Ellen Covey, with a graduate degree in chemosensory research from Duke University began Olympic Orchids as an orchid nursery in the Pacific Northwest.
An interest in the variety of scents from orchids sparked her drive to learn perfumery. Capturing those scents in perfume launched this unique line of perfumes in 2010 as she branched out from just creating orchid scents.
She uses natural essential oils, absolutes, or infusions whenever possible, supplementing the natural essential oil base with synthetic notes from the same manufacturers who supply the top European perfume manufacturers, keeping synthetics to a minimum.
You can buy a full bottle of any of her perfumes at her online shop, Olympic Orchids.