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, July 4, 2017


To everyone who celebrates US Independence Day, best wishes for a good holiday, and do whatever you can to make sure your pets aren't frightened by the fireworks.

The winner of last week's drawing is:


Please provide your complete shipping address by e-mail (olympicorchids at gmail dot com) or PM on our Facebook page.

If your prize is not claimed by Tuesday, July 11, it will go back into the jackpot.

[gratuitous cat photo is mine]


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    1. He is indeed a chill feline! Maine coon cats love to sleep on their backs, and on any sort of paper, cardboard, or plastic, especially if it's new and clean!