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*This post was created in partnership with Pish Posh Patchouli’s.  All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the businesses who support Cottage-Bound.


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One of my favorite one-stop shops for beauty products, custom scents, and more is Pish Posh Patchouli’s (Patchouli’s for short) located in Rosemary Beach, FL.  It’s not every day that you find a boutique offering a custom scent bar, and that was exactly what reeled me in.  

If you knew me personally, you would know that I have a strange obsession with coconut.  I love to eat it, drink it, and I even like to smell like it.  With that being said, I would find myself constantly looking for a coconut fragrance that actually smelled like coconut.  I’ve come across several products on the market that claims to be coconut scented but I often find that they have some sort of piña colada pineapple flavor which is way too sweet and a bit childish for me.  

I had started to give up on my hunt for the perfect coconut scent when a friend referred me to Pish Posh Patchouli’s.  She had just recently created a custom scent for her boyfriend’s Valentine’s gift and was super pleased with the results. In that very moment, I was curious and thought I’d give it one last go convincing myself that this had to be fate.  I popped in on my next trip out to Rosemary Beach and right away I was greeted with a friendly staff.  I told them of my dilemma and the next thing I know I’m smelling and testing oils to find the perfect combination.  It was a truly unique experience, one I’ve never done before.  There were loads of choices which can seem overwhelming but luckily I knew exactly what I was looking for and with the help of the staff, I was able to create my staple scent in no time!  

custom scent

Here is what is in my custom fragrance:

  • 2 part Madagascar Vanilla
  • 2 parts Coconut

The next part was very interesting as they have a great variety of products to choose from for your custom scent.  The one I chose was the Vitamin E Hydrating Spray.  If you would like to see the other custom scent products they offer you can do so on their website, here. Use the code COTTAGE BOUND during the Month of May for 15% off custom fragrance products!

As my product was being produced I had a great chat with the buyer, Ginny.  She explained to me that they have been helping customers and making custom scents for over 20 years (going on 25 years now). This was super impressive to me and at that moment I decided that I wanted to help contribute to their business by becoming a frequent customer.

Since then, I had been referred several great products that I would never have found on my own. I later asked Ginny what they look for when purchasing products for the store.  Her answer was amazing!  When looking for products, we look for a good background story.  Many of our product lines were created by women who own small businesses in the U.S.  I was so touched by the fact that they wanted to help support local women entrepreneurs it compelled me to write this post.  

Here are a few more things to know about Pish Posh Patchouli’s that will make you proud to shop there:

  • Their company motto is “Making women feel confident, healthy, and beautiful.”
  • They have a full line of locally made bath and body products.
  • The company owner Lynn Dugas gives back to the community and local charities by donating to Alaqua, Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation, Sinfonia, Bay Elementary School, Food for Thought, and the Rosemary Beach Foundation.

If you would like to find out more about Pish Posh Patchouli’s and ordering your custom fragrance, they are completely accessible online or by phone (850) 231-2005.  You can also follow them on Instagram @pishposhpatchoulis.

I hope you enjoyed this post, and thanks again for reading!

Cheers- Ashley Nicole












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