Monthly Archives: June 2013

Fragrance Friends Interviews: Melissa Groben, perfumista & jewelry artist

This post is the first in a series of interviews with fabulous and interesting perfume lovers in our fragrance community. I’d like to focus on people who haven’t been interviewed already, so not the perfumers, but the people we all … Continue reading

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Checking in: scent update and upcoming new blog series

Scent Update: I had a breakthrough on the floral scent yesterday. I wanted to cut the sweetness, and I have a balance that is working much better now. I decreased some of the sweet elements (including benzoin and peach lactone), … Continue reading

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Cocoa Sandalwood Review and Drawing on The Fragrant Man

Thank you, Amer, for your beautiful review of Cocoa Sandalwood on The Fragrant Man! I know what you mean about the fragrance community being full of generous souls! 🙂 Glad you’ve met good friends and discovered a love of natural … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day!

I’ve been very lucky to have the parents I did, and I’m lucky that they are still doing well. Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there, and many, many thanks to mine. 🙂 I’ve been working on the … Continue reading

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The Bottling Process

I receive questions from time to time about how the scents are bottled, so I thought I’d describe the process a little bit. My method is probably similar to that of many other small indie perfumers. As orders come in, … Continue reading

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Interview Series on Olfactoria’s Travels

Birgit on Olfactoria’s Travels has been doing a weekly interview series with various people in the perfume field. So far she’s interviewed Mandy Aftel, Vero Kern, and Viktoria Minya. Today she posted my responses to her questions. She chose an … Continue reading

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Another update and some links

I’ve been working on a summer scent that I had to put on hold a year ago after spending months on it, and I’m very pleased with how it is coming along. I want it to be a more natural … Continue reading

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