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Have you ever smelled something that immediately takes you back to another place? Scent is the oldest sensory system of humans, and ignites the feelings and memories in us all. Our beautifully scented products are created to assist you with self-care and our mission is to help you discover more of who you are and bring you back to basics.
Hi there! I'm Jennifer Hardaway, the Scentual Mixtress, and owner of KleanSpa…a scent-sational product line I began in December 2004.
I LOVE wonderful scents and I have been sniffing everything my entire life! Books, wood, fruit, flowers…If it’s there, I may pick it up and smell it! Basically a Scent-ologist, if there ever was one! (And I don’t mean Scientologist….:-)
My first memories of engaging with fragrance were created at a young age when I discovered Mr. Sketch scented markers, which I called "smelling pens" and Japanese "smelling erasers" that exuded juicy candy-like flavors of grape, green apple and watermelon. While these notes are that of a younger palette, some of those scents provided the inspiration for the "flavors" of my skin-silkening KleanSpa Body Polishes, which are made primarily of sugar, moisturizing oils and beautiful scents.
Years later, I discovered perfume oils on a trip to San Francisco. The experience was so pivotal that I now view myself as "scent virgin" prior to my metaphorical romp in the hay with "Rain." So began a life-long love affair between me and the perfume oils I now orchestrate into my scentual and aromatic KleanSpa products.
In 2009 I opened a brick & mortar store in Burbank, CA with a friend. We are about to celebrate a 6-year anniversary. And NO bath and body shop would be complete without a scent-blending bar! This began a more intensive practice in creating bespoke fragrances for new and old clients…with many returning for a new blend each season. My love affair with perfume has been a long and beautiful relationship. As I continue to hone the craft of perfumery, I am often asked to duplicate a fragrance from another company. My answer is always this: This is the creation of another perfumer/artist, and I am not willing to copy what is someone else’s art, but what I WILL do is create a scent close enough to give you the same feeling you get from smelling your beloved fragrance (or make it even more delicious). As the “nose” of the company, I have an innate and keen ability to identify the notes in many things. It’s actually a challenge to me. So bring it on!
I LOVE my customers and my focus is to consistently procure the finest ingredients for KleanSpa, and to shower my clients with delightful, scent-indulgent products that please the body, nose and spirit.
As I continue to whip up new and intriguing concoctions to add to my ever-evolving KleanSpa line, please join the newsletter so you can follow along!