What started out feeling like a pie-in-the-sky idea to Jeanette Price, owner of Peachy Keen Perfume, has become a profitable business for her as a perfumer. Price, a Coronado resident, recently celebrated the first anniversary since the launch of her fragrance line inspired by the scents of San Diego.
Her first fragrance, Ocean Boulevard, is named after the oceanfront thoroughfare in Coronado, which combines a citrus scent with notes of jasmine and white musk. Her best-selling fragrance, Torrey Pines, is named for the rare pine trees grown only in San Diego County, which mixes fir needle with notes of vanilla, coconut and lemon.
After graduating with a teaching degree during the height of the recession, Price delved into perfume while seeking employ...
Editor’s Note: MilSpouse Entrepreneur Spotlight is a monthly Q&A designed to celebrate the successes and acknowledge the challenges of a milspouse entrepreneur. In the past, we have highlighted Chelsea Hickey of Sparkle Social, Amy Schofield of Schofield Strategies, and Breanna Ramey Daughtridge of Untamed Rose. This month, NextGen MilSpouse features Jeanette Price of Peachy Keen Perfume.
Your Name: Jeanette Price Military Branch Affiliation: Navy Years as a Military Spouse: 1.5 Business Name: Peachy Keen Perfume Year Established: 2014
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Peachy Keen Perfume is an uplifting artisan perfume brand that is handcrafted in sunny southern California. Our motto, “Perfume with a heart” is a nod to...
Jeanette Price is an artisan perfumer and the creator of Peachy Keen Perfume, a line of handcrafted fragrances inspired by the San Diego area, which Price currently calls home. Her perfumes are available in retail locations across San Diego and Orange County as well as on her website and Gifts.com.
According to Price, the demand for artisanal fragrances by independent perfumers is growing in Southern California and will soon spread nationwide. Price aims to take advantage of that market by providing a well-made, accessible fragrance line that offers an alternative to the mass-market name brands available in department stores.
Price recently took the time to talk with us about her unique path to entrepreneurship and her experiences launching a luxury...