What is the Perfume Project?

This blog is a constantly evolving forum for thoughts on perfume, perfume-making, plants (especially orchids and flora of the Pacific Northwest) and life in general. It started out chronicling the adventures of Olympic Orchids Perfumes, established in July 2010, and has expanded in other directions. A big part of the blog is thinking about the ongoing process of learning and experimentation that leads to new perfumes, the exploration of perfumery materials, the theory and practice of perfume making, the challenges of marketing perfumes and other fragrance products, and random observations on philosophy and society. Spam comments will be marked as such and deleted; any comments that go beyond the boundaries of civil discourse will also be deleted. I am grateful to all of you, the readers, who contribute to the blog by commenting and making this a truly interactive perfume project.

Saturday, November 26, 2011


Just want to let everyone know that there's a beautifully illustrated article about orchids on Fragrantica, featuring all of my orchid perfumes. Elena did a wonderful job putting it together!


  1. Wow! Beautiful and bright photos. Just what's needed on this dark, wet day. Great informative article and interview.


  2. Bellatrix, thanks. It's good to see you here! I filled out your survey on BOTO. I hope it's useful.

    Gail, yes, something bright is definitely needed on this nasty day! There are still a lot of yellow leaves on the trees outside my window, and they brighten things up a bit, too. The wind's blowing them down, though.