Coloma: Gold Town to Ghost Town

Updated: Sep 22

The year was 1848, and the rush had just begun. All that glitters isn’t always gold. But, if you were lucky, your trusty compass pointed you in the direction of the small town of Coloma, along the banks of the South Fork River. Find fortune in our luxurious fragrance that pays homage to the mysterious town of Coloma, the destination of explorers seeking golden futures. The opulent aroma of pressed French lavender and resinous Egyptian amber impart a sense of splendor. Contrasting essence of tonka bean, herbaceous sage, and extract of myrrh embrace the raw simplicity of bygone days. Travel back to an era when you didn’t need to be wealthy to feel like you had it all.


Settled along the banks of the South Fork River between Sutter’s Mill and Mormon Island is Coloma, California — the first important mining town of the 1848 gold rush days. It was here, on the South Fork River, that James Marshall first found the gold that started the great California Gold Rush. News spread quickly and by the time it reached San Francisco, thousands began to flood the area.

On February 18, 1850 El Dorado County was created with Coloma selected as the first county seat. Only 7 months later California became the 31st state in the union. In 1854 the county seat was moved to Placerville where it has remained for 150 years.






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