Another letter in the series on Nathan’s Blog

Nathan has posted the next letters in the series with Mandy Aftel on the Nathan Branch Blog. Mandy and I did an ingredient sample swap, and we describe our reactions to sniffing various new ingredients. It was really interesting for me to have the chance to smell real civet, ambergris, and musk!

It’s been very busy here, keeping up with orders, trying to finish my taxes, working on new scents, and re-stocking inventory items that are getting low. I always feel like it’s a three ring circus, but it’s fun too. It’s been too long since I’ve posted here on the blog, so I’ll try to keep up better. I’ll feel good when taxes are done.

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  1. Goodness, I love reading these letters and getting an inside glimpse into how two extraordinary perfumers create their magic! And Laurie, I am secretly hoping that Mandy inspires you to one day create an all natural scent 🙂

    1. Glad you’re enjoying the letters! I’ve had an all-natural project in mind for over a year now, and I think this summer I will finally have time to make it happen. This project with Mandy has definitely given me a nudge. 🙂

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