I am the perfumer behind Skive, a scent created in collaboration for Canoe, a leather studio in Austin Texas owned by Natalie Davis. Skive is a finalist in The Art & Olfaction Awards which is holding a ceremony this Friday in Los Angeles. I am excited to be attending, to sniff all the finalist perfumes, and to meet my colleagues. It's a huge honor to make it into the top five finalists in the independent category, but I am mostly thankful that Skive will be with a wider audience. I encourage you, dear reader, to consider buying more scents from such outstanding perfume houses. They are works of art, wearable delicious art. Learn more about The Finalists.

Skive is a tribute to Natalie's work, capturing the essence of her sun-drenched leather design studio, animalistic with hints of freshly brewed tea. Skive consists of carefully chosen oils with aromatic qualities reminiscent of fresh turned earth, old wooden cabinets, sweet tobacco, and dried tea leaves. This natural perfume celebrates both craftsmanship and outdoor adventure. 

Jessica Hannah- J.Hannah Co., Natalie Davis- Canoe. Photo by Daniel Brock.

Jessica Hannah- J.Hannah Co., Natalie Davis- Canoe. Photo by Daniel Brock.