I realized I hadn’t mentioned that Sonoma Scent Studio tied for 4 bronze medals in the SF Fragrance Salon in July (Top All Round Product Line, Best Gift Set, Most Seductive Scent, and Best New Product). Many categories had multiple winners for the Bronze. The judging was informal and just for fun; it was not meant to be taken too seriously, but was intended to be a low-key secondary part of the show. I was also included in the bronze winners in the Naturals category, but that was a mistake because I hadn’t brought any all-natural scents to the show (the organizers hadn’t let the judges know which brands were natural, so that unfortunately led to some mistakes in that category).
Fall is here! Mornings are cool and often foggy, and the late afternoon shadows are long. The oak trees around my cottage are dropping leaves and acorns. Last night two foxes ran laps around my deck, keeping me awake. Their playfulness can be amusing by day, but not so fun in the middle of the night.
My younger niece’s birthday is today. Happy Birthday, Kate! She turns 9 today.
I’m working on some new scents and will talk more about the whole project soon.