Monthly Archives: June 2008

Custom tweaks of nature

I thought this was an interesting blurb in Perfumer and Flavorist about how natural ingredients are being tweaked to de-color them or remove allergens or change the scent profile in some way (such as removing the dirtiest part of patchouli).   … Continue reading

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Checking In…

The smokiness in the air was a little better today, though we didn’t have blue sky yet.  We had a bit of a breeze that may have helped reduce the thickness of the smoke, and maybe the fires are getting more under control and … Continue reading

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Smoke

We haven’t seen the blue sky here for days; smoke from the fires in northern California has blanketed us, blocking out the sun and the view of the nearby hills.  It’s weirdly muggy and the air smells like fire.  People … Continue reading

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Sending Out Traveling Musk Packages

I’ll send out two identical traveling musk packages Tuesday the 24th.  The first two people can sniff, report back their results via email to info@sonomascentstudio.com or to my personal email (given in the package), and then send on to the next … Continue reading

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Quick Update

The Now Smell This blog featured a very nice review of Sonoma’s Velvet Rose shea cream yesterday: http://nowsmellthis.blogharbor.com/blog/_archives/2008/6/21/3753766.html I’m catching up on orders and making two identical traveling musk packages.  I’ll post the details on that when I mail them … Continue reading

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Labdanum and amber

The picture above shows tonka beans, orris root, a jar of labdanum absolute, and lavender blossoms.  Photo copyright SonomaScentStudio.com. When I made Ambre Noir, I wanted a very dark labdanum-rich amber scent with a little leather and rose and very … Continue reading

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Busy, busy…

I’ve been busy keeping up with orders and haven’t been able to work on the new scents lately.  I’ll have a post soon, hopefully tomorrow eve, on labdanum and how it relates to amber accords and my decisions on Ambre Noir. … Continue reading

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