Wishing everyone a happy holiday with family and friends! My brother and his family will be coming tonight to spend a few days here, and I’m looking forward to seeing them, especially because they’ve not had time to visit since Easter.
The shopping cart has been up for a few weeks now, and we are staying caught up with orders (knock on wood!). I’m nearly done with the new forest scent and still hope to release it in the next few weeks.
I’d like to share links to two recent posts on the power and role of art in difficult times: Victoria wrote a beautiful post Uplifting Power of Beauty on Bois de Jasmin, and Saskia wrote a heartfelt post Perfumery in Uncertain Times on the IAO’s blog for their awards program. Both posts eloquently explore a topic that has been on all our minds lately. There have been difficult times in my life when the beauty of nature, fragrant art, and literature have helped to keep me going, and yet I know that others have endured even more trying times during which the small beauties of life become very precious indeed.
I’m thankful for all the good things in my life, including all of you. 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate in one way or another!
Happy Thanksgiving, Laurie!
Thanks, Undina! You too! 🙂
You are such a thoughtful and lovely person. It was nice to hear what gives you hope and comfort. Art and beauty really do inspire! Happy Thanksgiving to you Laurie!
Thanks so much, Nancy! Happy Thanksgiving to you too! Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!
My package arrived last night and I am loving the revisit of my favorites (Sienna Musk, Jour, Lieu de Reves and Winter Woods)….the Amber Incense is gorgeous but the Yin and Ylang REALLY knocked my socks off!!!! Wow!!!! Well done, Laurie!
Thank you, B! Glad you’re enjoying your goodies! Yin & Ylang is one of my personal favorites — so glad you like it!
Speaking of beautiful things in difficult times, your hydrangea arrangement is breathtaking. I have never seen such rustic shades of pink and red on that flower. I hope your Thanksgiving was lovely. We had a nice dinner with family. Hard to believe Christmas is rapidly approaching. So excited about the new fragrance. 🙂
Thanks, Julie! The hydrangeas go from dingy faded colors to rosy pink and burgundy when we start to have colder fall nights and shorter days. I have to resist the urge to deadhead them in summer when they look faded because they look much better again in fall if I wait.
Glad you had a good Thanksgiving! I agree, it seems like each year it’s a shorter, crazier ride from Thanksgiving to Christmas! I’m hoping to post any day about the new scent. 🙂