Monthly Archives: May 2010

Quick update

The new cap press is working now so I made a few more bottles (left). I have one method for doing the labels now. It’s labor intensive, so I’m working with the printer on an alternate method that’d look the … Continue reading

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Frangipani testing, and VdV review

I’ve been testing two new frangipani absolutes and the differences between them are interesting. One is plumaria rubra that is likely the type called Celadine, and another is plumaria alba that is made mostly from the type called Singapore. Both … Continue reading

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May Flowers in Sonoma (part of May Flowers blog project) 

Today is my post for the May Flowers group blog project organized by natural perfumer and artist Roxana Villa of Illuminated Perfume. You can visit her Illuminated Perfume blog to find links to the fun and creative May Flower posts … Continue reading

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Study on Bug-Fighting Properties of Essential Oils

Dr Weil’s newsletter today reports on a study by Greek researchers that tested the antimicrobial activity of eight essential oils and found thyme to be most effective. Weil’s letter says it “almost completely eliminated the bacteria it was pitted against … Continue reading

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The next day…

I resisted cutting that rose yesterday since I had plenty others to cut for the house, and today I took another snapshot after it had unfurled for another day. This time the light was softer and better for pictures (in … Continue reading

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Spring Weekend Update

I snapped a few photos in the garden today and posted one above of the very fragrant hybrid tea rose called Elle. I’ll post the other pics next Saturday as part of my May Flowers group post — photos of … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Just wanted to say Happy Mother’s Day! A favorite topic on this day is what perfume your Mom wore and how that influenced your fragrance preferences and memories. My Mom didn’t wear fragrance when I was growing up so I … Continue reading

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