Monthly Archives: July 2008

Gardenia Musk and other updates

I worked on the new gardenia musk Sunday.  The floral accord is a pretty gardenia/jasmine that’s had good feedback, but I’d like the scent to have just a bit more oomph. I added a touch of very light cedar and … Continue reading

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Friday evening round-up

Computers are such blessings, putting us in touch with the world via internet, but they can be a headache when they fail.  My main computer is unable to receive power from the AC cord at the moment, even though the AC … Continue reading

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A new vetiver to love, and more scent work

I’m trying Andy Tauer’s new Vetiver Dance this afternoon and am enjoying it; the lily of the valley comes out prominently on me the first few hours and makes this a very different vetiver scent than any other I’ve tried, … Continue reading

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Quick Update

Ambre Noir is getting closer. I put the frankincense and myrrh back in, removed one cedary component, enhanced the sandalwood, and added a touch of castoreum. It’s dark and rich but has the touch of incense back. I need to … Continue reading

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The Skanky Notes

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to try a sample of Onda from a very generous person, and it got me thinking about some of the leathery skanky notes I like in very small amounts: castoreum and the para cresyls. … Continue reading

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Cutting Garden, and a thank you to testers :)

My Mom’s cutting garden did well this year; here’s a section of it with larkspur, hollyhock, sunflowers, and nigella.  The sun was too harsh for getting a good picture, but the larkspur is so pretty! I worked more on Ambre … Continue reading

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Kilo lust and update on new scents

If you think it’s bad to lust after bottles of perfume, it is worse lusting after ingredients that only come in 25 kilo minimum purchases.  🙂   A 25 kilo purchase all of one ingredient is too much for me at this … Continue reading

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