Monday, February 22, 2010

Hyacinth Project Cut Short & a Giveaway

I had to cut the hyacinth project short for a couple of reasons; one being the short selling season (nobody in town is selling them anymore), and two, after two batches of blossoms which totaled 669 grams, into 300 grams of organic grain alcohol, the evulsion was getting weird -- viscous, syrupy, dense, dark, and super fragrant. So during the final filtration, I added 100 mls of organic grain alcohol (100 grams had been lost to the blossoms) to bring it to a total of approximately 300 grams and the results are amazing. This is a picture of a one ounce square corked bottle with light in the background illuminating the evulsion a deep magenta.

This ultrasonic business really works.

So, on to the next bit of this post ~ a giveaway! See that bottle? It's yours if I draw your name from a list of people who comment this post. An ounce of fresh hyacinth evulsion.

19 comments:

  1. 000OOOooo000o THIS IS my color !!
    I bet the fragrance is Just as gorgeous!!
    dabney

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  2. J, could I pleeeeeaaaasssee be entered into the drawing?

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  3. Oh heck yeah! Add my name please! :^)

    Lisa

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  4. Ooooh! Me me me me me! I mean, I would love to try some hyacinth :) Ahem.

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  5. kim hartman1:50 PM

    would love to try it!!
    Kim

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  6. Anonymous1:54 PM

    I;ll take just half an ounce, anything. would love to play with this.is it in an acholhol base/ thanks for doing this Justine
    Michele

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  7. Add me to!!! Sounds heavenly!
    kim

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  8. that color is gorgeous!

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  9. My heart skips a beat when i read about this lovely giveaway may i be entered, please and thank you.

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  10. me me me me me
    my mouth is wattering!

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  11. What a stunning colour Justine! Its hard to believe the flowers have lent such a vibrant colour to the evulsion.

    I'd love to enter the draw!
    Thanks Justine,
    Holly
    hollyjae [@] gmail.com

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  12. Oh, please... I need to share it...an old, dear friend is really struggling right now, and adores Hyacinth. I need to gift her with some.

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  13. I would make such, such good use of it, I swear!

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  14. I'm swooning at the thought...was sniffing a display of hycinths the other day and thinking about your project !

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  15. Thanks for publishing the photo step-by-step of this. I've been really wanting to try ultrasonic extraction, but haven't found much info on it.

    Please enter me in the drawing!

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  16. How beautiful! And isnt it amazing that it came out such a dark colur from such a pale flower....

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  17. Wonderful.
    I need to buy a ultrasonic device... hurry up!

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