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.

Monday, December 19, 2011


I am excited and grateful to Michelin Camen of Cafleurebon for featuring my profile as part of her "Profiles in American Perfumery" series. If you're curious about some of my very early background, there are tidbits of it in the article. Maybe best of all, it includes a drawing for a full bottle of the Olympic Orchids perfume of your choice.

Thank you Michelyn and Cafleurebon!

1 comment:

  1. I took a quick gander at your profile on my lunch break. Back to read more!
    I just might have to enter that generous givaway.