Monthly Archives: April 2009

Schedule Update

I had a great interview today and have a helper starting Wed. I’ll push the shopping cart date out from Wed the 29th to Fri the 1st to give us a couple days to get started together. She has a … Continue reading

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Back to blending

I’m putting this break from orders to good use and am working on Gardenia Musk and also the oakmoss substitutions in four scents. I tried the new moss in Winter Woods and the difference is not noticeable, partly because the … Continue reading

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Short Break

I’m taking the shopping cart buttons down for about a week and taking a little break from orders so I can make new batches of Fireside Intense, Ambre Noir, Encens Tranquille, and Winter Woods with the new oakmoss and so … Continue reading

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Burst of Spring and Gardenia Thoughts

It is over 90 degrees with a little spring hot spell and I’m spoiled with armloads of roses, a few sprigs of pink jasmine, and the first sweet peas. The jasmine scent is taking over all else but it’s a … Continue reading

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Some Midweek Thoughts and Review of Ambre Noir

A new issue of Sniffapalooza Magazine is out today, and I like this quote by Andy Tauer about what it means to be a niche perfumer: “True niche is niche because of the quality of the fragrances, the creative energy … Continue reading

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Gardenia Musk Update

I’m getting back to Gardenia Musk and feeling good about the recent tweaks to the formula. I’ve made the base more complex; I’d like it to read as a soft woodsy musk base, but because many people have trouble with … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

Best wishes for a great Easter weekend! My brother and his family are visiting for the weekend. The girls are dying eggs and looking forward to their Easter egg hunt. They just got a new dog, a beagle mix that … Continue reading

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