Gossamer Wings


Gossamer Wings

The Bespoke Fragrance Experience: custom Designed Fragrances

About Gossamer Wings

My company, Gossamer Wings, is an American independent perfume house based in La Crosse, Wisconsin. I work with the finest perfume oils and essential oils, both conventional and organic. All my products are vegan friendly.

About Cheri

I began painting in 1994. In 1996, while waiting for watercolors to dry, I started playing with beach glass and wire to make earrings.  Eventually my painting career turned toward portraiture and my jewelry designs turned toward aromatherapy jewelry. And that’s what got me interested in essential oils and perfumes.

In 2020, without much else going on that year, I immersed myself in the study of perfume design. Portrait painting with oils and pastels fell by the wayside.

From the ashes of the year of Covid arose a new form of creative expression; painting “portraits” with fragrance instead of paint.

Cheri with her dog Candy on her shoulders

Why "Gossamer Wings?"

 I’ve always loved a song that Ella Fitzgerald sang called “Just One of Those Things.” A phrase in the song goes, “It was a trip to the moon on gossamer wings, it was just one of those things.”  The word “gossamer” refers to something very light, filmy or delicate like the wings of a dragonfly or the gauzy strands of a spider’s web floating on a breeze. But it also refers to the ethereal and exquisite nature of falling in love.

Where the magic happens


Shipping is $8 on orders up to $100 and $15 on orders over $100.

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