Here is what some of the discerning, unique, sensitive and creative souls who wear Perfume to the People have to say:
"Perfume to the People is not just delicious fragrance. It is a handmade aura of love that I can anoint myself in. When I am down in the dumps or know I need an extra dose of oomph for the day, not only do I bless my body with these handmade love concoctions, I also run some through my hair so that as the day goes on I carry small nuances of tenderness with me. This is an elixir that again and again has helped me tackle the most difficult of days.
"This past year was a trying one for my poor dear dad. When it came to Father's Day, I knew exactly what he needed: so I called upon my dear friend Jennifer who lovingly created and packaged him a bottle of Give up the Ghost, a delectable blend of familiar scents that would remind him of nostalgia and new beginnings, exactly what he needed to help him get past a rough patch while still treasuring all that being a dad holds dear." —Julie Harrington, teacher
“I inherited from my mother's family a love of words, a sensitive nose, and the sort of mysticism that makes one think of Heart concerts in the 70s and words like ashram and nostalgia. The word nostalgia has roots in the Proto-Indo-European word nes, which means ‘to return safely home’. Nes is a cognate for many words in many languages which mean things like ‘to recover’ and ‘to heal’, and may remind you of the familiar word nest. Like nostalgia, Jenn Sutkowski's scents have captured the head, heart, and base of a singular moment in time. A harmonious blend between the roots of the past and the ringing bells of the zeitgeist. To me, Underground Sun is freshly turned garden soil with a sharp whip of cleanliness, like a gardener washing their hands with white soap in a porcelain basin after planting tomato seedlings in warm dirt. Mature Themes is making love behind the lily veiled altar with the bride when you're not the groom. Give up the Ghost is wandering past a church in a fur trimmed coat catching winter's first snowflake on your tongue listening to California Dreamin'. When I wear Perfume to the People, I feel as though I'm stepping into a character like one would a charmeuse robe. Like I can escape myself and become a story of myself; a mystery, a romance, an adventure. Like I can build around myself a wicker nest of mystique and float about on it." —Emily Taylor, Resourceress
“If looking forward to my daily shower so that I can put on a fresh new Perfume to the People scent is wrong, then I don't want to be right. Seriously. Jenn started making her scents available at a time when I had recently got back into enjoying the wonder of me. Jenn is a lovely girl with a lovely soul so I knew her product would be lovely as well. It seemed like a win win. And while I very much love pretty smells, I must admit, knowing and choosing scent is a very foreign concept to me. It was almost kismet that Jenn offered a sampler! I am literally in love with these scents! It’s hard to explain, but each beautiful elixir really evokes a very special emotion. Kind of warm and fuzzy, like the sun shining on your face. Echo Beach may be my fav today, but feel free to ask me again tomorrow…” —Kristen Darlington
I have to tell you I adore everything you sent me! My infusion is so beautiful! I've been wearing it all week to work and I really think it's helping me to focus and be more tolerant of the shenanigans around me. Of course, I love Heart Roar too...it is exquisite! I'm reserving that to use on weekends when I just want to tune into myself and feel the love.
Thanks also for the sample of the Grounding Fusion, which, as you know, is one of my favorites.
Besides the beauty of the products, your packaging is so lovely, it makes the whole experience perfect in every way.
Thanks so much!
“The only perfume I ever wore before Jenn made Girls Like Us was a roll-on oil I found at an herbal market that smelled like a combination of Egyptian Goddess and something sugary and herbal. Once it ran out, I stopped wearing perfume because I never found anything else I liked. After I told Jenn about this one and only true scent experience she got to work creating Girls Like Us. She brought me a full vial of it some weeks later and I nearly squeaked with joy. It was a lot like the roll-on I used to have but just a bit earthier, smoother and sexier. I started wearing it every day, putting it on right when I got out of the shower. I am now addicted to this perfume.
It’s amazing what a good personal fragrance can do for your mood. My favorite of her other scents so far is the unisex No. 13 Baby, which is an olfactory orgasm. I sometimes wear that one to bed. Wearing a good, balanced scent that feels good on you can be awakening, like you’ve just discovered something new about yourself.
Since becoming addicted to Girls Like Us I hunger for more scent excursions, and Jenn’s are the only ones I like. I ordered both sampler sets over the winter in hopes of curing my crippling weather fatigue. They definitely helped. Hush made me able to experience spring in dreary conditions. Pink Moon made me feel gentle when I got angry. No. 13 Baby lit my fire when I was cold. Aromatherapy is real, people!
I’m a painter, someone who mixes things for a living, and Jenn is a true scent artist. She knows how to make harmonies with scent ‘notes’. I have no clue how she does it. Sure, if you told me to make a pink ‘cooler’ or a green ‘warmer’ on a palette I could totally do that for you, but I know nothing of how scents recede, shift, expand or warm. I love that I now know someone who can make fragrance magic and provide me with exciting scent experiences. I received yet another scent gift from Jenn the other day when she gave me a sample of her ‘sexy-dirt’ root chakra blend. It smells just like that: sexy dirt. Imagine a boudoir photo shoot in the woods…in the rain…with beets. That’s what it smells like. If you want to smell delicious, Jenn can make it happen for you. Trust her, she knows what she’s doing.” --Maggie Cedarstrom
"Les parfums de Jenn sont très originaux! Autant par le choix des ingrédients qu’elle utilise, que par le nom qu’elle leur donne. J’ai choisi, Pink Moon, c'est celui que je préfère, après avoir senti tous ceux qui faisaient partie du kit Women’s Sampler Set. MERCI Jenn pour ta créativité et la beauté qui en émane. Tu es une véritable alchimiste!" --Sophie
“Ppl - These scents take you — note by note — shifting space into melodious airs around you. they bear the mark of a master & inspire infinite curiosity and fascination to those around me. Wear w intention!” —Beth Hopkins, Shamanuti
"Ahhhhh Thank you SOOO much for the beautiful Heart Roar perfume that smells JUST like our trip. This morning I woke up so anxious and I put that on and felt instantly able to breathe. You are a goddess."
“I've been using 2 of Perfume to the People's supportive infusions consistently. All it takes is a small drop on my fingers to then infuse my wrists, brow point, neck, or low back...and then feel at ease. The root chakra blend is a necessity for me to feel grounded. I use it when I wake, before my home yoga practices, before planning my yoga classes and when I need some deep breaths while dealing with my kids. It makes me feel connected to myself.
The ajna (6th chakra) blend is perfect for the end of my yoga practice, for my meditation time, or for special rituals. It brings a sense of peace and inner knowing to my senses that allows for my own magic to come through. I highly recommend these infusions and I look forward to using more of Jenn's beautiful creations!" --Jenn Falk, yoga teacher, retreat leader, mother & moon guide
“This is a testimonial for Perfume to the People’s unisex scent No. 13 Baby. I’m writing this because well, I’m quite fond of the scent and it kind of helped me out during a rough patch in my life. It’s got a nice woodsiness to it, and mentally takes me to the air in Springtime. Spring for me is all about renewal, the resurgence of life and opportunity. These are things that to my mind, everyone can use a little more of rather than a little less.
To put it mildly I was having a bad tail end to my year in 2014. My beloved Bichon, Tuffy Bear was killed in an accident while I was away. She was about to turn 11, she wasn’t a spring chicken, but had a lot of life left in her, and we had been together long enough to pretty much not remember what being apart felt like. I was crestfallen, and felt I needed to turn some kind of a corner in my life if I was going to dig myself out of the Jimmy Carter malaise I found myself in. Unlike the US in the 1980’s, turning to a washed up schlock actor turned Republican Presidential candidate just wasn’t going to do it for me. I’ve got aging elderly parents, one with dementia, and was wise to the fact that nothing but trouble would come from hitching my wagon to that sort of solution. I’ve been a pretty boring guy when it comes to perfumes. Often nothing but whatever smell old spice deodorant is, probably because it’s what my dad used when I was a child. Occasionally I go with Paco Rabanne again for nostalgia’s sake; I’m pretty sure it was the first cologne I ever received in my stocking as a teenager sometime in the early 1980’s. I also have a fondness for Grey Flannel from Geoffrey Beene; that one had to do with the fact it was given to me by someone I cared deeply for at a particularly good stretch of time in my late 20’s.
Needless to say, for me, scents evoke memories, and can somehow elevate my mind in subconscious ways that my conscious mind can’t seem to pull off on its own. Anyhow, back to the subject at hand, Perfume to the People’s “No. 13 Baby.” Well, I’m from Rhode Island, the 13th State to join the Union, so 13’s have always had a positive connotation in my mind, and I had just lost my baby, well my dog who was my baby for all intents and purposes. Now, it’s at this time in the winter of my discontent that I started to try to dig myself out of the mental state I had found myself in. I was checking dog rescue sites on the internet daily for a new buddy to call my own, and was trying to see what other things I could do to “turn my frown upside down” as my mother used to incessantly say to me during the halcyon days before things like taxes and bills entered my mind’s eye. Jenn, who I knew was making perfumes, had posted something about her new offerings, so out of curiosity (and my desire to avoid reality by spending way too much time on the internet) I went to her site and took a look. There I saw she had scents not just for women but also men, and I said, hey l’ll check some of this stuff out.
I went for a bottle of the No. 13 Baby, because I liked the name (for reasons mentioned earlier) and the description “A woody-gourmand get together of redwood, vanilla, dark chocolate, sweet orange, amber, touch of patchouli, with pyrite chips, in fractionated coconut oil” sounded right up my alley. Needless to say, I was not disappointed, The No. 13 Baby for me, is part of my morning wake up ritual. Shower, make one or two overly caffeinated beverages, get properly dressed and add a dab or two the wrists of the No. 13 Baby.
Around this time, I should mention that I also got a new dog, so a morning walk and poop pick up is also part of my morning ritual, just not necessarily as much fun. My new pal is a 5 year old rescue from Texas, she’s not quite what I had with my old buddy (it’s kind of hard to to replace anything that has captured your heart for so long) but she is a wonderful dog and I see her emerging from her shell bit by bit. Life is change, and change can be both good and bad. The Japanese have a word: ‘Kaizen’. It means continuous incremental improvement. The theory is that a lot of little improvements will add up to much more improvement over time than one singular big improvement. I try to practice the theory of Kaizen, No. 13 Baby has been one of the incremental improvements in my life. Give it a try, it might do the same for you. As Jenn says, exquisiteness takes time.” —Charlie in RI