A standard brunch drink is a Mimosa – orange juice and champagne. Well, I have the mimosa tree blooming madly in my front garden in Miami this week. The skies have been grey, so the yellow orange of the flowers is dulled, but the scent is not! Those of you familar with mimosa concrete or absolute know what a lovely, fresh fragrance this is. I’m going to wait for the second big bloom before I harvest for tincturing, and just enjoy them for now.
Update! I going to harvest some mimosa flowers and put them in some champagne tonight to celebrate the launch of this new blog site 😉 I don’t have any orange juice on hand, so mango juice will have to substitute – really Miami!
This is the inaugural post as I move my blog from blogger.com to my website. I often had winners for my giveaways that never checked back, and I didn’t have their emails to notify them that they had won! I felt really bad about this, so that’s the main reason for me moving the blog here.
In fact, let’s have a giveaway today – if you’d like a chance to win 2 mls of rose de mai absolute from Grasse, leave a comment, and let me know you’ll check back starting on the 21st when I start my Winter Solstice 11-day giveaway. Yes, I’m posting about winter, lights, celebrations and the coming new year for 11 days to celebrate the season, and it will run until New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31st. I was inspired to give the rose de mai to a reader because a student turned in her Module 1 organoleptic evaluation form the other day and she nailed rose de mai, getting the lemony aspect that kicks in during the drydown.
I’ll be here until 10 PM tonight to answer your perfumery questions. Please leave a comment with some thoughts about the Winter Solstice, or the mimosa tree and you’ll be entered to win this luscious rose de mai absolute. The giveaway will also close at 10 PM and now the winner will be notified directly – yes! (of course, the usual disclaimer, your emails will not be shared, they are private to this site.)