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Celebrate International Women's Day

A celebration of female excellence

Mar 20

The beauty of celebrating International Women’s Day is that it's not only about the achievements of women, but an inherent support of unified expression and equal rights for all. Over the last 100 years, the message of International Women’s Day, or IWD, has spread across the globe. A day to acknowledge leadership, creativity and tireless strides towards equality inspire people worldwide to give the best of themselves to a balanced world, regardless of gender.


Som Chea Irvin

Som Chea Irvin

Customer Experience Manager

International Women’s Day holds a special place at the heart of Thymes, a business that began when two friends, women, and creatives were able to bring their strengths together and bloom their artisan fragrances into a household name. Som Chea Irvin, our Customer Experience Manager, sees their dreams reflected in our culture:

“Thymes was founded 30 years ago by two friends who shared a passion for creativity, botanical ingenuity, beauty and friendship. One of the things I like about working at Thymes is that there are many of us who come to work every day that share in this same passion.”


 Anne Sempowski Ward

Anne Sempowski Ward

Chief Executive Officer

Naturally our brand wants to make sure women are reflected in the magic of Thymes, the fragrances our customers have grown to love. We take inspiration from our lives to create scents that move beyond delight and into an aromatic experience. Simmered Cider, the deep apple fragrance with a kick of spice, was brought to you by our CEO Anne Sempowski Ward’s inspired sips of autumn cider, reminding her of childhood in Michigan:

“I love this fragrance because it reminds me of the coziness of fall and trips to the Cider Mill as a young girl growing up in Michigan. It also comes with one of my favorites stories of how this fragrance came to be a part of Thymes. A few years ago, we were having a company holiday party where someone on our team brought in a delicious cider for us to enjoy from her family’s recipe. It was warm and delicious and a tradition in her home. As I sat there and enjoyed drinking it, I found myself continuously wanting to get a whiff of the cider’s scent. Drinking it was great, but the smell was even more yummy. So I turned to her and others on the team and asked how quickly we could turn this into a Thymes fragrance. And voila, Simmered Cider was born.”


Karin Miller

Karin Miller

Thymes Brand Manager

The women of Thymes appreciate the fusion of art and fragrance, brought together in our scents and products. Karin Miller, brand manager of Thymes, works daily with these delicate blends while still finding an intoxicating comfort in her favorites. “I have always loved Vanilla Blanc and would say Kimono Rose is a close runner-up! I love the warm notes and the soft vanilla scent”.


Erika Jones

Erika Jones

Home Fragrance Lab Technician

On the other end of development, Erika Jones test each candle for stability spending time meticulously inspecting and appreciating each candle. “The Forest Collection would be my favorite, because it is very elegant and stylish”.


Mai Thor

Mai Thor

Assembly Lead

Mai Thor is one of our assembly leads, making sure that your items are packaged and delivered with care. She knows that Thymes is fragrance to be experienced, like her favorite calming Lavender Body Wash, “I like it because it’s so smooth on the body and smells good”.

Each thymes product carries the legacy of the female friendship it began with. In the steps of our founders, we will continue to engage and promote the work of women, and bring equality to every aspect of our creation, production, and message.

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