This is the last “Ask the Perfumer” forum for this year. I’ve been busy with the winter garden in Miami, and have to play catchup with my blog posts. So, if you have any perfumery questions, I’ll be here until 10PM ET tonight.
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We had a lot of rain last night, and my garden is so happy! This is a nice nitrogen boost for my plants, and the moistness makes for a welcoming soil bed for my Gardenia jasminoides var. “Aurea” – yellow gardenia. It looks like a yellow rose, doesn’t it? It’s a variety of the common gardenia we all know and love. When I enfleurage “regular” gardenias, and by that I mean G. jasminoides and G. vietnamensis and G. tahitiensis, they all turn that color a day or two into the process. Quite beautiful, yes? Do you grow gardenias? Have you extracted their scent? There’ll be more about the processes in my upcoming book Perfume From Your Garden. There’s a Facebook page for the book, if you’d like to join in.
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The Natural Perfumery Institute and the Natural Perfumers Guild co-published a white paper on Proper pH for Accords, Perfumes, and Tinctures.
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Perfumery Quotes - a delightful booklet to amuse and inspire.