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.

Sunday, May 20, 2012


The winner of the Mother's Day giveaway is Rachel. Please e-mail me with your full shipping address.

Those cherry blossoms that I posted just last week are now medium size green cherries, well on their way to being the ripe fruits in the photo. How quickly they grow up!

I loved all of the comments about your mothers, their relationship to perfume, and how so many of them loved gardening. Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you again :) I can't wait to try an actual made with love artisan perfume!