Infusion Fusion ~ October 26, 2012… a Celebration & a perfectly balanced experience for all of my senses at Aromatic Traditions located in Elmira, NY. This special evening & event marked the launch of Aromatic Traditions first retail natural perfume called – Awakened Heart.
A night for the senses indeed :) – in addition to experiencing this beautiful natural perfume, there was live music by Ash Grove, an open studio & demo by local glass artist Jen Zitcov, infused cocktails & lemonade, apothecary glass jars filled with plump red raspberries & alcohol & another filled with the bright greens of Thai basil…
Shelves were filled with Aromatic Traditions product line – from body bars, to face serums, lip care, & infused oils, ahhhh :) all perfectly packaged & created from local resources and done so by Aromatic Traditions creator, Susan Lewis Varga. Aromatic Traditions began in 1999 & is located on 40 acres of wildflowers, herb gardens, & ancient forest in rural Pennsylvania, & is currently located in Elmira, NY. Susan’s passion for quality, hand picked, and fresh materials is evident in her hand blended product line. I found myself enjoying the way the products looked, smelled, the dancing, the glowing candles, and sipping on my pomegranate lemonade infused with rose water… Infusion!!! Such a fantastic night!
The star of the evening was the natural perfume, Awakened Heart, which is a beautiful grounded floral perfume with notes of Rose Damask, Pink Lotus, Ruh Khus (Wild Vetiver), French Vanilla, Litsea Cubeba, cold pressed Lime, Pink Pepper, & fresh Raspberry Infused Alcohol.
This was my first natural perfume experience & it was amazing to me how the perfume takes on your own personal essence. Susan’s vision with Awakened Heart, is to offer an experience to open & ground your heart with warm & comforting scents. In addition to the perfume release, Aromatic Traditions is offering a personalized perfume special for $125, that runs through 12/31/21012. The special includes a personalized perfume session with Susan and a custom bead created by Jen Zitcov & with 5% of the proceeds going to support Heart to Heart of the Southern Tier.
Two products I couldn’t walk away without that evening, were the Revive ~ Vegan Lip Shimmer & the Energize ~ Citrus & Calendula Salve. The lip shimmer goes on so smoothly with just a subtle shimmer, it’s long lasting and doesn’t have that sticky glossy feel that I find in a lot of lip products… Love it! I also have been using the Citrus & Calendula Salve all week! I can’t get enough of its energizing scent, which is so refreshing this time of year. It is luxurious, leaves my skin silky soft and glowing, but not greasy. I appreciate the fresh, certified organic & vegan ingredients. A little goes a long way and I am using it on my hands & body… a new favorite product for me!
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Products are also available for purchase at Skyland Farms on Seneca Lake, Burdett, NY & Emerge Spa in Wellsboro,PA…coming soon to Sundrees, Trumansburg, NY, & Green Star Market in Ithaca, NY. Great gift ideas & clean LOCAL products to start incorporating into your body, face, & wellness routines. Amazing & Inspiring Evening. Thank You Aromatic Traditions!