Perfumer: Stephanie Vinson
Green Sun, Nightflower and Mountain are three of the scents which Stephanie, from STEPHANIE K. NATURALS, sent me to try.
Stephanie Vinson formulates all natural perfume oil blends in a base of fractionated coconut oil.
Words from Stephanie Vinson:
“I grew up with no real experience in the realm of perfumery. My
mother had severe sensitivity to fragrance, even a minor exposure
caused excruciating headaches. So aside from magazine ads with scent
sprayed into a gluey fold–which always smelled awful–there were
never fragrances in my home.
When I became a teenager and girls my age began to wear fragrance
products, I found that I too fell victim to headaches and migraines
from inhaling the vaporous clouds of scent. I thought I would be
relegated to unscented products for all my life, and all I really
wanted was to be able to wear something that made me smell and feel
My mother began using essentials oils for aromatherapy and
household use, and I realized I could use them for fragrance without
the headaches.I wanted more people to have access to natural and
eco-friendly fragrance alternatives, so in 2007 I began to make and
sell natural perfume blends.
Freelance Web Designer and Texan perfumer Stephanie Kay Vinson;
creator of Stephanie K. Naturals tragically passed away on May 13,
2018 after becoming trapped under her car while performing an oil
change. She was only 35.
Stephanie followed her passion for creating beautiful vegan perfumery and wanted to make a positive difference in the lives of other people.
I thank the time I got to chat with Stephanie; even though it was
via email. Let’s keep Stephanie‘s memory alive by
supporting artisan perfumers who truly care about what we use on our bodies.
Stephanie Kay Vinson October 23, 1982 – May 13, 2018