Thursday, February 18, 2010

More on Hyacinth

This second round went a little differently from the first. The first batch paled out pretty quickly. I evulsed for 5 hours, then let the blossoms soak in the alcohol for two days before straining it off for another go 'round; the second batch has evulsed for 5 hours and I'm going to strain it and put in another 300-380 grams of blossoms into the now 200 or so grams of alcohol. This second batch is holding its color. And has such a strange scent; smells like hyacinth, but also has this creamy, nutty smell, a titch of blue lotus in there, and really green. And the evulsion itself is a dark purple color. Amazing. I don't know how much more this alcohol can take, but I'm going to go one more round, maybe two, before I finish it up.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting your experiences throughout this process Justine ~ tis so very interesting!! I love that the alcohol has really taken on the colour also. How strong is the scent at this point?

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  2. Thanks for reading them! The scent is very, very strong and tenacious. The overspill on my wrists (wore gloves, for all the good in the world that did) lasted a good hour and a half. But the initial "blast" is where the good stuff is. I hold no hope that the color will last. It will, and is supposed to turn reddish-brown. Pretty while it lasts, but it doesn't last.

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