Sunday, June 22, 2008


A lot of things happened while I wasn't posting on this blog. One thing is that my hubby Mo is operated on his back for the second time. He had a double hernia in his lower back, they were huge. Two years ago he was operated as well, but it didn't work, and the hernia's came back. He was a bit afraid to do a second operation, but he simply had to, the pain was too much. He's now back at home, and he is doing pretty well. He already can walk quit a long bit, but has to lay down every time. The operation was only one and a half hour, and he could go home the next day. Now we are hoping that it will not come back and that his back will get better.

Here a photo of us when his back was a bit better:


Anonymous said...

Hi Jenny! I sure hope your hubby feels better soon. Back problems are no fun. I didn't know you two were going through that. Sending hugs and best wishes for a speedy recovery!
-- Laurie

Jenny said...

Thank you so much Laurie!

chayaruchama said...


You jest- that's not really you two, is it ?
[I'm so gullible !]

Have been saying prayers for your wonderful man.
[When husbands suffer- no matter how kind- the WORLD suffers !]

Kisses to you both, my sister.

Dikke kus en snuffels-

Jenny said...

Now you are kidding, it doesn't look like us?

Thank you so much Ida, also a big thank you from Mo!

Dikke kus en knuffels (big kiss and hugs) back at you sweet sister.

'Snuffels' means something else,....something like sniffs. Hehehehe I would love to sniff you too Ida. lol

Andy said...

What a cool photo! Wishing your hubby all the best. I guess he was just given a second life with less pain and more joy.
Sending fragrant wishes to you both

Jenny said...

Thank you so much Andy, also a big thank you from Mo. A life with pain can be so hard, I'm glad he's feeling so much better. It will take some time though, but we have hope.

Fragrant wishes back to you!

AromaX said...

What a lovely couple you are - together in dance. I am sure you can give each other the same support during those uneasy times as you support each other in dance.
I wish you both strength to go through, love to support it and also a smile of fortune. I hope Mo will hold you in his arms again soon.

P.S. If you'd like to talk about possible supporting measures from alternative medicine - you are welcome to contact me.

Jenny said...

Thank you so much Max. It's much appreciated. It's a photo we took when we celebrated our 12,5 years of marriage in 2003.

prakash said...

hi jenny.
i am a perfumers in india since 1950
we create fine fragrances
if you need any help please do not hesitate.
if u have created any good fragrances
pl. inform me

Jenny said...

Thank you Prakash.

Zuzzu said...

Hello Jenny,
I have come across your blog accidentally and was delighted with the amount of information here. I always loved sniffing perfumes and two years ago I was playing with the idea of studying it. I have read one or two books (my working time did not allow me much free time) but have now decided to do aromatherapy. I did not know that a think like perfumery can be done as a hobby.. i always imagined that you need a chemical laboratory of sorts... :) I will return to read more of your blog, but for now just greetings and good wishes for your hubby's recovery.


Jenny said...

Thank you for your good wishes Zuzzu. Yes, you can do perfumery as a hobby. I started with it not knowing where to find other people who did the same. A world opened for me, when I decided to start a group at Yahoo about perfume making. Suddenly I realized that I wasn't the only one who made perfume as a hobby. Now the group has more than 800 members from all over the world. I learned a lot about perfumery since I started that group. You don't need a chemical laboratory to create perfumes, but you need the right materials, the fragrance materials. Essential oils can be found almost everywhere, but you have to know where to find the aroma chemicals that are used in fragrances.

You are more than welcome to join our group:

Fragrant wishes from the Netherlands!

Kavita said...

Hi Jenny! I am starting to also make some perfumes for a hobby. I am having trouble finding aromachemicals though. Can you tell me where you buy them?

Thanks so much! great blog!


Jenny said...

Hi Kavita,

I had the same problem finding aroma chemicals in small quantities when I started to make perfume. Now I know that there are a lot of places where you can buy them. Here are some examples:

Good luck!

Anonymous said...


Here's hoping your husband heals 100 percent!

My husband had his first shoulder procedure after a soccer injury at age 40. His second at age 43. Consequently, he doesn't play soccer anymore, but the procedures were somewhat successful. It's hard for him to keep up with our 10 year old son in basketball, but then, that's okay! Let the boy shine, I say!

Lovely blog. Nice to see some familiar perfumistas on your site! Jeannemarie

Jenny said...

Hi Jeannemarie,

Well my hubby's back isn't doing so well. I hope it will heal in time, but he still has a lot of pain. I'm happy to hear that your hubby is doing much better after his surgery.

Fragrant wishes!

KUMAR said...

Hello Jenny,
My name is Dhakshinamoorthy kumar from garden city-Bangalore. I have come across your blog accidentally and was delighted with the amount of information here.
Last week we are doing in perfume that time we are tried crude rice bran oil as a base oil. Its present some nutty smell has given. so if you could please provide some help in the matter? Still we are doing so many novel perfume.

Anonymous said...

Hello Jenny,

i wonder whether you might be interested in exchanging links with my blog:

kind regards from berlin,

Bobby said...

It’s been a while since your last post. Hope all is well with you and your hubby


Make Homemade Fragrances

Jenny said...

Hi Bobby,

Thank you so much for your comment. Yes, it's been a while since I posted something. Me and my hubby are doing fine. It's just that I have so many other things on my mind that I can't find the time to post anything. You wil hear soon from me.

Take care!

slave2love said...

HI Jenny, I have been only lurking lately (on the y-group and various blogs), but just wanted to say sorry about the recent events in your life, and hope you are on the way to feeling better soon. I have only recently caught up with a huge backlog of y-group messages so i hope to be able to participate again soon. Take care!

Elena said...

Dear Jenny,

We are glad to inform you that your site is nominated for the best fragrance blog in the competition Fragrantica Blog Awards that organizes Fragranica community.

More about competition you can read here:

We wish you a good luck and in case that you win the competition, please, provide us with your email, where we can send the notification and gift certificate from the sponsor of competition

Best regards,

Elena Knezevic editor

vicente said...

Happy New Year'
your name Jenny is my insperation why I was here on self study in making perfume, thats why when I surf in the group I so interested. my live-in wife, leaved me, she is now in dubai, no communication, that the reason, I make my self busy, her name is Jenny,
hope you two live every time happy

muhammad said...

hernia..ouch..painful and usually re occur again after some years. In my land hernia can be treated by both ways a surgery and a massage. Not all massager can fix the guts after it lowering down. On trained one. Usually these messager are trained to treat women after maternity to put their womb in correct position after labour and for men they fix the position of there bowels. If you come t o indonesia maybe you can obtain such help.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenny,

I really enjoy reading your blog. I work for a public relaitons firm and we are handling a fragrance line. I am doing some market research on fragrance and blogging and would love to ask you a few questions. Will you please send me an email at news at mjmpr dot com. Thanks Rachel

Elicxir said...

That picture of you 2 looks nice. I am glad your husband is doing much better. I hope he becomes fully fit and it never comes back

Best wishes..

Sugao said...

Just trying to get the word out on my new line of natural home-brewed perfumes. Please check out my website, the Anosmic Perfumery.

Anonymous said...

Hello Jenny,
I want to start a perfume line as it has always been my passion. Now the cost is alot of money which i cannot afford to put up for now. Do you have any ideas of starting out on a lower budget?
I am very impressed with your blog and its wealth of informations.

Jenny said...

Thanks all for your comments. I've been absent for a while, but I'm back.

Kalahari, to answer your question, you can buy your materials in smaller amounts. Here are some examples where you can buy your materials in small quantities.

At my Yahoo group we sometimes do 'groupbuys'. In short that means that we buy a bigger amount together, and divide it into smaller amounts.

Good luck!

Acaislim said...

Great blog!
I like it.

marry said...

Blogs are so informative where we get lots of information on any topic. Nice job keep it up!!

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