I poured the kilos of low atranol oakmoss and labdanum a couple days ago; the oakmoss needs to be gently warmed in a water bath to make it pourable, so the room was moss scented for a few hours. Now I need to try diluting it to achieve the same scent level as the previous moss I was using so that I can substitute in formulas. It’ll take some trial and error to find the equivalent dilution rate. The mimosa absolute is hard as a rock and needs much more heating before it can be mixed into alcohol. The fragrance is great though; I love the soft sueded leather note it has.
Things have been really busy around here so I haven’t done any work on new scents the last few days. Lieu de Reves is done, and for those following testers the formula will be 29E. I’m still testing Tabac but really like what I have now.
The first daffodil of the season bloomed today. 🙂 They are popping up all over the garden and are the only cheerful-looking things out there right now. I like the scent of daffodils; they aren’t something you’d really think of for scent, but they have a light fragrance that says spring is around the corner.