After a joyful evening with some heavy language, dead bodies all over, a fantastic DiCaprio! in “departed”, a glass of Shiraz and wonderful conversation, I realized how beautiful and peaceful life in a one-man company can be. No departed spies and counter-spies (both called rats) sneaking around me and my excels and mods. The only worries: Keep my firewall tight and my virus scan active and my mods limited to a countable number.
The postman will hopefully bring today or tomorrow the last ingredients for up-scaling and mixing the concentrate at day x, for a still undetermined numbers of bottles to launch at a still undetermined point of time in 2007. At least I think I know the final concentration (15%, eau de parfum strength): Testing a few concentrations from 8 to almost 20% I found 15% to be perfect to bring out the notes, with the right intensity and balanced appearance. I was pretty amazed on the differences and would not have expected such change in the overall appearance, especially of the head notes; I think with the chosen final concentration the green, fresh top notes come out best.
In a sense, there is some melancholy going with it, the day when finally the formula is carved into stone, being a moment of now-or-never; this is the moment when the musing about a green leave here and a woody stick there and a fresh lavender flower on top of it comes to an end:
Rêverie au jardin… be it…back to French names!
Greetings from the garden