Among the five senses, smell is the most frequently overlooked, cast aside in favor of humans' belly-filling sense of taste or 3-D-movie-percieving sense of awesome. Reward your underappreciated nostrils with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of handcrafted scents and more at Lotions & Potions in Tempe.
The aromatic artisans at Lotions & Potions infuse handcrafted specialty fragrances into an array of lustrously scented goods. With more than 400 aromatic choices, the final scent could cull from your particular olfactory preferences, pass as a convincing duplicate for a more pricy designer smell, or be reverse-engineered to frighten ghosts. Whatever the final fragrance, the store’s skilled apothecaries will manifest it in your chosen form, whether that's an 8-ounce bottle of shaving gel ($11), a 1.25-ounce glass of body mist ($7), or an 8-ounce multipurpose bath and shower gel, available in six colors and concentrated enough for use as a bubble bath ($10). Essential oils such as bergamot, clove, and spearmint are available for living room aromatherapy, while beanpod candles mask any domiciles' predominant eau de kangaroo farm with rich scents such as angel amaretto, cinnamon bun, and raspberry lemonade (4.5 oz., $10).
Lotions & Potions first began handcrafting its luxurious scents in 1969, facilitating clients' creative impulses to concoct masterpieces of nose-tickling art. The mother-daughter team behind the store takes a hands-on approach, guiding visitors through the creative journey with customer-oriented care.
- This is a great local boutique with a vast array of interesting items. I always find a great gift here. I particularly love the in house line of body care which you can add your own scent too. – M.C., Yelp, 12/15/08