Banque de Parfum

Each month, Sarah is going to design something exclusively for you, her loyal customers. These fragrances are inspired by this moment in time, and are a limited run. A free sample of the current Les Banque de Parfums fragrance is added to every order for the month.

Love Is Love

As Lin Manuel Miranda famously said "love is love is love is love is..." This month we want to celebrate Love. In all its forms, because at the end of the day, or a life, it's all that matters.

"The love you make is equal to the love you take."

Isn't that worth all our attention and energy. We think so. This month: LOVE IS.

Sultry, Unexpected, Lovely

Notes: Orris, Peony, Cardamon, Spicy Vanilla.


Phoenix

Let's ignite the aromatic branches, and then step into the fire (figuratively - let's not get crazy here). 2016 may not have been all that we hoped it could have been, but from the ashes we can gather the lessons and begin again. Take the disappointments, and pain, listen to their wisdom - then light the flame. Burn away the excess, the madness, and the things we carry that are holding us down. Then, and only then, we can step from the flames and the ashes - anew, rising above it all.

Phoenix is bright, sensual, and smoky.

Get ready to rise into 2017 like the magical Phoenix you are.

Notes: Blood Orange, Moroccan Rose Absolute, Gardenia, White Musk, Deep Amber, Essential Vanilla, Cade and Patchouli. On that cold winter night, you are becoming the fire.


Wishes

December is a special time of year. One where we get to imagine, with childlike wonder, what could be. December is both the storm - and the eye of the storm - both magic and mayhem. It is also, ultimately, a time of hope, when maybe anything is possible.

This month we'd like to invite you into the sacred space of the wish. A moment in time where you strive to connect with the infinite, and ask... and in that moment, there is no impossible.

Close your eyes. Take a Breath. Make a Wish - and Believe.

Bright. Sparkling. Clean

Wishes Notes: Wild Fig, Tuberose, Winter Musk, White Amber, Pine, Frankincense and Myrrh.


Scents of Passion

The most requested fragrance from Sarah's QVC Biography fragrance collection is HERE.

Rich. Deep. Super Sensual.

Sexy, warm notes of amber, vanilla, patchouli, and sandalwood will ignite your Scents of Passion.

Fall...that in-between time of year. Sarah's favorite season, incidentally. A time to slow down. Way down, and connect with what's important to us. What sparks your passion?


Pumpkin Spice

Is there anything more fun than looking forward to the first hint of Fall? The changing leaves, the fun decorations...the pumpkin spice lattes! Here in Southern California we have to sort of create our Fall until things cool off, which might not be until December. We decorate, we flip through fashion magazines and stare longingly at the cute boots,...and we get our Pumpkin Spice on.

Aside from the heralding of Fall, the pumpkin spice scent is actually, scientifically proven to be a very powerful aphrodisiac. No kidding. It's science. So if you want to get cozy with a book or your sweetie - Pumpkin Spice is your new go-to fragrance. The good news? It's a completely delicious fragrance that you'll love wearing, and you won't have to bake a thing!

With notes of Cinnamon, Clove, Pumpkin, and Brown Sugar. Pumpkin Spice will transport you to a perfect Fall day...even if it's 90 degrees outside. Sigh.


Transition

In every thing there is a season...a time to turn the page from the sultry Summer to cozy Fall. We're with you as we transition back to school, onto new adventures, and into cooler days.

Transition captures a moment in time - a cool fall afternoon spent apple picking, bundled in a warm leather coat, rolling down grassy hills into waiting piles of crisp colorful leaves.

Transition with us this month

Amber, Cinnamon, Warm Leather, Fig, Ozone(but not) and a hint of Apple


Driftwood

"According to Norse mythology, the first humans, Ask and Embla, were formed out of two pieces of driftwood, an ash and an elm, by the god Odin." Wikipedia

Driftwood, just the word evokes images of movement. Traveling a great distance over water, being filled - soaked even, with seawater - yet staying afloat. And along that journey, being re-formed.

Driftwood speaks to that part of us on the journey. The part that is being soaked to the core. While we may feel adrift, we are being guided, changed over time, slowly and steadily lead to our destination.

Driftwood has hints of the briny sea balanced by the sweetness of white woods.

Notes:

Topped with a hint of briny sea water, this fragrance is a blend of white woods - a gorgeous dry sandalwood accord met with cedar wood and Iso e Super with its suede like quality resonating like a second, sexy skin.

Amazing on both men and women, this scent will evolve and transform over time, just as the one who wears it.


L'eau de Mer

L'eau de Mer - or seawater - is a perfect summer moment. You're standing at the water's edge, toes in the wet sand, the sun is hot on your bare skin, and a wave crashes sending its misty sea spray over you. It is simultaneously startling and refreshing, that moment -you are instantly cooled from the heat, and utterly present.

l'eau de mer, is a sheer, cool burst of turquoise sea water that rejuvenates your spirit.

Notes: Bergamot, Grapefruit, Yuzu, Choya Nahk, Sea Salt Neroli, Lavender, Pacific Musk, Beach Accord


renaissance

Our June Banque de Parfums, renaissance, honors the spirit and courage it takes to renew a passion and move forward. To the braveness that imagines how it could be different and then the work involved to achieve it. Faced with the possibility of change doesn't it seem like the cobwebs of stagnation are blown away and a bracing breeze refreshes your spirit?

We were inspired by the spirit and courage of change. Our renaissance.

Refreshing mint, and sweet basil energize the top notes, while Tuberose, and Pikake bring us to back to our center, with African Musk and Tonka Bean grounding us in trust.


Spring In L.A.

On every breeze this time of year in Los Angeles is the scent of orange blossom. The days are long, the sun is shining, and the air is fragrant with spring flowers. We wanted to capture the essence of Spring in LA. It's a beautiful time in the city of angels. Let us transport you to the land of eternal sunshine.

Spring in LA is intoxicatingly simple and vibrant. Notes: Blood Orange, Meyer Lemon, Petitgrain, Honey, Neroli, Orange Blossom, Star Jasmine, Honeysuckle, Green Accord


Rose Gold

Our first fragrance of the new year needed to be special. To stand out in a crowd. Rose Gold does just that. It is an homage to THE woman in the room. She stands out no matter what. The journey hasn't been without struggle. She's been tested, and emerged stronger.

It's not about finding yourself, Rose Gold is about becoming, and the confidence and commitment to create the life you were meant to live - originally and 100% your own. Here's to a new year of exploring our depths, facing our fears, walking the path, and creating a future that's Rose Gold.

Rose Gold blossoms with a bright top note of Blood Orange, which opens into a bouquet of Rose and Gardenia, highlighted by the warmth and spice of Carnation at its heart. The dry down is both warm and sensual, a base of sheer musk, warm vanilla, and rich amber stay with you long into the night.


Incandescent

When I think of the word incandescent I imagine glowing light emanating from deep within. A force so brilliant it can not be contained. In order for there to be a light bright enough to shine through the many layers of any being, it has to be strong. This light is not a flicker. It is like lava. White hot. And it doesn't burn brightly because it was left untended. It is strong because of the time and attention poured into its creation. A light this forceful takes time, and tenacity. To be incandescent is to be all of these things.

Incandescent is burning with a white hot passion that spills over from your core into every space of your life. It shines out through the tips of your hair, sparkles in your eyes, and lights up everyone around you.

Yuzu, Bergamot, Violet, White Amber, African Musk, Tonka Bean


Present

Here we go...the roller coaster to the end of the year has begun. Do you feel it? That pull forward, onward, to the next thing.

Us too. That's why we're taking a moment to pause. A time-out if you will. To savor the moment, drink in the sparkly lights, and the laughter of friends. A moment to go within, and know that the gift of the season isn't wrapped in a bow, but found in quiet moments of peace, in the smile of a loved one, watching falling snow, the unexpected kindness of a stranger... It's everywhere, really, if we can stop to notice it. Take time to pause. Be Present. Gift yourself with this moment. Present is bright, clean, and smoky. Bright spearmint awakens your senses, while white woods still your mind, and sacred resins invite you to pause and go deeper into the moment.


Bewitching

Sarah created Bewitching with the help of an Astrologer, and Aromatherapist selecting scents that historically and spiritually create abundance. We thought it the perfect choice for our BDP October fragrance. Like your lucky charm, let Bewitching create some magic in your life this month!

Bewitching captures the magic of October, by drawing you in with comforting nutmeg, bergamot, and crisp apple notes; like a bright Autumn afternoon spent in an orchard. The spell continues to weave its magic as its heart of earthy, green honeysuckle, and spicy lilac blossom on your skin. The dry down into sensual sheer musk, oakmoss and Arabian sandalwood will leave all around you bewitched;-).




Arrival

When I was growing up, my mom would tell me "there are two kinds of paths in life - one that has already been cleared, and one that needs to be. You, my dear, are a machete kind of girl". Funny thing is - she hardly remembers saying this now - and yet it has shaped who I am. Perhaps you have followed a path laid for you, perhaps you have cleared your own - but whatever kind of path you travel, at some point, you ARRIVE. Not at the destination - that is continually out there, but at yourself. YOU arrive. YOU; who you are, what you love, what works for you - and what doesn't. Along the way we dream and set goals. Some of those dreams are really big. And sometimes, sometimes you are given the opportunity to obtain them.

This month's fragrance is a nod to my mom's words, and to the journey. Our paths may not be what we envisioned early on, smoothly rolled out before us, but it is so much more.

Pick up your machete, blaze your trail. Our time is NOW.



Arrival notes:
Arrival is built on a base of Perfect Veil, our best seller and cult favorite and something I do not leave home without.

Cassis, Pink Grapefruit, Papaya, Perfect Veil, Night Blooming Jasmine, Warm Vanilla and a touch of Patchouli


Wanderlust

Wanderlust celebrates the freedom and joy of journeying. It's wheels on the ground, and windows open to the sky. The road is yours. Where will the journey take you? There's only one way to find out ... wanderlust with us this summer.

Wanderlust opens with juicy, ripe summer fruit, and lush gardens filled with creamy Magnolia blossoms; then rests on a soft base of white patchouli and a sheer musk accord reminiscent of bare summer skin. Hop in the car, turn up the radio, and let the journey begin.



Wanderlust notes:
Raspberry, Peach, Fig, Honeysuckle, Magnolia, Fresh Cut Grass, White Patchouli, Sheer Musk Blend


Inamorato

We're celebrating the men in our lives. Grandpas, Dads, Uncles, Sweethearts, Mentors, Lovers in all his glory: the dad jeans, socks and sandals, grass cutting, oil changing, backyard grilling, monster scaring, story reading, advice giving, bear hugging, belly laughing, tenderhearted, loving, strong man. He's irreplaceable, sometimes frustrating, but always loveable. This month we're celebrating him.



Inamorato notes:
Lavender, Cedar, Juniper, Oud, Marine Notes, Sandalwood, Frankincense, Fresh Cut Grass, Soft Leather


Fête

Fête - an elaborate festival, party or celebration. Just the word invokes feelings of vivacity. Parties and celebrations fill up May weekends, and we couldn't think of a better time to put on a pretty dress and anoint ourselves with a deliciously feminine fragrance.

Fête has sparkling citrus top notes that mingle with flirtatious florals, and come to rest on a base of sensual sweet tobacco and warm tonka bean. Perfect for getting into the celebratory spirit!

We all deserve a reason to celebrate, or be celebrated. Go ahead, get your flirt on, wear your favorite dancing shoes, anoint yourself with Fête, and celebrate life!

Fête notes:
Pink Grapefruit, Yuzu, Cassis Night Blooming Jasmine, Honeysuckle, Rose de Bois Pink Musk, White Cedar, Tonka Bean, Sweet Tobacco


Promise Of Spring

Promise of Spring is a fresh green fragrance with a light floral heart of Mimosa Blossom (a flowering tree that blooms in the South of France during the winter months) balancing on a base of light Spring Musk and peppery Frankincense. Long dark nights, met by the bright mornings full of the promise of spring. It may not feel like it, but it's coming, as sure as the dawn. Spring is near, we promise.



Promise Of Spring notes:
Bois de Rose, White Tea, Yuzu Mimosa and Orange Blossom White and Red Amber, Frankincense, and Spring Musk

Image "Daffodil Blooming Through The Snow" courtesy of Serge Bertasius Photography at FreeDigitalPhotos.net


Duality

Duality, the mercurial word that inhabits two things; not quite all of one or another, but equally both. Isn't that April, and for that matter Spring? Storming one moment, bright and sunny the next.

Let's take a collective breath and release the past where it belongs. Only with open hands can we receive what the future has in store for us. After all, you can't receive if you are holding onto something else. Let any past regret slip from your grasp and with open hands receive what is to come. Receive is a classic chypre, warm, unisex, and perfect for December.

Duality exists in between the balance of two opposites. The enticing magic that's produced when two beings come together, yet retain their individuality to create something unexpected. Within ourselves, too, there is duality - traits that are contrary but equally important to our personality. Dark and light, day and night, sweet and spicy, male and female. Embrace both - like a scale balancing one on each side. You are the center, empowered by the strength of your own duality.

In this season of seeming opposites, let's embrace both sides of the coin.

Duality balances deep notes of leather, woods and resins juxtaposed with a bright, fresh citrus accord. Equally enticing on men and women.


Receive

There is, though, a quickening of the pulse as we look forward. "What next?" we think, perhaps with trepidation or excitement. How will we change? What will we release, and embrace? There comes a time when we have to take the sum of our experiences and make a leap, not just with faith, but with knowing. A moment in time to release the past; experiences, repetitive self-talk, mistakes, or ideas of what 'should' have been. It's time to release it all and from a place of deep knowing move into the void of pure possibility. Because, really, whatever didn't materialize is irrelevant. What matters is what's in front of us.

Let's take a collective breath and release the past where it belongs. Only with open hands can we receive what the future has in store for us. After all, you can't receive if you are holding onto something else. Let any past regret slip from your grasp and with open hands receive what is to come. Receive is a classic chypre, warm, unisex, and perfect for December.

Receive notes:
Organic Meyer Lemon, Italian Bergamot, Spearmint Black Rose, Egyptian Sandalwood, Frankincense Co2, Tunisian Frankincense, Mousse de Chene, Forest Rain, China Musk, & Classic Amber


Smoke & Cedar

As you explore a grove of cedar trees the dry earth releases clouds of fragrance under each wandering step. The air is crisp, but the sun is warm on your skin. A few leaves have started to turn, but mostly the world is still green, anticipating the next change that is to come. In some ancient cultures cedar was considered the tree of life. What a fitting star for our September Banque de Parfums fragrance, since fall is the time for harvesting and celebrating life.

Smoke & Cedar is equally intoxicating worn by a man or woman.

Smoke & Cedar notes:
Italian Bergamot, Cedarwod Atlas, Iso E Super, Wild Fig, Orris, Sandalwood, Amber, Tobacco Blond, Oakmoss, Soft Musk


Endless Summer

The sun is bright and crisp, glittering across a swath of turquoise sea. In a word it's perfection, the kind of day we wait all year for and wish would last forever.

Endless Summer is freshly applied sunscreen cooling on glistening sun drenched skin, as coconut, tropical flowers and fruit waft on the ocean breeze, while soft vanilla and warm sandalwood linger on your coppery skin long into the night.

Summer isn't just a season, it's a state of mind. It's freedom to follow passions, revel in nature, and explore possibilities. Anoint yourself with Endless Summer and have a perfect sunny day all year long.

Endless Summer notes:
Black Coconut, Waves, Blood Orange, Pacific Musk, Sweet Vanilla, Arabian Sandalwood, African Musk, Sunscreen


Happy Hour

Picture your perfect day out on the water; beach, or boat. You're heading in for the night sun soaked and blissfully exhausted. With a drink in hand you settle in to embrace the happy hour.

Our Happy Hour is a nod to the moment we let go of our musts and embrace our wants. With bright top notes of bergamot mint, spearmint, lime, and pineapple you'll drift away to the perfect tropical summer hideaway.

Go ahead, put on your favorite playlist, dance on the tables, relax by the pool, be spontaneous... it's your Happy Hour!

Happy Hour notes:
Bergamot Mint, Spearmint, Mexican Sweet Lime, Pineapple, Juniper Berry, Ambre Blanc, Pacific Musk


Sea Glass

Sea Glass evokes misty Malibu mornings that dissolve into delightful afternoons bathed in golden sunlight. There is no way to rush the blanket of gray. It simply is until it dissipates.

When sharp, broken pieces of glass are scraped against the sand by pounding waves they become beautiful, smooth, frosted sea glass. So it is with life. Let's take a moment to reflect on where our rough edges are being softened and be grateful. Though it may not be pretty in the moment, it will be, especially when the sun shines.

Sea Glass is brisk, clean, and fabulous on both men and women.

Sea Glass notes:
Choya Nahk (seashells), Bergamot Mint, Cedarwood, Star Jasmine, Lavender, Waves, Sand Pacific Musk, China Musk, and Tonka Bean.


Candy & Chaos

Candy & Chaos ... are there two words that describe October any more perfectly? We wanted to capture that frenetic, joyful energy of Halloween, of throwing yourself into a pile of autumn leaves, of scampering beneath the Hunter's moon in a corn maze.

Candy & Chaos is deliciously dark, with Amber, Labdanum, Patchouli, and Cade to ground the crisp Apple, Butterscotch, Grapefruit, Rose, Jasmine, and Vanilla.

Be forewarned...someone may just want to take a bite out of you;-)


Celadon

All the best of Spring.

With a top note of Japanese Yuzu highlighting a sheer, watery, fluid blend of musks accented by a subtle dry note of white cedar, Celadon will whisk you away to the perfect May day - no matter where you are.


Bee Stings

The decisions we make create and destroy us. Bee Stings is the story of Poppy Rodriguez. Her life is buzzing along until a flirtation with a married man forces her to examine her life. At Bee Stings heart is a story of self discovery. There are moments in life when our mettle is tested, bent, melted. In whatever form or way it happens, finding yourself is one of life's best discoveries. However, the way you expect it to happen, is usually the way it doesn't. You know what they say. If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.

That's what happened when we set out to create the Bee Stings fragrance. We had a set of oils and an idea of how it would come together. The exact opposite happened. Sarah expertly mixed the oils and what she blended was unique and completely surprising - true alchemy. Bee Stings is bold and soft, exotic yet familiar. Much like the novel Bee Stings, the fragrance is full of unexpected twists that develop deliciously and melt into your skin.

Be stung by the sweetness of honey mingling with osmanthus petals and orange blossom resting on a foundation of luscious amber.

Bee Stings notes:
Honey, Clove, Bergamot, Osmanthus, Orange Blossom, Tonka Bean, Spicy Vanilla, Tunisian Amber, Red Amber, Oud


Perfect Tuberose

Is there any other flower that can turn heads like a tuberose? It can draw you in from across a crowded market. A single stalk of tuberose can fill your whole home with its heady, luscious scent. Perfect Tuberose is as true and potent as it's namesake - there's nothing shy about this intoxicating fragrance.
When you wear Perfect Tuberose you'll be the center of attention, if you want to be or not. Own it. Spring is a vibrant, shameless display of life and beauty. Embrace the spirit of the season and anoint yourself with Perfect Tuberose.

Perfect Tuberose notes:
Top: Bergamot
Middle: Tuberose, Gardenia, Freesia
Base: Egyptian Musk, French Vanilla, Spicy Patchouli, Oakmoss, Tunisian Amber


Surrender

Surrender is a twist on the first fragrance Sarah made in a shop on Newbury St. in Boston. The fragrance that led her to perfumery. It's her birthday this month and as you do on birthday's we're reminiscing about the beginning, while keeping our eye on the horizon. Looking to the future.

Perfect Surrender notes:
Patchouli, Vanilla, Jasmine, Musk


Eternal Flame

The Greeks had six different words and definitions for love. The one we're focusing on is Philautia - or self love. The kind that helps you grow close to and share more love with the people in your life and the world at large.

We journey into our life alone, and we exit the same way. The one constant in all our lives is ourselves. Who else is more deserving of love than you? Eternal Flame is about igniting, then tending the fire of eternal love for ourselves. Why not? What's more attractive than a confidant person comfortable in their own skin, living their passion, and enjoying the journey.

Eternal Flame notes:
Top: Blood Orange, Papaya, Coriander
Middle: Black Rose, Arabian Rose
Base: Red Amber, Sandalwood, Tunisian Opium, Essential Vanilla, Spicy Patchouli


Halcyon

Halcyon creates space for more joy, prosperity, and tranquility. A luxurious moment, like slipping into a cashmere sweater and savoring the dawn rising over a glassy bay. Calm and bright.
Halcyon is fresh and sweetly floral, a nod to the newness of the year rooted in the wisdom of the past.

Halcyon Fragrance Notes:

Blood Orange, Cassis, Mimosa Blossom, Osmanthus, Sacred Resin, Classic Sandalwood, African Musk


Joy & Stillness

Joy & Stillness is that moment. A pause between tasks to remember spirit and embrace the sacredness of the season. Crisp as a winter day, but warm and inviting, like snuggling next to a hearth fire.

Burning incense was the greatest gift that could be offered in sacred ceremonies. The highest gift one could give. Through the smoke of burning incense our ancestor gave thanks for all that they had or desired to have. With Frankincense and Myrrh in the base note Joy & Stillness is our nod to those sacred offerings. Give that gift to yourself. Take a moment in stillness to feel the joy of the present moment.

Joy & Stillness notes:
Top: Spearmint & Bergamot
Middle: Pine & Cedar
Base: Frankincense, Tunisian Myrrh, Labdanum, Mousse de Chene, & Ambre Blanc


Coeur De Sang

Coeur De Sang, or Heart's Blood, is Sarah's ode to Amber. Seductive, spicy, and passionate, it is the newest addition to the Sarah Horowitz Parfums fragrance of the month collection. Layered with Love Comes From Within, Coeur de Sang is a sexy tour-de-force.

Coeur De Sang Fragrance Notes:

Top Note: Blood Orange
Middle Notes: Black Rose, Mysore Sandalwood
Base Notes: Tunisian Amber, Red Amber, Labdanum, Benzoin, Patchouli, Tunisian Opium, Vanilla and Orris ( the root of the iris flower, a scent that evokes for us the eternal love, longing and mystère of Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris)


Opal Skies

Opal is derived from a Greek word meaning to see a change (of color). How appropriate for October when the sunset puts on a magnificent show of purple, orange, red and twilight blue hues. Opal Skies.

The nights are longer, but the weather hasn't turned bitter cold. It's still pleasant to marvel at the sunset in your favorite sweater, with a cup of something sweet and warm. Get cozy and sink into the moment. Watch the leaves drift toward the earth and enjoy the possibilities of the season. It's whispered on the breeze. Change - embrace it. Anticipate the new beginnings just around the corner.

As the earth blazes in a symphony of color, may Opal Skies remind you to embrace the changing colors all around.

Escape notes:
Top: The tiniest hints of Cinnamon, Clove, Nutmeg and Pumpkin
Middle: Stargazer Lily
Base: African Musk, Pacific Musk, Classic Amber, Orris, Fresh Sandalwood


Gypsy

Gypsy will take you on a journey into the unknown where new places, people, experiences, and opportunities are waiting for you. The gypsy spirit flows with change, and lets go of old ideas; inspiring us to take flight from the the everyday and explore with wonder the halcyon days to come.

Gypsy Notes: Golden Apple, Cistus Rose, Carnation, Tunisian Patchouli, Palette and Mysore Sandalwood, Warm Leather, Vanilla, Tunisian Amber


Renewal

Renewal is a balance of masculine and feminine, body and spirit, dark and light. Bright citrus top notes sparkle against the tranquil white tea, and transition you into the deep sandalwood and amber base notes the way a brilliant summer day melts into a sultry night.

The renewal of life through the seasons and the senses. Summer is the perfect time to get back to basics by renewing ourselves, our ideas, commitments, and relationships. This month, as everything is bright and blooming, take a moment to reflect, reinvest in what is worthy of you, let go of what is not, and be renewed.

Renewal is a fresh green fragrance that can be worn by a man or woman.

Escape notes:
Top: Lemon, Lime, Bergamot
Middle: White Tea
Base: China Musk, Sandalwood, Amber


Escape

We wanted an effortless, breezy fragrance to inspire flights of freedom. The kind that allows you to release unwanted baggage and escape into the unknown. With just five simple notes, Escape will transport you out of the everyday with an uncomplicated marine blend and hints of pikake floating on the breeze. Of course, if you do gypset (Gypsy + Jet set) somewhere, this is the perfect fragrance to tote along. Wishing you a wind-in-your-hair, sand-between-your-toes, July.

Escape Notes: Cucumber, Waves, Pikake, White Amber, Clean Musk


Serendipity

This fragrance truly lives in the meeting of the unexpected: sharp, tart citrus with the soft, sweet floral. It's the juxtaposition that makes it interesting - and addictive.

Surrender, trust and dream on, anything is possible, but leave room for Serendipity to shake up your plans and deliver an unexpected and perfectly timed fortunate accident.

Serendipity notes: Japanese Yuzu, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Gardenia, African Musk.


Surrender

This month's Banque de Parfum is a look back and forward. Surrender is a twist on the first fragrance Sarah made in a shop on Newbury St. in Boston. The fragrance that led her to perfumery. It's her birthday this month and as you do on birthday's we're reminiscing about the beginning, while keeping our eye on the horizon. Looking to the future.

At the start of an endeavor everything can feel exciting and possible, but after awhile, when things aren't flowing, excitement can be replaced by struggle. In those moments Surrender the fear, the doubt, the need for control. It can feel so passive we often forget that surrendering is an active choice. Struggling robs the journey of joy, but by surrendering we release struggle and invite ease; making space for possibility.

We're remembering our roots and wings this May by releasing the struggle and embracing ease. May you remember where you have been, the roots that ground you, and know all that is yet to be, soaring with the wings of possibility.

Surrender Notes: Patchouli, Vanilla, Jasmine, Musk


Above The Clouds

Spring signifies renewal, and not just of nature.There's an energy floating on the softly scented breeze inspiring us to be and do all that we dreamed. It can seem impossible at times to realize what we have longed sought, but it's there. Waiting. And on that day when your dream manifests into reality and you exhale the word "Finally" with joy and wonder, you realize - it feels like the first day of Spring. Until then, let us lift you Above The Clouds.

Above The Cloud Notes:
Top: Blood Orange, Petitgrain
Middle: Orange Blossom, Lily of the Valley
Base: French Vanilla


1973

1973, our soft, warm, sepia fragrance will transport you to a crisp spring afternoon. Where tawny light streams through fresh green leaves and dapples the ground in fuzzy shadows. If you experienced 1973 with the full joie de vivre of the seventies, were just a tot in pig tails, or weren't even around yet, 1973 offerers a hint of the past; an invitation to pause and remember...

From his suede jacket and the scent from the tobacco used in his pipe to spring outings with her dad in his beloved MGTD, this time is a soft, warm memory. He believed in giving children roots and wings, although in Sarah's case he says he wished the wings didn't carry quite so far away:) 1973 lets her revisit those halcyon days, and is so sheer it can be worn by both men and women.

1973 Notes: Egyptian Sandalwood, Echo, Egyptian Musk, Tobacco, Essential Vanilla


Eau de Light

In the dreary days of winter a ray of sunshine is the perfect omen to remind us that bright days are on the horizon. Even here in Southern California where, let's face it, it's sunny a lot, the figurative darkness of winter: the stillness, the long nights, the desire for spring can get us down. It leaves us all craving some bottled sunshine ~ Eau de Light.

Eau de Light Notes:
Top: Grapefruit, Cassis, and Red Mandarin Orange
Middle: Ylang Nosy Be supported by the beautiful Jasmine Granddiflorum and Rose Demask
Base: Sheer Musk Accord accented with Vanilla and spicy Patchouli


Joy Comes From Within

Joy Comes From Within is a festive and enveloping homage to the triumphant feeling of being confident in one's own skin. Is there any more perfect wish for a new year than to emanate joy, the purest of emotions. It is said that one can not know joy until one has known suffering. Joy springs from the deep recesses of the soul, bubbling up, despite our past sorrows, to inspire and illuminate. Like walking through a passageway, we can see the light beckoning us onward. The promise of abiding joy awaits. May the promise of the new year bring you countless moments of joy.

Its spicy nutmeg top note, long revered for its ability to calm and revitalize, is accented with a sumptuous hint of almond and sparkling champagne. Perfect for the start of a brand new year. The fragrance's single middle note of bright euphoric orange blossom, so evocative of the dawning of a new day, rests gently on warm, skin-enhancing base note accord of creamy vanilla, tonka bean and musk.


Until The End Of Time

We wanted to capture the essence of these moments and December, the final moment of the year when hopes and spirts are high. The countdown to the end of the year has begun and we remember with fondness the year that is about to pass, thinking especially on those joyful endless moments. (and yes, it is also a nod to the Mayan calendar ending on December 21, 2012. ;))

Until The End of Time is a simple accord of spearmint and spruce giving lift and freshness to a base note of both white and red ambers... the juxtaposition of bright and warm, the balance of light and darkness that the end of one year and the beginnnig of the new truly captures.


Abundance

Abundance is a word with many applications. The dictionary defines abundance as overflowing fullness. Surely when we think about the fall we imagine bountiful harvests. You may even automatically think ahead to Thanksgiving, a time of abundant food, drink and family. But do you also include indulging in pleasure, and being filled with joy when you consider abundance in your life?

Top Notes: Pumpkin Spice (Clove, Cinnamon, Nutmeg); Middle Notes: Classic Fig, Turkish Musk; Base Notes: Sandalwood, Vanilla, Benzoin


Attraversiamo

Imagine falling, like a sienna colored leaf through the crisp sapphire autumn sky. That's how we wanted this fragrance to feel. The thrill of letting go - of fear, the past, the future... all of it. Autumn is a time of harvesting what we have sown through the year. It's not a time for regret, but one of acceptance. Give yourself over to the freedom of falling, releasing into infinity all that has been, and all that is yet to come and just Be.


Chocolate Sunset

Chocolate Sunset is our nod to the final glorious days of summer and the richness of fall; two seasons that collide in September, neither yielding to the othe as they put on a show of their beauty. Chocolate Sunset is all about the base notes and the dry down of patchouli, musk, oud, vanilla and hints of chocolate. This is a fragrance that can go the distance. Put it on in the morning and you'll have the sexy deepness long into the evening, or anoint yourself for a night out and wake up with Chocolate Sunset lingering sweetly on your skin.

Top Notes: Manderine Orange; Middle Notes: Jasmine Grandiflorium; Base Notes: Oud, dark chocolate, Egyptian musk, vanilla oleoresin, spicy patchouli


Lioness

A Lioness is regal-despite her surroundings, powerful-no matter the circumstances and fierce in her convictions. She is the queen of her own heart, inspiring others to reign with magnanimous grace. With the sun, the biggest spotlight, shining brightly in Leo, now is the time to set inhibitions aside and take center stage.

Salt, carnation and blood orange mingle with a base note accord of clean musk accented by the tiniest hint of amber and vanilla to bring warmth and depth.


Summer Veil

Summer Veil shimmers between that breathless moment just before the veil of spring is pulled away to reveal the full glory of summer. An update on the SHP classic, Perfect Veil, we've added a few notes that take this clean, subtle, provocative fragrance into warm endless summer days.

Summer Veil evokes sun drenched naked skin, walking barefoot through fresh-cut dewy grass, and an outdoor wedding under a vibrant blue sky. It is a nod to June brides, honeymoon's, midsummer revelry, and the simplicity that summer inevitably brings. Linger under the spell of Summer Veil.

Summer Veil Notes:

Top: Grapefruit, Cassis, Summer Peach, and a hint of Spearmint (Mojito anyone ;) )
Middle: Mimosa Blossom
Base: Perfect Veil, French Vanilla, Brazilian Vetiver, Mysore Sandalwood, and Ambroxin


Emeralds Day and Night

Spring has officially arrived and replaced the first buds with tender green shoots. Here in Southern California we've had our yearly rains and the hillsides are verdant once again. This fragrance is all about Sarah's birthday month, May, and it's birthstone - the emerald. Because it's her birthday, Sarah has created not one, but two delicious scents: Emerald Day and Emerald Night, each an ode to the different facets of the stone, and of each of us.

Emeralds have always been special to Sarah; her Mother Andrea has a beautiful emerald ring that only came out on special occasions, and emeralds came to represent something extra - ordinary. They are classic beauty, sophistication, and elegance.

Sarah created 'the Emeralds' to evoke both bright spring days and elegant evenings. After all, who wouldn't want to be draped in emeralds day and night?

Emerald Day is bright, fun and flirty, with notes of green manderin, pear, fig, fressia, spring musk and vanilla. Emerald Night is deeper - sultry, crisp and classic, with notes of red and green manderin, fig, jasmine grandiflorium, spicy patchouli, a hint of vanilla, and spring musk.

Very different interpretations of green, with one common element - our new Spring Musk accord, debuting this month in these fragrances.


Sweet Blossom

Imagine a place where the scent of heady night blooming jasmine and euphoric orange blossom mingle, surround you, and lift you higher. Here, possibilities become realities, love is just around the corner, and the golden sun is shining warmly on your bare skin. That's the sweet spot. An ode to the blossoms and joie de vivre of spring.

Transport yourself with Sweet Blossom this April.

Sweet Blossom Notes:

Top: Lemon, Petitigrain
Middle: Neroli Fleur, Night Blooming Jasmine, Jasmine Grandiflorum, Orange Blossom
Base: African Musk, White Tunisian Musk


After The Rain

After the rain there is a timeless moment when the sun's rays part the billowing storm clouds and nature exhales. Impossibly brilliant blue skies beckon us into open spaces, with the spring flowers poking through the damp, black earth. We invite you into that moment. Turn your face to the sun, find respite from the storm, anoint yourself, and return to that fresh place, After The Rain.

After The Rain Notes:

Top: Grapefruit, Fresh Cut Grass
Middle: Notes:Freesia, Violet (March's flower)
Base: Fresh Rain, Oakmoss, Orris Root


La Vie En Rose

The queen of all flowers, the rose embodies centuries of symbolism in her sweetly scented petals. Perhaps that is why roses so completely and fully embody the essence of love, both of self and others. The blossom, the thorns, all of it. La Vie En Rose is Sarah's tribute to roses, passion and the love of self that must prelude the love of others.

Directly translated from French, la vie en rose means 'life in pink'- to see and experience life through rose colored glasses. When we're in love doesn't all the world seem sweeter?

Anoint yourself and reveal La Vie En Rose.

La Vie En Rose Notes:

Top: Red Mandarin Orange
Middle: Tea Rose, Arabian Rose, Rose Damask-Morocco, Ylang-ylang
Base: Vanilla Oleoresin Tahiti, Blond Tobacco, Mysore Sandalwood, Tunisian Amberroserrose


Arise

Within Winter's sacred darkness a new dawn awaits the light - cool, soft, bright and beckoning. Into this new day you Arise with an open heart full of possibility. Sarah and her daughter, Jessica, created this fragrance of simplicity together. It is the perfect blend of widsom & enthusiasm. Let it beckon you to Arise to new heights in 2012.

Arise Fragrance Notes:

Top: Lavender Maillette
Middle: Osmanthus
Base: Vanilla, Clean Musk, Tunisian Frankincense, African Musk.


Huntress

Have you had a day out in nature, away from the roads and lights and sounds of civilization? Where the only conversation you have is with the rustling leaves and babbling brook? Huntress is that kind of day. A day where you are your only companion, on the hunt for peace, solitude, balance and joy. Explore natures earthy blessings with this dewy, rich, cozy fragrance. A scent that is as at home in nature, curled up with a book by the fire, or roaming the streets of the city. What ever you're hunting for, take Huntress along for the journey.

Huntress Notes:

Top: Yuzu, Bergamot, Fig, hint of Apple
Middle: Magnolia, Honeysuckle, Violet
Base: Oakmoss, Tobacco, Amber, Patchouli, African Musk, Vanilla


Perfect Twilight

The moment day evaporates into the night, that elusive, fleeting, magical periwinkle second when time stands still for a split second, that's Perfect Twilight.

Sarah created Perfect Twilight long before the sparkly skinned vampires hit book shelves. But that doesn't mean this fragrance doesn't embody the heady, fanciful, enthusiastic rush of immortal love. Originally launched 10 years ago, this beloved scent is being brought back to life as November's fragrance of the month. Soft and powdery, Twilight opens with top notes of Anise and Italian Bergamot, middle notes of African Violet and Spicy Lilac, accented with scents of Honeysuckle and Freesia, finally burning down into cool, dreamy base notes of Musk, Vanilla, Sandalwood, and Orris.


Coeur De Sang

Coeur De Sang, or Heart's Blood, is Sarah's ode to Amber. Seductive, spicy, and passionate, it is the newest addition to the Sarah Horowitz Parfums fragrance of the month collection. Layered with Love Comes From Within, Coeur de Sang is a sexy tour-de-force.

Coeur De Sang Fragrance Notes:

Top Note: Blood Orange
Middle Notes: Black Rose, Mysore Sandalwood
Base Notes: Tunisian Amber, Red Amber, Labdanum, Benzoin, Patchouli, Tunisian Opium, Vanilla and Orris ( the root of the iris flower, a scent that evokes for us the eternal love, longing and mystère of Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris)


Prelude

September falls into that not quite category. It's not quite summer anymore, but it doesn't feel like fall either; it's the prelude to fall. Sarah's blended a bright, warm mix of scents to create the perfect bridge to transition you from summer into fall.

Prelude Fragrance Notes:

Top Note: Bergamot (Earl Gray Tea)
Middle Note: Egyptian Jasmine, Honey and a hint of Carnation
Base Note: French Vanilla and Patchouli