September 21, 2017
Perfumer Shelley Waddington of En Voyage Perfumes
"The creation of a perfume is an act of love, whether real or imaginary. I am romantic. I couldn’t imagine living without dreams.” – Nina Ricci
Shelley Waddington of En Voyage Perfumes announces that her dream of providing a well-appointed, luxurious and comfortable destination for fragrance and perfume lovers has at last come true. The En Voyage Perfume Atelier and Fragrance Gardens will open its doors for the first time in October, 2017.
The interior of EnVoyage Atelier and En Voyage Perfumes
The En Voyage Perfume Atelier is located in beautiful Portland, Oregon, and now offers a destination for visitors to enjoy Shelley’s display of fragrances, bath, body and room products, along with her budding new line of bitters and liqueurs. In the spacious atelier, guests can also view an interactive display of curated exotic perfume treasures and perfumer’s secrets, participate in perfume classes and events, view her herbarium and apothecary of cruelty-free perfume fixatives.
“The EnVoyage Atelier is a place to dream and explore.Imagine sipping lavender tea while learning, blending, reading and researching at your leisure in our extensive perfume library. If creative classes and events are more your style, you’ll soon be able to choose from an intriguing schedule of upcoming events And it’s everything we’ve been dreaming of since the very beginning of our scent journey."
The Fragrant Garden
Visitors are invited to "stroll Shelley's wooded perfume gardens and view botanicals whose fragrances have long inspired many famous perfumes. Fragrant daphne and heliotrope nestle among copper arbors of roses and Poet’s jasmine".
Peace Rose, Roselily, Heliotrope and White peony from Shelley's garden
"Enchanting violets and fern peek from behind witch hazel and pine trees; grapes and rhododendrons are ensconced among rosemary, mint, peonies, tulips, voodoo and rose lilies. Cistus labdanum and osmanthus are classic perfume plants used since ancient times. A charming rustic greenhouse will provide a future home for dwarf ylang ylang, gardenia, fragrant orchids and other exotic perfume flowers."
When Shelley started her perfume business in 2010, she chose the name En Voyage (translated from French it means “travelling”) because it evokes an avid journey in perfume and in life. Her slogan became, “Every scent has a journey, every journey has a scent”. She even adopted a “Traveling Muse!" Shelley also selected this name because every En Voyage perfume contains fragrance elements from many distant shores. “We are all dream-seekers, and what is a journey if not a dream come true? The name En Voyage is a metaphor for her dream that the people of the world are truly an extended family.
Exotic Island soaps
New product offerings that are not yet available on her website, including Exotic Island bath and body products by Juan M. Perez, will be introduced. Editor’s Note: Our hearts go out to Puerto Rico and the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. As of September 20, 2017, according to FaceBook Juan and his family are safe.
The date of the public community grand opening will be announced in mid-October, along with the arrival of a monthly schedule of unique sniffing, tasting, blending and making events.The En Voyage Atelier and Fragrance Gardens Private Invitational Opening takes place on Saturday, October 7, 2017. "Members of the 2nd Annual Portland Perfume Sniff will be welcomed to our Open Studio and will enjoy a mini-Continental breakfast of handmade scones, Devon cream, artisan strawberry preserves, locally roasted coffee, lavender and bergamot breakfast tea and sparkling Clementine. Fragrance lovers both local and from around the world are warmly invited to visit and enjoy!"
–Shelley Waddington of En Voyage Perfumes with Contributions from Michelyn Camen, Editor-in-Chief
Shelley is offering a draw for a registered reader anywhere in the world. The winner will receive a deluxe travel spray of ANY En Voyage perfume.To be eligible, please name the fragrance you would like to win, what you like most about the new En Voyage Atelier and Fragrance Gardens and where you live. Draw closes 9/24/2017