I tested the Wood Violet without plum again yesterday and decided to set that aside for now (don’t like it enough to pursue), but I also tested the new cedary woods scent and will continue with that one. It needs a name! The notes are violet, rose, cedar, sandalwood, patchouli, vetiver, ambergris, cinnamon, clove, tonka, and musk. It opens with some violet and rose notes but those soften to the background and it becomes a soft cedary woods scent, fairly dry and unisex. I need to keep testing it, but I like it so far.
I also tested Reves again and will start to send a couple testers out. I have taken it back to the original idea of soft and powdery heliotrope tempered by very soft woods and am liking the result. Notes are soft florals (iris, violet, rose, jasmine), soft cedar and musk, sweet heliotrope and tonka, dry ambergris and vetiver, and a touch of anise. It’s more on the feminine and powdery side. I’ll update the info for it on the website soon, in the upcoming scents section.
I took a break from Gardenia Musk but will resume work on it as I can.