While attending UC Berkeley in the early 70's, Chuck Agol worked at The Body Shop on Telegraph Avenue with the crew that hand-cut, wrapped and labelled the freshly cured loaves of transparent glycerin soaps. The soaps were made nearby at Libby Laboratories and had unusual names like Cinnamon-Apple, Blueberry, Musk and Patchouli. Chuck's in-law, Dr. Henry Libby, was the first cosmetic chemist to blend natural ingredients like papaya, honey, cucumber and almond meal into moisture creams, soaps and body lotions.
After graduation, Chuck continued to work in the wholesale side of the business, packing orders in the warehouse, until he moved north to Eugene in 1974 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 and they still carry many products by TerraNova® (formerly The Body Shop) and work closely with both Berkeley 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 the UncommonScents.com "online store" which he launched in 1996.
Now in its 40th year in business, Uncommon Scents 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 own brand of custom-scented products, we offer a world-class selection of natural bath and body care products and natural fiber clothing and bedding from top-rated manufacturers like Yala Designs, TerraNova, Badger, Naked Bee, Pre de Provence, Indian Earth, Citrus-Mate, Crystalux, Dresdner, Camila and Speert.
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Our renowned perfume oil and fragrance collection currently includes: Acai Berry, Almond, Aloe Vera, Amber, Black Ambrosia, Blackberry Sage, Blood Orange, Blue Musk, China Lily, China Musk, China Night, China Rain, Coconut, Cucumber, Cucumber Lime, Dark Musk, Dragon's Blood, Egyptian Musk, Fabulous Fig, French Lavender, French Vanilla, Gardenia, Green Tea, Himalaya, Jade Iris, Jasmine, Kiwi Mango, Lavender Vanilla, Lemon, Lemon Verbena, Light Musk #2, Lilac, Maui Ginger, Muguet, Nag Champa, Night Blossom, Patchouli Flower, Peach, Pear, Pikake, Plumeria, Pomegranate, Rain, Rose Petal, Royal Creme, Sandalwood, Santel, Spring Rain, Strawberry, Tea Rose, Temple Wood, Vanilla, Waterlily and White Tea Perfume Oils.
We've recently introduced a one ounce roll-on applicator bottle to complement our popular one-third ounce style, several great new fragrances with more on the way, and we're in the final stages of designing and digitally printing new labels for both sizes of our roll-top bottles. Our goal is to supply our customers worldwide with the very best selection of affordable, top-quality perfume essences and natural body care products. We've always done this with your customer feedback and support, so please keep it coming. And, stay tuned as we now take aim at 50 years of serving the greater Uncommon Scents® community...