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.

Thursday, June 30, 2011


Thanks to those of you who requested it, Olympic Orchids perfumes are now listed in the Fragrantica Perfume Encyclopedia! If you have sampled Olympic Orchids fragrances, you can now go on the Fragrantica website and post a review. So far nine fragrances have been listed, but a few more will appear as I send them information. An article and promotion will appear in due course.

I see this listing on a leading perfume forum as a big breakthrough in marketing, and look forward to the challenges of dealing with the inevitable growth and development of my business.

A huge thank-you to everyone who has helped support and promote my adventures in perfume making. I suspect that Gail was instrumental in requesting the Fragrantica listing, and I really appreciate everything that she has done. I also appreciate all of you who have posted reviews and comments here and elsewhere, and engaged in other types of networking - Tarleisio, Ines, Diana, Dee, and so many others that I haven't mentioned. As Olympic Orchids Artisan Perfumes approaches its one-year anniversary, it’s gratifying to be able to look forward to great things in the year ahead.

[Thai statue photo from Wikimedia]


  1. I am so excited for you! This is great news - -you totally deserve it.

  2. This news really makes me smile! I am so happy for you and pleased that the editors of Fragrantica have responded to the requests of your many fans. Congratulations and best wishes for continued success! Gail