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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?

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Fragrance Foundation – Plant Life

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

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN A SCENT SAYS IT’S “NATURAL”?

  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

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Meet Janna Sheehan –– Scent Alchemist

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

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The Scent of Style –– Artisanal Perfumer Janna Sheehan Captures Ojai In A Bottle

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

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Janna Sheehan Of Ojai Wild

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

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Ojai Wild And The Allure Of California In Scents

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

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Meet The Beauty Industry’s Newest Hyphenates: Founder-Farmers

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

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15 MUST-HAVE BEAUTY PRODUCTS THAT’LL REACH CULT STATUS THIS FALL

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

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19 Green Beauty Brands We Fell In Love With at the Indie Beauty Expo

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

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