Scent Hive's 1st Birthday

As I sit here, I am trying to decide if the day I published my first post one year ago seems like yesterday or ten years ago. It’s a paradoxical feeling as I can hardly remember my pre-blogging life, but yet I still feel like a newbie on the scene. A very grateful newbie! I wish I could hug everyone who has supported Scent Hive in its first year…seriously. That includes family and friends, but also anyone who has taken the time to read a post, even if it was only once. I know tag lines can seem hokey, but mine truly is in earnest. I hope you all collect a little something after you read Scent Hive and feel inspired to explore a new fragrance, or something to help you feel pampered, or possibly “green your hive“.

Because I am so appreciative of you all, I want to share a little bit of my collection with you. I would love to send everyone a little something, but of course that’s impossible, so I’ll do one of my favorite things instead. Have a Scent Hive Giveaway!!

You know the drill. Leave a comment and you’ll be entered into the drawing for a selection of my favorite things. You can also get extra entries if you follow Scent Hive on Bloglovin, Twitter, Google Friend Connect, Facebook’s Networked Blogs, or subscribe to Scent Hive. (Check the right sidebar for the Scent Hive links).

I want the winner to be surprised, but I will give you a sneak peek of a few (generously sized) samples that will be in the goody bag:

-In Fiore Jasmin Supérieur (formerly Maia) Body Oil
-In Fiore Bois de Rose Body Balm (this is available exclusively in the San Francisco boutique)
-Velvet & Sweet Pea
Orange Blossom Body Frosting
Chocolate and Saffron Body Oil
Fig EdP
-Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Cream
-DSH Perfumes
Bancha EdP
-*Serge Lutens Chergui
-*Ormonde Jayne
Ta’if Body Oil

I will close the drawing on February 13th at 9pm PST, and announce the winner on Valentine’s Day. International entries are welcomed! Drawing now closed.

*These two products are not all-natural, but I do enjoy them from time to time.

Posted by ~Trish

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76 thoughts on “Scent Hive's 1st Birthday

  1. Happy Birthday Scent Hive!! Trish, I truly love what you put into this blog! I really do get excited to read every new entry! Wish you the best luck for many more Scent Hive Birthdays to come!
    This birthday goodie bag looks amazing! Can’t say I would love a chance to win it! Please entry me in!

    1. Alyssa,
      You have been a Scent Hive supporter from the get-go and I so appreciate that! Thanks for the kind words and of course you are entered in the drawing! 😀


  2. Happy Birthday to Scent Hive! I hope you have enjoyed your first year of writing this blog, and that you will enjoy many more to come. I am bookmarking the “green your hive” entry for all of the info and cautions re: chemicals. Do you know this site: I find it useful sometimes. Also, for anyone wanting to look up individual chemicals, there is: This website contains a HUGE amount of information on chemicals in the environment, etc. Might be useful for looking up individual ingredients. All the best for 2010, Elizabeth

    1. Thank you so much Elizabeth! I was aware of the cosmetics data base, but not the other reference, so thank you for that 🙂

      You’re entered in the drawing for my sample goody bag, and I wish you luck!


  3. Trish,
    The birth of Scent Hive coincided with my growing interest in natural perfume and skincare, so I love your blog. There is no greater lemming generator for me, and you should take that as the greatest of compliments!

    Since I first read about In Fiore Maia body oil, I have tried 4 separate times on 2 trips to SF to visit the store in person in hopes of smelling it. The first time there was an “out to lunch back soon” sign on the door, and I killed some time in the area, but they never opened. The other 3 times there was just a darkened storefront. This is on different days at different times. It’s like it was not meant to be. Now that it’s reissued I’ll have to request a sample with my next Beautyhabit order.

    And I am totally in love with Velvet & Sweet Pea’s body frostings. I’ve ordered them several times from Open Sky, and there was a problem with one order where both Open Sky and Laurie (she’s got to be one of the nicest people ever) were great about it. They are all wonderful, but the Tuberose Gardenia is my favorite.

    Happy Birthday, and happy future blogging!

    1. Amy,
      I too went to SF last spring on a Saturday and visited In Fiore, only to find it closed. The next time was this past fall, and luckily it was open! I called ahead of time to make sure. I was fortunate enough to meet Julie Elliott, the owner, and she is wonderful! I hope you get to try Maia/Jasmin Superieur sometime soon, and who knows? Maybe you’ll win the drawing!

      I am so glad you are enjoying your V&SP Body Frostings! Thanks for hanging in there with OpenSky. They are still getting things together, being so new, but they are committed to excellent customer service and I’m glad they made everything right for you! And isn’t Laurie (owner of V&SP) terrific? She is so sweet and talented!!

      Thanks for your well wishes and keep those comments coming!

  4. Happy 1st Birthday! I love reading your blog and find it very much inspiring. Keep up the great work! I subscribe to your blog and now follow you on Twitter.

  5. Congrats on 1 year Trish & here’s to many more! I really enjoy your blog. Would love a chance to win the goodie bag too. 🙂

    1. Hi Joy!
      Thank you so much for your support over this past year. I’ve enjoyed your comments and look forward to more 😀

      Good luck in the drawing,

  6. Trish, has it only been a year? You’re not an ADD blogger like me!Luckily I met you through a swap just before you started blogging and got to be a part of the inner circle ; ) Yum, all that saffron is for me! Super curious about the Aftelier! you’re Congratulations and all the best for many more! XXX Qw

    1. Wendy,
      The Aftelier Chocolate and Saffron Body Oil is crazy good. I put some on my legs after a shower the other day, and the scent was wafting around me all day. Yum!

      Thanks for reading my little blog, and if you don’t win the goody bag, let’s talk about a swap! It’s been a while 😉


  7. Happy birthday Scent Hive! Angela at NST! referred me b/c you’re another PDX based blogger, and not only is it your birthday when I find you, but there’s a drawing. Talk about luck!

    Happy birthday. Here’s to many more.

    1. Hooray! 😀
      I love your blog BTW, and added you to my blog-roll a few weeks ago.

      Here’s to more luck…..fingers crossed for the drawing!


  8. Happy Birthday Scent Hive. Just found you, love all the great info, enjoy your site. new email subscriber and follower.

  9. Dear Trish,
       Happy 1st Birthday! Your site is great. I try to use natural scents and
    facial products and your website has led me to try many wonderful things.
       Would you please enter me in your giveaway?
           Thanks, Lydia

    1. Thanks for your comment Lydia! I’m glad you have found some new things to try 🙂

      You are officially entered in the drawing!

  10. Happy Anniversary, Trish! We Product Junkies are just starting out, but we’re so glad you like reading our blog and look forward to celebrating our one-year anniversary with you in the future 🙂
    I’m following you on Twitter (@nocluemovierevu) too!
    Great contest– thanks for the entries.

    1. Hello Emily!
      Congrats on your blog….I look forward to your 1st B-day!
      Thanks for the Twitter follow and I’ll enter you in the giveaway twice 🙂

  11. Happy Birthday Scent Hive!! I am about to celebrate my son’s first birthday. I have that same “paradoxical feeling”….the year has absolutely flown by, even though many days seemed like they would never end! The goody bag looks fabulous! Love your blog, keep up the great work!

    1. Kerri,
      I know that feeling as well, having to young ones 😉
      Time is strange that way for certain.

      Good luck in the drawing and thanks for commenting,

  12. Trish-

    Thank you for your support of my little company and Happy Birthday!!!!

    I wish you nothing but the very best!

    1. Nikki,
      And thank you for creating such wonderful scents. My Royal Couple candle is still rocking my world! 😀

      All the best,

  13. T-
    You are an inspiration! Thank you for sharing your knowledge and stories with us over the past year. Happy Birthday Scent Hive!! Looking forward to watching you grow…

    1. Hi J!
      Thank you so much for your kind words and support over the year. Luckily, you are a reader I can give a real hug to! 🙂

      Good luck in the drawing, I know you’d love many of the scents!


  14. Congratulations on your first anniversary. I enjoy your site very much as you write about interesting and natural products. I love hearing about new natural perfume lines. My blog is just getting up and running so I know a year is a big accomplishment. Congratulations and keep greening our hives. I have read about In Fiore products on their website and they look amazing. I hope to visit their store next time I visit San Francisco.
    All the best, Anna

    1. Anna,
      Just be sure to call the In Fiore boutique before you go! They are only open during the week.

      Thanks for the sweet words and I wish you great success with your blog!


  15. I would love to be entered in the draw…what a lovely thing to do for your birthday !
    Happy Birthday ! And many more too….
    Blogging is such an important part of my life , I wish I had begun years ago ….two and a half years and counting , and it has enriched my life immeasuably .

  16. Hi Scenthive!

    Happy first birthday. I’ve been blogging since 4th November, so only three months down! I hope that I’ve achieved as much as you by the time one year has ticked around.
    Best wishes,
    Signature Scent

  17. Happy Birthday to You!
    Happy Birthday to You!
    Happy Birthday dear Scent Hive!
    Happy Birthday to You!

    Always look forward to reading your blog Trish, its one of the first blogs I go to check for new posts when I log on each day.

    I’d love to enter the draw to win the sumptuous goody bag! I follow Scent Hive via Google Friend Connect, Facebook’s Networked Blogs, and have also subscribed.

    Warm regards

    1. Of course! I’d be happy to enter you in the drawing. Thanks for your support over the year my dear 🙂


  18. Happy Birthday! I’d love to try some of the products you write about so beautifully so please do enter me in the drawing.

    Many thanks

  19. Happy Birthday Scenthive / Trish,
    I enjoy looking at it almost as much as I enjoy reading it. You’ve made such an attractive blog, a virtual feast for the eyes. It keeps me coming back for more. I adore your recommendations. Keep up the good work my friend.

    1. Thank you so much Susan!! Your support means a lot to me! 🙂

      Good luck in the drawing my dear.
      Hugs and smooches,

  20. Happy 1st Birthday! 😀

    I’d like to be entered in this drawing. The Orange Blossom sounds nice.

    I’m already following Scent Hive on Twitter.
    Following this blog via Google AND Networked Blogs.
    Subscribed to ScentHive newsletter.

  21. G,
    Thanks for all of the follows 🙂 That gets you 5 entries! Woo Hoo 😀
    Thanks also for the birthday cheer.


  22. Dear Trish,
    A very happy first birthday to you! I’m new to your site, but see you have similar obsessions. Nice that you express them so we can all participate–in the reading, at least, if not the smelling.

    All the best, and see you on twitter.
    Jennifer (jenchandlerla)

    1. There will be a little more than the items I listed in the goody bag, but I wanted to keep an element of surprise!

      Thanks for commenting and good luck in the drawing!

  23. Hi there, and happy birthday! I’m a fairly new reader of your site, so maybe I don’t deserve to win the goodies… but I’d like to anyway. I’ve learned to love the perfume blogs; so many neat things to learn about, try out, and every once in a while a giveaway. Delightful.

    1. Fernando,
      Everyone deserves to win! So yes, you will be entered into the drawing. Thank you so much for reading, and please stop by again 🙂

  24. Happy Birthday to Scent Hive, Trish! I was so excited to discover your blog, probably very soon after that first post! Since then, I’ve appreciated your thoughtful reviews and discovered several new lines because of your posts. I follow you on Twitter, too, and am always happy to see a post from you in my feed. Congratulations, and keep up the great writing!

  25. Happy birthday, and thanks for creating this blog! I just discovered it a month ago, and have been checking in regularly since then (as my obsession with natural perfumes has been growing exponentially). I love the links to new lines that I find here. Keep up the good work!

    1. Hey D,
      I will be writing away as long as you natural perfumers keep putting out such lovely scents!

      Good luck, I’ll put you down for 2 entries,

  26. trish,
    congrats on the 1 year mark!
    i am SO grateful to you and your marvelous blog, for you’ve helped me leave the world of synthetic scent behind and find my new fave fragrance (SI’s ‘moon garden’)!
    seriously, i am a picky and fickle little scent-hunter & i’d been dealing w/ the ultimate challenge– greening my daily fragrance. i knew i had to b/c i’ve committed to greening everything else that goes on my body.
    you’re my eco-fragrance-fairy & i thank you for that!

    1. I’m so glad I could help! 😉 I love that…eco-fragrance fairy!!
      SIP’s Moon Garden is one of my favorites too, very pleased to hear you enjoy it as much as I do.
      Good luck in the drawing!

    1. Thanks Rose! Sorry you missed the drawing, but I appreciate your well wishes.

      Hugs to you and I look forward to many more reads on your blog!


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