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Melange Apothecary Has Father’s Day Gifts That Make Scents

To ease the chore of shopping for the man in your life, here some fantastically fragrant ideas from the custom fragrance-blending boutique Melange Apothecary in Sherman Oaks California.

The Gift of Custom Blending: Let your special man in your life to custom blend his own cologne or body product at Melange Apothecary. Granted you live in Los Angeles area, send your man off to Melange’s one of the kind blending bar. More than 70 permanent fragrances and essential oils are readily available to sniff, blend and play with. Or make it a date after the store closes and bring along a bottle of wine to the shop. For $55 per person, you’ll be provided with appetizers and expertly blended products of your own creation. Body Oil, exfoliating wash, bath salts, and cologne, the products are endless.

WHERE: Melange Apothecary, 13632 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423. Or call for more details: 818-385-0495.

Claus Porto Classico Nine Soap Gift Set: Founded in Portugal in 1887, Claus Porto manufacturers some of the worlds most beautiful and luxurious soaps. These soaps are completely natural and contain pure Coconut Oil and Pistachio Butter. They continue to employ the time-honored process of milling soap, mixing a full seven times for a dense, rich bar that is fragrant to the last use-no splitting or cracking. Soaps are air-dried naturally on drying racks and fragrances originate from the South of France.

Claus Porto Classico Nine Sopa Gift Set
Claus Porto Classico Nine Soap Gift Set.

The Classico set includes nine 150 gram soaps; Almond Milk Lavandre, Lime Basil, Pear Sandalwood, Tuberose, Vanilla Orchid, Verbena, Vetyver, Wild Pansy. Each meticulously wrapped in original engraving designs created by artists between 1900-1930. SRP: $90.

As featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things in December 2007, the Cerina (French for Marine) soaps cast a clean blue-note fragrance reminiscent of a walk near the sea with hints of Bergamot, Apple, Sandalwood and Vetyver. The large 12.34 oz soap is quite large by soap standards and will last a good long while. The set of three make a wonderful gift. SRP: $16 for one, $30 for set of three.

Cerina Soaps
Cerina Soaps.

Cote Bastide Figuier Bath & Shower 16 oz: Reminiscent of French country home, Cote Bastide Figuier Bath & Shower evokes fond memories and inspire us to live in the moment. Figuier is green, woodsy fragrance of freshly crushed fig-tree leaves. Suitable for either man or woman, the bath and shower formula produces a rich, creamy lather. SRP: $46.

Cote Bastide Figuier Bath & Shower 16 oz
Cote Bastide Figuier Bath & Shower 16 oz.

Racine Cologne from Maitre Perfumeur et Gantier, Paris: Part of the hard-to-find French line of fragrances by Jean-Paul Millet Lage, Racine is a classic men’s fragrance, inspired by the perfumers visit to Comoro Islands Valleys. Sensual Vetyver, Bergamot and Lemon, are highlighted with Oak Moss, Hesperides and musk in this Father’s Day must-have. SRP: $105. 

Racine Cologne
Racine Cologne.

Melange Home Ambiance Diffuser in Boise de Teck or Por Homme: These scented diffusers are wonderful in a bath, bedroom or office. Custom blended by Denise Estrada, owner of Melange Apothecary, you simply place the reeds in the center of the bottle and reverse them as needed to infuse the environment with its wonderful fragrance. SRP: $30.

Melange Home Ambiance Diffuser in Boise de Teck or Por Homme
Melange Home Ambiance Diffuser in Boise de Teck or Por Homme.

Boise de Teck (Teakwood) has a base of Leather notes, infused with Lime, Sandalwood and Amber.

Por Homme (for men) is a mix of Ozone notes with Amber and fresh Vetyver.

Melange Apothecary Concrete Parfum-Poire & Casis

What is Concrete Parfum? Melange Concrete Parfum are small containers of fragrance in solid form. They are prepared and poured in small batches, using Melange fine fragrances, jojoba oil and pure beeswax.

Talking Makeup tried and loved Melange Apothecary Concrete Parfum in Poire & Casis: The inspired blending of Casis Noir, the fragrant berries of the the black currant and Poire, a rich Asian pear. Reminiscent of fine wine with fruit notes. SRP: $10.

Melange Apothecary Concrete Parfum

After chatting with the fabulous Densie Estrada, owner and founder of Melange Apothecary in Sherman Oaks California, she was kind enough to create a custom blend perfume just for Marta Walsh. Parfum Concentrate in .35 ounce roller: Note marine with ozone top notes, rose and spicy carnation; blended with Nenuphar, a light waterlily and white tea leaves with notes of freesia and rose. It feel so special to have a perfume made just for you, it is the ultimate definition of a ‘signature scent’.

We would like to thank Denise Estrada of Melange Apothecary for taking the time to speak to us, and giving us an insight to her perfume blending world.

Melange Apothecary

To learn more about Melange Apothecary you can visit their website here, or stop by and blend your own signature perfume at the store located at: 13632 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423.

Store Hours: April through Labor Day: Tuesday-Friday 10:00-6:00. Saturday 10:00-5:00. Sunday-Monday closed.

Melange Apothecary Opens Shop in Sherman Oaks California

The custom fragrance blending boutique, Melange Apothecary, has recently moved to the bustling neighbourhood of Sherman Oaks California.

Owner and Perfumista Denise Estrada originally opened the doors of Melange (French for “Mix” or “Blend”) in Woodland Hills CA in July 2007, and is thrilled to have relocated to the current, more specious and relaxing location.

Melange Apothecary

Aside from housing a beautiful and unique collection of home and personal care products along mirrored shelves and oversize glass decanters from lines including Claus Porto, Lafco, Abahna and Cote Bastide, Melange invited guests to play chemist at it’s one of the kind blending bar.

Melange Apothecary

The blending bar has become such a popular destination for fragrance hounds in the know that Estrada now offers after-hour Blending Events by reservation and and classes on perfume making and natural skin care. For $55 per person, you’ll be provided appetizers and expertly blended products of your own creation.

Melange Apothecary

Location: 13632 Ventura Boulevard Sherman Oaks California 91423. Phone: 818-385-0495. Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10:00-6:00, Saturday 10:00-5:00, Sunday closes, and Monday by appointment.

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