Progress Report

Happy Mother’s Day to the Moms! 

Still very busy blending.  Thought I’d give an update here and I’ll keep a running list of new scents on the What’s New page.  I’m still deciding on a name for the new scent with woods, aldehydes, and subtle florals.   

New and Updated Scents:

Encens Tranquille: We’ve replaced the old Incense scent with a new drier blend. Encens Tranquille is a soothing dry and woodsy incense scent with frankincense, cedar, sandalwood, and ambergris on a base of soft musk.

Fireside Intense: A smoky scent with cedar, sandalwood, incense, guaiacwood, birch tar, cade, nagarmotha (Cyperus), leather, orris, and musk.

Lieu de Reves: We’ve updated this scent to soften the orris a bit, decrease the vanilla, and increase the leather notes. It has the same dry orris but has a different balance with a smooth sueded drydown.

Naming quandaries

One new scent is about done, so it’s time for me to come up with a name.  The notes include sandal, cedar, frankincense, jasmine, carnation, labdanum, musk, and soft aldehydes. It’s not overly floral but not intense woods either, and the aldehydes add a little effervescence without being heavy.  A couple testers have liked the scent a lot and commented on this bubbly aspect, which made me wonder if a name like Champagne Fleurs would fit.  Still thinking and always welcome naming help!  The word champagne has been used before, but I’m having a hard time thinking of something else that captures a sparkling or effervescent nature. 

Still working on the Jour Ensoleille tweak and a jasmine scent as well.  Will get back to the roses too.

The containers we hope to use for the new summer lotion are on back order.  We should be able to get them within a couple weeks, so we’re making progress there.

Back to sniffing and blending…