In 1749, gardeners John Potter and William Moore joined forces to start a business cultivating herbs and flowers. They specialized in lavender and eventually they evolved into creating fine bath, body and beauty products including perfumes. They took a special interest in garden roses and believed that individuality had a great deal to do with fragrance choices. Soon, their company became very successful, so much so that products are still being developed to this day.

One of their best-selling floral and herbal essences is a romantic scent called Tea Rose and Sage Eau de Toilette ($63).

The smell is delicate and sweet, but what also makes it special is knowing that 10% of October sales are donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the world's largest network of breast cancer survivors and activists.

If you have never taken the time to read the touching story about a promise between two sisters, and about how this foundation was born, I suggest doing so as a reminder about what these seemingly small donations can do to help. Every person can make a difference.