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, July 30, 2012


It’s time for the yearly trek to BC to visit Michael’s daughter and her family, so this afternoon I pack up my stuff (again) and we take to the road headed north. This time I plan to bring my laptop, so maybe I can find time to write something, and even post it if I can get wi-fi access. If not, it will be next week before anything shows up here. In the meantime, happy sniffing to all, and let your nose be your guide. 


  1. Just got back from a glorious camping trip in BC myself, it's a lovely place to visit. Have a grand time!

    1. Dionne, BC is indeed a lovely (and huge!) place to visit. This is our second time up there, and we discovered so many things that we didn't notice the first time around.