Perfume Diary with Sage Machado

An interview by Andrea at Vegan Presence

I had the opportunity to interview the lovely Sage Machado: artist, jewelry designer, perfumer and entrepreneur and the creator of her eponymous perfume line.  I was excited to learn about her creative process.

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Q: You are a triple threat plus: artist/jewelry designer, perfumer,
clothing designer and of course entrepreneur. What is your background, training and how did you get into this line of work?

Sage Machado: I grew up in a creative family. My mother is an artist and she taught me at a very young age the beauty of making something with your hands – whether it be a painting, a one-of- a kind piece of jewelry or a beautiful scent.

Q: Do you follow the same creative process when it comes to creating perfumes as designing jewelry?
Sage Machado: They are a bit different. With fragrance, I am always inspired by a gemstone. I will start the process by researching where it is found, it’s properties, etc so that I can capture its essence and evoke the color and feeling associated with the stone. When I design jewelry it’s like a painter with her canvas. There’s no pre thought or planning…I just go!
Q: I love how the perfumes are named after gemstones; did your work as a jewelry designer inspire you to come up with the perfumes?

Sage Machado: Yes, absolutely.

Q: Your perfume scents are gorgeous and I particularly love the single perfume oils that can be blended together or worn separately. Was that done intentionally to have your customers express themselves creatively?
Sage Machado: Yes, people who are comfortable and fluid with scent love to layer with the different oils. For those that want guidance, I created blends that work well together.

Q: What is your favorite perfume or blend you created and why?
Sage Machado:  That’s an impossible question to answer – I love each and every one! I would say Pearl is my most sentimental fragrance, as it was created for my daughter when I was 8 months pregnant with her. And personally, I gravitate to the earthier musks…a deep rich scent works well with my body’s chemistry.

Q: Is it your preference to select perfumes to wear based on the season, what you’re wearing or your mood?
Sage Machado: All of the above!

Q: You have traveled the world, what are your favorite places to travel and why?
Sage Machado: I find France and Italy the most inspiring in terms of both countries’ antiquity as well as range of scenery.

Q: What environmental causes are you passionate about?

Sage Machado: Animal welfare is my #1 passion.

Q: Any advice for aspiring artists or anyone wanting to start their own business

Sage Machado: Be prepared to work hard, own your passion and never stop loving what you do. And when you’re feeling less than love and gratitude for your business, remind yourself why you started.

So there you have it. I encourage you to experience Sage Machado perfumes to find out why I am head over heels in love with them!

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My favorite scents from the earthy, musky group.

 

Enjoy and be well!

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“My life is my work, there is no line between the two for me.”

A Day in My Life with Sage Machado

In today’s post I am sharing one of my favorite press articles from The Spnd which features a day in life with me, Sage.

I love their take which includes a budget to each item throughout the day! I hope you enjoy this glimpse into an average day with me at work and home.

 

the Spnd

Ever wonder what it’s like to actually love everything about your job?

Meet Sage Machado. She’s an artist, jeweler, and perfumer that runs a seriously inspired business. From searching around the world for the most unique, vintage baubles to creating non-toxic candles — these are just the tips of the vastly creative world Sage has created for herself. Her bespoke services (Sage Custom Designs) caught our eye, so we caught up with her after one of these projects to get the inside scoop on a day in the $pnding life of this charming entrepreneur.

morningtea

 

$125 loose-leaf bag from Palais Des Thes

No idea how this breaks down into a cup!

FILED UNDER: MORNING TEA

 

 

farmersmarket

 

 

$200 Farmers Market

Delicious variety of organic fruits and vegetables for the week

FILED UNDER: FRESH PRODUCE

 

 

 

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$8 Erewhon

Two shots of wheatgrass for the day

FILED UNDER: HEALTH NUT

 

 

greentourmaline

$1,102 Project expenses

Bespoke project for a client in need of a new beginning (just divorced). Diagnosis #1: Green Tourmaline in 14k rose gold — this builds self-confidence and concentration. It’s also good for sadness, and gives inspiration aids in sleep and revitalizes.

FILED UNDER: WORK NECESSITIES

 

 

kyanite

$921 Project expenses (part 2)

Diagnosis #2: Kyanite — this will lighten the soul, and has several uses for chakra balancing. Kyanite is one of a few stones that do not absorb any negative energy, so it does not need cleansing. It’s also a very peaceful stone that gently rebalances one’s energy and promotes a healthy and peaceful way of being, igniting new beginnings in ones self.

FILED UNDER: POSITIVE ENERGY

 

 

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$21 Café Gratitude

“Pure” salad and “Elevated” drink

FILED UNDER: HEALTHY LUNCH

 

 

pinkberry

 

 

$18 Pinkberry

After I pick up the kiddos from school, it’s three plain yogurts with pomegranate and granola.

FILED UNDER: SUGAR SPLURGE

 

 

neighbourhood

 

$0

Four mile walk through my neighborhood

FILED UNDER: FREE EXERCISE

 

 

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$28 Dinner

Cook dinner using my delicious bounty from today’s farmers market. Tonight on the menu: freshly sprouted green lentil soup, zucchini, potatoes, cilantro, garlic chives, shallots, celery, and carrots. Served with grilled cheese with rosemary sourdough and gruyere cheese.

FILED UNDER: DELICIOUS DINNER

 

 

lemongrassjuicewithmint

 

$0.65 Bedtime routine

Organic mint brewed with fresh lemon grass (half a bunch)

FILED UNDER: NIGHTCAP

 

Images via: foursquare, foodgawker, cookiemonstercooking, hungryman, quarrygirl, medicinegarden, minedirect, pinterest, mattdwen,palaisdesthes

Enjoy and be well!

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“My life is my work, there is no line between the two for me.”