It’s been a busy week again, but I’ve managed to make a few new mods of Encens Tranquille each night and test them the following morning. Last night I increased the leather a bit more (there has always been a soft leather note in it but it wasn’t very perceptible before), and I altered the sandalwood accord a little bit to smooth it. I had already increased myrrh, decreased smokiness, changed the amber accord, and of course swapped to the new moss per IFRA.
Tonight I softened the frankincense a little to smooth the opening. I may be ready to send out testers of this mod. I will test it again in the morning. It is smoother than the original, which I had wanted, but it is still interesting to me (previous mods had been smoother but not zippy enough). I’m not sure about the frankincense level yet; I like the drydown when I start it out higher, but then the opening becomes harsher (that’s something that I worried about with the original, though personally I love frankincense so the potent incense opening didn’t bother me to wear myself). Maybe I should send both versions out to some testers to see how others feel.
I’m keeping up with orders but turn-around has been a day or two this week. I should be caught up again over the weekend. I have all the gift wrap supplies and just need to get a moment to photograph them. As soon as I pick the best ET mod I’ll get back to Bouquet Blanche and also the new soft sandalwood scent (a skin scent featuring soft sandalwood, amber, spices, and musk).