Monthly Archives: February 2009

Lieu de Reves and Sienna Musk Sample Drawing!

The month of February 2009 is the 5th anniversary of the Sonoma Scent Studio website.  I’ve focused on building a fragrance line of woods, florals, incense, musks, and woodsy gourmands.  I still have lots of work to do but have made good progress … Continue reading

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Oakmoss Wednesday

I’m getting low on the older oakmoss, so tomorrow I need to run trials on the new moss in Fireside Intense to calibrate the right level.  Every time you switch suppliers you need to do this, so I try to stay with the same supplier … Continue reading

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In The News: Czech & Speake Dark Rose Returns

The Czech & Speake website now lists Dark Rose as available for preorder and it will be in stock mid-March. This scent is a cult classic but has been unavailable for several years. Dark Rose may well have been reformulated, so we’ll … Continue reading

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Flower headspace versus floral absolutes

If you’ve smelled floral absolutes such as rose or jasmine, you know they don’t smell the same as putting your nose in a fresh flower.  The process of extracting the floral absolute yields a different chemical composition than the combination … Continue reading

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Mid-week Update

I uploaded this picture of the new Lieu de Reves to the website. I’ll hold off on a newsletter announcing it for now, assuming that Tabac Aurea is almost done and I can send a newsletter for the two. I … Continue reading

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New label design for 1 oz bottles

I’m changing the labels for the 1 oz bottles. As shown in this quick photo, they’re gold on black and slightly larger. I’m doing these myself until I have them printed. They look nice; they have a glossy background that … Continue reading

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More thoughts on tobacco scents and ingredients

I’ve been thinking about some fragrances with tobacco notes that I’ve tried and how they relate to my goals and ingredients for Tabac Aurea. I admire Hermes Ambre Narguile with its smooth, gourmand, ambery base, its subtle soft tabac note, … Continue reading

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