Oooh La La – Our favorite Fragrances!

Fragrances brighten your mood and can complete an outfit. I have a small collection of love bottles on my dresser and I vary my choices daily, depending on season, the hour, where I am heading and what I’m wearing ! I tend to like dark, woodsy and complex notes, but I know so many others love garden florals, citrus fruits or vanilla coconut tones. Shake stocks perfumes in all of these fragrance categories from a number of different makers but TOKYO MILK, made by Colorado-based Margot Elena is one of my most favorite collections! Here are few winners:

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Part of the original collection, DEAD SEXY has become a Shake staple, with notes of exotic wood, white orchid and deep vanilla!

Introduced in 2016, the “Tokyo Milk Light” collection includes three fragrances including AND SOUL which is an amazing and complex blend of oolong tea, bamboo reed, and white musk!

The NEWEST collection to  release for Spring 2017 is called “Neptune + the Mermaid” and includes ANTHEMOESS No. 84 which is a blend of jasmine, salted grapefruit, honeysuckle and sandalwood!

Top Selling BULLETPROOF is an essential key fragrance in the “Tokyo Milk Dark” collection, with notes of smoked tea, coconut milk, crushed cedar and ebony!

Enjoy! xoxox, M

New Botanical Soaps

One of my favorite things to do is to find new makers and invite them into the shop. Our most recent discovery is KEATS, based in Ohio, which handcrafts small batch organic soap and skincare, using gorgeous essential oils. We love their sweet packaging and believe they will make beautiful gifts for your friends and treats for yourselves!

handmade soaps

Autumn is here!

Love our new Aunt Sadie’s autumn candles, hand-poured in Vermont. The pumpkin and cranberry are our favorites, filling the room with all  the cozy feelings of a crisp fall day! Makes me want to stay home all day, bake a pie, read a book, get snuggly on the couch. Gary and Brian started their small batch candle business out of their antique store in the South End back in 90s. Shake the Tree was actually their first store and I remember the day they came in with their candles, wondering if we might be interested in carrying them. Of course, we said Yes! And, years later, Gary and Brian are happily living up in Vermont,  and their candles are still one of our best sellers! Stay tuned for their Holiday fragrances coming next month!