Samples back up

I put samples of everything and bottles of Cocoa Sandalwood back on the site today. I will wait a few days to put the rest of the bottles back up. I’m hoping this strategy will stagger the incoming orders a bit to avoid a burst.

I don’t have samples of Spiced Citrus Vetiver yet, but I’m working on it. I hit a frustrating bump because I had to open a new batch of vetiver (same supplier, same organic vetiver from Sri Lanka), and this batch has stronger smoky topnotes. I’m having to adjust the vetiver level down a little bit. I may consider blending two vetivers together, but I’ve not decided yet. Anyway, it will be a bit longer for this scent release while I sniff and adjust the formula. The ingredient variability is one disadvantage to all-natural scents, but I think the positives of naturals outweigh the variability issues.

I took samples of Cameo down from the site. Bottles will still be available for a short time, but as I mentioned last fall, I will be retiring Cameo since it does not sell as quickly and I need to keep my list manageable in length.

My plum tree has pink snow beneath it from all the dropping blossoms. It has had an explosion of pink puffy blooms for a bit over a week (wish it lasted longer!). The roses are leafing out, the daffodils are in bloom, and it feels like spring here already. I think my brother’s family will be up for Easter, which will be nice. Hoping you have signs of spring soon too, but I know many areas are still deep in snow. Don’t forget to change your clocks this weekend for daylight savings!

About Laurie E

artisan perfumer and owner of Sonoma Scent Studio
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10 Responses to Samples back up

  1. rosarita says:

    Hi, Laurie – hope this news means that you are feeling better. I’m jealous of your spring weather but I noticed the jonquils were up several inches earlier this week, right before they got buried in snow. πŸ™‚ Looking forward to sampling your new scents!

    • Laurie E says:

      Yes, I’m feeling much better. Now I just need to be sure I don’t do that again, lol. I hope your jonquils survive the snow! It’s tough for those early spring flowers!

  2. Liz K says:

    Yay! Glad you are feeling better and I was going to email you to ask about Cameo. Have been enjoying my sample so much I think I may need a bit before it is no longer available.

    • Laurie E says:

      When I put bottles back up on the site I can put Cameo up for a little longer, but I thought I’d stop with samples to avoid getting new people hooked before it goes away. πŸ™‚

  3. Tora says:

    Laurie, so good to hear you are feeling better. I do look forward to trying the Cocoa Sandalwood. Happy Spring!

  4. Jane says:

    Hi Laurie, I so hope you are feeling better and will be back to yourself very soon. I can’t wait to try the new scents. Thank you and I hope things aren’t too crazy for you, but it’s because we all love your work !

  5. brie says:

    Nice to see that you are feeling better and enjoying the beautiful weather you are experiencing! I know from my own experience that essential oils (unlike sythetics) can be tricky in terms of consistency…so I am patiently awaiting Spicy Citrus Vetiver…as you already know I will bypass the sample and go for the full botte:) !!

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