Uncommon Scents opened in 1974, and quickly became a destination store for custom blended fragrances and body care products in Eugene, Oregon. Our owner, Eva Promen, with a love for the business and minor ownership for 30 years, took over the retail side of Uncommon Scents in September of 2008. She then renamed our store Uncommon Scents at the Meridian for its location. Since then, Eva has maintained a welcoming space that our loyal customers return to for fragrance creation, gift-giving inspiration and excellent customer service.
Has your name brand perfume ever been discontinued or out of stock when you needed more? It can be a disappointment to find that your favorite fragrance is no longer available. That’s why our fellow retailers recommend Uncommon Scents at the Meridian. Our scent blending team uses their sensory expertise to define notes that can be blended to create signature scents, no matter what brand you have previously purchased your fragrance from. We then save each scent profile with your name. The fragrance blending process is a fun, personalized experience, and we are always happy to help you find the scent that defines you.
“Come forth into the light of things; let nature be your teacher.” – William Wordsworth
Eva loves the above quote for its emphasis on connecting with nature. Nature has taught us all that we know about fragrance, and we work hard every day to return the favor.
Uncommon Scents at the Meridian is a proud member of Green Lane and a BRING Certified retailer. We protect the natural world that provides the ingredients for our products by dedicating ourselves to sustainable business practices. These practices include using reusable gift bags and boxes, minimizing product packaging, and discounting fragrance and body care product purchases for bottle refills. Furthermore, each of our products is sourced from natural ingredients that are good for the environment and for your skin.
In addition to sustainability, we value our local community. Uncommon Scents at the Meridian is a member of Unique Eugene, a non-profit, independent business alliance that encourages people to shop local and support small businesses in Eugene. We also make annual donations to local organizations benefiting children and the arts, providing gift baskets to auctions at local schools and art institutions.