Monthly Archives: January 2009

Pouring kilos

I poured the kilos of low atranol oakmoss and labdanum a couple days ago; the oakmoss needs to be gently warmed in a water bath to make it pourable, so the room was moss scented for a few hours. Now … Continue reading

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Testing, testing…

I’ve been testing Tabac, Reves, and Gardenia mods, and just to give my nose something different I’ve periodically tried a few of the samples I broke down and ordered a week ago. Manoumalia sounded right up my alley and it … Continue reading

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Mid-week This and That

I thought this was an interesting comment in the latest Perfumer & Flavorist, saying that in these times of economic hardship people may start to favor richer, more potent scents: “The [financial downturn] could also affect the way we create … Continue reading

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Update on New Scents

I’ve narrowed down Lieu de Reves to two variations that differ just in three ingredients, and I’m getting feedback to help me choose. I’m leaning toward one and need to see if others agree. I’m still working on Tabac Aurea, … Continue reading

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Low Atranol Oakmoss

I just got my delivery of kilos from France with mimosa absolute, more labdanum, and a new low atranol oakmoss. Some kilos are hard to open, at least with my lousy wrists, so my kind Dad is in charge of … Continue reading

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Tabac Aurea

I thought it was time to mention the other new scent in the pipeline besides Lieu de Reves: I’ve been working on a unisex woodsy amber scent with a tabac note that I’ve named Tabac Aurea. I’ve been migrating towards … Continue reading

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The January Paperwork Blues

The first week or two in January much of my time is spent updating the books for the previous year, catching up from getting behind in Nov/Dec, and doing inventory. Each year it runs longer than I’d hoped, and as … Continue reading

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