Haus Herald RSS

Do you know your aldehydes from your ketones? Perfume and fragrances can seem magical at times, able to evoke long buried memories with just a whiff, but there is some pretty serious science behind their function!  There are two principle types of organic compounds that produce the scents that we are familiar with - ketones and aldehydes.  Ketones are heavier and generally pleasant smelling, but today we will be focusing on aldehydes - generally the better known of the two types in the world of perfumery.An aldehyde is an organic compound that contains a carbonyl group (a carbon atom which...

Read more

While Coco Chanel might seem part of the old guard, she made many cultural contributions during her heyday that were reflective of social change for women of the day. Having been raised in a convent school, Coco - born Gabrielle Chanel - was well trained in sewing and needle craft at a young age.  After leaving the convent school, she made a brief and ultimately unsuccessful attempt at a stage career but eventually made her way into fashion design. Her early work was quite revolutionary for its time, removing the corsets, shoulder pads and layered shirts of late Victorian and...

Read more

  1.  Netflix Party One upside to being stuck at home all day is finally having a chance to make a dent in your Netflix watch list!  Being separated from your usual video watching partners doesn't have to mean that you can't watch together virtually!  A new extension for the Chrome browser allows multiple users to watch the same synched video and chat about it while it plays! https://www.netflixparty.com/   2.  Marco Polo If you are like us and have friends and loved ones across the country, staying in touch can be tough at the best of times!  Marco Polo...

Read more

For the first time ever, the Haus is pleased to announce a limited time release of our most popular General Catalog scents in whipped soap form. This has long been one of our most requested items and we are excited to offer them to you as a special treat!Whipped Soaps will be available in the following scents:Aether (Unscented)The essence of our whipped soap!  Free from added dyes and fragrances.Cozy SweaterPale skin musk, faded perfume, Egyptian amber, softly burning nag champa incense and a fine aged vanilla. Our best selling scent of all time.Haus AmberRich and sultry amber, our own hand...

Read more

We are pleased to announce the release of our Spring 2020 collection on Sunday, 3/29 at 9am Pacific Time!  Many of your favorites will be returning along with an all new scent and a new collection of special Spring Floral linen sprays, tarts and candles! Perfume Oils, Eau De Parfums, Hair Oil, Pumpkin Butter, Bubbling Scrub, Whipped Soap and Sugar Exfoliants: Glow A golden blend of cornhusk, sweetgrass, copal, opium and the barest hint of lemon. Honeybelle A blooming orange orchard, orange blossom honey, soft white tea and creamy white amber. Inamorato Vanilla soaked patchouli and gently spiced amber. Milkmaid...

Read more