Riverview Scent Shop – Fragrance for home, body and soul

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.

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September 10, 2008

Benefits of Glycerine Soap

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Ever wonder why your skin is so dry even though you are applying lotion everyday? Not only does the type of lotion you use affect your skin (see our website http://www.riverviewscentshop.com), but so does the type of soap you use. (click here to see our fragrance layering tips)

The soap you buy are your local grocery store may be the cause to your never ending dry skin. Actually, the soap you think you are buying, is in fact, not soap at all. “Soap” as we know it is actually made of petroleum by-products and is in fact detergent.  Well, I don’t have to tell you, but if you use regular bar soap you know that your skin is tight, dry and sometimes itchy. Not only does regular bar soap contain lye and petroleum, they also contain DEA and drying alcohols.

This is all great to know—so what kind of soap can I use that will be good for my skin you ask??

Pure Glycerin soap. Glycerin is a clear liquid that absorbs water from the air.  It is a humectant, drawing moisture to your skin, allowing it to remain hydrated and soft. I love soaps made of pure vegetable glycerin. Beyond hydrating your skin, glycerin is also known to be a natural remedy for yeast and fungal infections, such as eczema and psoriasis. It is especially good for sensitive skin. Glycerin soap does not contain synthetic ingredients that will cause skin irritations. It keeps your skin looking and feeling healthy and soft.

Glycerin is a sweet tasting, colorless, thick liquid that has a high boiling point, it freezes to a paste and is a humectant, which means that it attracts moisture. It is also a natural by-product in the soap making process. Commercial manufacturers remove a significant quantity of glycerin from soap to be used in more expensive lotions and creams.

Glycerine was first discovered in 1779 in the saponification process, today, glycerine is found in and sourced from animal fats, vegetable oils and synthetically from petrochemicals.

It is generally thought that Glycerine is an ingredient added to handmade soap but as stated above it is actually a by-product of the soap making process (saponification). Clear soap is often mistaken for glycerine soap when in fact all handmade soap contains glycerine, a treatment using alcohol and sugar is what makes the soap clear and this is what people generally refer to as glycerine soap. You can add extra glycerine to improve the moisturizing properties of the soap but it is not a necessity. Glycerin soap combined with selected oils can be a great way to relax and mixed with carefully selected herbs and essential oils can be great for acne suffers, it is also very mild and gentle so can be used by children

Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia found that glycerine makes skin look, feel and function better by attracting moisture and by helping skin cells mature properly; they also discovered that it helps convert fats or lipids in the external, protective membrane. All cells have this layer, but skin cells secrete extra lipids to form a protective barrier. “Think about it. If there was not some sort of barrier, when you took a bath, all the water would go into you and you would blow up like a balloon.” This research is not news to natural soap makers who for years have been telling the virtues of real soap over mass-produced chunks of soap full of chemicals that are cheap, but not skin-friendly.

The skin covers our whole bodies.  It is the largest human organ and is our first defense against dehydration, temperature, infection and harmful substances.  Glycerine Soaps give your skin the care it serves and make bathing a gentle, soothing experience.

Indulge yourself.  A fragrant, handmade glycerine soap, like  Camille Beckman is a simple indulgence that enhances the feeling of relaxtion and well-being.  Treat yourself, or a loved one to the benefits of a handmade glycerine soap.  Men love to use it for smooth shaving!  It is gentle enough to use on babies.

Stop by our Riverview Scent Shop to smell one of the fragrant choices we offer from Camille Beckman today.  The soap is all natural and is fortified with vitamin E.  Priced at only $3.25 per soap bar.

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September 3, 2008

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.

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