Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year

It's New Year's eve and I make myself ready for the party tonight with our family. It's dark and smokey in Wolvega right now, the air is filled with smoke and it smells like sulfur. I hear bang's of fire work outside, something I will not play with, but we will have a wonderful show of fire work this evening which is organized by some people. Something I always find very romantic to watch in the arms of my DH, calling out ooohs and aaahs together while watching these miracles in the dark sky. I will wear Gucci no3 tonight, I think it will fit for this joyful evening. Looking back at 2007 I can say it was a great year. At new year's eve we always ask each other if we have plans for the next year or wants to quit bad behaviors etc. My plan is to spend more time with friends and family and finish some of my perfumes I'm working on. I will spend more time on creating perfumes than I did last year. Last year I had many other things to do as well, I spent time on creating perfumes but not enough, that will change next year.

I wish you all the best for 2008, may it be a happy, peaceful, healthy, loving, joyful and fragrant year for all of you.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas


Which perfume are you going to wear this Christmas?
I will wear Gala by Loewe the first day and Chanel no 19 the second day I think

Sunday, December 09, 2007

What I love to do most

I finally have some more time to work on my perfumes again. Last months I spent a lot of my time working on my Yahoo group, I love doing that and I love to help people, but there was no time left to work on my perfumes anymore. I decided to slow down a bit with the work on the group and spend time on what I love to do most; perfume making.

I worked on my perfume Velvet Blossom, a perfume based on delicate white flowers with Magnolia and Lily of the Valley combined with Mai rose and Sambac Jasmine. A perfume inspired by my sister in law, who loves delicate white flowers. I wanted the perfume to smell delicate white floral, with a bright fresh opening and a velvet smooth end. The result was really close to what I had in mind, but I want to soften the top notes a bit more and accentuate the white petal like floral notes and bring the lily of the valley a bit more towards the top notes. I added some Cyclamen aldehyde to bring out the lilly of the valley a bit more, also a bit more Mayol added to the perfume gave a more petal like result. To smooth the top notes, I added a bit more Ambrettolide, a wonderful warm smelling musk with a touch of fruitiness, which appears in the base notes but also smooth the top notes at the same time. I didn't change much, only adding a bit more or less of the materials that I've used already. The only new thing that I added is a touch of Cyclamen aldehyde, which works real nice in this fragrance. I'm really happy with the result. Now I have to mature it for a while to see if it's really better than the last one. In the mean time I will work some more on my 'fruity/chypre' fragrance, more about that later....