There’s something incredibly personal and powerful about fragrance. Scent has the power to evoke memories and feelings in a way that our other senses can’t. (Plus, in this writer’s opinion, there’s no better compliment than being told that you smell amazing.) That said, because scent is so intimate, it can be difficult to choose a fragrance. And that’s where this breakdown … Read More
Warm scents, infused with edible ingredients like tea and rum, provide a respite from arctic temperatures. When it’s dark and chilly in her hometown, Geneva, the fragrance entrepreneur Clara Molloy pours herself a cup of fresh hot chocolate, curls up with a book and applies a tonka-bean-laced fragrance. “It makes me feel warm,” she says of the wintry ritual. As … Read More
Janna Sheehan finds beauty both in dissonance and method. For this natural perfumer (with the heart of a poet), scent has always represented more than simply a nice aroma. Even from childhood, she felt the strong pull of emotion present in its olfactory layers. It was after moving to Ojai Valley in California’s Central Coast during the 90s, and becoming … Read More
Danielle at Cruelty Free Vegan Beauty reviews the Chamomile Flowers Archival Fragrance. “Ojai Wild colognes are the most natural in terms of ingredients and scents that you are going to get in the fragrance space. Chamomile flowers is really beautiful and sweet, smells so of nature. They smell like what they are supposed to be, because they use such pure … Read More
Green Beauty Trish reviews the Chamomile Flowers Archival Fragrance. “ I find this to be almost the perfect autumnal perfume, it’s definitely floral, but I think it leans more on the aromatic resinous side, but because it has the floral essences as well it is really well balanced. It is just gorgeous. What is really special about the chamomile flowers and all … Read More
Mikaela South reviews the Pink Peppercorn Fragrance. “ To me this fragrance is sort of my mother nature connected to the earth type of fragrance. Pink Peppercorn is sort of a floral, spicy, evocative fragrance. When you spray these you immediately feel the effects of that natural fragrance – that’s the power of the plants. When we use these powerful plant … Read More
Green Beauty Trish reviews the Juniper Berry Cologne. “The smell is just very aromatic and herbal, but very unique. Ojai is in a very warm climate so you get that feeling of sun soaked essences that feel very vibrant and very alive, and you definitely get that outdoorsy feeling with it. “
Ojai Wild founder captures California in a bottle with all-natural ingredients Written by James Manso “What I’m doing requires a certain amount of restraint,” Janna Sheehan, the founder of Ojai Wild says. What Sheehan does is create fragrances from all-natural plant essences inspired by Ojai Valley, where she’s based. Her craft isn’t as simple as creating oil blends or picking botanical essences to include, which … Read More
Ojai Wild White Sage Leaves – This natural fragrance blends raw botanicals, resins, and woods sourced by hand throughout California – including the fertile Ojai Valley, where the company has a farm. The unisex scent is herbal and earthy, with notes of guaiac wood, jasmine, and white sage leaves.
In the market for a scent that’s heady, rich, and downright dudelike? Look no further than across the aisle, next to the beard oil. Ojai Wild Redwood Leaves – is that a burly, musky lumberjack ensconced in the woods of Big Sur, or is it you in line at the DMV?
Using her background in art and perfumery, Janna Sheehan launched Ojai Wild to pay homage to the landscapes and natural materials of California’s Ojai Valley. “Its a very artistic process for me”, said Sheehan, who is a painter, printmaker and perfumer. “The objective is to revere the essence and raw aspect of the botanicals and give the fragrances context like … Read More
A spritz of Ojai Wild’s White Sagebrush eau de cologne immediately conjures the earthy, perfumed heaven of the Southern California hamlet. A small town brimming with wisteria, orange groves, eucalyptus, and rosemary, if there was ever a place to settle down and make perfume, Ojai is it. Perfumer Janna Sheehan moved to the Ojai Valley in the 1990s and found immediate … Read More
The last time I was in Ojai I discovered a shop called deKor&Co. and there found an Eau de Cologne brand called OJAI WILD that I fell in love with. Their packaging is of course divine, with it’s wooden cap and beautiful frosted glass bottle… But most impressive was how the scents literally pulled me into the poetry of each … Read More
Artisanal perfumer Janna Sheehan creates olfactive elegance with Ojai Wild “They’re a real chi changer.” Janna Sheehan is speaking about the power of the fragrances she creates. The local artisan perfumer is the creator of Ojai Wild, “fresh, pure extract of botanicals, resins and woods sourced by hand in California.” “They’re not meant to overpower a room,” says Sheehan. “They’re … Read More
The story of how Janna Sheehan got her start as a master of scents is undeniably unconventional. After a serendipitous meeting with Tricia Petersen, an Ojai local and renowned perfumer, Janna worked with her for two years, creating hundreds of fragrances and learning first-hand about how to blend and compose. Working as a painter and printmaker prior to that, Janna’s passions culminated … Read More
Janna Sheehan captures California in a bottle. The artisan perfumer’s new brand Ojai Wild revolves around pure botanicals sourced from her home state that are extracted for scents using a 17th-century tincture process, and blended with essential oils and absolutes. Its first four eau de colognes, Pink Peppercorn, Redwood Leaves, White Sage Leaves and Juniper Berry, have landed at the stores Shen … Read More
Another founder-farmer, Ojai Wild‘s Janna Sheehan, seeds the soil in a 1.5-acre plot she leases at the Red Tail Ranch in Ojai, Calif., with white sage, marshmallow root, German chamomile, vetiver, pink peppercorn, lemongrass, helichrysum and roses for fragrances. “I don’t want to wild harvest anything. I don’t feel that’s an ethical way to source plant materials for what we are doing, … Read More
There are certain products you just can’t walk past in a store without turning into the heart-eyes emoji IRL. They’re the perfect mesh leggings, designer sneakers, and luxe skin-care essentials you’ve seen in influencer’s Instagram feeds. They’re the Birkin bags of fitness fashion and the beauty realm, and you, too, must have them ASAP. And with the changing of seasons—just when your skin-care routine switches … Read More
In the Venn Diagram that is green and indie beauty, the overlap is fairly large. After all, what could be more natural than a mom-and-pop shop or oils mixed up in one’s own kitchen? But these all-natural, indie brands that we fell in love with at this year’s Indie Beauty Expo in New York City are not simple, homemade concoctions sold at regional farmers’ markets … Read More
We Love… Fragrance designer Janna Sheehan’s OJAI WILD. The launch of the line starts with four fragrances (from $12) earthy Juniper Berry, spicy Pink Peppercorn, musky Redwood Leaves and elegant White Sage Leaves.
These are the products you’ll be obsessed with in 2017 By Michelle Pellizzon Redwood Leaves Scent, Ojai Wild Ojai Wild’s booth was tucked away in a little corner of the IBE showroom floor—but the gorgeous merchandising and packaging caught my eye at the every end of my three-hour exploration. I’m glad I stopped by—the Redwood Leaves scent, which is made … Read More