For 2009: out with the old, and in with the new!

December 31, 2008
Histoires de Parfums by Gerald Ghislain

Histoires de Parfums by Gerald Ghislain

Miomia fell in love with Gerald Ghislain’s cult fragrance line, Histoires de Parfums, three years ago when we opened our doors back in 2005. And it has remained one of our favorite and best-selling lines since.

Therefore, we are nothing short of thrilled to be relaunching one of our “babies” (how we lovingly refer to the brands we’ve carried since opening), with a bold new look, and a new addition to the already formidably fragrant lineup.

The Histories de Parfums collection is now set up as a library of fragrances, of 12 individual and unique tomes…to be “read” on skin, so to speak.

Histoires de Parfums 1804 George Sand

Histoires de Parfums 1804 George Sand

  • 1804 George Sand (women’s): Inspired by George Sand, the great Romantic writer. A woman who knew how to live to the fullest. To read more about this scent, click here.

    Histoires de Parfums 1826 Eugenie de Montijo

    Histoires de Parfums 1826 Eugenie de Montijo

  • 1826 Eugénie de Montijo (women’s): Inspired by Eugénie de Montijo, the last Empress of France. A woman of influence who knew how to make use of her feminine wiles. To read more about this scent, click here.

    Histoires de Parfums 1873 Colette

    Histoires de Parfums 1873 Colette

  • 1873 Colette (women’s): Inspired by Colette, a French writer ruled by passion. A brilliant woman with a bubbling French spirit. To read more about this scent, click here.

    Histoires de Parfums 1876 Mata Hari

    Histoires de Parfums 1876 Mata Hari

  • 1876 Mata Hari (women’s): Inspired by Mata Hari, a courtesan and spy. A woman who followed her destiny whenever it led. To read more about this scent, click here.

    Histoires de Parfums Blanc Violette

    Histoires de Parfums Blanc Violette

  • Blanc Violette (women’s): From Toulouse or Parma, the Violet is a delicate flower that discreetly opens out to offer a tender and fine aroma. To read more about this scent, click here.

    Histoires de Parfums Vert Pivoine

    Histoires de Parfums Vert Pivoine

  • Vert Pivoine (women’s): In China, the Peony is considered the queen of the flowers, expressing elegance and richness. Its colored roundness and exquisitely fresh floral vapor trail is an ode to feminity. To read more about this scent, click here.

    Histoires de Parfums Noir Patchouli

    Histoires de Parfums Noir Patchouli

  • Noir Patchouli (unisex): Native to the Far East, patchouli leaves exhale an intense and bewitching scent. Patchouli, grown in the East, exhales an intense and bewitching scent from its leaves. To read more about this scent, click here.

    Histoires de Parfums Ambre 114

    Histoires de Parfums Ambre 114

  • Ambre 114 (unisex): Gerald Ghislain’s latest creation for Histoires de Parfums! The mythical raw material, Amber, is the cornerstone of Amber 114, a composition of 114 elements…a cornucopia of spices and flowers. To read more about this scent, click here.

    Histoires de Parfums 1969

    Histoires de Parfums 1969

  • 1969 Parfum de Revolte (unisex): A deep and voluptuous trail of scent. 1969 is the essence of harmonious sensuality. An erotic, spiced bouquet of Cardamom, Clove, Patchouli, and White Musks. To read more about this scent, click here.

    Histoires de Parfums 1725 Casanova

    Histoires de Parfums 1725 Casanova

  • 1725 Casanova (men’s): Inspired by Casanova, a man well-considered to be history’s greatest lover. To read more about this scent, click here.

    Histoires de Parfums 1740 Marquis de Sade

    Histoires de Parfums 1740 Marquis de Sade

  • 1740 Marquis de Sade (men’s): Inspired by Marquis de Sade, a man whose taste for lust and excess created the legend which embodies the freedom to take pleasure wherever it is. To read more about this scent, click, here.

    Histoires de Parfums 1828 Jules Verne

    Histoires de Parfums 1828 Jules Verne

  • 1828 Jules Verne (men’s): Inspired by Jules Verne, an immensely successful writer, creator of the literary genre of science fiction. To read more about this scent, click here.

And as always, samples of the entire Histoires de Parfums collection are available through miomia’s sampling program. Click here to purchase miomia’s sample kit.

Thanks so much for supporting my little one-woman shop so far, and here’s a happy, healthy and beautiful 2009!

xomiomia


David Shrigley Christmas Postcard

December 11, 2008
David Shrigley Christmas Postcard

David Shrigley Christmas Postcard

A little bit of brilliance for only $2 at www.shopmiomia.com and in-shop!

xomiomia


I want to give you something.

December 8, 2008

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In the spirit of giving and sharing this holiday season, miomia is offering some wonderful gifts-with-purchase while supplies last!

Baxter of California – With any purchase (excluding lip balm), receive a deluxe 2-oz bottle of the Oil Free Moisturizer (online & in-shop).

Billy Jealousy – With any purchase, receive a deluxe 2-oz bottle of Hydroplane Shave Cream or Fuzzy Logic Shampoo (online & in-shop).

Cutler – With any purchase, receive a complimentary holiday blowout at Cutler Salon or a travel-sized shampoo and conditioner (online & in-shop).

Dickson Hairshop – With any purchase of 2 Dickson Hairshop products, receive a signature shot glass (online & in-shop).

Dermelect Cosmeceuticals – With any purchase, receive a full-sized Age Def-Eye SPF 15 Eye Cream (in-shop only).

Hakansson – With any purchase, receive a “Pro Know-How” DVD showcasing tips and secrets from celebrity makeup artist Katarina Hakansson (online & in-shop).

Histoires de Parfums – With the purchase of any 2 perfumes, receive a complimentary 30 ml travel-sized vapo spray (online & in-shop).

Julie Hewett Los Angeles – With any purchase, receive a full-sized lip pencil (online & in-shop).

Malie Kauai – With the purchase of the spa travel kit, receive a full-sized luxury cream soap.

Malin+Goetz – With any purchase, receive a travel 1-oz bottle of Malin+Goetz product (online & in-shop).

Mario Badescu – With any $50 purchase, receive a deluxe travel-sized duo of shampoo and conditioner (in-shop only).

Menscience Androceuticals – With any purchase, receive a travel 1-oz bottle of Advanced Shave Formula or Post-Shave Repair (online & in-shop).

Ole Henriksen – With the purchase of any 2 products, receive a deluxe travel-sized 2-oz duo of shampoo and conditioner (online & in-shop).

Sharps – With any purchase, receive a travel-sized bar of Happy Me All Over Soap (online & in-shop).

Quantities are limited, so first come, first serve. Happy happy holidays and thanks so much for all your support so far. And who said Santa doesn’t exist?

xomiomia


Light one up, legally.

December 6, 2008
Baxter of California Flammable Candle

Baxter of California Flammable Candle

Baxter of California’s “Flammable” is a series of three soy wax-based candles. Produced in partnership with Joya, a trailblazer in the home fragrance design industry, and packaging design extraordinaire Marc Atlan.

With sexy black wax, these clean-burning candles come in three decidedly “guy friendly” scents: Cassis Noir, Jasmin Noir, Tubereuse Noire. And as a bonus, each candle comes with a custom designed matchbox to get things started for you. So light one up, and enjoy the slow burn.

xomiomia