HOST A PARTY

Why should I host a party?

Because it is fun! How many of your friends love fragrance? And how many of them have ever had the chance to make their own custom fragrance?

Plus it is easy. Your Fragrance Designer will run the actual party. You'll be able to enjoy a fun get-together with friends while also earning FREE and DISCOUNTED product rewards.

Who should host a party?

Everyone! It's a great way to connect with your friends for fun and rewards. Our typical host or hostess earns $100's in free products, plus a
selection of items at 40% off.

How do I get connected to an Independent Fragrance Designer?

Contact us and we'll put you in touch with an Independent Fragrance Designer in your area.

How many guests do I need to have?

The best parties have 8 - 14 guests. Big parties make for a more festive atmosphere. They also earn you greater rewards.

How far in advance should I book my party?

3 to 14 days in advance. We find that people know their plans 3 - 4 days from now better than they know their plans 3 - 4 weeks from now. Your Fragrance Designer will help you to select the perfect date.

Can I have food and drink at my parties? What should I serve?

Of course. Did you know that perfumers are often inspired by food and drink? We suggest light appetizers and drinks but we also encourage you to try surprising treats. At Pastiche® we will share simple, flavorful recipes. Your Fragrance Designer can help you plan.

No need to go overboard though. Your guests will have such a good time socializing and designing
their fragrances that they won't eat much at the party.

What should I expect at my party?

To have fun! And to have your friends thank you for inviting them.

Most people have never made their own custom fragrance. It's educational. It's fun. And everyone leaves the party with a perfume that's completely unique.

How long do parties last?

Most parties last about two hours, during which there's lots of time to socialize and connect with friends. Making a custom fragrance is a social experience.

Can a friend co-host a party with me?

Of course. Co-hosting can be a great way to get a larger group to attend. And with a larger group, you and your co-host will have more rewards to share.

What are some themed party suggestions?

A few ideas include...
  • GIRL'S NIGHT OUT. Often on a weeknight from 7 to 9 PM.
  • BRUNCH PARTY. Often on a weekend, maybe 10 to 12PM or 2 to 4PM.
  • DROP THE KIDS OFF, DROP IN FOR FRAGRANCE FUN. Weekday mornings 9 - 11AM.
  • FRAGRANCE FUN HOUR. Monday through Thursday 5 to 7 PM.
You get the idea. Get creative. Mother/daughter parties are VERY popular with any age group. But you can also do a Sunday chili party or an evening dessert party. Don't forget, the bar is unisex. So you could even host a couple's night for partners to create fragrances together.



JOIN OUR TEAM

Why should I become a Pastiche® Fragrance Designer?

Three reasons.

First, custom fragrance parties are unique. There's nothing else like it. You can be one of the first in your area to offer Pastiche® Custom Perfume parties.

Second, Pastiche® offers an amazing culture. The founders, Dana and Bill, each bring over 20 years of success in the consumer product and fragrance industries. We're building an exciting, talented team of motivated Independent Fragrance Designers.

But the best reason to join Pastiche® is that it could become your best job ever.

It can become your dream job, whether you choose to pursue it full-time or even just part-time. Custom perfumes are fun to sell. The people you meet are wonderful. The income potential is real. And how many people get to hold parties and create custom perfumes for a living?

What is required to join?

In order to sign our distributor agreement, you must be at least 18 years old and a US citizen (or permanent resident) with a valid social security card. Once you've signed the agreement, you then purchase your starter kit - an exceptional value - and you're on your way.

How many hours do I need to work?

This is your business. The hours you put into it are completely up to you.

The best part of the job is that the hours you choose to commit are built completely around your schedule. You decide when you want to hold parties, recruit and so on. Build it around your social schedule. Or make it part of your social schedule.

How much can I earn?

The average party in the direct selling industry generates $350 to $400 in sales. Pastiche® parties consistently exceed the industry average because our product is unique and customizable. This means that most Independent Fragrance Designers can pay for their starter kit in as little as one or two parties and still have plenty of items remaining to sell.

Pastiche® Fragrance Designers earn 40% on every sale, offering excellent income potential. Plus our Independent Fragrance Designers can earn money by recruiting other Independent Fragrance Designers to their team.

Is Pastiche® hard to sell?

People don't generally attend a perfume party unless they enjoy fragrance. And there are very few opportunities to create a custom fragrance. So it is rare that people show up to a party and don't want to buy.

The wonderful thing about Pastiche® is that once someone makes a custom fragrance, they can't buy it anywhere else. They will need to come to you for their "refill" orders, which makes it simple to build a client base and easy to make sales later.

What should my goals be?

That's the beauty of running your own business. It's completely up to you.

Most people start out part-time. Then, with success, they devote more time and effort to the business.

Once you start, we suggest you set a goal that's appropriate for you. Maybe it is to make enough money to fund a great summer vacation. Or pay for private school. Or redo your kitchen. It is completely up to you.

How much do I need to invest?

We don't charge a joining fee in order to become an Independent Fragrance Designer. Instead, we offer new designers the opportunity to buy ONE starter kit at SIGNIFICANTLY discounted pricing. We do this in order to get new designers off to a fast start.

What's the best way to run a party?

It's very intuitive and simple. As a matter of fact, at most parties the guests help one another select their fragrances. It is a very fun and interactive process.

We provide scripts and training for your reference. Through experience we've learned how to run the parties efficiently for maximum enjoyment (and profit).

How do I get paid?

When you sell product you've already purchased from us, you keep the money from your sales. It's that simple. No order forms or lines at the end of the evening. No extra paperwork.

If you recruit a team of Fragrance Designers, you'll also receive commissions on their purchases from Pastiche® on a regular basis.

How much do I need to know about fragrance to throw a party?

We'll answer that question with another question: How much do you need to know about ice cream sundaes to throw an ice cream sundae party? Not much. As long as you have great ingredients, the process is really fool-proof.

We will provide you with a script and as much personal training and coaching as you desire.



WHY CUSTOM PERFUME

Why are custom perfumes becoming so popular?

Customization is one of today's fastest growing trends. People love creating something hand-crafted and special. Unique, custom products also make very thoughtful gifts.

Perfumes are no exception. Why would you want to wear someone else's perfume when you can design your own perfect, signature scent from the same high quality ingredients?

The party plan model is perfect for creating a custom perfume, because designing a beautiful fragrance takes about 45 minutes. It is also more fun to do with friends than alone. It's the same reason we go clothes shopping with our friends. We like to share the experience.

How do I make a custom perfume?

Making a custom perfume is easy. If you can make a fabulous ice cream sundae, you can make a fabulous perfume. It's all about the ingredients. We've sourced the best.

It all starts by selecting your BASE perfume, which will comprise 90% of the final perfume. It's the "ice cream" in an ice cream sundae. Maybe you like Sparkling Citrus? Or Woody Amber & Patchouli? You'll find the perfect starting point in our perfume bar.

Then you customize your BASE perfume with any of our CREATIVE concentrated fragrances. They're the "toppings" for the ice cream that make your fragrance special. Essences like Cacao Flower, Bergamot Italia or Asian Pear & Freesia. Plus many more.

Are these perfumes comparable in quality to Department Store perfumes?

Yes. We only use the highest quality ingredients, all selected by our Master Perfumer.

Additionally, we sell Eau de Parfum, not Eau de Toilette.

The difference is notable. Eau de Toilettes contain only 5 - 7% perfume oil. All of our Eau de Parfumes, by contrast, contain 18% perfume oil making them last longer and smell richer.

Who designed the Pastiche® perfumes?

Superior perfumes also require amazing artistry and design. That's why we've partnered with Vito Giovanni Lenoci. Vito is an Italian born elite Master Perfumer with 30+ years of experience creating superior fragrances for the world's biggest perfume marketers. He is one of a select few who has been awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Society of Perfumers for his exceptional talent.

How expensive are the perfumes?

Our perfumes are an excellent value.

They are directly comparable in quality to Eau de Parfums sold in department stores. But instead of paying $50 or more for 1oz, you pay only $42 for a perfume that you can also customize.

Why are our perfumes priced so reasonably?

It's simple. We go directly to the source, cutting out the middle-man. Plus, we don't "waste" money on advertising. As a result, we're able to deliver an amazing perfume at an exceptional value.

Can I customize my perfume bottle as well?

Absolutely! Pastiche® is all about customization.

Buy a 2oz instead of a 1oz and you'll have the opportunity to apply a free monogram to personalize your bottle.

Plus we have a great selection of stretch rings and charms that look as good on your bottle as they will on you.

What does Pastiche® sell other than perfume?

In addition to custom perfumes, available in 1oz and 2oz sizes, we sell...
  • Body Lotion. Available in four scents that match our BASE perfumes. That way the fragrance from your lotion won't fight with your beautiful new perfume.
  • Travel Atomizers. Refillable directly from your custom scent spray bottle.
  • Jewelry. Charms and rings that look as good on your bottle as they do on you.

Are Pastiche® Custom Fragrances appropriate for men?

Absolutely. Many fragrances today are unisex just like the Pastiche® Fragrance Bar. Just as in fashion, men have become more daring, the same trend holds true for fragrance. They love to experiment with a broad range of notes like never before.

This is a big reason why we have male Fragrance Designers who are passionate about Pastiche® and why men frequently attend our parties. And the women at our parties often design an extra fragrance or two for the men in their lives.

One of our more popular unisex "recipes" combines Sparkling Citrus with Woody Amber & Patchouli and a touch of Italian Bergamot. This fragrance provides a clean, fresh scent.

Is it possible to make a bad custom perfume?

No. Just like you can't make a bad ice cream sundae! Everything has been designed by our Master Perfumer to blend nicely. And we'll work with you to create something you really love.

Are the fragrances tested and safe for skin?

Yes. Our fragrances meet the safety standards mandated by the international fragrance association.

Our fragrances are all hand-made in the USA with skin-safe ingredients. They are paraben-free and never tested on animals.

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