Banque de Parfum

Each month, Sarah is going to design something exclusively for you, her loyal customers. These fragrances are inspired by this moment in time, and are a limited run. A free sample of the current Les Banque de Parfums fragrance is added to every order for the month.

Perfect Tuberose

Is there any other flower that can turn heads like a tuberose? It can draw you in from across a crowded market. A single stalk of tuberose can fill your whole home with its heady, luscious scent. Perfect Tuberose is as true and potent as it's namesake - there's nothing shy about this intoxicating fragrance.
When you wear Perfect Tuberose you'll be the center of attention, if you want to be or not. Own it. Spring is a vibrant, shameless display of life and beauty. Embrace the spirit of the season and anoint yourself with Perfect Tuberose.

Perfect Tuberose notes:
Top: Bergamot
Middle: Tuberose, Gardenia, Freesia
Base: Egyptian Musk, French Vanilla, Spicy Patchouli, Oakmoss, Tunisian Amber


Eternal Flame

The Greeks had six different words and definitions for love. The one we're focusing on is Philautia - or self love. The kind that helps you grow close to and share more love with the people in your life and the world at large.

We journey into our life alone, and we exit the same way. The one constant in all our lives is ourselves. Who else is more deserving of love than you? Eternal Flame is about igniting, then tending the fire of eternal love for ourselves. Why not? What's more attractive than a confidant person comfortable in their own skin, living their passion, and enjoying the journey.

Eternal Flame notes:
Top: Blood Orange, Papaya, Coriander
Middle: Black Rose, Arabian Rose
Base: Red Amber, Sandalwood, Tunisian Opium, Essential Vanilla, Spicy Patchouli


Halcyon

Halcyon creates space for more joy, prosperity, and tranquility. A luxurious moment, like slipping into a cashmere sweater and savoring the dawn rising over a glassy bay. Calm and bright.
Halcyon is fresh and sweetly floral, a nod to the newness of the year rooted in the wisdom of the past.

Halcyon Fragrance Notes:

Blood Orange, Cassis, Mimosa Blossom, Osmanthus, Sacred Resin, Classic Sandalwood, African Musk


Joy & Stillness

Joy & Stillness is that moment. A pause between tasks to remember spirit and embrace the sacredness of the season. Crisp as a winter day, but warm and inviting, like snuggling next to a hearth fire.

Burning incense was the greatest gift that could be offered in sacred ceremonies. The highest gift one could give. Through the smoke of burning incense our ancestor gave thanks for all that they had or desired to have. With Frankincense and Myrrh in the base note Joy & Stillness is our nod to those sacred offerings. Give that gift to yourself. Take a moment in stillness to feel the joy of the present moment.

Joy & Stillness notes:
Top: Spearmint & Bergamot
Middle: Pine & Cedar
Base: Frankincense, Tunisian Myrrh, Labdanum, Mousse de Chene, & Ambre Blanc


Coeur De Sang

Coeur De Sang, or Heart's Blood, is Sarah's ode to Amber. Seductive, spicy, and passionate, it is the newest addition to the Sarah Horowitz Parfums fragrance of the month collection. Layered with Love Comes From Within, Coeur de Sang is a sexy tour-de-force.

Coeur De Sang Fragrance Notes:

Top Note: Blood Orange
Middle Notes: Black Rose, Mysore Sandalwood
Base Notes: Tunisian Amber, Red Amber, Labdanum, Benzoin, Patchouli, Tunisian Opium, Vanilla and Orris ( the root of the iris flower, a scent that evokes for us the eternal love, longing and mystère of Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris)


Opal Skies

Opal is derived from a Greek word meaning to see a change (of color). How appropriate for October when the sunset puts on a magnificent show of purple, orange, red and twilight blue hues. Opal Skies.

The nights are longer, but the weather hasn't turned bitter cold. It's still pleasant to marvel at the sunset in your favorite sweater, with a cup of something sweet and warm. Get cozy and sink into the moment. Watch the leaves drift toward the earth and enjoy the possibilities of the season. It's whispered on the breeze. Change - embrace it. Anticipate the new beginnings just around the corner.

As the earth blazes in a symphony of color, may Opal Skies remind you to embrace the changing colors all around.

Escape notes:
Top: The tiniest hints of Cinnamon, Clove, Nutmeg and Pumpkin
Middle: Stargazer Lily
Base: African Musk, Pacific Musk, Classic Amber, Orris, Fresh Sandalwood


Gypsy

Gypsy will take you on a journey into the unknown where new places, people, experiences, and opportunities are waiting for you. The gypsy spirit flows with change, and lets go of old ideas; inspiring us to take flight from the the everyday and explore with wonder the halcyon days to come.

Gypsy Notes: Golden Apple, Cistus Rose, Carnation, Tunisian Patchouli, Palette and Mysore Sandalwood, Warm Leather, Vanilla, Tunisian Amber


Renewal

Renewal is a balance of masculine and feminine, body and spirit, dark and light. Bright citrus top notes sparkle against the tranquil white tea, and transition you into the deep sandalwood and amber base notes the way a brilliant summer day melts into a sultry night.

The renewal of life through the seasons and the senses. Summer is the perfect time to get back to basics by renewing ourselves, our ideas, commitments, and relationships. This month, as everything is bright and blooming, take a moment to reflect, reinvest in what is worthy of you, let go of what is not, and be renewed.

Renewal is a fresh green fragrance that can be worn by a man or woman.

Escape notes:
Top: Lemon, Lime, Bergamot
Middle: White Tea
Base: China Musk, Sandalwood, Amber


Escape

We wanted an effortless, breezy fragrance to inspire flights of freedom. The kind that allows you to release unwanted baggage and escape into the unknown. With just five simple notes, Escape will transport you out of the everyday with an uncomplicated marine blend and hints of pikake floating on the breeze. Of course, if you do gypset (Gypsy + Jet set) somewhere, this is the perfect fragrance to tote along. Wishing you a wind-in-your-hair, sand-between-your-toes, July.

Escape Notes: Cucumber, Waves, Pikake, White Amber, Clean Musk


Serendipity

This fragrance truly lives in the meeting of the unexpected: sharp, tart citrus with the soft, sweet floral. It's the juxtaposition that makes it interesting - and addictive.

Surrender, trust and dream on, anything is possible, but leave room for Serendipity to shake up your plans and deliver an unexpected and perfectly timed fortunate accident.

Serendipity notes: Japanese Yuzu, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Gardenia, African Musk.


Surrender

This month's Banque de Parfum is a look back and forward. Surrender is a twist on the first fragrance Sarah made in a shop on Newbury St. in Boston. The fragrance that led her to perfumery. It's her birthday this month and as you do on birthday's we're reminiscing about the beginning, while keeping our eye on the horizon. Looking to the future.

At the start of an endeavor everything can feel exciting and possible, but after awhile, when things aren't flowing, excitement can be replaced by struggle. In those moments Surrender the fear, the doubt, the need for control. It can feel so passive we often forget that surrendering is an active choice. Struggling robs the journey of joy, but by surrendering we release struggle and invite ease; making space for possibility.

We're remembering our roots and wings this May by releasing the struggle and embracing ease. May you remember where you have been, the roots that ground you, and know all that is yet to be, soaring with the wings of possibility.

Surrender Notes: Patchouli, Vanilla, Jasmine, Musk


Above The Clouds

Spring signifies renewal, and not just of nature.There's an energy floating on the softly scented breeze inspiring us to be and do all that we dreamed. It can seem impossible at times to realize what we have longed sought, but it's there. Waiting. And on that day when your dream manifests into reality and you exhale the word "Finally" with joy and wonder, you realize - it feels like the first day of Spring. Until then, let us lift you Above The Clouds.

Above The Cloud Notes:
Top: Blood Orange, Petitgrain
Middle: Orange Blossom, Lily of the Valley
Base: French Vanilla


1973

1973, our soft, warm, sepia fragrance will transport you to a crisp spring afternoon. Where tawny light streams through fresh green leaves and dapples the ground in fuzzy shadows. If you experienced 1973 with the full joie de vivre of the seventies, were just a tot in pig tails, or weren't even around yet, 1973 offerers a hint of the past; an invitation to pause and remember...

From his suede jacket and the scent from the tobacco used in his pipe to spring outings with her dad in his beloved MGTD, this time is a soft, warm memory. He believed in giving children roots and wings, although in Sarah's case he says he wished the wings didn't carry quite so far away:) 1973 lets her revisit those halcyon days, and is so sheer it can be worn by both men and women.

1973 Notes: Egyptian Sandalwood, Echo, Egyptian Musk, Tobacco, Essential Vanilla


Eau de Light

In the dreary days of winter a ray of sunshine is the perfect omen to remind us that bright days are on the horizon. Even here in Southern California where, let's face it, it's sunny a lot, the figurative darkness of winter: the stillness, the long nights, the desire for spring can get us down. It leaves us all craving some bottled sunshine ~ Eau de Light.

Eau de Light Notes:
Top: Grapefruit, Cassis, and Red Mandarin Orange
Middle: Ylang Nosy Be supported by the beautiful Jasmine Granddiflorum and Rose Demask
Base: Sheer Musk Accord accented with Vanilla and spicy Patchouli


Joy Comes From Within

Joy Comes From Within is a festive and enveloping homage to the triumphant feeling of being confident in one's own skin. Is there any more perfect wish for a new year than to emanate joy, the purest of emotions. It is said that one can not know joy until one has known suffering. Joy springs from the deep recesses of the soul, bubbling up, despite our past sorrows, to inspire and illuminate. Like walking through a passageway, we can see the light beckoning us onward. The promise of abiding joy awaits. May the promise of the new year bring you countless moments of joy.

Its spicy nutmeg top note, long revered for its ability to calm and revitalize, is accented with a sumptuous hint of almond and sparkling champagne. Perfect for the start of a brand new year. The fragrance's single middle note of bright euphoric orange blossom, so evocative of the dawning of a new day, rests gently on warm, skin-enhancing base note accord of creamy vanilla, tonka bean and musk.


Until The End Of Time

We wanted to capture the essence of these moments and December, the final moment of the year when hopes and spirts are high. The countdown to the end of the year has begun and we remember with fondness the year that is about to pass, thinking especially on those joyful endless moments. (and yes, it is also a nod to the Mayan calendar ending on December 21, 2012. ;))

Until The End of Time is a simple accord of spearmint and spruce giving lift and freshness to a base note of both white and red ambers... the juxtaposition of bright and warm, the balance of light and darkness that the end of one year and the beginnnig of the new truly captures.


Abundance

Abundance is a word with many applications. The dictionary defines abundance as overflowing fullness. Surely when we think about the fall we imagine bountiful harvests. You may even automatically think ahead to Thanksgiving, a time of abundant food, drink and family. But do you also include indulging in pleasure, and being filled with joy when you consider abundance in your life?

Top Notes: Pumpkin Spice (Clove, Cinnamon, Nutmeg); Middle Notes: Classic Fig, Turkish Musk; Base Notes: Sandalwood, Vanilla, Benzoin


Attraversiamo

Imagine falling, like a sienna colored leaf through the crisp sapphire autumn sky. That's how we wanted this fragrance to feel. The thrill of letting go - of fear, the past, the future... all of it. Autumn is a time of harvesting what we have sown through the year. It's not a time for regret, but one of acceptance. Give yourself over to the freedom of falling, releasing into infinity all that has been, and all that is yet to come and just Be.


Chocolate Sunset

Chocolate Sunset is our nod to the final glorious days of summer and the richness of fall; two seasons that collide in September, neither yielding to the othe as they put on a show of their beauty. Chocolate Sunset is all about the base notes and the dry down of patchouli, musk, oud, vanilla and hints of chocolate. This is a fragrance that can go the distance. Put it on in the morning and you'll have the sexy deepness long into the evening, or anoint yourself for a night out and wake up with Chocolate Sunset lingering sweetly on your skin.

Top Notes: Manderine Orange; Middle Notes: Jasmine Grandiflorium; Base Notes: Oud, dark chocolate, Egyptian musk, vanilla oleoresin, spicy patchouli


Lioness

A Lioness is regal-despite her surroundings, powerful-no matter the circumstances and fierce in her convictions. She is the queen of her own heart, inspiring others to reign with magnanimous grace. With the sun, the biggest spotlight, shining brightly in Leo, now is the time to set inhibitions aside and take center stage.

Salt, carnation and blood orange mingle with a base note accord of clean musk accented by the tiniest hint of amber and vanilla to bring warmth and depth.


Summer Veil

Summer Veil shimmers between that breathless moment just before the veil of spring is pulled away to reveal the full glory of summer. An update on the SHP classic, Perfect Veil, we've added a few notes that take this clean, subtle, provocative fragrance into warm endless summer days.

Summer Veil evokes sun drenched naked skin, walking barefoot through fresh-cut dewy grass, and an outdoor wedding under a vibrant blue sky. It is a nod to June brides, honeymoon's, midsummer revelry, and the simplicity that summer inevitably brings. Linger under the spell of Summer Veil.

Summer Veil Notes:

Top: Grapefruit, Cassis, Summer Peach, and a hint of Spearmint (Mojito anyone ;) )
Middle: Mimosa Blossom
Base: Perfect Veil, French Vanilla, Brazilian Vetiver, Mysore Sandalwood, and Ambroxin


Emeralds Day and Night

Spring has officially arrived and replaced the first buds with tender green shoots. Here in Southern California we've had our yearly rains and the hillsides are verdant once again. This fragrance is all about Sarah's birthday month, May, and it's birthstone - the emerald. Because it's her birthday, Sarah has created not one, but two delicious scents: Emerald Day and Emerald Night, each an ode to the different facets of the stone, and of each of us.

Emeralds have always been special to Sarah; her Mother Andrea has a beautiful emerald ring that only came out on special occasions, and emeralds came to represent something extra - ordinary. They are classic beauty, sophistication, and elegance.

Sarah created 'the Emeralds' to evoke both bright spring days and elegant evenings. After all, who wouldn't want to be draped in emeralds day and night?

Emerald Day is bright, fun and flirty, with notes of green manderin, pear, fig, fressia, spring musk and vanilla. Emerald Night is deeper - sultry, crisp and classic, with notes of red and green manderin, fig, jasmine grandiflorium, spicy patchouli, a hint of vanilla, and spring musk.

Very different interpretations of green, with one common element - our new Spring Musk accord, debuting this month in these fragrances.


Sweet Blossom

Imagine a place where the scent of heady night blooming jasmine and euphoric orange blossom mingle, surround you, and lift you higher. Here, possibilities become realities, love is just around the corner, and the golden sun is shining warmly on your bare skin. That's the sweet spot. An ode to the blossoms and joie de vivre of spring.

Transport yourself with Sweet Blossom this April.

Sweet Blossom Notes:

Top: Lemon, Petitigrain
Middle: Neroli Fleur, Night Blooming Jasmine, Jasmine Grandiflorum, Orange Blossom
Base: African Musk, White Tunisian Musk


After The Rain

After the rain there is a timeless moment when the sun's rays part the billowing storm clouds and nature exhales. Impossibly brilliant blue skies beckon us into open spaces, with the spring flowers poking through the damp, black earth. We invite you into that moment. Turn your face to the sun, find respite from the storm, anoint yourself, and return to that fresh place, After The Rain.

After The Rain Notes:

Top: Grapefruit, Fresh Cut Grass
Middle: Notes:Freesia, Violet (March's flower)
Base: Fresh Rain, Oakmoss, Orris Root


La Vie En Rose

The queen of all flowers, the rose embodies centuries of symbolism in her sweetly scented petals. Perhaps that is why roses so completely and fully embody the essence of love, both of self and others. The blossom, the thorns, all of it. La Vie En Rose is Sarah's tribute to roses, passion and the love of self that must prelude the love of others.

Directly translated from French, la vie en rose means 'life in pink'- to see and experience life through rose colored glasses. When we're in love doesn't all the world seem sweeter?

Anoint yourself and reveal La Vie En Rose.

La Vie En Rose Notes:

Top: Red Mandarin Orange
Middle: Tea Rose, Arabian Rose, Rose Damask-Morocco, Ylang-ylang
Base: Vanilla Oleoresin Tahiti, Blond Tobacco, Mysore Sandalwood, Tunisian Amberroserrose


Arise

Within Winter's sacred darkness a new dawn awaits the light - cool, soft, bright and beckoning. Into this new day you Arise with an open heart full of possibility. Sarah and her daughter, Jessica, created this fragrance of simplicity together. It is the perfect blend of widsom & enthusiasm. Let it beckon you to Arise to new heights in 2012.

Arise Fragrance Notes:

Top: Lavender Maillette
Middle: Osmanthus
Base: Vanilla, Clean Musk, Tunisian Frankincense, African Musk.


Huntress

Have you had a day out in nature, away from the roads and lights and sounds of civilization? Where the only conversation you have is with the rustling leaves and babbling brook? Huntress is that kind of day. A day where you are your only companion, on the hunt for peace, solitude, balance and joy. Explore natures earthy blessings with this dewy, rich, cozy fragrance. A scent that is as at home in nature, curled up with a book by the fire, or roaming the streets of the city. What ever you're hunting for, take Huntress along for the journey.

Huntress Notes:

Top: Yuzu, Bergamot, Fig, hint of Apple
Middle: Magnolia, Honeysuckle, Violet
Base: Oakmoss, Tobacco, Amber, Patchouli, African Musk, Vanilla


Perfect Twilight

The moment day evaporates into the night, that elusive, fleeting, magical periwinkle second when time stands still for a split second, that's Perfect Twilight.

Sarah created Perfect Twilight long before the sparkly skinned vampires hit book shelves. But that doesn't mean this fragrance doesn't embody the heady, fanciful, enthusiastic rush of immortal love. Originally launched 10 years ago, this beloved scent is being brought back to life as November's fragrance of the month. Soft and powdery, Twilight opens with top notes of Anise and Italian Bergamot, middle notes of African Violet and Spicy Lilac, accented with scents of Honeysuckle and Freesia, finally burning down into cool, dreamy base notes of Musk, Vanilla, Sandalwood, and Orris.


Coeur De Sang

Coeur De Sang, or Heart's Blood, is Sarah's ode to Amber. Seductive, spicy, and passionate, it is the newest addition to the Sarah Horowitz Parfums fragrance of the month collection. Layered with Love Comes From Within, Coeur de Sang is a sexy tour-de-force.

Coeur De Sang Fragrance Notes:

Top Note: Blood Orange
Middle Notes: Black Rose, Mysore Sandalwood
Base Notes: Tunisian Amber, Red Amber, Labdanum, Benzoin, Patchouli, Tunisian Opium, Vanilla and Orris ( the root of the iris flower, a scent that evokes for us the eternal love, longing and mystère of Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris)


Prelude

September falls into that not quite category. It's not quite summer anymore, but it doesn't feel like fall either; it's the prelude to fall. Sarah's blended a bright, warm mix of scents to create the perfect bridge to transition you from summer into fall.

Prelude Fragrance Notes:

Top Note: Bergamot (Earl Gray Tea)
Middle Note: Egyptian Jasmine, Honey and a hint of Carnation
Base Note: French Vanilla and Patchouli