While attending UC Berkeley in 1970, Chuck Agol worked at The Body Shop on Telegraph Avenue with the crew that hand-cut, wrapped and labelled the cured loaves of transparent glycerin soaps. The soaps were made nearby at Libby Laboratories and had unheard of names like Cinnamon-Apple, Blueberry, Musk and Patchouli. Chuck's in-law, Dr. Henry Libby, was the first cosmetic chemist to add natural ingredients like papaya, honey, cucumber and almond meal to naturally based body creams, lotions and soaps.
After graduating in 1972, Chuck worked in the wholesale side of the business, packing orders in the warehouse until 1974, when he moved north to Eugene, Oregon to start Uncommon Scents® with three friends from Berkeley. Libby Labs generously agreed to formulate products for Uncommon Scents that they still sell today like Amber Moisture Cream w/ Vitamins and they still carry many products by TerraNova® (formerly The Body Shop) and work closely with both Berkeley, California manufacturers. The first Uncommon Scents® shop opened in The Atrium Building in downtown Eugene in late 1974 and the rest is history - the products were a hit for holiday gift-giving and year round use. Customers could refill their bottles for a discount and have their bubble baths and massage oils custom scented with an expanding range of 'uncommon scents' like Amber, China Musk, Strawberry and Spring Rain. This store was followed over the years by several more retail locations in Eugene's 5th Street Public Market, The Valley River Center Mall, The Meridian Building and in Portland's Yamhill Marketplace. A separate warehouse location housed the offices, mail-order and wholesale divisions throughout the 80's, 90's and up until 2008 when Chuck sold his interest in the "brick & mortar store" and kept his UncommonScents.com® "online store" which he launched in 1996.
Now in its 39th year in business, Uncommon Scents Incorporated continues to provide the best in natural bath and body care while walking softly on the Earth. Cruelty-free products, recyclable packaging, and dozens of amazing perfume oil scents are proudly offered for your customized Body Lotions, Massage Oils, Shower Gels, Bath Oils and Shea Butter Soaps.
In addition to our brand of custom-scented products, we offer you a world-class selection of natural bath and body care products and accessories from top vendors including Yala Designs, TerraNova, Badger, The Naked Bee, Pre de Provence, Olivina Napa Valley, Mason Pearson, Greenscape Organic, Dresdner Essenz and many others.
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