I’m working on several new scents and hope to release one of them before the end of the year. I’m going to keep the cart down for a few more weeks, but I will put samples back up for sale by early November and bottles by mid November. I’ll use the remaining few weeks of my break to continue working on formulas and batching enough stock to last through the holidays. I’ve been filling some orders for people who are visiting the USA and for people who need gifts, so feel free to reach out to me via email if you need something. The good news is that my back is feeling much better. Now I just need to catch up a little bit more, but I think we all feel like that these days!
We’re having a rainy weekend here in California, which is a good start for the season. I had some help to improve the drip system in the garden and look forward to planting some new things next spring. I did get a new wisteria planted on the arbor and can’t wait to see that grow.
I’ve been taking a fall break to catch up on some things and to work on a new floral formula that I began quite a few months ago. The notes include bergamot, mimosa, jasmine, orange blossom, lily of the valley, beeswax, greens, amber, cedar, patchouli, and moss. My back has been bothering me the last couple weeks, so that has slowed me down. I want to make more progress before putting the cart buttons up again, but I have my sights on the upcoming holiday season. We need to batch some things to be ready.
This summer a group of wild turkeys has been living here, and they’ve been sleeping in the oak tree outside my bedroom window. They settle in to roost just before dark and then leave at daybreak. It’s funny to see so many large birds balancing in the tree (reminds me of holiday drawings of partridges in the pear tree, only with even bigger birds). I wonder where they go for the winter. In the spring they had lots of babies with them, which was very cute. The babies have grown up and most have gone off now, so the group has dwindled and seems to be just the mothers. Maybe we’ll see them again next spring with a new batch of babies. 🙂
Send me an email if you need anything before the cart buttons go up, and I’ll try to post more often with updates.