Cutting Garden, and a thank you to testers :)
My Mom’s cutting garden did well this year; here’s a section of it with larkspur, hollyhock, sunflowers, and nigella. The sun was too harsh for getting a good picture, but the larkspur is so pretty!
I worked more on Ambre Noir today. My two contenders had been #5 and #7. Both are nice dark ambers, but #5 has more incense. I’d been leaning to #7 because it focuses more on the amber/labdanum accord, but something has been holding me back. A tester today said she missed the incense in it and I think I do too. So I’m back to #5, but I’m decreasing the rose as I had done for #7. Will test again tomorrow but that should be closer.
I really appreciate tester comments; everyone is so helpful and even though sometimes the sugestions are contradictory because of differences in taste and skin, the feedback really helps. I don’t have local friends or family who are into fragrance, so testers are very important to me and I want to say thank you.:)
I need to get a new batch of Vintage Rose going and test a few new ingredient samples that came in today. Always more to do than fits in the day, lol.
Do you need testers for the Gardenia Musk?
Sure, why don’t you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can get your address. I’m trying to decide whether this one is ok with just light florals and musks or whether it should have a tiny bit of woods in the base. Normally I’d ground it with a smidge of wood, but it’s feeling good without. It’s light though, so lovers of things like Trish Gardenia Musk might make good testers for this. It’s a summery light floral musk.
Oops, just realized which Kathy you are by your trackback address; I was too blind early this morning to figure that out, lol. Sure, I can send a tester and would love your feedback. 🙂