Monthly Archives: October 2013

Fragrance Event in Washington D.C. November 13

For those who can get to Washington D.C. on November 13, there will be a fragrance event with a chance to meet perfumers Calice Becker, Christopher Diienno, and Heather Sims. The event is open to the public, but you need … Continue reading

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Brave New World: ingredients synthesized by micro-organisms

Several articles have been published recently about a relatively new technology for creating perfumery ingredients (as well as flavorings and some drugs); yeast, fungi, and bacteria can be genetically altered so that they synthesize perfumery ingredients such as vanillin. Although … Continue reading

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Checking in…

I wanted to check in with a little update. My arm is doing quite a bit better. It’s not up to normal strength, but my flexibility has improved and I’m able to use it for light tasks now. I’d like … Continue reading

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Some interesting links this week

Testing for Alzheimer’s by sniffing peanut butter: Researchers have noticed a correlation between Alzheimer’s disease and deterioration in the ability to smell odors, and now they have documented a difference between the left and right nostrils in Alzheimer’s patients. The … Continue reading

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I am frequently asked what types of classes and schools are available to learn about perfumery. I decided to post about this topic since it seems to be of interest, and now I can refer to this post whenever I’m … Continue reading

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Seven Questions On Beauty

Today Lavanya posted my responses to her seven questions on beauty. I’ve enjoyed reading the series and look forward to the rest of the posts. Thought provoking questions. 🙂

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Mention in October P&F Magazine

Sonoma Scent Studio had a mention in the October issue of Perfumer & Flavorist Magazine in an article by Amy Marks-McGee titled “Forward Thinking: Crafting Beauty With Nature’s Resources.” The article discusses the trend toward using more naturals in fine … Continue reading

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