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 a golden amber woods with it, and it’s just starting to settle into something I’m excited about. I’ve had some nice heart notes in it for some time, but I’ve been experimenting with several approaches and sometimes those offshoots lead to dead ends. The latest path has me in the right direction though. The notes are sandalwood, cedar, tabac, vetiver, patchouli, cinnamon, clove, tonka, amber, labdanum, leather, vanilla, and musk.
I work on new scents in between orders, so I grab whatever hours I can get. Sometimes I work too many hours in a row on blending to try to fit in as much as I can before the next batch of orders comes in, and then my nose gets tired to the point where it’s best to put it away for a day or two. When I return to it later I can see what I actually have, lol. So I’ll put this down for a few days now and get back to the inventory, but I’m excited about this one.
As long as I have to do inventory, I’m reorganizing the cupboards of bottles in the workroom. I have this silly notion that if I organize and then write down a list of what is on each shelf that’ll make it easier to find what I’m looking for. We’ll see how long it stays organized as new stuff keeps coming in, but I’ll give it my best shot.
Here’s an interesting interview with Linda Pilkington of Ormonde Jayne that covers some business questions I’ve not seen asked before. It also says her best-selling scent is Isfarkand. I love the Ormonde woman and man scents but haven’t tried Isfarkand so I’ll have to add it to my sniff list.
Happy Friday! 🙂