Here’s a picture of some fall hydrangea blossoms. I cut them to bring in before a much-needed rainstorm here in northern CA.
If all goes well, my plan is to put samples back up for sale late next week and bottles the following week. I’ll post again next week about that.
Still working on the Amber Incense. I’m trying some beta damascone in it and really like it, but I’ll need to get the natural isolate version since I want to keep this formula all natural.
I’m making progress on all fronts here (dishwasher installation is in progress at this moment, I’m researching medical insurance, we’re hosting some family visits etc). I’m working on Amber Incense in my spare moments.
I’m very appreciative to see that Robin included Incense Pure on her fall 2014 incense list yesterday along with some other great incense ideas. I’m hoping people will like the new all-natural Amber Incense too.
Last week Mark posted a nice explanation of supercritical extracts and included a fun video by Mane that explains the process. It might be of interest if you missed it.
I wanted to bookmark/link here to another article I’d noticed about the genetic variation in olfactory perception. It’s a topic we’ve discussed here over the years, so I try to tag the studies I notice on this subject.
One more link of interest: recently U.K. perfumer Pia Long was interviewed by Christine of Perfumer Supply House. Pia has worked for Lush Cosmetics (she’s currently at Equinox Aromas) and is an eloquent speaker and talented writer. The audio interview runs long but is quite worthwhile, especially if you are interested in the perfume ingredient regulations issue.
I wanted to give an update on my plans for the shopping cart — I would like to put it up before the end of October. I know that’s not very specific, but I’ll give more updates as I go.
We have family visiting both next week and the following week, and I have a number of other personal things going on. (The dishwasher just died and needs to be replaced, and my health plan was just canceled and I need to research the other options and join a new plan, and there are several other even more boring things to take care of, lol.) It will be hard to accomplish anything once I put the cart up, so I’m trying to finish as much as I can first.
I’m also working on the new Amber Incense. I’m working on scaling up the formula, and I need to send out some more testers. We are also still batching the regular scents to build up more stock.
The weather is gorgeous right now so I’m trying to get outside a bit too. I love October here. 🙂