(announcements are organized from most recent to least recent — old announcements will be archived 1 month after date of post)


It's almost time for the seasonal catalog changeover!

Our spring/summer catalog is on its way out—the CHROMA, VERSE, and DREAMS AND ACTUALITY collections will retire until next year, along with a handful of the single notes.

Samples & sample sets of spring/summer scents will retire at 11:59PM on September 1st (GMT–5), while full sizes will stick around until at 11:59PM on September 15th (GMT–5).

All of the scents leaving on September 15th are listed on the new spring/summer catalog ☀️

In exciting news, Lovers Leaving Hell will be joining the general catalog! Smoky cardamom rice pudding is a vibe we want to keep year round 😎

September 1st will also be the final restock of all spring/summer scents—once the spring/summer scents sell out, they're gone until next year.


While most spring/summer scents are returning, there are a few that are on their last batch for awhile.

Unfortunately, two particular ingredients have been discontinued by our current suppliers, with no plan for availability in the future. Thankfully only a handful of scents use these ingredients, but the ones that do will have to be reformulated.

Cirrus and Lovers Leaving Hell have already had their formulas for the next batch adjusted ever so slightly—while this is technically a reformulation, to my nose they smell nearly identical.

A few other scents will be reformulated for re-release next summer:

The September 1st restock will be the last chance to grab a bottle of the original formulas. If there are bottles remaining after September 15th, there might be a sale down the road, but whatever sells out is gone until I'm able to reformulate them adequately.


On September 1st, we'll also be welcoming the arrival of the fall/winter catalog!

Returning are a couple of returning collections from last fall & winter, plus a few new single notes.

We've got a quick rundown of the new scents below, but for a full scent list of what's arriving on September 15th, check out the new fall/winter master list 🍁❄️

First, joining the returning fall/winter collection are five new single notes:

PECAN: Toasted syrupy pecans.

SILK: Shimmering silky fabric.

SAWDUST: Fluffy powdery sawdust, cut from cedar logs.

RICE PUDDING: Creamy rice custard with vanilla and warm spices.

LOAM: Rich damp soil and freshly turned earth.

The AUTUMN EQUINOX collection is returning with two more scents inspired by the transition from summer to fall in Minnesota:

MOON GUARDIAN: The midnight patrol of the protector of the flock. Snuffles of milky puppy breath, the luminous white amber glow of a pale sunrise, morning mist, upturned sticks, pawprints in soft soil, sweet slippery elm leaves, and the gentle crunch of frosty green grass. 

OF HOUSE AND HOME: The warmth of old promises and the joy of new beginnings. Pecans toasting in the oven, rich white amber, a big cozy sweater, vanilla bean paste scraped out with a wooden spoon, whispers of oakmoss, chilly fall air, and dead leaves rustling below an open window.

The COZY & DANGEROUS collection is also returning with four new menacing/endearing creatures:

A FOX WITH A CULT: Warm creamy milk steeped with fragrant chai spices, ominous black tea leaves, worries lulled by comforting cashmeran, red musky fur, and the sting of deception vanishing into a hazy veil of Benedictine incense.

A BEAR WITH A BURNING RAGE: Fluffy cakes drizzled with sweet honey, warm baking spices, charred sugar crystals, a looming silhouette, threatening wafts of gasoline, the sudden flash of a lit match, and a trail of black musk disappearing into darkness.

A RAM WITHOUT REMORSE: Cinnamon sugar cookies trampled into dark soil, a snuffed out candle, resinous myrrh, toasted vanilla, the sudden glint of golden amber horns in the firelight, and the unstoppable rush of wool musk.

A BEAVER WITH A BONE TO PICK: Sawdust-coated logs, roasted chestnuts, a cup of hot cocoa shattered on the wooden floor, threatening castoreum musk, cracking knuckles, old debts to settle, and a pile of splintered bones.


This year, the entire COZY & DANGEROUS collection will be available as EDP sprays as well as perfume oils. Other fall/winter scents are on the roster too, but our next priority is making the rest of the general catalog available in EDP format.

So, in related news, the following scents will be available in EDP format on September 1st:

  • Heartwood
  • Media Naranja
  • Summer Sigh
  • Waxing Crescent


Finally, a small change!

Our 2ml samples are no longer available with an open neck. We've been having more issues lately with open neck bottle leaks during transit, so moving forward, all 2ml samples will come with reducers 💕


With that, all our updates are out of the way! More to come on September 1st, but in the meantime, happy smelling :)






It's been a minute since our last update. But we're back with good news :)

Big bottles are finally here, which means alcohol-based eau de parfum is available!

The plan is to eventually make all of our scents available in both the alcohol and oil formats, but for now, we're starting slow with just our best-sellers from a few collections:

  • And Life And The Fields
  • Cumulus
  • Dream Bean
  • Geosmin
  • I And Thou
  • Iso E Super
  • Marshmallow
  • Ode To Aphrodite
  • Santal
  • Solario
  • Stratus
  • Lawn
  • Lazy River
  • Lovers Leaving Hell
  • Olfactorium (anniversary!)
  • Farm Boy
  • Nietzsche's Lychees
  • Oryza
  • Tú Y Yo

But over the coming months, we'll be adding an alcohol-based option for all scents—since our studio space is somewhat small, we might rotate through collections, but the details of that will be decided based on how our first batch of bottles sells.

If you'd like to suggest particular scents (even out-of-season) that you'd love to see in an alcohol format, you can let us know here!

We're still exploring sampling options for alcohol-based scents, but hopefully we'll have updates soon! For now, we're offering full sizes (30ml for $65) and travel sprays (10ml for $32) :)

While alcohol-based scents can't be shipped outside of the continental United States, oil-based options are still available for international customers 🥰


A couple of other small items:

  • We're working on getting product photos done for each scent, in all sizes!

  • Olfactorium has been added to the 2ml sample list :)

  • The free samples for July will be Shotgun, Santal, and Summer Sigh. One of these scents will be added to every order. The choice is based on the other scents in your order, but if you'd prefer something other than one of these three, you can always leave a request at checkout!

    Keep in mind that every tier of $50 gets a free sample added to the order—so $1-50 is one sample, $51-$100 is two samples, $101-150 is three samples, and so on.

  • A quick reminder that the 5ml birthday bottle replaces any other freebies in your order <3


Finally, OSMOFOLIA will be closed from August 7th to August 11th. As always, the shop will remain open for visitors, but products will be marked out of stock, and checkout will be locked!

Order processing will also pause between August 7th-11th—that means that if you want your order to ship before August 14th, the last day to place an order would be Monday, July 17th.

All orders placed between July 18th and August 6th will not ship until August 15th, so please be aware of that timing!


Wishing you a cool breeze on this hot summer day ⛅

(perfumer at OSMOFOLIA)




We just couldn't wait another day or two—the new release & catalog update are here!

In addition to lots of small updates around the website, there's a lot going on with today's news.

First: the DREAMS AND ACTUALITY collection is now available! These eight scents are intended to evoke the sort of meandering imagination that can only run free in summer—both real and fantastical, floating somewhere between dreams and actuality.

24 HOUR DRIVE:  Warm tonka bean, a suede jacket slung over the headrest, a half-rolled spliff spilled all over the backseat, a melted cone of cinnamon vanilla ice cream, and fleeting landscapes illuminated by the sun. 

CICADA KID:  The relentless, infinite buzz of summer: windswept grass, dandelions pushing through cracks in asphalt, strongly brewed black tea, handfuls of thyme stuffed into raggedy pockets, and a half-eaten bag of marshmallows.

FARM BOY:  Rugged terrain dotted by hay bales drying in the sunlight, stacks of chopped cedar, artichokes and lettuce carried by gentle hands, well-worn denim sticky with pine sap, and dreamy, hopeful bergamot.

LOVERS LEAVING HELL:  Woodsmoke from a dying bonfire, a pair of lit cigarettes under a starry sky, two warm bowls of vanilla rice pudding, and sweet, yearning kisses of cardamom.

NIETZSCHE'S LYCHEES:  A second, dangerous innocence in joy. Sour lychees broken open by hand, sinful black musk, bittersweet chocolate, bone-dry sweetgrass, mushrooms growing amongst tangled roots, and a whisper of sweet osmanthus in the darkness.

REVERIE:  Moments spent frolicking in the consciousness of another life. Steamed rice speckled with clove, words swirling off the pages of a book, the lingering haze of imagination, and a marshmallow-soft tumble back down to earth.

SHOTGUN:  Dollops of whipped cream speckled with vanilla bean paste, velvety pink peonies, blissfully tart wild strawberries, glowing white amber, and the hiss of a cold metal canister.

TÚ Y YO:  Together, and in love: hand-plucked frangipani, featherlight musk, rich dark vanilla bean, powdered sugar, overripe figs simmered in panela, and a slice of fresh angel food cake. 


There are also four new single notes joining the spring/summer catalog:

BLACKTOP: Shimmering summer rain evaporating off of hot, sticky asphalt.

LAWN: A sunlit nap on the lawn: a body sinking into cool green turf and fingers tangled with fresh cut grass.

LAZY RIVER: Towels soaked with pool water, and wet, glistening skin drying in the heat.

ORYZA: Fluffy basmatti rice in a warm bowl.


These 12 scents are some of my favorites ever released—many of them were a technical challenge to formulate (long-lasting grass! smoky top notes! rich fruity base notes!) while others pushed me out of my usual style (gourmands are so hard, for real).

They really embody OSMOFOLIA, I think—both philosophical and playful, complex but straightfoward, reflective of a distinct curiosity for the scents of the world around us.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do 🥰


With this release, OSMOFOLIA also celebrates the first anniversary of our perfume house!

Our perfumery officially opened in June of 2022, as nothing more than a table at a local market. Over the past year, OSMOFOLIA has grown more than I ever expected it to, and I'm so immensely grateful for that! The ability to share olfactory art with you is a joy and an honor ❤️

To celebrate our first year, we are releasing a special anniversary scent!

Folks often ask what OSMOFOLIA's studio smells like—it'd be impossible to bottle the day-to-day aroma, but this scent is a snapshot of what the studio smelled like on a specific afternoon.

And what better theme is there than the inspiration and humdrum of perfumery itself?

OLFACTORIUM: The scented ephemera of a perfume studio, and the clutter of a perfumer at work: an open vial of pink pepper, a fifth cup of coffee, papers of formulae smeared with iso e super, droplets of milk lactone on the bench, a heaping scoop of coumarin, scent strips rich with sandalwood aroma chemicals, and the sweet marshmallowy joy of inspiration brought to life.

The scent's concept is also a balance between fantasy notes (coffee, formulas, paper, marshmallow, scent strips) and individual ingredients (pink pepper, iso e super, milk lactone, coumarin, sandalwood aroma chemicals).

I wanted to showcase these ingredients individually rather than hiding them in a notes list that feels more familiar, because my favorite part of perfumery is developing familiarity with individual materials and learning how to visualize them in larger scents.

I know that might make the scent a bit harder to imagine—but luckily, we've got a way to make it easier to smell. For June, Olfactorium will be the freebie scent in every order! (unless a different scent is explicitly requested)

As another way to pay homage to OSMOFOLIA's beginnings, there is a small anniversary sale—since marshmallow was the note that kicked off my interested in learning to make perfume, all scents with a marshmallow note are 20% off from May 30th to June 14th, with code ANNIVERSARY. :)


A few quick catalog updates:

  • Cabin has joined the general catalog, while Good Morning, Disaster is being changed to the fall/winter catalog.
  • Black Walnut, Gingerbread, and Sweet Potato Casserole are also being moved to the fall/winter catalog.
  • The remaining Duets are pre-bottled, so they won't be restocked, but they will hang around for a few days until June 1st at 11:59PM.


On our shift to new bottles/vials & pricing updates:

All of the individual scent pages have been updated to reflect the new product information. Prices for 5ml bottles have risen to $21.00, and we've changed the style of the bottle (now, it's square!), the caps (they're copper, and they look awesome!), and the labels (no more slippy labels is the goal... plus, updated label art!).

We finished up the last of our case of previous bottles, and the remaining ones were pre-bottled for May. The last call for leftovers is here!

Samples are now offered in 2ml vials, rather than 1ml. 2ml samples now cost $8.00 individually, but sample sets are priced so that each sample is $7.00 (ie, 6 samples x $7 = $42 for a sample set of 6). The vials come with reducer caps to help prevent spillage, too.

Solid fragrances also have updated pricing. Previous batches of solid fragrance were filled with 15g of balm for $15, but newer batches of solid fragrance contain 21g and now cost $20.

Certain solid fragrance scents were restocked more than a month ago, so a 15g/$15 option for those scents will remain on the website until we run out. When they're restocked, they'll switch over to the 21g/$20 offering :)


Finally, an update on alcohol format offerings!

Unfortunately, we ran into an issue with the case of bottles, so the release of our alcohol format scents will be delayed until July 1st or so. So sorry to extend the wait!

But I don't want to leave you hanging, so here's some brief info about what's coming:

  • There will be two sizes available: a 30ml bottle for $65, and a 10ml travel size for $30. Both are sprays!
  • Spray samples may be available in the future, but we haven't loved any of the sample sprayers that we've tried, so we're holding off until we find ones that work like a dream.

Our scent lineup includes our most popular scents as well as some new releases:

  • And Life And The Fields
  • Cumulus
  • Dream Bean
  • Geosmin
  • I And Thou
  • Iso E Super
  • Marshmallow
  • Ode To Aphrodite
  • Santal
  • Solario
  • Stratus
  • Lawn
  • Lazy River
  • Lovers Leaving Hell
  • Olfactorium (anniversary!)
  • Farm Boy
  • Nietzsche's Lychees
  • Oryza
  • Tú Y Yo

We aren't covering the entire catalog for a few reasons:

First, certain scents have to be reformulated for an alcohol format. Some ingredients play well with oil but not with alcohol and vice-versa, and we don't want anything to separate out from the rest of the perfume. Reformulating to keep the scents consistent can take time. :)

Second, we have to grow incrementally—we're looking into a larger space to store products, but for now, we can't fit tons of big bottles in the studio.

Third, we don't have the ingredients yet! A larger size and different diluent mean that we need more of each ingredient to make the scent smell just as strong. Increasing the volume of our ingredients will also be an incremental process.

But if you'd like to suggest particular scents (even out-of-season) that you'd love to see in an alcohol format, you can let us know here!


Thank you for putting up with this giant update! As always, we're excited to grow with you, and we are very thankful for your patience with all the tinkering :)

Have a warm, relax-under-the-sky kind of day 💕




Just a few things to note today :)


First of all, samples and sample sets are totally sold out. I know lots of folks were hoping to nab some samples before the price increase, but unfortunately, this was the last big restock before the switch!

We do have about a hundred empty vials left in the studio, so there will be one very small restock of 1ml samples sometime in June.

To fill the remaining empty vials, we'll be prioritizing sample sets, but we may have some extra individual samples left over after we finish filling pre-June orders. :)


Second, we're changing the way that we offer vegan options for our scents. Previously, we had been providing vegan formulations by request; However, as our business grows, that system has made it difficult to fulfill orders with vegan options in a timely fashion!

We're starting by reformulating nonvegan scents where we can. Helios (spring/summer catalog), Sweet Potato Casserole (current, but moving to fall catalog soon) and Caramelo (fall catalog) are now fully vegan—to my nose, the vegan & nonvegan formulations are near-indistinguishable in scent already, so we're moving forward with the vegan versions permanently.

Three more scents will be reformulated later in the year. A Marten With A Vengeance (fall/winter) and A Squirrel With An Evil Plan (fall/winter) will return in vegan form this fall. The Exquisite Corpse duet already has a vegan formulation, but since the collection is retiring in just over a week, all remaining stock will be nonvegan; the vegan version will replace it when the duet collection returns.

I'm also going to work on a better vegan formulation for the Insomniacs On A Date duet, but no promises on whether that will be offered permanently. There is one currently, but it isn't a close enough match to the original that I'd feel comfortable replacing the nonvegan formula entirely.

We do have a few scents where the inclusion of beeswax absolute really does make a big difference in the scent—And Life And The Fields and Summer Sigh both have vegan versions currently, but the What A Spellcaster Leaves Behind duet does not. I'm still debating how to offer those in vegan form moving forward, but for now, these scents will only be available in nonvegan formulations.


Third, on a similar note, the request for a coconut-free oil option will be changing a little bit, too. It does take extra time depending on how much concentrate of each formula I have on hand, and sometimes that gets complicated when the order has to be filled under a regular turnaround time.

Moving forward, if you'd like to request a coconut-free oil for your perfume, please email us before placing an order! That way, we can check on scent availability to let you know what's doable in a regular TAT, or what might require a longer wait.


Finally, another scent study is up on our blog. This time, it's the scent of caramel! :)


That's all for today—keep an eye out for our next announcements to come with our release on June 1st! :)

Sending sunlight your way ☀️

Perfumer at OSMOFOLIA