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Written by Susanne Pruitt

Antica Co-Owners Shelley & SusanneFragrance is instrumental in healing the soul, enveloping you in a particular moment and taking you back to experiences worth living again. As a breast cancer survivor, I have learned that these sensory journeys are what enrich our lives and bring us peace and resolution.

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003. At the time, I had wrapped myself up in a long, stressful career in the stock brokerage world. The diagnosis could not have come at a better time. It enabled me to stop and analyze the path I was on and the moments I was missing. After digesting the process, it all became the impetus for enormous change and evaluation. I wanted to know that when I take my last breath in this beautiful world, that it is in honor of a life well-lived. I then chose to immerse myself in a new career in fragrance with my dear friend and business partner, Shelley Callaghan. There was something calming and lovely about choosing a career that forced me to stop and embrace what was around me. Surviving cancer enhanced my relationship with my family and friends, as well as allowing me to appreciate the significance of scent and celebrate the fragrant beauty of the world we live in!


Antica Farmacista partners with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation — For the month of October, Antica proudly supports the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in honor of Antica Co-Owner and breast cancer survivor, Susanne Pruitt. 50% of net proceeds from the purchase of our Daphne Flower Collection will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Donation will be based on sales of our Daphne Flower Collection between the dates of October 1- October 31, 2018.  SHOP DAPHNE FLOWER