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The Language of Smell

  • New perfume announcement: Parma Violets.

    Parma Violets ☽•☾ a sweet violets perfume with Viola alba enfleurage.   The most fragrant of the Viola species, the Parma violet descends from t...
  • New perfume announcement: Northern Bitters.

    Northern Bitters ☽•☾ a nose cocktail composed of a mix of traditional botanicals from the tropics with alpine additions.   Cardamom, whole pods an...
  • New perfume announcement: Amber Road.

    Amber Road ☽•☾ botanical tarot fragrance (the Fool, 0) a l c h e m y ☽•☾ Sorcerer's amber hunk. Black gold from beginning to end. Labdanum orb, lab...
  • New enfleurage announcement: Melting Sun. Gardenia Jasminoides Enfleurage by Cultivar.

    Melting Sun ☽•☾ Gardenia jasminoides Enfleurage by Cultivar.   The aromatic range of Gardenia jasminoides, in the floral domain, is on par with r...
  • New perfume announcement: Rose Jacket.

    Rose Jacket ☽•☾ natural perfumea l c h e m y ☽•☾A coat of roses for yellowjacket season among the oolong ferment, silk flowers, and osmanthus buds...
  • New perfume announcement: Leather Damask.

    Leather Damask ☽•☾ natural perfumea l c h e m y ☽•☾Tanned rose skin wallpaper. Burnished purple hide. Edwardian leather. Damascena blunts the size...
  • The aromatic range of Gardenia jasminoides

    The aromatic range of Gardenia jasminoides, in the floral domain, is on par with rose (Rosa spp.), perhaps even exceeding that of rose because the ...
  • First Parijat flower in the garden (Nyctanthes arbor-tristis).

    First Parijat flower in the garden (Nyctanthes arbor-tristis). The levels of carotenoids are responsible for the orange color of the corolla and it...
  • Texture of star jasmine cultivars

    There is a noticeable contrast in the floral texture and scent between star jasmine cultivars. What are the implications for enfleurage? Not only c...
  • Mentoring in grower perfumery and enfleurage

    I'm excited to announce I am taking on mentees for distance mentorship at the moment. If you are interested in being mentored by me in grower-perfu...
  • Coming Soon: Gardenia Enfleurage by Cultivar

    With 300-500 new gardenia flowers opening each day in my gardens, I'm looking at approximately 40,000 blossoms contributing to enfleurage this seas...
  • Cestrum nocturnum enfleurage (night blooming jasmine)

    Cestrum has a thick powdery scent halfway between heliotrope and honeysuckle. It's like the Anne Rice vampire of fragrant nocturnal flowers, luring...