With My Five Senses I Discover Everything
In the process of naming SENTi, it was a delight to discover that Sentir, means to feel in French, Italian, Spanish and Latin. With it's five letters, SENTi references the five senses: scent, taste, touch, sight and sound.
Les 5 Sens, a French nursery rhyme by Ninon Linotte, serves as a navigation online and maybe even a way finding tool in the shop someday.
My nose to smell the flowers in the garden
My eyes to see all the little rabbits
The flowers I pick them with my hands
In the heart of the early morning
My ears listen to the birds sing
My mouth to taste the summer fruits
With my 5 senses I discover everything
I will tell teddy
Mon nez pour sentir les fleurs du jardin
Mes yeux pour voir tous les petits lapins
Les fleurs je les cueille avec mes mains
Au cœur du petit matin
Mes oreilles écoutent les oiseaux chanter
Ma bouche pour gouter les fruits de l’été
Avec mes 5 sens je découvre tout
Je raconterai à doudou
Creatives in Conversation: Jen Knoch
A self-described creative conductor and former freelance project manager, Jen Knoch recently celebrated the first anniversary of her shop, Senti, a boutique featuring sensory products to elevate everyday life.
Tucked down a discreet cobblestone alley off Edina’s Nolan Mains at 50th & France sits a jewel box of a store, Senti, named for the imperative form of the French verb meaning “to feel.”
Featured Brand: 1000FlowersI first met Perfumer, Jessica Buchanan, of @1000flowersperfumer outside her atelier/boutique in Old Town Grasse, in 2018. This was my first trip to Grasse and meeting Jessica was my “wish fulfilled” moment. She is a Grasse-trained perfumer, 10+yr resident and veteran in the world of essential oils, natural skincare and fragrance. Her fragrance line was broad and beautiful, her philosophy grounded in deep appreciation and respect for the natural world from the fragrance ingredients to the paper packaging.
New & Noteworthy ShopsNew to the Nolan Mains scene is Senti, the brainchild of Jen Knoch, creator of From Grasse with Love (FGWL), a line of luxe fragrances, candles, and skin care products from the perfume capital of the world—Grasse, France.