We Want Some Summer in a Bottle From Vancouver’s Own Penny Frances Apothecary

The new scents take us to late July strolls through the night gardens of Italian villas and to relaxed California patios...

We Want Some Summer in a Bottle From Vancouver’s Own Penny Frances Apothecary

We’re a pretty satisfied bunch, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t covetous. Sometimes we see things out there that we just must have. Cool Things We Want is an archive of those earthly desires.

To patch ourselves through to the next sustained show of the sun, we’re reaching for some new Penny Frances Apothecary products. This local line of small batch potions uses rich and restorative oils and exotic scents that have the power to transport us to park picnics, fragrant flowers and golden hour — and not just in Vancouver. The latest scent profiles take us on late July strolls through the night gardens of Italian villas and to relaxed California patios surrounded by orange trees and jasmine vines. Try these:

Orange Blossom & Yucca Hydration Mist ($42)
A mist of Calendula, Neroli, and Yucca with hints of mint, honeysuckle, lemon and rosemary.

Paradiso No2 Body & Hair Elixir with Ylang Ylang, Champaca & Frangipani ($120)
A blend of sweet almond, jojoba, apricot, olive, coconut, papaya, Kukui and Pracaxi seed oil that nourishes skin and hair, imparting a subtle and enchanting hint of  ylang ylang, jasmine, frangipani, lavender and vanilla.

Fleur De Lune Jasmine Sambac Perfume Oil ($48) So simple. So sultry. So classic. Dab a little bit of this business on your wrists, close your eyes and see where the scent takes you.

Rose Otto Sugar Facial Polish with Rose De Mai, Neroli & Hibiscus ($60) A staple in the Penny Frances pantry, this facial scrub is a rejuvenating and nourishing ritual that leaves the scent of rose lingering on your skin.

To purchase, check the Penny Frances Apothecary website here. Also available at Sunja Link Body Shoppe and Harlow Atelier.


Sunja Link Body Shoppe & Spa 3638 Main St. MAP
Harlow Atelier 655 E 15th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 2R6 MAP

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