Eden Botanicals the other day and saw that they had generously included 9 samples. Whenever I order bulk materials from them, they send a whole pack of small samples in 1 ml vials, so I have quite a collection. Some of these are materials I already have in large quantities, so it occurred to me that it would be nice to share these little sniffies with those who don’t usually buy essential oils, resins, absolutes, or extracts.
By the way, if you are testing davana and haven't sent me your comments yet, please do so soon, as I'm going to post about it this week or next.
[spice, hemlock resin, and chamomile photos from Wikimedia]
Saturday, March 31, 2012
SPRING DRAWING FOR SAMPLES OF NATURAL MATERIALS
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I'm an iris-and-incense girl, and I'd especially love to smell the read deal in incense. Labdanum is another favorite.ReplyDelete
Arrgh! That should read "real deal." Stupid typos.ReplyDelete
Dionne, You're entered. I didn't even notice the typo in the first post!Delete
My favourite notes in natural perfumery would be kewda and ambrette. Thanks for the drawReplyDelete
Yas, I love ambrette and kewda, too! You're entered in the drawing.Delete
One of my favorite natural perfume notes is haitian vetiver. GailReplyDelete
Gail, vetiver is an amazingly versatile material. It's wonderful to work with. You're entered!Delete
Choosing favorites is always so hard for me! Patchouli, frankincense, sandalwood. And tuberose abs., of course, but I haven't been able to afford that one for years!ReplyDelete
Laurie, I also find it hard to answer questions about "favorites" because there's no all-purpose answer. I hear you on the tuberose absolute. The cost is ridiculous. However, when you think about how many flowers it takes ... oh well. You're entered in the drawing.Delete
Jasmine is one of my favorite natural perfume notes. I love both sambac and grandiflorum equally.ReplyDelete
Bliss, jasmine is another one of those versatile materials that's a wonderful addition to many different blends, even ones that you wouldn't think it would belong in. I used motia attar (a blend of jasmine and sandalwood) in one of my trial "Devil Scent Project" fragrances along with labdanum and woody notes. You're entered in the drawing!Delete
I love iris butter. Oakmoss. Love the davana sample you sent. Thank you very much!ReplyDelete
Also I love tonka, Peru balsam, Tolu balsam, mimosa.
Celina, looks like you're another person with multiple "favorites"! I'm glad you enjoyed testing the davana. I'm going to publish everyone's comments later this week. You're entered in the drawing.Delete
Can't give you a favourite because I haven't spent any time with the beginnings of perfume yet Ellen. I would LOVE to though. Please put me in the draw,
Portia, Oh the fun you'll have if/when you start exploring raw perfume materials! You're entered in the drawing.ReplyDelete
I'm enjoying your blog. Good work!
Thanks a million for the encouragement. I am having trouble leaving a comment on your ambergris post though. there seems to be a glitch in your message jusp.Delete
Ooops! That would be me.ReplyDelete
I'll hurry and write it all down in the next couple of days.
Ines, That's fine. As soon as I get your comments I'll put together the davana post.ReplyDelete