2018 Perfumed Plume Awards Finalists

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I’m honored to be named a Finalist in the 2018 Perfumed Plume Awards for my post The Fragrance Creation Process: From Inspiration To Release. Sounds like last night was a fun evening at Perfumariē, where the Finalists were announced. The winners will be revealed on April 11 during an awards ceremony at the Society of Illustrators in New York City.

Many thanks to co-founders Mary Ellen Lapsansky and Lyn Leigh for all their work on the awards program. It’s great to see all the wonderful entries this year as well as the enthusiasm and camaraderie.

You can view the full list of the Finalists and categories here on the Perfumed Plume site. Congratulations to all the 2018 Finalists!


Update: Healing, Scent Requests, and SSS

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I wanted to check in with an update. I’m feeling slow, steady healing of my wrists (yay!). It will be a while more before I’m out of the dangerous phase, but patience is producing results. I’m sorry that I haven’t been able to respond to your emails. I so appreciate all the good wishes, but I need to keep avoiding the keyboard (and pipettes) for now.

I still plan to finish working through the list of requests for the remaining scents in stock, but I am continuing my break for now to give my wrists time to heal. I haven’t forgotten about you though! Thank you for your patience. If I am able to fulfill your request, I will let you know as soon as I can.

I also wanted to let you know that I am still looking for the right person/team to take over Sonoma Scent Studio. I’ve had a number of people express interest, but I have not worked anything out yet. I’m taking time to find a good match. I will post more news as soon as I have something I can share.

Back in December I was working on a beautiful new format for the blog, with an eye toward its new expanded focus; I will get back to that, too, as soon as I can. Can’t wait to share it with you.

We had a month of really warm, beautiful weather, which brought out the daffodils, plum blossoms, rosemary, and snowdrops. Now it is cold and rainy, but we need the rain. I hope you’re seeing signs of spring where you are! Thinking of east coasters this weekend with the big storm and hoping all of you are ok.