Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Something old, new, borrowed and blue

"Something old, 
something new, 
something borrowed, 
something blue, 
and a silver sixpence in her shoe." 

In between working on the new website and filling orders I've been tinkering on several things in the studio. I took this photo this morning from the late night blending session last night. My studio encompasses elements of the old English wedding rhyme doesn't it!

Something old: Vintage tools, apparatus, enamelware, Mysore sandalwood.
Something new: Jasmine tincture, birthday card from Marilyn on pin board.
Something borrowed: Old perfume formula from a book, not seen in the shot above.
Something blue: Enamelware tray, glass bottles and butterfly.
No silver sixpence in my shoe, but how about a silver compact smellin' good?

 I'm wafting vetiver today from making more Terrestre and a bath with some grounding, resinous salts. Last night as I was making Terrestre I began thinking about primary notes of each perfume. Some perfumes the main note is really obvious since its more of a soliflore like Figure 1: Noir is dominated by patchouli and Figure 10: Blanc by Vanilla, but, others its harder to pin down one note. For example, Terrestre could be placed in the vetiver category, yet there are so many other notes in there working in harmony that I find the Vetiver term a bit restrictive.

Things I've been working on in the studio, which are not secrets:

Chocolate perfumes
Terrestre Solid
Aumbre EdP
Page 47 EdP
Aromatherapy related: Body Butter, version 2 / Bath Salts.

I'm waiting for the right auspicious moment to place some of them in the shop, possibly debut them in the new shop!


Raineys Crochet said...

Ohhh chocolate perfume sounds tasty :D

Lorraine x

AustralianPerfumeJunkies said...

Hey there Roxana,
Your workroom is branded into my memory. The scent strips finally lost all scent and were thrown. The wallet still holds some of the magic though. every time I open it, there you guys are.
Portia xx