Art by Johna Gibson Bowman

Please visit for all of the products that you see here. I am gradually moving all sales to Etsy and this website will be my portfolio and blog. is where you can find all of my fragranced work.


Hazel Fern Scents Shoppe

Artisan Perfumes Candles & Melts Handcrafted by HazelFernScents

Hazel Fern Scents is a part of The Art of Johna Gibson BowmanHoot’s Gallery and came to life when I began making candles, wax melts, and soap for family and friends more than ten years ago. At first it was a hobby driven by my desire to make and give gifts that were evocative of nostalgic joyful memories. One of my first scents was Helen’s Kitchen – a spiced apple pie and cream fragrance inspired by my aunt’s descriptions of my grandmother’s apple pies. As demand for the wax products and soap grew, I expanded the line to include artisan perfumes, incense, & lip balm.

Scent is my primary memory trigger and I can be transported to many places in time simply by catching the faintest wisp of fragrance. Most of my fragrances are blended with this in mind and I try to capture the essence of memory or time in wax or oil. For instance, my fragrance December takes me back to the Christmases of my childhood. I would lay beneath the Christmas tree and inhale the fragrance my mom’s vintage scented sachet ornaments.

In 2011 when I purchased a shop at the Michigan Renaissance Festival, Hazel Fern grew by leaps and bounds. Since then I have released several hand-blended perfume oils, incense, lip balm, and continue to mix and create every day.