For decades, the perfume industry was ruled by big-name brands. But that started shifting about 15 years ago, when experts like Mike and Linda Sivrican took up formulating their own small-batch scents, using recipes as clean and free from scary additives as possible. After teaching themselves how to blend fragrances by hand, the pair launched Capsule Parfumerie, a company that encompasses a cluster of distinct perfume lines, each with their own mood, in Los Angeles in 2012. Saguara is one of them, and the four fragrances that make up that line are an ode to the California desert and combine native herbs like sagebrush and mint with smokier notes like jasmine and palo santo wood. Each is made in such a hands-on way that Linda refers to them as “micro-batches”—and, in a fitting touch, many of the ingredients are sourced from local farmers, just as you’d expect them to be.