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There are many paths to becoming a master perfumer - some are self taught, while others go the traditional route of studying at a fragrance institute.Formal perfumery training can vary in intensity and duration. There are a number of certifying groups in the United States offering training courses that vary from a weekend to 18 months. The gold standard, however, is the Givaudan Perfumery School in Grasse, France. Founded in 1946 by Jean Carles, Givaudan is the premiere institute for fragrance studies.   Jean Carles, founder of the Givaudan School. Acceptance to this four year program is highly competitive - often...

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After the dark ages, perfume and fragrance in Europe took a turn towards the use of herbs and sweet smelling plants to counter the mustiness of many castles and manor houses.  While in the ancient world, it had been common to burn oils or incense, in medieval Europe, the practice of strewing herbs and other plants on the floors of wealthy homes became one of the most common ways to improve the atmosphere of ones' environment.  Likely informed by the traditional herbal knowledge and plant lore of the northern parts of Europe, fragrance in middle ages Christendom was intimately linked...

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 Our full Yule collection will be in the Haus this Sunday, 11/24!! We are pleased to announce the full release our 2019 Yule collection!  All of your favorite winter holiday scents will be back, along with two all new fragrances!  We'll be updating this list with all new candle, wax tart and linen spray scents in the coming days, so be sure to bookmark this post to stay in the know! Available in Pumpkin Butter, Bubbling Scrub, Perfume Oil, Hair Oil, Sugar Exfoliant and Whipped Soap: Eggnoggin The Haus 'nog! Cream, sugar and a shot of dark rum topped...

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This Sunday is the perfect day to make your ultimate Fall Haul from the Haus!  With cooler temperatures, we are excited to announce the return of whipped soaps and butterbombs!  Additionally, we will be offering FIVE seasonal limited edition bar soaps as well as a new suite of Fall themed candles, tarts and room & linen sprays! All items will be up in the shop this Sunday at noon Pacific!    Whipped Soaps!  (We will also be doing FULL restocks of all Fall pumpkin butters!)Apple MilkApple pulp, hot milk and cardamom.Blood Orange MarshmallowRich blood orange and fluffy white marshmallows.Cozy PumpkinFresh...

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