As a part of my girly trip to Paris, I thought it’d be so fun to go perfume shopping and find a new scent as a special souvenir from my trip for one. Because of my love for great aesthetics in all things, I settled on visiting L’Officine Universelle which has been making their lovely, natural products since 1803. If you were walking down the street, you might not even notice the shop.
Once you step into the little lobby, you can see there must be something special just beyond.
They’ve really done a great job of creating a dear little tranquil experience for you as they walk you through their different perfumes, lotions, and natural products. The ladies are just really sweet.
And if you have time, they’ll personalize your perfume box just for you.
I was noticing as I walked around Paris that day that so many more people wore perfume here than I could remember. I kept just getting the slightest little whiffs of perfume. I know that’s probably a funny thing to notice, but I’m one of those people that really notices scents. And I just kept thinking, there really is a special beautiful scent that all these Parisian women wear. So lovely!Then as I sat down to dinner and as I set my shopping bags down, I smelled the scent once again. So nice!….. Then I realized, I’d been smelling my new perfume that I’d been carrying around all day. Oh my goodness. Well, at least I really love the scent and now it will always reallyremind me of Paris!
Stay-at-home mom, Serena Thompson, dreamed of creating a fun and happy little event to sell her vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, she and some friends held the first event in her neighbor’s barn. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today the event fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces filled with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best vintage & handmade fair in the country. Serena describes it as the happiest on earth.