Penny & Drum is inspired by artisan Ilona Perry’s background: she was born on a British island known as the pinnacle of the infamous Bermuda Triangle, even though she is also American and partly grew up in the US. In addition, her ethnicity is half-Cuban and half-Azorean Portuguese, but somehow she is often mistaken for the young Meryl Streep. Ms. Perry brings her unique perspective to the Silver Lake and Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles that she has lived in for the past 12 years. These both, in turn, have inspired her scent creations in the form of luxury candles and indie hand blended perfume. She uses organic, clean ingredients sourced sustainably and through fair trade.