ANNIE OAKLEY® PERFUMERY
300 Johnson Street, P.O. Box 203 • Ligonier, Indiana 46767
260-894-7219 • www.AnnieOakley.com
For Immediate Release
Contact: Renee Gabet, Annie Oakley® Founder and Owner, 260-894-7219 or Renee@AnnieOakley.com
Annie Oakley Natural Perfumery Studio to Host 7th Anniversary Event July 23-27
Mix Your Own Fragrance and Essential Oils, and Enjoy Tours, Music, Refreshments and Gifts
Ligonier, Ind.—The Annie Oakley Perfumery is hosting a five-day celebration for the seventh anniversary of its Annie Oakley Perfumery Studio. The celebration will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 23-27 at the studio, located at 300 Johnson Street in Ligonier. The 7th Anniversary Bash and Gala Event will feature five full days offering sensory tours along with fragrance sampling and creating at Annie Oakley’s all-new Essential Oil Mixing Bar, along with refreshments, music, gifts and door prizes.
Free Sensory Tours start at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. all five days. Guests will experience a one-of-a-kind tour of a real perfumery and learn about the use of essential oils as the first perfume.
Annie Oakley’s Mixing Bar will provide an opportunity for guests to mix an Annie Oakley product that’s uniquely their own. They can customize their own body spray, body lotion, linen spray or essential oil custom blend, starting with Annie Oakley’s all-organic plant oils, pure essentials oils, and natural perfumer’s alcohol. “Get lost in our exclusive Mixing Bar ingredients such as zesty lemon, calming lavender, peaceful frankincense, invigorating mint and zingy ginger,” said Renee Gabet, Annie Oakley owner and founder. “With a full lab of pure essential oils and natural ingredients and over 50 ingredient combinations, there are so many ways to feel alive with nature’s beauty; come and discover on your own!”
Free Gifts will be provided to each guest and there will be a drawing to win a free Annie Oakley product. Guests will be involved in naming Annie Oakley’s Anniversary 2018 Fragrance. In addition, the Perfumery Studio Gift Shoppe will offer special anniversary discount pricing on select products.
Refreshments will be served each day—including Annie Oakley’s famous Indiana mint lemonade, Madagascar vanilla coffee and gourmet treats—and music will add to the event’s ambience.
Large Tour Groups are welcomed, but Gabet suggests calling 260-894-7219 in advance to set up a specific tour time.
For up-to-date details on the anniversary celebration, visit Facebook.com/AnnieOakleyPerfumery on Facebook.
ABOUT ANNIE OAKLEY™
The Annie Oakley Perfumery and Studio facility can be accessed from State Highway 5 as it travels through Ligonier. Look for signage directing visitors to the studio at 300 Johnson Street, which is east of S.R. 5. More event information and a map can be found on the firm’s Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/AnnieOakleyPerfumery.
Annie Oakley Enterprises is an American success story. Founded by Hoosier entrepreneur Renee Gabet in 1980, Annie Oakley has grown from being a home-based business to a world-class perfumery selling millions of bottles of its various products, which include natural and organic fragrances along with pure essential oils and body products.
In 2011, the firm opened the Annie Oakley Perfumery Studio to provide tourists to northern Indiana’s Amish country with a rare opportunity to view a perfumery operation and learn how Annie Oakley fragrances are created, blended and bottled. The company was named 2012 Innovator of the Year for Northeast Indiana by KPC Media Group and it has been featured on national tourism websites and blogs.
Travel feature writer Malerie Yolen-Cohen, who writes for publications such as National Geographic, Traveler and Newsday, named the Annie Oakley Perfumery Studio as being among the “Top 15 Destinations” along U.S. Route 6. She called Annie Oakley “a little slice of Provence in the Midwest . . . imbued with fragrant panache.”
Annie Oakley products are sold nationally and internationally through more than 1,000 retail locations. Private group tours can be scheduled by e-mailing Tours@AnnieOakley.com or by calling 260-894-7219. For more information on the full line of Annie Oakley™ all-natural fragrances and spa products, visit www.AnnieOakley.com.
Since 2010, Annie Oakley president and founder Renee Gabet has been a client of the Northeast Indiana Small Business Development Center, receiving assistance with marketing strategies and public relations. For more information on the NE-ISBDC, visit www.isbdc.org or call 260-481-0500.