About Us

Indie Scent Library is a place to post or read indie perfume reviews. Our goal is to get as many scents as we can into a single, easy to search space.

Our Story

The idea for Indie Scent Library started one fateful autumn day in 2017. There was a thread on Reddit-in the subreddit r/indiemakeupandmore- discussing the lack of a permanent, searchable place to find perfume reviews. One fellow user suggested a WordPress website and I was enraptured by the idea. I spent the next 3 months madly creating scent listings and occasionally taking coffee breaks. To my delight, I launched Indie Scent Library launched in February 2018 with over 2500 scents listed from 30 different brands. Within the past year and a half our site has tripled in size! This couldn’t be possible without the support and interest of a wonderful indie perfume community.


Hello, I’m Kara! I love indie perfumes, hiking, indie board games and dogs. I am passionate about supporting small businesses. Especially coffee shops!

Favourite Scent Notes: Woods, Smoke, Patchouli, Snow, and Pumpkin.

Favourite Caffeine Jolt: Cappucinos, iced coffee, and the occasional London Fog.

Favourite Colour: Blue

ISL was featured on episode 7 of the Fearless Broadcast Podcast by Sucreabeille owner, Andrea Fender. Check it out here.

Andrea also created an awesome perfume called The Librarian inspired by Kara and ISL. Check it out here.