Interviews, Series

IN Interviews : OLO Fragrance

This is the second article in a seven-part series interviewing independent small business owners in the apothecary space. I first read about the Milk Milk Lemonade storefront in Japan’s annual city guide, True Portland: The Unofficial Guide for Creative People, during my first few months in Portland as I got acclimated to my new home and the people that inhabited it. During my initial visit, […]

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Interviews, Series

IN Interviews : Pearl+ Luxury Soap

This is the first article in a seven-part series interviewing independent small business owners in the apothecary space. I initially learned of Pearl+ at the end of 2015, right before I moved to Portland from New York. I stayed one night at the Ace Hotel in Midtown and splurged on room service, their fully-stocked mini-bar, and a bottle of Thé Noir 29 […]

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Interviews, Series

IN Interviews : The Apothecary Series

‘Apothecary’ used to mean combining a lengthy list of intricate ingredients such as herbs, minerals, and animal fats for ingesting, salves for topical use, and aromatics for aromatherapy. In considering what pharmacies in the past may have looked like in the olden days, many of us can only conjure up mental visuals of dusty floor-to-ceiling cabinets housing several rows of jars, with […]

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