My two releases for 2012 were Nostalgie in January and Forest Walk in June. I also released a reformulated Champagne de Bois in July and a reformulated Vintage Rose in December; Vintage Rose was different enough to be renamed Rose Volupté, and the new Champagne is the same as the original except with the new labdanum replacing the old.
Looking back on 2012, it was a good year with lots of progress. I upgraded my 17 ml bottles and imported a new batch of 34 ml bottles. I took part in the July Artisan Fragrance Salon in San Francisco and then began working on the upcoming natural line. Recently, I’ve been sourcing more beautiful natural ingredients and can’t wait to use them.
Looking forward to 2013, my To Do list is longer than is realistic, so I have to choose the things that are closest to my heart and/or best for the business. The naturals project is high priority because it satisfies both of those criteria. Also high on my To Do list is the body oil project. In addition to those goals, I want to get back to the white floral theme that I’ve worked on, and I know people want me to bring Opal back. I did a lot of cleaning and organizing last year to prepare the studio for open hours, and hosting some open hours is still a goal.
We all have goals for each new year, and each new year’s eve brings optimism for how the upcoming year will unfold. Here’s wishing 2013 is a great one for all my fragrance friends!