Checking in, and Pacific Forest Review…


We’ve been getting quite a bit of rain in CA, which is good news for reducing the water deficit from our several-year drought. Above is a picture of a New Dawn winter bloom on my front porch, next to a rose hip.

And below is a close-up photo of some moss on an oak tree by my house. The  moss seems to love the rain. Up close, this particular moss looks like tiny evergreen leaves, very pretty in detail.


I just joined Instagram, so I will be trying to take more photos this year. I was touched to see quite a few SSS product shots that people have posted on Instagram over the last couple of years. Fun to see beautiful photos people have taken of the SSS bottles!

There was a lovely review of the new Pacific Forest on Scent Hive last week. Thanks so much, Trish!

Just a quick note on stock: Nostalgie is out of stock but should be back by the end of next week.

Hope everyone had a nice holiday season (I enjoyed seeing my brother and his family!). January is always a flurry of paperwork, filing sales taxes and 1099’s and starting to work on income taxes. I think most of us are happier when that part of the year is over!

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  1. Mmmm…Nostalgie. I love that one. You did this one before everyone else jumped on the retro style bandwagon. I just saw the first huge flock of redwings fly onto the property..I feel like they just left to head south! I always think they arrive a bit early, but it’s always the 2nd week of January that they start coming in. Thoughts are wondering here, but your post brought them on 🙂

    1. Hi, Melissa! It does seem early for migrating birds to return to your area since you have so much more cold weather to go!

      Yes, there did seem to be an explosion of vintage-inspired scents that started around the time I released Nostalgie, and that trend has continued. Glad you still enjoy Nostalgie — I do too! 🙂

  2. I am thrilled you joined Instagram! I quite enjoy your photos. The Scent Hive review is lovely. Her blog has become a fast favorite. And please… feel free to post as many moss photos as you desire and feed my moss addiction. 😉

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