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Hitchhiker, mathematician, social worker, educator, dreamer, perfumer. Michael fell in love with the art of perfumery after hitchhiking in 1989 to the West Coast. There, he met some folks who were using essential oils to increase spiritual self understanding and to develop bardo skills. The first time he tried a little bit of frankincense on his wrists he experienced dramatic perceptual changes. Sometime soon afterward, Michael decided to become a perfumer, but in a completely non-conventional manner. As the reality of this immense decision began to sink in, he had one of those huge belly laughs that only happen when everything is perfect. Michael has his own wheels now, but prefers cross-country skiing or canoeing in Canada’s remote wilderness.
Jake has worked with us since since 2002, saving Michael’s ass more times than anyone can count. She creates perfumes that inspire the entire pantheon of gods and goddesses. Jake also teaches Yoga and will soon be a mental health nurse yet continues to be dedicated to our cause beyond reason. She is the brains behind our online custom blending of perfume service (soon to be released).
Harmony Light has been a presence at La Parfumerie since she was a toddler, with a demand to be hired at the age of 3! She has an art fueled soul, loves a good read and is a frequent nature gazer. She is the heart and soul of La Parfumerie and lights this place up with her smile. She is now the Goddess of production, shipping and retail. Her favorite perfume is Rain as she loves getting caught within the essence of Mother Natures stormy eye.
Brittany comes and goes as all nomads do, going wherever her heart leads her. Oh and what a heart! She is the sweetest human being we have ever met and inspires us to be our best selves. Lucky for us, this luminous free spirit periodically returns to Winnipeg to help us catch up on shipping and production during our busy seasons. She is responsible for the design of our new website. When not working here, Brittany always carries La Parfumerie's magic with her: a small vial of Shiva resting on her heart. She travels the world, dances barefoot at music festivals, offers massage and reiki healing.