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Mar
21

Aries Scents

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Aries scentsAries Scents

It is that time again to officially change the zodiac sign!  This year for a little fun, we thought of doing some research to find out what fragrance notes most likely correspond with the certain zodiac signs.  These aromatic notes are based on personality traits of a person born under that specific sign.

Beginning March 21st, Aries take the center stage.  So let us be the first to say, Happy Birthday Aries! And then welcome everyone to the bold world of Aries scents.

Aries are considered people born between the dates of March 21st and April 19th.

Nicole, the Corporate Manager at Natures Garden is an Aries (as if you couldn’t tell already) with a birth date of April 19th.   True to the Aries form, Nicole is very go getting and delves right in to any project that needs started.  In fact, her extreme will to accomplish great things is always done with an upbeat attitude that brings excitement to everyone’s day.  Her confidence and optimism leaves a lasting vibrant impression that makes everyday interesting to say the least.

Aries-  Self-sufficient, Optimistic, Enthusiastic, Brave
Symbol-  the Ram
Sign-  Fire

These natural born leaders are not afraid to take charge.  They are super energetic, sharp tongued, quick witted, and fierce.  These personality traits are perfectly complimented with bold and vibrant scents; all fragrance combinations that leave an impression.

People that share the sign of Aries really take to these fragrance notes:
Florals:  Carnation, Rose
Spices:  Pepper, Ginger, Tobacco, Coriander
Musks: Amber, Leather

Fragrance Oil and Scent Suggestions:
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Burgundy Rose Scent by Natures Garden

Sweet Orange and Chili Pepper Scent by Natures Garden

New Car Scent by Natures Garden

Tobacco Caramel Type Scent by Natures Garden

If you are interested in seeing other zodiac sign fragrance suggestions, please click on the link.

Jan
01

Scents for Capricorns

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capricorn scentsScents for Capricorns

Just for fun, Nicole (that’s me) did some research on the various zodiac signs to find out which fragrance notes would most likely match those personality traits.  Since it is the holiday season, and many Capricorns are now celebrating their birthdays, we will start with “Capricorn Fragrances”.

Capricorns are considered people born between December 22nd and January 19th.

The CEO of Natures Garden, Deborah Ward, is a Capricorn; with a birthday of December 29th.  If the personality traits of Capricorn ring true, then Deborah is a quintessential example of a Capricorn; a hard working, ambitious leader who knows the value of a team that works together to achieve great things.

 

Capricorn-  Responsible, Patient, Ambitious, Resourceful

Symbol- the Sea-goat

Sign- Earth

This resourceful and disciplined group are natural born leaders that should not be messed with.  Staying even keeled even during the most chaotic of times, this group’s ambition allows them to lead a path through the most difficult of times.   This group is known for getting things accomplished, working well as a team or alone.  These commanders are prudent in their decisions, always thinking of the future.

Key notes that Capricorn people are fond of are these notes:

Florals:  Angelica, Dandelion, Chamomile

Spices: Peppermint, Sage, Basil

Musks: Vetiver, Civet

Fragrance Oil and Scent Suggestions:

angelica fragrance  game on fragrance  vetiver fragrance oil  basil sage mint fragrance

 

 

 

Angelica Scent by Natures Garden

Game On Scent by Natures Garden

Vetiver Scent by Natures Garden

Basil Sage Mint Scent by Natures Garden

Click here to review all of our zodiac sign fragrance suggestions.

Oct
26

Kinds of Fragrance Notes

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There are several different categories of notes used to create a fragrance oil.  These notes offer fragrance oils different elements.  Here is a list of fragrance notes and what aspects they provide to an aroma.

ANIMALIC ingredients create allure within a fragrance.  Generally base note materials, animalic nuances add subtle sensual tones.  Aromatic animalic ingredients can be used to enhance spicy, woody, and sweet base notes.  They can sometimes produce a leathery tone.  Balance is important when using the aromatic animalic ingredients to prevent unpleasant and repulsive base notes.
EXAMPLES OF ANIMALIC INGREDIENTS:  Musk, Civet

rf-aa18BALSAMIC notes are warm and/or sweet and can frequently be found in the resinous group of materials.  Balsamic notes support a fragrance from within, offering richness and providing a natural sensation.  Base notes are sometimes composed of several balsamic materials.
EXAMPLES OF BALSAMIC MATERIALS: Amber, Tolu, Fir

CAMPHORACEOUS/ AGRESTIC notes create a cooling sensation, and can be described as fresh.  Natural essential oils in the herbaceous family often exhibit camphoraceous tones, with naturally occurring camphor oil producing this effect.  On some occasions camphoraceous tones can produce a medicinal effect.
EXAMPLES OF CAMPHORACEOUS MATERIALS: Rosemary oil, Eucalyptus oil, Camphor powder

rf-2019CITRUS/ HESPERIDIC tones are easily identified due to the association with food and beverages.  Citrus essential oils are produced from the citrus fruit peel, and a fresh, slightly acidic note is displayed.  Citrus tones are usually top notes where they produce a fresh, juicy, effervescent effect.
EXAMPLES OF CITRUS MATERIALS: Lemon oil, Grapefruit oil, Bergamot oil

FLORAL is the largest generic fragrance category.  Within the floral category there are many sub categories such as aldehydic floral or green floral.  Flowery notes such as rose, gardenia, or jasmine can be used alone or in combination with one another to produce a “floral bouquet.”  Since some flowers have little or no scent, creative floral accords are often produced to fulfill the need for scents such as daisy or orchid.  Floral tones will generally be found at the heart of the fragrance.
EXAMPLES OF FLORAL NOTES: Lily, Tuberose, Floral bouquet

fresh fruit slicesLike the citrus accords, FRUIT notes can be easily identified due their similarity to real fruit aromas.  Sweet/sour tones found in apple, peach, strawberry, and banana are replicated for use in perfumery.  These fruit compounds are generally produced from synthetic materials, although touches of natural materials such as critrus may be added for a juicy effect.  Fruit notes will be found in the top note or middle note of a scent, but exceptions exist in fruit scents such a peach which have creamy and sweet undertones.
EXAMPLES OF FRUIT NOTES: Apple, melon, raspberry

The GREEN category is very significant in today’s market.  Market positioning of products based on “natural themes” has created a demand for fragrances that smell like plants, leaves, and grasses.  Green notes provide bright, strong, natural smelling accents for all types of fragrances.  Green notes can be top notes, middle notes, and they traditionally exhibit food stability in a wide variety of products.
EXAMPLES OF GREEN NOTES: Herbs, Vegetables, Leaves

rf-98MARINE notes add fresh, bright, watery, and/or algae like accents to fragrance blends.  They are rarely used alone due to their elusive quality, yet combined with florals, woods, or fruit types they create sparkle and add a natural sensation.  Marine notes are often found accenting the top note of a scent and are reminiscent of the smell of sea breezes.
EXAMPLES OF MARINE NOTES: Sea spray, Dewy, Ocean breeze

The MINT family is characterized by its pierce cooling effect.  Mint provides an invigoration effect and fresh lift for all fragrance types.  It has become more important as a single note in today’s products that feature natural positioning.  Mint accents the top note of a fragrance.
EXAMPLES OF MINT INGREDIENTS: Peppermint, Spearmint, Menthol

rf-112SPICE notes are familiar due to their use in cooking and baking.  They create warm or pungent sensations, and are used in almost all fragrance types.  Most spice notes are derived from nature, and they can be found accenting the middle notes of a fragrance or used alone.
EXAMPLES OF SPICE INGREDIENTS: Cinnamon, Ginger, Pepper

SWEET notes are important base notes for most fragrance blends.  Recalling familiar sensations found in vanilla, sugar, honey and syrup, sweet notes are long lasting and comforting.  Gourmand type scents have created a new demand for sweet notes in perfumery, where they provide edible sensations that captivate the senses.
EXAMPLES OF SWEET NOTES: Vanilla, Caramel, honey

rf-117WOODS are important building blocks for fragrance.  Woody notes enhance and enrich the base notes of most fragrance.  They provide warmth, naturalness and long lasting richness.   Most woody notes are derived from nature, where essential oils are distilled from fresh cut wood, tree bark or roots of a tree.  In today’s market we find wood blends being used frequently in candles, particularly at the prestige level of distribution.
EXAMPLES OF WOOD INGREDIENTS: Sandalwood, Cedar wood, Vetiver

Oct
25

What Ingredients are in Fragrance Oils?

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fragrance bottleMost fragrances are a combination of many aromatic ingredients.  These ingredients are derived from nature or created by scientific methods. Natural Ingredients include essential oils, resins, and absolutes.

Natural Ingredients:

AROMATIC ESSENTIAL OILS are derived from plants using either distillation or cold pressing.  They are generally in liquid form.  An essential oil from one plant can vary in color, odor, and price depending on the crop from which the oil is derived.  Mother Nature rules here and variations between lots of the same oil must be assessed for suitability.  And, not all plants yield aromatic essential oils.

Examples of Aromatic Essential Oils are:  Orange Oil, Lavender Oil, Patchouli Oil, Cedar Wood Oil

RESINS are materials which are exuded from a plant when the other layer of the plant is cut.  They are dense and sticky and may solidify into a solid mass.  Heat may be required to melt some resins.   Resins are long lasting fragrance ingredients.   Examples:   Myrrh resin, Benzoin resin, Fir resin, Oakmoss resin, Copel Resin Tears.

ABSOLUTES are created by removing the aromatic components from plants which cannot yield essential oils.  Many plants are too fragile to be distilled; therefore the absolute is the form in which we capture the aromatic components of the plant.  The absolute is highly concentrated and somewhat viscous.  Now, the yield of absolute material per plant is exceptionally small, and the processing is very labor intensive.  As a result, absolutes are usually very expensive.

Examples:  Rose absolute, Orange flower absolute, Jasmine absolute, Narcisse absolute.

Manmade Ingredients include aromatic ingredients in liquid, crystalline, or powder form.  Commonly called chemicals, manmade fragrance ingredients produce a wide variety of aromatic sensations.  Some of these ingredients are also found in nature, but science can reproduce them synthetically.  The synthetic versions are generally less expensive, more consistent in odor and color and widely available.

Aromatic chemicals offer the perfumer a vast palette of materials to compliment natural ingredients.  They help control the cost of a fragrance and help ensure consistent quality.  Many aromatic chemicals can create intense, unusual or dramatic effects in a fragrance.  Most fragrances are a combination of the natural and synthetic ingredients.  The perfumer will choose materials based on odor, cost, and stability in the product being scented.
Examples of manmade aromatic materials:  citral, linalyl, acetate, phenyl, ethyl, vanillin.

These ingredients form Fragrance Oils.

Parts of a Fragrance Oilfragrance-oils

A fragrance oil is divided into 3 distinct parts.  The top note, the middle note, and the base note.  Each of these usually has an assortment of ingredients.

Top notes are the most volatile fragrance ingredients.  The top notes give the fragrance its initial burst and can provide impact in a finished product.  Top notes are the first to evaporate, leaving the middle notes of the fragrance to be explored.  Traditional top notes include citrus oil and light aromatic chemicals such as esters.

Middle notes are also called the fragrance heart.  They represent the true fragrance character.  The middle notes are longer lasting than the top notes.  These ingredients form the fragrance signature and are evident throughout most of the life of the fragrance.  Typical middle notes include floral, spice, and fruit tones.

Base Notes are also called the bottom notes or dry down.  Base notes are the longest lasting components of the fragrance.  These ingredients support the fragrance and give it depth.  Base notes remain long after the top and middle notes have evaporated.  Perfumists use base notes to anchor the volatile fragrance notes in a fragrance.  Commonly used materials for base notes are musk, vanilla, resins, and woods.

 

Jul
25

New Fragrance Oils at Natures Garden

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Natures Gardens Pumpkin Roll Fragrance Oil is just one of the seven new fragrance oils recently added to the fragrance family at Natures Garden.

 

Natures Garden has some super wonderful news to share.  Recently, we have added 7 more fabulously fun, knock your socks off, awesomely amazing fragrance oils to the fragrance line.  The arrival of these new fragrance oils have been long anticipated.

Now is the perfect time to start thinking about possibly adding these new fragrances to your fall and winter product lines; that is if you have not already.  For a peak at the trends for this year’s fall and winter lines, check out Fragrance Trends Fall Winter 2013-2014.

So, because I know the anticipation is building to an extreme level, here are the latest and greatest additions to the Natures Garden’s Fragrance Family!

Natures Garden Peppermint Fluff Fragrance Oil: A fun, fluffy aroma that embraces lightheartedness and femininity all in one!  A fabulous blend of fresh essential oil of peppermint and huckleberries, hints of violet and white florals, with creamy base notes of vanilla marshmallow. Due to the peppermint essential oil in this blend, your skin will be provided with a slight cool sensation when using in soap or bath products.  Very fun!

Natures Garden KringleBerry Fragrance Oil:  An NG Original!  A very-merry-festive fragrance with the aroma of fresh cut evergreens, and juicy apples,  delicate white winter florals, sprigs of bright-and-cheery hollyberry, and fruity cranberries and red currants.

Natures Garden Pumpkin Roll Fragrance Oil: Comfort food at its best.  Sweet sugar pumpkin puree spiced with hints of cinnamon, and nutmeg layered onto a warm, sweet-butter crust, drizzled with maple and honey. Yummy.

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Natures Garden Lime Basil Mango Fragrance Oil is a phenomenal citrus fragrance that would make a great addition to your year round fragrance oils.

Natures Garden Caramelized Crimson Pear Fragrance Oil: NG Original Scent! Juicy, ripe crimson pears sprinkled in caramelized brown sugar with fresh churned maple butter, drizzled with honey and vanilla creates the recipe for this decadent blend.

Natures Garden’s Jammin’ Rock Candy Fragrance Oil:  An NG ORIGINAL!  An explosive blend of the sweet jammin’ berry trio of juicy ripe cherries, strawberries, and raspberries harmonized with hints of tangy citrus brought together by icy peppermint and sugary hard rock candy.  This fragrance truly “Rocks the House”.

Natures Garden’s Sweet Tea Zing Fragrance Oil: An NG ORIGINAL!  The perfect summer afternoon starts with the relaxing indulgence of sipping sweet tea with a zest of lemon, drops of honey nectar with the extra zing of cardamom.

Natures Garden’s Lime Basil Mango Fragrance Oil:  A sweet and tangy, summer citrus blend of exotic kaffir lime mixed with crisp basil and juicy mangos.

With all of these new absolutely wonderful fragrances now available, stop denying yourself the pleasure of helping them fulfill their destinies to scent your beautiful hand crafted products.  For a list of all the other fragrances available at Natures Garden please check out our complete fragrance oils list.

Fragrance & Fun for Everyone

Inspire, Create, and Dominate!

Sparkles!!! Nicole

(Corporate Manager of Natures Garden Candle Supplies)

www.naturesgardencandles.com

Jul
12

Fragrance Oils Customer Favorites

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300x300customer favoritesFragrance Oils – Customer Favorites

When you are working in this industry regardless of whether you are making candles, room fresheners, soaps, or bath and body products; one thing is for certain:  the fragrance oils that you select to put into your products are very important.  And, when you are looking for that special fragrance oil to use in your recipe, where do you start?  Currently, Natures Garden carries almost 800 different fragrance oils.  So, in order to help you on your quest, we turned to the experts.   Are you curious to know what fragrance oils top the charts?

Well, we recently asked our customers on the Natures Garden Facebook Fan Page what their favorite fragrance oil is that Natures Garden carries.  The results were quite amazing.  Many people not only voted for their favorite fragrance oil, but also included their best selling fragrance oils as well.    Talk about one spectacular blog post here.

So, without further adieu; the results have been tallied and here are the most popular fragrance oils at Natures Garden Candle and Soap Supply.

 

pink sugar  fragrance oil#1  Pink Sugar Fragrance Oil      A Best Seller!  Natures Garden’s rendition of Pink Sugar Type. A fruity blend of cotton candy, lemon drops, caramel and raspberry jam on a dry down of musks.

  What Customers Have To Say: 

“I love this.  We make whipped body butters & whipped sugar scrubs & a customer asked if we could make a butter/scrub in Pink Sugar & I am so happy I picked to order this scent from NG because it is my new favorite!!  The customer that asked for the scent brought me over the Real Pink Sugar perfume & we could not tell the difference.  Great job NG it’s right on!!  Order the biggest bottle guys :)”

“This fragrance is awesome in my candles!  Customers love it with its sweet, cotton candy, warm, subtle aroma.  It has a great hot and cold throw and is a dead on dupe of Aqualina’s Pink Sugar.”

 

black raspberry vanilla fragrance oil
#2  Black Raspberry & Vanilla Fragrance Oil 
    A Best Seller!  An enticing blend of blackberries and raspberries, with middle notes of white floral greenery, and bottom notes of musk and vanilla.  Highly requested fragrance!

  What Customers Have To Say:

“This fragrance is amazing!  It is super easy to CP and the scent just keeps going.  Men and women both like it.”

“This scent smelled so good out of the bottle that I had to use it first.  I make soy wax candles, but this scent alone has me thinking… I pretty much want EVERYTHING to smell like this fragrance.  It’s soft and strong and has a luxurious quality to it.  The scent throw is great in soy wax but like I said, I would expand on it a bit more. It smells like it belongs in perfumes or lotions or soaps.”

bite me fragrance oil
#3  Bite Me Fragrance Oil
   An NG Original Fragrance!  Dracula would fall in love with this fragrance! Fresh citrus notes of lime and orange sparkle with effervescent highlights as they lead to a luscious blend of berry and cherry in this playful scent. Leafy green accents add intensity as a base of vanilla creates sweet tones for the fragrance.

  What Customers Have To Say:

“This scent is fabulous.  I love the little extra “bite” it has to it.  So hard to find a cherry-strong scent that doesn’t smell like medicine.  But Whoa, this scent is take-your-breath-away fantastic.  Works fantastic in everything I have tried it in – lotions, spritz, perfume, tarts.  One of my all time favorites!”

“I took this soap to a party last weekend and passed it around to see if others could “name that smell”. The consensus was “Smarties”! It has a lip lickin” sweetness to it that is dead on to how smarties or sweet tarts smell. This soap immediately sold old.”


df-701#4  Loving Spell Fragrance Oil
     A Best Seller! An absolutely tantalizing fragrance composed of sweet bouquet of mandarin orange, bergamot, and tangerine enhanced by hints of fresh peaches, strawberries, and raspberries on an undertone of white musk. Imaginative and very complex! Compare NG Loving Spell Type fragrance to VS Love Spell.  Natures Garden is in no way affiliated with VS.  Our fragrance is not identical, just similar.

  What Customers Have To Say:

“This smells just like V.S love spell.  Best seller in our whipped body butters & whipped sugar scrubs.  I use to be a customer best customer @ V.S but now Ill never go back!!  Thanks to NG for making a dead on Love Spell FO.  I only wish I knew much, much sooner…Order huge one!!

“I bought this FO for a customer request and she was thrilled! I am not familiar with VS Love Spell, but my customer told me my candles smelled dead-on! She even motioned for her husband to walk over and she held the candle up to his nose (making sure to cover the label so he couldn’t read what fragrance it was) and asked him what it smelled like, and his response was…”Love Spell, my favorite!”

dragons blood fragrance oil
#5  Dragon’s Blood
Fragrance Oil    A Best Seller!  Smells just like the essential oil. Dragon’s blood truly has a smell all its own.

  What Customers Have To Say:

“This is one of the best dragon’s blood scents I have ever smelled in my life! It’s outstanding and very true to its scent! It holds up amazingly in candles (soon to be testing it in CP soap)! I love love LOVE this scent!”

“I made CP soap with this and it was perfect.  I was able to do swirling and multiple colors with ease.  The scent is out of this world amazing.  It is a warm smell with a sweet tinge to it and an air of incense and heady musk.  I liked it so much that I used some in my oil burner too and the house smelled awesome.  A little goes a long way!”

 

The next 5 fragrance oils all tied to fill the top 10 customer favorite fragrance oils.  They are in no particular order.

df-7772Lemon Sugar Fragrance Oil     A Fresh Duplication.  Remember the taste of childhood lemonhead candy? This fragrance takes it up a notch with citrus top notes of real lemon, and warm base notes of vanilla and sugar.

  What Customers Have To Say:

“The lemon in this fragrance really pops!  It behaves very well in CP (did leopard spots with it!), with a very bright and happy fragrance.”

“This scent smells great in every base. A variety of age group customers like this scent. Smells great in Melt and pour bases.”

fresh brewed coffee
Fresh Brewed Coffee Fragrance Oil  
  A Best Seller!  The aroma of strong black fresh brewed Arabica coffee beans. This is our original fresh brewed coffee fragrance.  Coffee fragrances do have base notes of vanilla in them, which may smell somewhat chocolately.

What Customers Have To Say:

“This fragrance smells just like coffee. I got it for my husband who LOVES coffee, and kept after me to make a coffee scented candle. I’m not a coffee drinker myself, so it’s not my favorite scent, but it DOES smell just like the coffee he makes EVERY morning! If you are a coffee lover, this is for you.”

“Great seller for me. Sticks in CP, not strong OOB though. Scent really comes out as it cures.”

 

green apple explosion
Green Apple Explosion Fragrance Oil     An NG Original Fragrance!  We believe we have quite possibly found the “spunkiest” green apple fragrance on earth!  We thought about calling it Granny Smith Apple, but this fragrance deserves a name that “pops” just like its aroma.  Thus, may we present:  Green Apple Explosion! Fragrance.

What Customers Have To Say:

“I had a customer asking for a green apple candle and boy was she beyond pleased with this one. The throw in the soy has been great hot and cold. This is one that I must keep at all times.”

“This is absolutely one of my favs! A top seller for kids soaps as well as melts. This scent is tart but a bit sweet too! Very strong. I will never be without this scent in my inventory! So glad I found it. NEVER GET RID OF THIS SCENT NG !!!”

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Monkey Farts Fragrance  
A Best Seller!
 
Oh what a treat! We know you are expecting to read a disgusting description, but this unique complex fragrance is anything but disgusting! This unique fragrance begins with top notes of fresh bananas and juicy grapefruit, middle notes of kiwi, juicy bubblegum, and strawberries; and a hint of vanilla as a base note. Sure to attract new customers!

What Customers Have To Say:

“This is easily the most popular scent of everything I have. It’s requested frequently as much for the name as the scent! The fragrance is bubblegum banana fruity fun and is nice and strong in MP soap, lotion, scrubs, and in soy wax tarts. Great all around scent and a wonderful soap/product to have at a show. Just watch the people giggle and whisper when they notice the name. ;)”

“My #1 all time seller. A+++ in, bubble bars, CP soap, Bath salts, Bath bombs..EVERYTHING. I can’t keep it in stock, no really. Soaps like a dream, scent sticks, easy to color, stays nice and light in color. Even the guy’s love this one. JUST PERFECTION ALL THE WAY. THANK YOU N.G.!”

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Honey Bunny Fragrance Oil   Opening with sparkling notes of bergamot, sweet orange, and crisp apple; followed by rich, golden honey nectar, toffee bits, and soft white musk mingling together to create a sweet treat as natural as sunshine.

What Customers Have To Say:

“Can’t get enough of this scent! Spot on dupe for LUSH “Honey I Washed the Kids”. No discoloration or acceleration in CP.”

“I would give this 10 stars if I could! A perfect dupe of Lush’s Honey I Washed The Kids. Did fantastic in Pillar of Bliss wax for tarts, and got a couple drops on my arm and I smelled heavenly all day. Going to order a huge bottle for loofah soaps and other bath and body products.”

To view the full report including all of the customer favorite fragrance oils, be sure to check out Customer Favorite Fragrances 2013 by clicking on the link.

Jul
07

Fragrance Trends Fall 2013

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300x300-trends-reportFragrance Trends Fall 2013

In order to help our customers create marketing promotions for upcoming seasons, the staff at Natures Garden has completed a 2013 Fragrance Trend Report.  In this trend report, we also mention the color trends and fashion trends that will be hot for Fall/Winter 2013/2014.  Both research and intuition went into this report; allowing us to report how the moods of society will shape the upcoming trends.

Once we realized what the upcoming trends would be, we worked diligently with our perfumist to design fragrances that reflected those up-coming trends.  We would like to thank our perfumist for creating these scents multiple times for us to get exactly what we were looking for.  Once these new fragrances were created, tested, and approved, our graphic artist designed the trends report and fragrance graphics to make these trends “come alive”.   We expect delivery of these new Trend Scents the week of July 8th.  

Without further adieu….Our Fragrance Trends Report for Fall 2013.  Go to the fragrance trends report to print out this entire report.

Trends are developed from socio-economic stimuli  and world events that we as a society encounter.  Colors, fashion, design, and fragrance are all influenced by how we see the world around us.  While there are several trends that we will highlight in this report, the driving trend behind all of them is what we call “Free Spirited vs. Deeply Rooted”.  This trend represents a division that is taking place between those in society who are embracing fast change, and those who are reverting back to a grass-roots mentality that would like to change things back to how they were many years ago.  Change is the key word here.

Fall & Winter are seasons which embrace more intense, full-bodied, heavier fragrances that provide a sense of serenity and warmth during cold months.  The key for 2013/14 is the combination of fragrance ingredients used to create new and intriguing experiences rooted in the familiar; or use of unexpected varietals not often used.

trend colors fall 2013In addition to fragrance trends, color trends are also influenced by socio-economic factors and world events.  The colors on this page are the color trends for fall & winter 2013/2014.  Interestingly enough, 4 of the 13 color trends are colors found in camouflage; leading us to believe that there is a down-home country trend on the horizon.  Pantone has stated that Emerald Green is the main color of Fall 2013.

Hot fashion trends are turtlenecks,  clutch purses, slouchy pants that are narrowed at the ankle and sit high on the waist, rounded shoulders, and gold/copper begin to replace silver as the metallic of choice.

 

 

 

Trend #1-  Lighthearted Fun & Folly:  A new spin on positive emotions and whimsy. The idea of lighthearted fun, madness and total enjoyment of life and all it has to offer.  Fragrance notes associated with this trend are red berries and plums with rich, warm, heavy notes; peppermint swirls with marshmallow fluff, and multi-colored ribbon candy.

peppermint-fluff1Peppermint Fluff Fragrance Oil (awaiting delivery):  A fun, fluffy aroma that embraces lightheartedness and femininity all in one!  A fabulous blend of fresh essential oil of peppermint and huckleberries, hints of violet and white florals, with creamy base notes of vanilla marshmallow.

Top:  Peppermint, Huckleberries, Apricot, Strawberries
Mid: Peach, Violet, White Lily
Base:  Vanilla, Sandalwood, Marshmallow

dance-of-the-sugar-plum-fairy1Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance Oil (available for sale on site):  A charming fragrance filled with surprises to delight all of the senses with plums, dark cherries and sweet oranges enhanced with peppery woody undertones.

Top:  Plum, Black Cherries, Strawberries, Mandarin, Orange
Mid:  Black Pepper, Clove, Cinnamon
Base:  Sandalwood, Eucalyptus

Kringleberry1Kringle Berry Fragrance Oil (awaiting delivery):  An NG Original!  A very-merry-festive fragrance with the aroma of fresh cut evergreens, and juicy apples,  delicate white winter florals, sprigs of bright-and-cheery hollyberry, and fruity cranberries and red currants.

Top: Hollyberry, Tart cranberries, Red Currant, Spiced Orange
Mid: Christmas Lily, White Amaryllis, Apple
Base: Pine, Evergreen, Fern

Jammin-rock-candy1Jammin’ Rock Candy Fragrance Oil (awaiting delivery):  An explosive blend of the sweet jammin’ berry trio of juicy ripe cherries, strawberries, and raspberries harmonized with hints of tangy citrus brought together by icy peppermint and sugary hard rock candy.  This fragrance truly “Rocks the House”.

Top:  Cherry, Raspberry, Strawberry, Grape
Mid:  Orange Blossom
Base: Peppermint, Vanilla

Trend #2- Down Home Country:  What people are watching on TV influences trends, and one cannot ignore the ratings that Duck Dynasty is receiving.  Back woods, family values, southern cooking, and an endless pitcher of tea; these are some of the things that influence fragrance notes this season.  Fragrance notes associated with this trend are rich, woodsy, outdoors notes, tea with a zany twist, and southern sweet potatoes with hints of spice.

Rosewood-&-Musk1Rosewood & Musk Fragrance Oil (available for sale on site): Fresh cut rosewood, green tea, and musk come together making this a clean woodsy scent with hints of black pepper.

Top:  Bergamot, Tea, Orange, Lemon
Mid:  Black Pepper, Ginger
Base:  Guicawood, Vetiver, Rosewood, Cedarwood

Sweet-Tea-Zing1Sweet Tea Zing Fragrance Oil (awaiting delivery): The perfect summer afternoon starts with the relaxing indulgence of sipping sweet tea with a zest of lemon, drops of honey nectar with the extra zing of cardamom.

Top: Earl Grey Tea, Lemon, Bergamot
Mid: Honey, Cardamom
Base: Mint Leaves, Green Tea Leaves

apple-pecan-sage-1Apple Pecan Sage Fragrance Oil (available for sale on site): Sweet fresh picked apples with middle notes of cinnamon, sage, clove and Asian cardamom spice; sitting on base notes of toasted pecans and vanilla.

Top:  Apple, Pear, Banana
Mid:  Cinnamon, Sage, Clove, Cardamom
Base:  Pecan, Vanilla

down-home-country2Down Home Country Fragrance Oil (available for sale on site):  A fragrance that evokes the feeling of getting away to a cedar log cabin in the woods, surrounded by nature; serenity, comfort.  This powerhouse of a fragrance is a woodsy blend of fresh cedar, true patchouli, natural lavender, effervescent clove, and aromatic eucalyptus.

Top: Licorice, eucalyptus
Mid: Clove, Rose, lavender
Base: Cedarwood, Pine, Patchouli

sweet-potato-brown-sugar1Sweet Potato and Brown Sugar Fragrance Oil (available for sale on site): Yummy!  Who doesn’t love delicious sweet potatoes and brown sugar drizzled with honey.

Top:  Orange
Mid:  Maple, Honey, Rum
Base:  Vanilla, Brown Sugar, Yams

 

autumn-woods2Autumn Woods Fragrance Oil (available for sale on site):  A walk in the woods with the smell of crisp leaves under foot and fresh pine with berries falling off the trees.

Top:  Lemon, Orange, Lime, Blackberries
Mid:  Carnation, Rose, Muguet
Base:  Pine, Cedarwood, Patchouli, Eucalyptus leaves

 

Trend #3-  Simple Indulgences:   Simple Indulgence is the collection of combining simple and sophisticated notes to bring a fresh and refined, favorite familiar scent with an unexpected, robust and diffusive twist; fragrances that invite family and friends to gather and relax together. Fragrance ideas: Caramelized Crimson Pear, Sangria Spice,  Mandarin Thyme,  Pumpkin Roll.

banana pudding fragrance oilOld Fashioned Banana Pudding Fragrance Oil (currently available on site):  A fragrance that is truly reminiscent of homemade vanilla custard combined with ripened bananas and the famous manilla wafer sugar cookies.   Yummy!

Top: Ripened bananas
Mid: Butter, Sugar Cookies
Base: Vanilla, Sweetened Cream

Carmelized-Crimson-Pear1Caramelized Crimson Pear Fragrance Oil  (waiting delivery):  Juicy, ripe crimson pears sprinkled in caramelized brown sugar with fresh churned maple butter, drizzled with honey and vanilla creates the recipe for this decadent blend.

Top: Crimson Pear, Apple, Banana
Mid: Maple, Brown Sugar, Caramel
Base: Vanilla

country-home1Country Home Fragrance Oil  (currently available on site): The aroma of a country home at Christmas time.  Citrus and spices filling the air, providing an uplifting mood and reducing the dreaded feeling of cabin fever.

Top:  Orange, Mandarin
Mid:  Peach, Apple
Base:  Cinnamon, Cloves, Nutmeg

Pumpkin-roll1Pumpkin Roll Fragrance Oil (waiting delivery): Comfort food at its best.  Sweet sugar pumpkin puree spiced with hints of cinnamon, and nutmeg layered onto a warm, sweet-butter crust, drizzled with maple and honey. Yummy.

Top: Sugar Pumpkin, Orange, Sweet Butter
Mid: Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Maple
Base: Vanilla

Thank you for your patronage and support over the years!  Due to this support, Natures Garden has become the largest distributor of fragrance oils in the USA; serving more than 100,000 customers!  We could not do any of this without YOU!

Jul
04

Favorite Fragrance Notes

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fragrance-oilsWhat is your favorite fragrance note?

This is the question we posted on facebook,  paid to have it blasted to over 84,000 people, and boy did we get a huge response!  In order to answer the question correctly, you need to know what a “fragrance note” is.  So, what is a fragrance note?  A fragrance note is a single aroma found in a fragrance.   Examples of single fragrance notes are: vanilla, lime, orange, grapefruit, rose, cedar, musk, hyacinth; you get the picture.  A fragrance is a combination of top, middle, and base notes.  The top notes of a fragrance oil are what you smell first, middle notes are smelled next, and finally base notes are smelled last.

What were the most popular, favorite fragrance notes of the people polled on our facebook page?

Before we blogged about the results of the favorite fragrance notes poll, we had to remove the “fragrances” from the polled list since those are not single fragrance notes.  Hope everyone understands why we had to do that.  Like mentioned before, a fragrance is a combination of fragrant notes, not a single note.

Here are the results of this question asked on our facebook page:  What is your personal favorite fragrance “note”?  If you don’t see your favorite note listed, please add to the list.

The most popular fragrance note with 730 votes was ROSE.

Vanilla came in second with 288 votes

Lime came in third place with 190 votes

The other fragrance notes that received votes are listed below:

Lavender- 97 votes
Gardenia – 92 votes
Strawberry- 49 votes
Jasmine- 38 votes
Sandalwood- 37 votes
Apple- 36 votes
Lemon- 32 votes
Coconut- 30 votes
Mango- 27 votes
Coffee- 21 votes
Brown Sugar- 20 votes
Cucumber- 18 votes
Lilac- 15 votes
Peach- 14 votes
Chocolate- 13 votes
Cotton Candy- 13 votes
Pineapple- 13 votes
Sweet pea- 12 votes
Peppermint- 12 votes
Cinnamon- 12 votes
Patchouli- 11 votes
Eucalyptus- 11 votes
Lily of the Valley- 11 votes

Fragrance notes that received votes of 10 votes or less are:  grapefruit, amber, cranberry, orange, caramel, cherry, buttercream, clove, ginger, bergamot, carnation, anise, lemongrass, oakmoss, chocolate, melon, almond, tulip, honeysuckle, honey, powder, maple, hazelnut, musk, tea tree, ylang ylang, fresh cut grass, bubblegum, pine, clover, fig, tea, pecan, hyacinth, cedar, fresh baked, jack fruit, peony, tuberose, neroli, sage, hydrangea, ivy, ozone, vetiver, heather, wine, yuzu, and Tonka bean.

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Jan
21

Spectacular New Fragrances at Natures Garden

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Cream SodaSpectacular New Fragrances at Natures Garden

Natures Garden Mt. Dew Type Fragrance:  Soda with a jolt, this classic lemon/lime fizzy pop is so good you will swear you can smell the caffeine and feel the bubbles tickle your nose.

Natures Garden Fierce Male fragrance:  Citrusy top-notes of orange, lemon and lime, leading to middle notes of rosemary, jasmine, lily of the valley, vetiver  and rose and finishing a woody, oakmoss and white musk base note.

An NG Original Scent!  Natures Garden Hot Pink Pomegranate Fragrance:  A sparkling, bright pomegranate having a tart citrus and pomegranate top note, a slightly floral heart of jasmine and violet leaf, and finishing with a spicy ginger and woody, twig like base note.

 Natures Garden Jelly Bean Fragrance:  A burst of luscious fruity tones teases the senses with this gourmand confection. Wild cherry balances with ripe peach and tangy strawberry for the candy sensation at the fragrance heart. Hints of cinnamon boost the cherry, as a smooth combination of vanilla and musk creates sugary undertones.

An NG Original!  Natures Garden Drag Strip Fragrance: The raw smell of a hot summer day at the racetrack!  Notes of burnt rubber, motor oil and high performance racing fuel make this the perfect grease-monkey fragrance!!

 Natures Garden Cream Soda Fragrance:  An old fashioned soda shop classic having all the bubbly notes frothing over the glass with the truly characteristic, caramelized sugar and vanilla cream aroma.

 An NG Original Fragrance!  Natures Garden Pizza fragrance-   You’ve tried the rest, now try the best!!  The local brick oven pizza shop with its aromatic notes of garlic, oregano, tomatoes, cheese, pepperoni and doughy crust will have you calling the pizza delivery guy; hopefully, in 30 minutes or less!!

 An NG Original Scent!  Natures Garden Tea Leaf Papaya Fragrance: Tropical passionfruit, mango, papaya and tea leaf open this fragrance, having floral middle notes of canna lily, rose, white orchid, and water hyacinth and finishing with a soft, ambery, driftwood dry down.

 An NG Original Scent!  Natures Garden Aloe Vera Clay Fragrance: A green, refreshingly clean fragrance with a sparkling splash of lime and peach blossom, leading to a floral bouquet of rose, desert jasmine and lily of the valley, and finishing with an ambery, musky, tumbleweed dry-down.

Natures Garden Juicy Lemon Fragrance:  A tart, juicy lemon so good it will make you pucker, with a distinct lemon citron top note, a lilac nuance and lemon rind middle note, finishing with a gingery, woody base note.

Natures Garden Rosemary Mint Fragrance:  A crisp, minty herbal type with a peppermint and spearmint top note, a slightly herbaceous floral and rosemary middle note and a soft woody dry down.

Natures Garden Rosemary Fragrance:  This fragrance contains high levels of essential oil of rosemary.  A cool, crisp herbal having camphoraceous eucalyptus notes rounded out with coriander and rosemary.

 Natures Garden Hot Maple Toddy Fragrance:  A warm, after dinner drink with pronounced notes of maple and rum, leading to a buttery, creamy vanilla and caramelized sugar base note.