The Eynonye Story

Upon reflection, I realize that there are two seminal moments that birthed Eynonye (Ee-no-nee).  The first moment was when I was 12 years old and unintentionally began to become aware of the importance of what I put into my body.  This happened when our family diet was radically overhauled, a result of my mother’s visit with a naturopathic doctor to help with her allergies.   While this awareness of what I put in my body continued into adulthood it was only after watching a program on a local PBS station that I began to think about not only what I put into my body, but also what I put onto my body.  I refer to this as my IN + ON moment.  From this late hour program, I learned something so obvious yet easily overlooked in daily thought – the skin is the largest organ of the human body and it is porous -absorbing what is put onto it.  

The second moment was a byproduct of my grandmother’s health rapidly declining from dementia.   During her decline, I often reflected on the moments throughout my life we spent together before dementia.  One such moment, I fondly and frequently recalled was my being mesmerized by the perfume bottles in her armoire whenever I would spend the night at her house.  I loved to see the fragrances that lined the armoire shelf – each holding a space of specialness meticulously placed to avoid close contact with another bottle.  A personal joy moment was being summoned to take the obligatory night bath and hearing her say – “What’s your perfume of choice tonight?”

The marriage of memories of fragrance exploration with my Grani and my IN + ON moment yielded the idea of creating natural and organic fragrances in December 2014.  I am not sure I understood all that would follow from the idea, but I was excited to move forward.   From phone calls to family and friends to share the idea and ask for their thoughts to monthly sleuthing visits at local beauty brand retail stores looking to see if a natural and organic fragrance was on their shelf, I raised the idea while moving across states and between cities, changing jobs and managing relationship transitions.  From reading about the history of perfume and perfume making to learning about flowers, plants, fruits, and botanicals on organic farms and the process of creating essential oils, I created the first fragrances in 2017 and held focus groups and created more fragrances and held more focus groups. 

Four years and one month after coming up with the idea, Eynonye launched in January 2019 with The Elements, a four-fragrance collection.  The name Eynonye was inspired by Grani who passed from vascular dementia in 2016.

Naturally and Organically Yours,

What Makes Eynonye Fragrances Different

The ingredients of Eynonye artisanal handcrafted fragrances are 100% natural and organic unlike synthetic chemical-filled traditional fragrances.  

 

 

Eynonye  Fragrances

Traditional Fragrances

Natural

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Organic

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Hypoallergenic

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Paraben Free

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No 

Synthetic Dye Free

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Phthalate Free

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No

No Animal Testing

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Made in USA

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