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.
Friday, May 11, 2012
As my business grows and develops, changes are inevitable. Over the past two years I’ve added a number of new fragrances, so I now have 19 in production, and more under development. Quite a few customers have expressed a preference for spray samples, and some have asked for them specifically. I recently bought a big supply of 3 ml spray vials. They are too big to fit 19 of them into the standard box, so I have decided to create several sets of spray samples, each with its own theme.
I think some people find the idea of 19 samples at one time overwhelming anyway, so I hope this separation into categories will help those who want to try a limited number of fragrances at a time. I’ll still offer the complete 1 ml sample pack and the old deluxe sample pack, at least for a while.
I’m going to be adding the new spray sample packs to the website over the next few weeks, starting with an All Orchids pack, Scents of Place, and The Perfumer’s Perfumes. I’m also thinking of adding a “masculine” pack and an all-natural pack. Eventually there may even be a DevilScent pack.
The other change that’s coming round is in the small perfume “travel spray” bottles. The nice black 5 ml ones that I’ve been using have been unavailable for a while, so I went looking for an alternative. I found some 0.25 oz (about 7.5 ml) spray bottles that seem fairly comparable to the old ones except that they hold 50% more, and only come in gold and sliver. I hope that buying the bottles in bulk will allow me to hold the price at the current level, and that the savings on bottles will compensate for the extra perfume that goes in them. It seems like a win-win scenario, assuming that the bottles function as intended.
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