New bottle update: I’m going ahead with the gold foil labels even though they are a little more involved to produce. They do look nice. As shown in the photo, I’m making the border a tad narrower than the previous picture I posted a week ago. I have the first small test batch of labels in hand and I’m starting to make more of the new bottles. I’m experimenting with ways to photograph them and discovering what works.
Blog review: There’s a nice review of Lieu de Reves today on Notes From The Ledge. Thanks Scentself! I think spring is a great time for Reves.
Sample storage: After a while most of us have to think about how to store our collections of fragrance samples. I’ve been using some plastic box organizers from the hardware store with multiple compartments meant for storing nails and such. I’ve heard some people use ammunition boxes with multiple compartments. I recently got a cool storage box from the Container Store and thought I’d share the link in case it helps someone. The disadvantage is that the samples can’t stand up, but the unit is nice because you can alphabatize the drawers and easily swap drawers around to reorganize if you need to add more space for some letters/categories. If you use the dividers in the small drawers (or make your own dividers with inexpensive leftover cardboard as I did), you’ll get two compartments per drawer that are the perfect length for laying down 1 ml sample vials. It may bring pleasure to the organizing nerd in you, lol.