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 Artisan 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, and the theory and practice of perfume making. I no longer post reviews of the perfumes that I sample, unless specifically requested to do so. To counter my inherent grumpy tendencies, I try to write about something I appreciate at least once a week. Once in a while I get up on my soapbox and write about things that aren't at all related to perfumery. I am grateful to all of you, the readers, who contribute to the blog by commenting and making this a truly interactive perfume project.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
THE FALL CONTEST JUST GOT A LOT EASIER
This week has been nothing but a breathless game of catch-up after being out of town over the weekend. Looking at the responses to my fall contest (or rather, the lack of responses!), I realize that the task I set was much too hard. The one person who did bravely venture a guess will get some sort of special recognition in the form of merchandise, but it's not really fair to have a contest with just one entry.
For that reason, I've decided to change the requirement for entering the contest, making it something that everyone can take a stab at with very little investment of time. Just answer the question, "what perfume (of any type) are you curious to see reviewed?" and you'll be entered in the drawing for a 30 ml spray of the Olympic Orchids fragrance of your choice, in the new packaging. Good luck!
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