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.

Monday, December 31, 2012


I don't make New Year's resolutions, but I will try to make sure I post here on a more regular basis next year. My last post of 2012 will probably be the first one that most of you read in 2013, so I’ll wish you all a very happy, healthy, prosperous, and successful new year!  

[Seattle fireworks photo from my usual trusty source, Wikimedia] 


  1. Once again, Happy New year! (What am I doing up at this hour?) Gail

  2. Happy New Year!

    Looking forward to those more frequent posts (I come up with the same resolution on a regular basis but it doesn't seem to work for me). ;)

    1. Ines, I know exactly what you mean. I go through exactly the same process on a regular basis. Anyway, it's always worth a try. Happy New Year to you. I look forward to reading your blog.