ABOUT

Stella Deer is a natural perfumery that creates pure botanical scents for you to wear while you dance through the cosmos. 

Made From Plants

with 100% organic & wildharvested ingredients

10% of all profit donated to organizations dedicated to helping animals

Meant to inspire you to embrace your innate wild beauty, live boldly & brazenly, and re-connect to the authenticity of your unique endless iteration of self-expression.

Meant to inspire you to embrace your innate wild beauty, live boldly & brazenly, and re-connect to the authenticity of your unique endless iteration of self-expression.

Hi! I’m Lia, but you can call me Bobo, and I’m the gal behind the curtain.

I’m a sun-worshipper, writer, & travel junkie who loves to be outdoors and am rarely without my German Shepherd by my side.

From conception to reality, I’m the person behind Stella Deer in every single phase of production.

That means I do everything from dream up and hand blend new perfumes, design the packaging, ship products, blog on this website…you name it.

All Stella Deer botanical perfumes are hand blended by me from a base of organic golden jojoba oil.  For scent, I use certified organic or wildharvested essential oils sustainably harvested from all over the world.

Being eco-friendly in every phase of my business (as well as my personal life) is super important to me.  All packaging & shipping materials are either bio-degradable &/or made from recycled content or recyclable.

This website is powered by wind energy..

Why? Because I don’t believe that being “green” is just a trend – I love our planet Earth, it’s the only one we’ve got!

Also, because I’m a huge animal-lover, I donate 10% of all profit to organizations dedicated to helping animals.

Hi! I’m Lia, but you can call me Bobo, and I’m the gal behind the curtain.

 

I’m a sun-worshipper, writer, & travel junkie who loves to be outdoors and am rarely without my German Shepherd by my side.

From conception to reality, I’m the person behind Stella Deer in every single phase of production.

That means I do everything from dream up and hand blend new perfumes, design the packaging, ship products, blog on this website…you name it.

All Stella Deer botanical perfumes are hand blended by me in a base of 100% pure organic golden jojoba oil.  For scent, I use certified organic or wildharvested essential oils sustainably harvested from all over the world.

Being eco-friendly in every phase of my business (as well as my personal life) is super important to me.  All packaging & shipping materials are either bio-degradable &/or made from recycled content or recyclable.

This website is powered by wind energy.

Why? Because I don’t believe that being “green” is just a trend – I love our planet Earth, it’s the only one we’ve got!

Also, because I’m a huge animal-lover, I donate 10% of all profit to organizations dedicated to helping animals.

 

So who then, is Stella Deer?

 

An alias, dodem, nickname, or mask?

You decide.

 

Besides being called Lia, many people call me Flavia (my middle name), or Bobo, a nickname.  Stella Deer is yet another name you can add to the list.  (But let’s not call it an identity crisis, ok? ;))

 

Here’s the story:

 

In 2007 I left my job as office manager at an acupuncture clinic to embrace the vagabond life on the other side of the planet.

I bought a one-way ticket to Greece where I volunteered at a wildlife hospital on a small island in the Aegean Sea, soaked up the endless sun, and began to embrace an alternative lifestyle in which my purpose was simply to listen to my heart and go where feeling, instead of logic, led me.

I ended up spending 14 total months abroad in Europe, volunteering on organic farms, exploring my late father’s hometown on the Ligurian coast of Italy, hitch-hiking across the continent and perhaps most importantly, just trying to find a new way of living.

My aim was to shed my long-held inhibitions, really step out of my comfort zone, and try new things.

I dedicated my first year back in the US to chronicling my adventures.  Because my writing was so candid my idea was to publish my memoir under a pen name, which I decided would be Stella Deer.  I’d always loved the name “Stella” (which means “star” in Italian), and the deer, so graceful and agile, was an animal I felt intrinsically drawn to at the time.

In the end though, I decided that if indeed my writing would one day be published I would do so under my given name.

Stella Deer, though, was still a name I loved a lot and appropriately became the name of my business instead.

 

Why I do what I do…

 

Besides writing, drawing, and painting, perfume-making is yet another creative outlet for me that I enjoy sharing with the world.

The world of natural perfume-making inspires me with its infinite possibilities of expression and ability to imprint the present moment with a dream-like ambiance that really makes it come alive.

Wearing botanical perfumes and experimenting with scent is a beautiful form of self-expression & style evolution in which you can continuously reinvent the person you envision yourself to be.

 

Dying to know more? Here are 7 things most people don’t know about me…

 

I’ve harvested olives in Greece and stomped grapes in Italy.

I have bad luck with getting things stolen on my travel adventures.  Among them – my wallet, passport, even my car!

If I could’ve seen one band in concert, it would’ve been The Doors… or maybe Led Zeppelin??!

I love outer space.

I’m a vegan.

I wear my socks inside out.

I don’t own a hairbrush.

 

What you should do right now.

 

Hop onto my email list! You’ll get updates from me (don’t worry, I won’t clog your inbox! promise!) + a surprise welcome gift!

Also, check out my blog where I like to post pics from my travels, share some random musings + more.

 

Thanks for reading my story!

 

Talk soon,

Bobo

Besides being called Lia, many people call me Flavia (my middle name), or Bobo, a nickname.  Stella Deer is yet another name you can add to the list.  (But let’s not call it an identity crisis, ok? ;))

 

Here’s the story:

 

In 2007 I left my job as office manager at an acupuncture clinic to embrace the vagabond life on the other side of the planet.

I bought a one-way ticket to Greece where I volunteered at a wildlife hospital on a small island in the Aegean Sea, soaked up the endless sun, and began to embrace an alternative lifestyle in which my purpose was simply to listen to my heart and go where feeling, instead of logic, led me.

I ended up spending 14 total months abroad in Europe, volunteering on organic farms, exploring my late father’s hometown on the Ligurian coast of Italy, hitch-hiking across the continent and perhaps most importantly, just trying to find a new way of living.

My aim was to shed my long-held inhibitions, really step out of my comfort zone, and try new things.

I dedicated my first year back in the US to chronicling my adventures.  Because my writing was so candid my idea was to publish my memoir under a pen name, which I decided would be Stella Deer.  I’d always loved the name “Stella” (which means “star” in Italian), and the deer, so graceful and agile, was an animal I felt intrinsically drawn to at the time.

In the end though, I decided that if indeed my writing would one day be published I would do so under my given name.

Stella Deer, though, was still a name I loved a lot and appropriately became the name of my business instead.

 

Why I do what I do…

 

Besides writing, drawing, and painting, perfume-making is yet another creative outlet for me that I enjoy sharing with the world.

The world of natural perfume-making inspires me with its infinite possibilities of expression and ability to imprint the present moment with a dream-like ambiance that really makes it come alive.

Wearing botanical perfumes and experimenting with scent is a beautiful form of self-expression & style evolution in which you can continuously reinvent the person you envision yourself to be.

 

Dying to know more? Here are 7 things most people don’t know about me…

 

I’ve harvested olives in Greece and stomped grapes in Italy.

I have bad luck with getting things stolen on my travel adventures.  Among them – my wallet, passport, even my car!

If I could’ve seen one band in concert, it would’ve been The Doors… or maybe Led Zeppelin??!

I love outer space.

I’m a vegan.

I wear my socks inside out.

I don’t own a hairbrush.

 

What you should do right now.

 

Hop onto my email list! You’ll get updates from me (don’t worry, I won’t clog your inbox! promise!) + a surprise welcome gift!

Also, check out my blog where I like to post pics from my travels, share some random musings + more.

 

Thanks for reading my story!

 

Talk soon,

Bobo

ABOUT SD PERFUMES

All natural plant-based VEGAN + CRUELTY-FREE perfumes for you to wear while you dance through the cosmos.  10% of profit donated to charity.  Learn more here.

ABOUT SD PERFUMES

All natural plant-based VEGAN + CRUELTY-FREE perfumes for you to wear while you dance through the cosmos.  10% of profit donated to charity.  Learn more here.