The latest trial of my fragrance, built on lavender as one of the core elements, the one with the galbanum and a touch more fir absolute and some minor modifications found its way under the nose of my buddy in arms … (excuse me, my dear Vero, but I just couldn’t resist…). Thus, armed with paper strips, some sample flacons of a variety of lavender trials we sat in the Storchen lobby, next to a couple of wealthy tourists, some from the US, smoking cigars; welcome to Europe, happy sinners! You wonder why these tobacco users did not bother me? First I love the fragrance of a freshly lit cigar or cigarette anyhow and then…if diluted…if see how the smoke brings out notes on a paper strip and sensibilises some receptors in a most positive way, at least for me. In a sense it is like a touch of birchtar bringing out wonderful facets, but as always in life: a question of how much.
Well, we sniffed lavender trials (from ok..to ohh…) and the latest versions was the starting point to discuss green notes and armoise and then sniff “Bandit” (well….) and finally “la nuit” (Pacco Rabanne) ( ahhh and roar…jungle stuff!). Bottomline: we are on a good way, and after a couple of days maturation we will have a look at it again.
Home again, I was somewhat stressed in the evening, and trembling because standing at 3°C outside of Pascal’s shop let my inner body temperature decrease to a level where an aligator would not move anymore… well, trembling I poured part of the lavender soup over my logitech keyboard. The return key is blocked since then. And the keyboard smells like paradise. As a matter of fact the whole room smells like the lavender’s base. Which is nice, but not appropriate once you want to think about other scents….
But no hurry to buy a new keyboard: I am heading off to Brussels anyway and will be back Thursday. Fragrant greetings!