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Unique & Handmade Gift Guide for 2017

Unique & Handmade Gift Guide for 2017

Tis' the season to start finding that perfect gift!  Being the proprietor of Sweet Anthem has put me in touch with some incredibly wonderful and creative shop owners. I love the community not competition mindset and can't wait to pass on my cool gift finds to you. Not only do I have high-quality, lovingly made gift recommendations for you, but knowing that you are buying it from really exceptional people who love what they do too, makes the season even brighter! Enjoy!   _____________________________________Jewels by SJB I love finding out new ways to wear perfume, and when I found out one of my favorite jewelers...

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Perfumes Based on Your Hogwarts House

Perfumes Based on Your Hogwarts House

Fatum Est Tua Dulce ~ Welcome to Sweet Anthem, fine fragrance purveyor to both muggle and wizarding worlds alike!  I am reading the books for the FIRST time with my daughter and I am so swept up and enchanted I couldn't wait to incorporate the wizarding world into my perfume world! I have spent endless hours daydreaming, researching, and learning so many hidden gems about Hogwarts and the Houses that I can't wait to share the fun with you. And what better time than the holidays to immerse yourself in magic? Thank you Potter friends for joining in the fun and please don't hesitate to leave me a...

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Next Level Scent Choices

Next Level Scent Choices

I love finding out all the different ways in which people choose their perfect scent! And even better, I love when I find scientific research that helps us identify and explain why we are drawn to certain notes. I was inspired to delve a little deeper into the mysteries of the olfactory system and here is what I found....   TRUST - Lavender Why Recommended Fragrance Lavender is known for its relaxing and calming properties, but did you know it also promotes trust? Thanks to Frontiers in Psychology's article, A question of scent: lavender aroma promotes interpersonal trust, you can turn to lavender in times when...

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