YouTube Reviews of Amber Incense and Fig Tree

AI_youtibe3Amber Incense and Fig Tree were just reviewed by John David McCoy on YouTube. I really appreciate the coverage there, and the reviews are lovely. He was thoughtful to take time to learn about my background and inspiration. His background is also in the sciences, in physics. He is reviewing a number of artisan lines on YouTube; you might enjoy checking out his channel!

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Creating a Rose Accord

003 edited sm2.jpgI was one of four artisan perfumers interviewed for a post on Cafleurebon about creating rose accords. You might enjoy reading about that topic, and as of this posting you still have time to enter their drawing. I enjoyed being included with Elise Pearlstine of Tambela Perfumes, Maggie Mahboubian of Lalun Naturals, and Jane Cate of Wing & A Prayer.

(Photo of climbing Pinkie taken in summer here .)

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Checking in, and Pacific Forest Review…


We’ve been getting quite a bit of rain in CA, which is good news for reducing the water deficit from our several-year drought. Above is a picture of a New Dawn winter bloom on my front porch, next to a rose hip.

And below is a close-up photo of some moss on an oak tree by my house. The  moss seems to love the rain. Up close, this particular moss looks like tiny evergreen leaves, very pretty in detail.


I just joined Instagram, so I will be trying to take more photos this year. I was touched to see quite a few SSS product shots that people have posted on Instagram over the last couple of years. Fun to see beautiful photos people have taken of the SSS bottles!

There was a lovely review of the new Pacific Forest on Scent Hive last week. Thanks so much, Trish!

Just a quick note on stock: Nostalgie is out of stock but should be back by the end of next week.

Hope everyone had a nice holiday season (I enjoyed seeing my brother and his family!). January is always a flurry of paperwork, filing sales taxes and 1099’s and starting to work on income taxes. I think most of us are happier when that part of the year is over!

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Happy New Year!


Wishing everyone the best for 2016! Hope the new year brings you much happiness.

Many thanks to Cafleurebon for including the new Pacific Forest in their Best Of 2015 fragrance list! What a wonderful way to celebrate the launch!

I can’t wait to start working on some new formulas. I have several interesting new ingredients that are calling out to be used.

Happy New Year!!

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Quick Update: Pacific Forest and Nostalgie

Pacific Forest is now available on the site in all sizes except 34 ml. The 34 ml will be available in a few days.

Nostalgie is out of stock but will be back soon, in the next week or two.

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Happy Holidays!

Snoopy_xmas_hug_3Wishing all of you a very happy holiday with friends and family, however you celebrate. I’ll spend Christmas eve with my parents and will see my brother and his family for New Year’s weekend. In between, I’ll release the new Pacific Forest. :)

I appreciate all of you more than I can say. May the new year bring you lots of good things, and may the holiday spirit of peace, joy, and gratitude be with you throughout the coming year!

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Pacific Forest, launch, review, drawing

Redwoods_LookingUp_smThe new Sonoma Scent Studio natural forest scent, Pacific Forest, is launching with samples available by the end of this week and bottles next week. It has just been beautifully reviewed by Tammy at Cafleurebon and Julie at The Redolent Mermaid. You can enter a drawing for 3 ml samples at Cafleurebon if you leave a comment there before the draw closes.

This scent is 99% natural, taking the woods notes from Forest Walk (hemlock spruce, pine, fir, oakwood, sandalwood, cedar, oakmoss) and blending them with a natural amber base. Lasting power is good for me, though sillage is low (it stays close to the body since it is natural). The drydown is a cozy woodsy amber that I hope you’ll enjoy!

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