Weekend update

A few days ago Marla posted on Perfume Smellin’ Things about the soothing effects of frankincense, referencing a Johns Hopkins study that linked the positive psychoactive effect to a protein in the brain called TRPV3. She also mentioned Incense Pure in the context of being a soothing scent, and that’s not the first time this has come up. I’ve received quite a few comments from people about Incense Pure being calming and relaxing, so it’s fun to know that some research backs up the frankincense connection. Incense Pure does have an unusually high amount of natural frankincense (the CO2).

And a few months ago Simone from +Q Perfume blog asked about getting some samples of my line, and thankfully the package did eventually arrive despite the long travel time to Brazil. Today you can find her reviews of the two violet scents Voile de Violette and Wood Violet in the 3rd part of a 3-part series. She also provides an interesting discussion of Victorian times and the connection to violet scents in parts 1 and 2.

Meantime, the box saga continues. I’m waiting for the little mock-up to arrive so I can approve it. That should happen this Wed. We are getting closer to production.

This week flew by without giving me time for blending, but I plan to work on the summer floral and the fig, with the goal of getting some testers out this week. Happy weekend!

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