Laurie Stern is the artisanal perfumer behind Velvet & Sweet Pea’s Purrfumery. She handcrafts each of her scents using a unique process that combines practices from ancient times and the Victorian era with her own innovative techniques. Many of her scented treasures are limited editions—perfect for collectors. Liquid perfumes are poured into French crystal bottles, crafted by Verreries Brosse, a Normandy company that has been making bottles for royalty since the 1850s. Solid perfumes are placed in charming, jewel-topped treasure boxes that tuck neatly into a purse or pocket. While she sources many of the essential oils, absolutes, ottos, attars, tinctures and infusions she uses from around the world, some of Laurie’s ingredients come from her own Perfumer’s Garden. Outside her perfumery overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, bees buzz in their hives and produce the beeswax, propolis and honey Laurie uses in her formulations.
Laurie will lead you to the choice of your perfume and solid perfume collections.