Before science was invented, going green used to mean chugging a two-liter of broccoli juice then spinning around a baseball bat for 30 seconds. Exercise a healthier expression of blue and yellow's love child with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Earth-friendly fragrances and handcrafted goodies at elizabethW on North Point Street in Ghirardelli Square.
Named after the proprietor's elegant and independent great-grandmother Elizabeth Wightman, elizabethW is a unique perfumery that strives to incorporate environmentally conscious products in a community setting while crafting original and timeless fragrances. Try one of a variety of purse-sized eau de parfum in scents such as leaves, citrus, or sweet tea, or mix several varieties together to re-create the aromatic memories of a childhood spent grazing on lavender buds and pine needles ($20). Snag a bath fizz set to soothe and revitalize skin ($18), or set sail with the citrus spice travel candle lighting your way around the deliciously scented deck of the HMS Olfactory ($20). With its array of distinctive gift ideas, including soothing soaps, moisturizing hand lotions, and natural linens, and a dedication to locally-made, sustainable products, elizabethW conjures up simpler times and nostalgic romps along Remembrance Boulevard.
ElizabethW's lavender-filled linens were featured as one of Oprah's Favorite Things in 2006. The Picket Fence, Beauty News NYC, and Now Smell This rave about elizabethW's fresh scents. Yelpers give the store an average rating of five stars.
- every time i make it to Ghiradelli Square i have to pop in on elizabethW and inhale the delicious fragrances, bath products, and all the little goodies in between. – Rene L., Yelp
- I wandered in here because I could smell the store from halfway across the Square. Each and every one of their scents are AMAZING. – Christy L., Yelp