By Raan & Shea Parton
Photos by Linda Rae Sivrican
Recently we followed up our best-selling Cypress Fig Candle with a Cypress Fig Personal Fragrance. Both the candle and fragrance create local employment and are developed & produced here in Los Angeles. The personal fragrance is a clean cypress wood scent softened with the sweetness of fig – a subtle warming scent. The essential oils are sourced from around the world - with top notes of Italian bergamot, Moroccan lemon and grapefruit from the USA.
We worked with a local perfume company run by our friends Linda and Mike Sivrican, and spent a day sitting with them to learn about the process. We studied the scents and tested them in their studio in Santa Monica. The husband and wife team have been pouring small batches of essential oils and natural extracts together since 2012. Linda grew up in Los Angeles and Mike moved to Los Angeles from Germany when he was 15 years old. Linda had a passion for perfumery, which began 15 years ago. Now, the two helm this growing parfumerie house.
We were fortunate that they were able to find the time for their team to help us introduce our first Fragrance. The couple shared their fascination with the subtle nature of a fragrance's ability to evoke emotions and instant familiarity via a simple scent. The mix of fragrances in their space was a welcome change from our downtown work studio and we’re glad to be bringing a small piece of the fragrance shop’s aromatics to our home and hopefully yours as well.