April Gargiulo’s 15 Stylish Favorites


The Active Botanical Serum from Vintner’s Daughter is so perfect, we just knew that the founder, April Garguilo, would have great taste in other aspects of life. We asked her to narrow it down in a classic game of “If I had to…”  Here are April Gargiulo’s 15 stylish favorites!

If I had to use one foundation… I prefer to not wear foundation. My skin and spirit feel better without it. Some of my favorite testimonials are from woman who feel confident enough to go without foundation after switching to Active Botanical Serum.

Wear one lipstick… Something nourishing with just a hint of raspberry stain. It would be nice if I could use it on my cheeks too.

Wear one shade of nail polish… Clear because as soon as I put a color on my nails, I change my mind and want to take it off. I’m terribly indecisive about some of the silliest little things.

Apply one skincare product… Active Botanical Serum. It was designed to be multi-correctional so it very effectively does the job of several products in one.

Pick one perfume… no scent for me. In the wine world scent is a big no no because it can interfere with your sensory evaluation.

Vacation in one spot… Lake Como

Pack one piece of clothing… a black cashmere sweater

Carry one bag… small, black, crossbody and can hold my phone, passport, credit cards and lip stuff.

Give one hostess gift… homemade jam or honey

Eat one beauty food… avocado (this took the longest time to answer)

Sport one shoe… sneakers (this took the shortest time to answer)

Indulge in one treat… dark chocolate w/sea salt or cherry Garcia

Drink one wine… Too hard to choose just one. Champagne and Napa Valley Cabernet.

Stick with one type of exercise… Pilates Pro Works. Hands down, the best exercise I’ve ever done.

Pick a favorite flower… My favorite flower is actually a weed that grows on the side of the road all over Northern California. Its called Queen’s Anne Lace. I think it is so beautiful. I even have a pair of earrings that replicate its intricate pattern, I love it so much.

Wouldn’t you love to spend an afternoon in beautiful California with April and a Napa Valley Cabernet ?

One thought on “April Gargiulo’s 15 Stylish Favorites

  1. I love Queen Anne’s Lace too! My mom and I used to collect it from the side of the road (in Wisconsin) along with other wild flowers to make the prettiest bouquets. I recently learned it’s actually a wild carrot!

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About Susannah Compton

Susannah Compton is the founder and formulator behind Florescent, a line of 100% botanical perfumes she blends in small batches from organic and wild crafted aromatics. Plant-based skincare and cosmetics are a way of life for Susannah, who writes about clean beauty and the benefits of botanical ingredients for No More Dirty Looks, Thoughtfully Magazine and Integrity Botanicals. Florescent, however, is Susannah’s personal expression of healthy beauty. Susannah has been working with botanical aromatics for years, blending first for therapeutic purposes before delving into the art of perfumery. Having rarely experienced the depth and complexity of true botanicals in conventional perfume, she learned the art of blending and created what her heart desired — a scent that would move her the way perfume should. In search of those elevating, ethereal bouquets of scent, Susannah honed her skills behind the perfume bench. She launched Florescent in the spring of 2015 to share the lush experience and pleasing ritual of real perfume.