Creating a Rose Accord

003 edited sm2.jpgI was one of four artisan perfumers interviewed for a post on Cafleurebon about creating rose accords. You might enjoy reading about that topic, and as of this posting you still have time to enter their drawing. I enjoyed being included with Elise Pearlstine of Tambela Perfumes, Maggie Mahboubian of Lalun Naturals, and Jane Cate of Wing & A Prayer.

(Photo of climbing Pinkie taken in summer here .)

Checking in, and Pacific Forest Review…


We’ve been getting quite a bit of rain in CA, which is good news for reducing the water deficit from our several-year drought. Above is a picture of a New Dawn winter bloom on my front porch, next to a rose hip.

And below is a close-up photo of some moss on an oak tree by my house. The  moss seems to love the rain. Up close, this particular moss looks like tiny evergreen leaves, very pretty in detail.


I just joined Instagram, so I will be trying to take more photos this year. I was touched to see quite a few SSS product shots that people have posted on Instagram over the last couple of years. Fun to see beautiful photos people have taken of the SSS bottles!

There was a lovely review of the new Pacific Forest on Scent Hive last week. Thanks so much, Trish!

Just a quick note on stock: Nostalgie is out of stock but should be back by the end of next week.

Hope everyone had a nice holiday season (I enjoyed seeing my brother and his family!). January is always a flurry of paperwork, filing sales taxes and 1099’s and starting to work on income taxes. I think most of us are happier when that part of the year is over!