La Fleur by Livvy
Tell us about your business.Created by a woman for women! La Fleur by Livvy prides itself in introducing an all-natural line of perfumes that focuses on holistic health and natural beauty. Chemical and synthetic free perfumes. No dyes or animal testing. La Fleur by Livvy tells a story about a woman on her journey in life. The 6 Fragrances which I created are all about this journey; portraying her innocence, beauty, seductiveness, sensuality, her dreams and aspirations, desires, hopes and faith. Since my main ingredients are derived from flowers and plants, therefore, the name “La Fleur” or “The Flower”. My love for flowers has led me to create a natural line of fragrances. Each fragrance responds uniquely upon contact with your skin, thereby making it a completely individual experience for the wearer based on your body chemistry. I also have a solid line of perfumes based on the Ayurvedic system of healing "Dosha" line.
Tell us about your workspace, shop, or studio.Made at home.... in my kitchen where I cook up recipes and mix ingredients and blend it all together to make unique fragrances.
What inspires you?Early memories as a child spending time with my grandmother growing up in India. Scents, smells, spices and exotic flowers and plants transport me back in time... I love flowers and my dream is to grow my own , distill and make everything from scratch.
What makes your business stand out?It is unique because my perfumes are hand crafted and made in small batches to ensure high quality. I started making perfumes because I wanted to create something that is eco-friendly and at the same time smells good without harming your health. My friends and family love it and wear them. It is a wonderful blend consisting of all natural ingredients such as floral and plant extracts, tinctures, essential and absolute oils along with fine grain alcohol to create each perfume with its own special touch! I absolutely love making perfumes and make these in the evenings after work or on weekends and every possible chance I can get. This is a dream come true!
What's the best business advice you've received?Put your heart and soul into what you do, give it your best shot and you will always succeed and that is what I believe in.
What advice would you give an aspiring creative entrepreneur?Don't give up on your dreams. Make it happen.
What does American Made mean to you?Proudly made in the US! I think of individuals, of mom and pop type stores and outlets for shopping, that we should support and can buy products and goods made right here in the US proudly. La Fleur by Livvy is one of many.
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