Riverview Scent Shop – Fragrance for home, body and soul

October 7, 2008

Fall Open House this weekend at Riverview Scent Shop

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Fall is here…air is cooler, nights are longer and I have the baking urge!

This weekend we are having our 14th annual Fall Open House

Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 10am-3pm

  • Free Aromatique Cinnamon Cider Poptpourri gift with any Aromatique purchase.
  • 50% off all Candle accessories, even holiday!
  • Apple Cider & Home baked cookies
  • 25% off all Aromastone diffusers
  • and more!

Stop by and try some of the new fall scents from Yankee….cinnamon cider, candied apple, mulled spice, evening air and autumn gold.

September 11, 2008

Antica Farmacista home fragrancing has arrived at Riverview scent Shop!

Antica Farmacista has arrived at Riverview Scent Shop!

Antica Farmacista has captured old-world European charm and mystery with its collection of unique signature scents for the home and body that draw inspiration from the mystery of the Mediterranean Sea and the serenity of the gardens of Tuscany.

While Antica Farmacista is loved for its packaging and its innovations in home ambiance, the heart of the brand is the fragrances themselves. Made with superior formulations and only the finest natural ingredients in unique combinations, each scent truly embodies the authenticity and heritage of Antica Farmacista.

With a range of signature scents that appeal to both men and women, Antica Farmacista prides itself on its ability to change the feel of the room and the allure of the body in a powerful, yet never overpowering way. Fabulous candle alternatives for fragrancing your personal space.

Please click on either picture below to view our collection of fragrances from Antica Farmacista or stop by today to smell the fabulous fragrances in person.

Home Ambiance Fragrance {Le Fragranze d’Ambiante}

size 500ml (17 oz.)
Antica Farmacista Home Ambiance Fragrance, the signature product in the collection, is a unique and beautiful way to fragrance and decorate the home or office. The Home Ambiance Fragrances utilize antique inspired apothecary bottles, filled with distinct fragrance, that permeate the air through the bottles’ open neck and white birch reeds that have been inserted to further diffuse the scent. Simply position the fragrance bottle in the room of your choice and uncork. Place the reed bundle into the neck and reverse the reeds every few days or as desired to enhance the scent. The Antica Farmacista fragrance will infuse the air and provide a lasting, constant and beautiful scent.

Room and Linen Spray {Le Fragranze di la Stanza}Size 100ml (3.4 oz).

Antica Farmacista’s Room and Linen Spray is a wonderful candle alternative for home fragrance. Packaged in a beautiful glass bottle, the high quality room sprays are formulated to be sprayed into the air or onto fabrics and linens to instantly refresh and set the mood in any room. Perfect for use in your car as well.

September 8, 2008

Weekly specials at Riverview Scent Shop for Sept 8th

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This week we have some exciting new ways for you to save and start shopping early for the Christmas Holiday season.

Saturday from 10 am-5pm

Join us for our

Jim Shore Open House

Free Mini Santa with Tree

Jim Shore Mini Santa with Tree

Jim Shore Mini Santa with Tree

undersigned by Jim Shore

with any Jim Shore purchase $100 or more

This is the time to view all things Jim Shore for best selection in Florida. Many Halloween and fall harvest items sold out already this past weekend. If you are a beginner with Jim Shore, every year item retire early and if you miss them they are gone. About 75 of ornament selection are sold out already this year with the company and stock on hand is all we will get. Do not wait until December to start shopping for Jim Shore or you will be disappointed I have a couple of ladies who keep coming in browsing and one in particular has missed out on 3 items that are now sold out and retired.

We will also have some limited edition exclusive items. The way Riverview Scent Shop handles this is anyone interested needs to stop in the store and after a Jim Shore purchase of 5 items throughout the year, (Jan1st-Dec31st) you can enter the raffle to purchase the items. We get only 1 or 2 of these limited dealer exclusives and this has worked for us best to make it fair for all Jim Shore enthusiasts and collectors.

also this week

Yankee Candle large jars

Buy 2 get 1 Free

with coupon

Best selection of over 100 scents in Brevard County, Florida.

All new fall fragrances in stock now!

September 3, 2008

Candle Lore

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There is no recorded history of candle making. However, references to lighting candles date back to ancient times as early as 3000 BC in Crete and Egypt. Candles are mentioned in Biblical writings as early as the tenth century BC. A fragment of a candle from the first century AD has been found in Avignon, France.

In the fourth century B.C., candles were developed by the Ancient Egyptians by soaking the pithy core of reeds in molten tallow (animal fat). Called rush lights, they had no wick like a candle.

The early Romans are credited with developing the candle with a wick which was made from papyrus (a tall, aquatic, Mediterranean grass like plant) .

In the Middle Ages, beeswax, a substance secreted by honey bees to make their honeycombs, was introduced. Beeswax candles were a marked improvement over those made with tallow since they did not produce a smoky flame or emit an unpleasant odor when burned. Instead, beeswax candles burned pure and clean. However, they were expensive and, therefore, only the wealthy and the church had them.

In fourteenth century England, servants of the Royal household were paid partly in beeswax candles. Through to the reign of George III, the ends of used beeswax candles from the royal palaces were given to the Lord Chancellor as a valuable benefit of his position.

From the sixteenth century onwards, living standards improved as evidenced by the increasing availability of candlesticks and candleholders and their appearance in households. At this time, candles were usually sold by the pound and sold in bundles of eight, ten, or twelve candles. Everyday candles were made of animal fat (tallow), usually from sheep (mutton) or cows. These candles were usually a dark, yellowish color and probably gave off a nasty smell.

Early Chinese and Japanese candles were molded in paper tubes. They were made out of a wax made from an insect known as a “Cocus” and were mixed with seeds from various trees. The wicks were made of rolled-up rice paper.

In India, the use of animal fat in candles was prohibited by religious decree so candles were made from wax skimmed while boiling cinnamon.

Along the Northwest coast of North America the Indians produced light by inserting oily dried smelt into a slit at the end of a stick and lighting it.

In the Shetland Islands ( Scotland) the Stormy Petrel as well as other birds known to have a high content of fat in their bodies were hunted, killed and dried. They then had wicks put down their throats which were lit to produce light.

America ’s Colonial women discovered that boiling the grayish green berries of bayberry bushes produced a sweet-smelling wax that burned clean. However, extracting the wax from the bayberries was extremely tedious.

In 18th century England, candles were taxed and common people were forbidden to make their own. There were two guilds of chandlers, one for tallow chandlers and one for wax chandlers. They were the only ones licensed to produce candles until 1831. At that time the law was repealed.

Also in the 18th century the growth of the whaling industry brought the first major change in candlemaking since the Middle Ages. It was then that spermaceti, a wax obtained by crystallizing sperm whale oil, became available in quantity. Like beeswax, the spermaceti wax did not elicit a repugnant odor when burned. It was also harder than both tallow and beeswax which meant it did not soften or bend in the summer heat.

It was during the 19th century when most major developments affecting contemporary candle making occurred. In 1834, inventor Joseph Morgan introduced a machine which allowed continuous production of molded candles. A cylinder which featured a movable piston ejected candles as they solidified.

In 1850 the production of the first paraffin wax made from oil and coal shale began. It was made by distilling the residues left after crude petroleum was refined.

Lady Primrose Tryst Kiss has arrived!

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As many of you know, we recently starting carrying Lady Primrose products this past summer. We are very please to introduce this new scent just released. I love it! Very Florida, very fresh and very uplifting. I tried the samples out for a couple days and got compliments while out in the grocery store and also at the post office.

Tryst Kiss is kissed with acai berry and grapefruit. It has an uplifting quality to it. My customers, young and old have enjoyed it.

Tryst Kiss Collection

Tryst Kiss Collection

Tryst Kiss is vibrant, charming, fresh and witty.

Fragrance: Juicy pink grapefruit and peach, sweetened with fresh berries – Softened with pink roses, lilies and jasmine – Warmed with creamy caramel and sandalwood

Key Ingredient: Touted as the #1 super food, the Acai Berry is found in all Tryst Kiss products. This high energy berry is found in the Amazon Rain Forest. Loaded with anti-oxidants to protect the skin, it is also packed full of amino acids and reparative omega-3 fatty acids.

Tryst Kiss is available in:

Eau de Parfume $64
Rollerball Parfume for your purse $36
Body Creme $36
Skin Moisturizer $24
Shower & Bath Gel $24
Body Polish $24
Powder in a Puff $26
Compact with Blotting Papers $28
Blotting Paper refills $10

I love the packaging, very feminine!

Stop by Riverview scent Shop today to try in store samples.

August 19, 2008

How to layer your home fragrance

Home fragrance Layering

This popularity has created an incredible demand for a variety in scents and forms of fragrance. Essence oils, fragrance sprays, candles, light bulb rings, drawer liners, soaps, incense, sachets, simmering crystals, and potpourri are just a few of your choices, depending upon your lifestyle and personal preferences.

Just as layering your personal fragrance with powder, lotion, and cologne makes a richer, longer lasting smell, the same is true of home fragrances. Try using different forms of the same scent throughout your house for a “home sweet home”. Although you might want to mix and match, we recommend sticking to one fragrance family at a time.
Please click here for our article on fragrance families.

  • Level 1-3
    Potpourri, Scented Rocks, Scented Beads, Stone Diffuser, Reed Diffusers, Scented Drawer Liners, Sachets

    These fragrance choices are what we call the stage. They set the tone and mood in your home.
    The above choices all provide you with a nice, subtle, ever-present scent.
    Most of these fragrance choices will last 4-12 weeks depending on size.
    All can be refreshed or refilled.

  • Level 4-6
    Jar, Pillar and Votive Candles, Linen Sprays, Scented Soaps, Incense

    These all provide you with a step above your background level. A way to increase intensity of fragrance in your surroundings.
    Nice to light candles for a while to add to your existing fragrance.
    Lighting candles an hour before guests arrive will give you more umpph to your home fragrance.
    Scented soaps add a nice feel in guest bathrooms.

  • Level 7-8
    Room Sprays, Room Mist, Simmering Potpourri, Potpourri Tarts, Simmering Oil, Lamp rings (for oils)

    All of these products will give you an extra amount of fragrance released into your home.
    Combine with levels 1-6 for a greater scent experience.
    They are formulated different with the opportunity to enhance an greater release of fragrance into your home.

  • Level 9-10
    Fragrance Lampes, Refresher oils

    For the strongest fragrance release opportunities use these in your home. Fragrance lampes not only scent the air but clean and purify the air much like an ozonator without the noise.

Be careful with the fragrance products you buy! Not all home fragrance oils are created equal. remember that old saying your Mom had…You get what you pay for. That applies here. The amount of fragrance oil used in your home fragrance choice like candles, potpourri, reed diffusers, potpourri tarts, warming oils, room sprays and lampe oils is going to effect what you pay for.

Among the 100’s of scented home products – especially the enormous variety of candles – the most popular fragrances are consistently vanilla, cinnamon, and rose. Seasonal smells are also popular, such as apples, cinnamon, and peaches in the fall and winter, and clean, fresh scents during March through May. Other scents, including lavender, sandalwood and patchouli enjoy steady year-round sales because of their applications in aromatherapy.

Although you don’t want to overpower visitors to your personal space with too much scent, you can’t realistically expect one candle to scent the entire house. Generally one candle per room is a more realistic ratio. Don’t be stingy with your scent. Some of the stronger oil-based scents can easily fill an small room like a bathroom, office, den with their aroma. Open bowls of potpourri gently fragrance the immediate vicinity, but oils (and freshly administered room sprays) are far less subtle and should be used only in larger areas.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with new forms and scents of home fragrance. Just remember to layer your fragrance. You do not want guests to arrive and be anxiously waiting for a breath of fresh air.

Welcome to our home fragrance blog!

Our philosophy at Riverview Scent Shop is anyone can enhance their home or work environment and create a perfect ambiance through visual and scentual experience. Fabulous fragrance, like color, can make your home or office feel more inviting, festive, elegant or even spacious!

Riverview Scent Shop offers the finest bath, body and home fragrance products. Rich lotions, luxurious bath gels, fragrant dusting powders, potpourri, room sprays, scented candles, reed diffusers, fragrance lamps and other home fragrance items are presented in an exceptional variety of scents – bringing beauty to you and your home.

These are just as few of our most sought after products:
Yankee Candle, Agraria, Aromatique, Lady Primrose, Antica Farmacista, Claus Porto, Scentier, Claire Burke, Caldrea all provide you with luxurious fragrance for the home, body and soul. Jay Strongwater, Jim Shore, and Beijo Handbags are just a few of our offerings to add sparkle and personality to your home.

If you would like to stop by, we are located at 672-674 West Ave, Port St. John, Florida.

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