Ask the Perfumer Sept. 15, 2013

by | Sep 15, 2013 | Perfume From Your Garden book, raw materials of perfumery | 13 comments

Yes, this is a homely plant, it even has ugly flowers! However, the scent is heavenly, and it’s very easy to grow.  Can you guess what it is?  I teased the members of the Facebook page Perfume From Your Garden the other day, and got lots of responses, many close, but only one guessed it. If you’re not already a member, go to the page and join us.You’ll get to see lots of photos of much prettier plants!  Plus, I post updates there practically every day.

In the meantime, if you have a perfumery question, I’m here today, all day, until 10 PM USA ET. I’ve missed several Sundays due to the demands of writing the book, and I’m popping here to let y’all ask away today – sorry for the gaps in the forum, I’m busier than a bee in a field of fragrant flowers!mysteryplant

 

13 Comments

  1. Linda

    Is it bamboo?

    Reply
    • Anya

      Sorry for the late reply, Linda, I’ve been working all day on the book! No, not bamboo. Did you follow the link to the Facebook page? It’s revealed there. Surprise!

      Anya

      Reply
  2. Hemla L.

    Hi Anya, How are you? I know not the plant in the picture… although it actualy looks really really familiar… but I can’t bring it to mind now.
    I remember you posting about a UV light to spead up the aging process of modifications/perfumes that you make.
    would you speak more of this please? I am intrigued, since I would love to save on the weeks, and months that one needs to wait in order to see what truly becomes of an experimental accord, and am considering buying one of these, if you were to say that it would work well for this purpose.
    Thank you
    Hemla

    Reply
    • Anya

      Hi Hemla:

      The UV method is a bit complex, so I’m writing up a detailed paper on it. You can use an ultrasonic machine or mixer with a teflon stirrer in the meantime.

      HTH,
      Anya

      Reply
      • Kristie

        Hi Anya,
        What is this Teflon stirrer you speak of? I’ve never read anything about it in my perfumers studies.
        Kristie

        Reply
  3. LaTanya

    Hi Anya,

    I have a question about the NPG apprenticeship. I wanted to know when will the next one start?

    Regards,

    LaTanya

    Reply
    • Anya

      Hi LaTanya:

      I forwarded your Sept. 2 email on to the person who is overseeing the apprenticeships. Did she write you? First, you have to be a member of the Guild.

      HTH,
      Anya

      Reply
      • LaTanya

        Hi Anya,

        Thank you for forwarding my email. I havent received any emails regarding the apprenticeship as of late. My email address is l.howard.lh@gmail.com. Thanks for the additional info, I plan to submit my membership soon.

        LaTanya

        Reply
  4. Rae Lynn Reffruschinni

    Is it Pandanus or lemon grass?

    Reply
    • Anya

      Hi Rae Lynn:

      I see you joined the Facebook group – did you find the answer? Enough suspense – it’s palmarosa!

      xoxo,
      Anya

      Reply
  5. Kristie

    Hi Anya,
    I was wondering about students and twitter followers who are not on Facebook and wanted to know how we are to be informed or kept in the loop so to speak?
    Seems like a lot of info is being posted there and not on yahoo group.
    Sincerely,
    Kristie

    Reply
  6. samantha wallace

    Still searching for wonderful bottles for my new line of rare organic essential oil “perfumes”. Would you please post some sites???

    Sincerely,
    Samantha Wallace

    Reply
    • Anya

      Hi Samantha:

      I have replied to your private emails many times, but I think I’m in your spam trap. I’ve written to you publicly on the Guild Yahoo group, maybe that’s in your spam trap, too. I just don’t think you’re getting any emails, so I’m glad you wrote here, and I hope you get this message: There is a comprehensive list of bottle suppliers in a Word.doc in the Files section of the Guild Yahoo group. Please let me know you got this message!

      HTH,
      Anya

      Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

BECOME A NATURAL PERFUMER

ENROLL TODAY

error: Copyright Content