Happy Thanksgiving!


Wishing everyone a happy holiday with family and friends! My brother and his family will be coming tonight to spend a few days here, and I’m looking forward to seeing them, especially because they’ve not had time to visit since Easter.

The shopping cart has been up for a few weeks now, and we are staying caught up with orders (knock on wood!). I’m nearly done with the new forest scent and still hope to release it in the next few weeks.

I’d like to share links to two recent posts on the power and role of art in difficult times: Victoria wrote a beautiful post Uplifting Power of Beauty on Bois de Jasmin, and Saskia wrote a heartfelt post Perfumery in Uncertain Times on the IAO’s blog for their awards program. Both posts eloquently explore a topic that has been on all our minds lately. There have been difficult times in my life when the beauty of nature, fragrant art, and literature have helped to keep me going, and yet I know that others have endured even more trying times during which the small beauties of life become very precious indeed.

I’m thankful for all the good things in my life, including all of you. 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate in one way or another!

Update, Reviews, and Rainbows :)

rainbow1A beautiful rainbow appeared Monday while we were working in the lab room, and we went outside to take some pictures. My assistant, Nancy, got some great pics with her phone. I’m amazed by the quality of the photos that phones can capture these days!

I put 1 ml, 3 ml, and 5 ml sizes back up for sale Saturday Nov 7, and I plan to put 17 ml and 34 ml sizes back up this Monday evening Nov 16. We’ve been preparing backup batches of most scents (I’m still short on Nostalgie and Rose Musc but will get to those as soon as I can). I have also been working on the new scent, scaling up the new formula and adjusting as I go, but there’s still more work to do on that.

rainbow3Gaia posted a lovely review of the new Amber Incense on The Non-Blonde recently. And Keyvan posted a nice review of Fireside Intense on Pierre de Nishapur. Many thanks!

It’s exciting to be starting another season!

Quick Update

I will put the buy buttons for samples (1 ml and 3 ml) back up within a day or two (I am shooting for the evening of Nov 6 but it could be Nov 7). I will put the buy buttons for bottle sizes back up next week. I’m busy batching things and trying to finish the new formula for the natural forest scent (the formula is done but needs to be scaled up). Once I open I won’t be able to work on it, so I’m trying to get it done now. Almost there!