Happy holidays and a heartfelt thank you!

I wanted to wish everyone a wonderful holiday! Hope you have a great time with family however you celebrate. I also want to extend my very sincere thank you for the support you’ve given me and other indie perfumers. The online fragrance community is truly a special group and I’m grateful for all the wonderful people I’ve met. I’ve had some personal challenges this year so the encouragement I’ve received here is more appreciated than you can imagine. I have lots to work on in the coming year with some ideas for new things that will be fun; I’ll share those plans in a “looking forward” post before the first of the year.

I still have packages to wrap for my family but things are under control. After Christmas I need to do inventory and year-end paperwork (yuck!).

I have a new version of Encens Tranquille that seems nice to me. I should send out some testers after Christmas to see if it works for others. Notes are frankincense, myrrh, sandalwood, cedar, ambergris, labdanum, cistus, angelica root, guaiacwood, orris, oakmoss, patchouli, vanilla (tiny bit), and musk. The sandalwood accord is softer than the original but still a prominent part of the drydown. I’d like to go back and do a quick blend closer to the original as well, for people who are looking forward to as close a match as possible. The new one is the same in character but is gentler to me because of the different sandalwood accord and some additional notes like orris.

Sending very best holiday wishes!

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  1. Happy, happy Christmas, Laurie! And I hope your new year is happy and filled with light and love. Oh, and scented inspiration!

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