Where did you grow up?
Describe what you do at Antica Farmacista:
I do a little bit of everything, but my main job is to interface with our retail partners at department stores.
Where do you point people who are just discovering the collection for the first time?
I always point people to our travel spray trios and scented card sample packs. They offer a range of fragrances so customers can get a real idea of the breadth of our collection. Plus they’re incredibly useful to spruce up drawers, linens, handbags…any place you can think of!
What are your personal favorites?
I am loving the Prosecco and Desert Sage scented candles burned together. The Prosecco’s freshness really complements the more subtle, herbal Desert Sage scent. My go-to diffuser is Orange Blossom – it’s perfect for any space and smells so fresh!
What are some passions you pursue outside of work?
I play Ultimate Frisbee and am an avid backpacker and hiker. I love the outdoors, and especially love sharing time outside with others. I also coach a middle school Ultimate Frisbee team, which has been so rewarding!
What's the best advice you've ever received?
Always be the best listener in the room.
Is there anyone in your life you truly admire?
The person I admire most in my life is my undergraduate mentor. She is so hardworking and intelligent. Even though she is one of the top minds in her field, she always makes time for her students (and former students). One of those rare people who truly invests her time to make sure the people around her are successful.
Do you have any early memories that involve scent?
My mom wore a really specific perfume (that I will never remember the name of), but one day I decided that I wanted to smell like her, so I completely doused myself in it! Needless to say, I’ve learned to use a lighter touch on perfume since then.
“Nature always makes you feel so tiny, especially when all you can hear are the sounds of wind and wildlife around you. Also, nothing smells quite as good as fresh air at 10,000 feet!”
What might we be surprised to know about you?
I am really into pottery! I love to throw pots, and always love visiting the local ceramics artists’ booths at farmers' markets around the country.
Describe your dream getaway.
For me, it’s always the mountains. I love to fully unplug and focus on the experience before me. Nature always makes you feel so tiny, especially when all you can hear are the sounds of wind and wildlife around you. Also, nothing smells quite as good as fresh air at 10,000 feet!
What Antica products are in your cart right now?
1. Prosecco Candle
2. Orange Blossom Diffuser
3. Lavender & Lime Blossom Room Spray
4. Cask Body Moisturizer