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, December 31, 2013


The new and improved Olympic Orchids Perfumes website is live and open for business. All orders placed through the new website during the first week of January will receive a discount of 20%, so spread the word. The code for the discount is INTRO20.

Getting this website up and running was a barrier to doing a lot of other things publicity-wise, but now that barrier is down and the fun can begin. It’s a great way to start the new year!

Best wishes to everyone out there for much happiness, success, and fragrant fun in 2014!

[Seattle fireworks photo from Wikimedia]


  1. Your website looks great! Thanks for the discount, I think it's time for that bottle of Sonnet! Best wishes for the New Year. :)

  2. Hi Carrie and APJ!

    I hope the discount will lure people to the new site, but for Sonnet and other things that haven't moved there, I'll add the discount to the old Boutique site too. It's time for another newsletter.