scentswhat's up?


Today, I have my watercolor class again and I am sooooo looking forward to it. And to my new glasses. The frame is the same but I get a stronger correction. This will help me a lot when sitting in front of the PC and when putting labels on bottles. The arms got too short recently for a couple of tasks, like reading newspaper, and putting labels on, in a straight way that is. And I am looking forward to finishing a shipment in the factory today: More rose flash for the US.

So, this morning is filled with highlights and in order to keep up with everything I got up early in the morning, and while doing the mails and stuff, I sniffed two of my hyacinth trials of February. Well. Me don’t know yet. I made one, where I paired the hyacinth base, the “UEBER” hyacinth, with a viola base, made with a couple of thrilling ingredients, like violet leaves absolute. (Think green, green, green, and violet). I did so because I figured: They sort of bloom at the same time, hyacinth and violet, and maybe they fit together.

I cannot tell you yet what I really think about this and other trials. I guess I need a muse moment to really think thoroughly about it. But I wondered this morning: Maybe that’s like a rule. Scented things that bloom together in nature work together in the vial? Like lavender and rose, blooming more or less at the same time, and going so well together in real life and in a flacon.

But then: It is, maybe, a touch too simplistic. And maybe boring. The thrill of a fragrance in a flacon… maybe it is these combinations that you do not find in nature. Like a rich Indian sandalwood note pared with a gentle violet, or a mediterranean rose with an icy Siberian fir note. Who knows?

And then I figured: Actually, this green violet leaves base is so nice: It would do well as a perfume by itself. Another complication.