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.

Saturday, September 20, 2014


The scraps of paper have been mixed up thoroughly and two of them were drawn.

The grand prize winner of the 30 ml bottle of Sonnet XVII is YUKI.

The runner-up, who will receive a sample set of Peace-Love-Perfume is PEPPY OBRIEN.

To claim your winnings, please e-mail me at olympicorchids at gmail dot com.

[Roulette wheel photo from Wikimedia]