Wednesday, August 31, 2011


It's been a heck of a year. Un-be-lievable. I've never had such a tumultuous period of time, ever.


It looks like everything is back on track. I got a sweet little house and was able to reopen TMTM much more quickly than I originally thought possible. My house is VERY small, but you know what? It's mine. I never again want to experience having no home for my daughter and I. It's never happened before and I'm determined it will never happen again.

I am currently working night and day, day and night to catch up on these orders. When I lost my home, my outstanding orders numbered almost to 100. 100!!!!!!! For those of you waiting, I am sending an email to each and every person when their order ships. I dare say I'm nearly caught up now!!

I am stunned by the level of understanding and compassion from people. I thought it was going to be a huge mess, everyone would be mad at me, and I *really* thought I was going to lose TMTM for good. Thank god that didn't happen. This business is my life.

As far as Halloween, it is still happening - just late. I've designed labels and they're going to the printer today. I will post here as soon as I'm ready to list everything. I of course can't do it until I'm completely caught up. That would be suicide! ha ha

I could write so much more, but I need to get back to work!!!!

Thank you everyone for being so damn cool.

Love, Lysa

Monday, August 22, 2011


I want everyone to know I'm getting orders out as fast as possible. I've ofund myself with no place to live, and therefore no place to work. I am working diligently to find a place to set up so I can get orders out. I am an honest person, and don't want anyone to think they're not going to get their orders. I apologize deeple for this. Please forgive me.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Pre Sale

A little less than 2 hours until the pre-sale. Today is BUSY BUSY. I promised Bella to help her make cake pops, then there's the sale, then the photoshoot for Gothic Beauty magazine, then orders and orders and orders to fill. I'm so far behind, I'm almost ahead! AUGHH!!!!!!!! :-)

But I did want to post this reminder!!!

:::::off to run around like a crazy person:::::::

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

And here it is! The results are in!

First of all, I want to thank everyone who entered. I did NOT expect the turnout I got. Not at all. I had so much fun reading through all your suggestions. I've got some brilliant people reading this blog! There were so many I wanted to do, and had a terrible time choosing. Some I had my heart set on were already taken by other perfumers or by the Big Daddy of perfumers (wink).

So I will announce the drawing winners and then move on to what everyone can expect for this season.

Aww...... look at all you guys in my cupcake mixing bowl :-)

Runners up. You guys can choose any full size perfume, either from the Halloween collection when it comes out or current stock. 

AND THE WINNER IS............................!!!!






You win a gift set from the Halloween collection (which I'll explain below). :-)

So what can you expect from TMTM this Halloween? 

GEIST will make its appearance again. The GEIST line will feature four different scents, each with corresponding lotion, vegan bath salts, lip balm and sugar scrub. I'm extremely excited about these (and they're already formulated and ready to go)!! Everything can be purchased separately or as a gift set, which comes packaged in a chocolate brown gable box, tied with black ribbon, and my signature gold seal. 

Oh, I guess you probably want to know what the new "inspired" perfumes will be this year, huh?

:::dramatic music:::

Thorn (for Damien)
Quoth the Raven
Little Drop of Poison
We All Float Down Here

It took me forever to decide (well, except Romero - ha ha), so formulation is about halfway finished. I will announce the scent descriptions at the same time I announce the GEIST scent descriptions.

I am holding a special pre-Halloween sale for Saucy Jack and The Saw is Family. I have a VERY limited supply of fragrance components for both of these, so I will make as many bottles as possible and place them for sale THIS SUNDAY @ 4PM PST - MIDNIGHT in the Etsy shop. I really don't like doing it this way, but Halloween is going to be pretty intense this year, and I wanted to get these out of the way before listing all the seasonal stuff. Should I have any bottles left after the pre-sale, they will return to the vault (aka my perfume cabinet - ha ha) and I will list them with the rest of Halloween until they're gone. I feel very sad, because these will never return, and The Saw is Family is one of my personal favorites EVER. 

I think that's all the news. If you know anyone who's interested in the pre-sale, do let them know!!!



Contest -are you ready?

It ends in a few hours - I'm preparing to do the drawing! :::drum roll:::

Friday, August 5, 2011

New in the shop.............

I've started listing the sugar scrubs in the shop. As I'm writing this, there is Maximo, Dessert Absinthe and Absinthe. I'm busy, busy, busy today, by by the evening, I will list Black Jack and Athelia as well. I really love these scrubs.

I've been formulating for Halloween and I'm *really* excited about the new scents. Whee!!!!! I will be making an announcement soon about what to expect for the Halloween season.

The contest ends in 5 days!!!!!!! Be sure and check back to see if you won!

There is a lot happening!

Have a great day, you guys!

Love, Lysa