Saturday, January 16, 2010
When Life is Good
You celebrate, right? Last night we went to see the band my son is in, Dislodic, as you can see from the previous post. They were amazing, as usual. And getting better every time I hear them. Not your average garage band. Not a garage band at all. A group of real musicians who are dedicated to their craft, and perfectionists, every one. I see good things on the horizon for them.
So, aside from that plug, things are going well verging on extremely crazy busy -- just the way I like it! There are some interesting new things to sniff out there ~ White Lotus Aromatics has vetyver co-distillations that sound fabulous -- vetyver and mitti, vetyver and rose, vetyver and ginger lily, vetyver with kewda, vetyver with jasmine, vetyver with tuberose ~ it's a smorgasbord of vetyver!
The perfume sales are going very well. Surprisingly well, in fact. I've noticed that a lot of Natural Botanical Perfumers are offering their wares in smaller packages with significantly smaller price tags attached, which, while they may not be too happy about that, you who have hesitated purchasing Natural Botanical Perfumes, because of that higher price tag, can now rejoice. Here's your opportunity to get your hands on some of the finest perfumes ever made. And I'm not just saying that because I also make Natural Botanical Perfumes. I really mean it. While I have been known to enjoy a shot of synthetically styled perfumed, I still find much more enjoyment from a well-crafted Natural Botanical Perfume. They know when to sit down and shut up without threatening them with a shower and a scrub.
Gearing up to make more soap ~ I'm getting more and more requests for them, and it amazes me that I almost gave it up. The most lauded soaps to date are the Poppymint (poppy seeds, peppermint and spearmint with lots of cocoa butter in the base), and the salt and clay soap. The salt and clay soap was a surprise. It lasts forever, and my best customers for this soap are people with terrible skin conditions -- acne, excessively oily skin, rosacea. Soap. Still one of my favorite things. Also still not going into mass production. Sucks all the enjoyment out of making a beautifully crafted, luxurious natural soap. My life is a series of limited editions . . .