I've been spending a lot of time promoting Le Parfumeur Rebelle (see? I did it again) and less time talking about Natural Botanical Perfume. I don't know what to say about that. I definitely see them as two separate entities: LPR is more educational while my blog, my ramblings, are more about the experience of creating Natural Botanical Perfumes. And LPR is a group effort, while this blog is just little ol' me.
So on with the rambling ~ I finished up the incense perfume and I couldn't be happier with how it has turned out. I've field tested it on no fewer than 10 human bodies and all of them, to the last, has said it is a dead ringer for the incense stick from which it was inspired. Not bad for having few clues to the ingredients used in the incense stick, not to mention it's definitely made using synthetic scenting materials.
I've decided to call this new concoction Kush Bakhur. Not to be confused with Kush x NL or regular Kush, winner of the Cannabis Cup. It's incense perfume, not pot perfume, though that is an intriguing idea.
Now I'm free to finish up two blending expeditions, and batch the gingered amber perfume I've been talking about for the past two years. And what this all means to me is ~ I've finished what I set out to do! I said four finished perfumes by the end of summer and I'm almost there. Two of the four have been stewing in my brain for years, and the other two were given as briefs.
Khodum ~ brief, wicked perfume, done.
Atay ~ inspired tea perfume, done.
Kush Bakhur ~ brief, floral incense perfume, done.
Unnamed ~ inspired amber perfume, needs batching.