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.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Not what it sounds like. For those who haven’t seen Portia’s interview with me on the AustralianPerfumeJunkies blog, it’s right here. A big thank-you to Portia for the interview and write-up and the subsequent reviews of three Olympic Orchids perfumes!

Along with the interview is the announcement of a special offer, which I’d like to extend to readers of my blog: $5 off any international shipping, or free shipping of bottles within the US through June 25. To make it more fun, you’ll have to go on a treasure hunt in one of the above two APJ posts to find the coupon code to put in the appropriate box at checkout.

No, I didn’t travel to Sydney for the interview (I only wish!). The photo was taken when I was there on other business a couple of years ago.