Ramblings on about natural perfumery . . . and other moderately related perfumery stuff, written
by Justine Crane, natural botanical perfumer, olfactogustatorian, writer, alchemist, and owner of The Scented Djinn Apothecary & Thurifercorum
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Day 72 ~ One Year, One Nose
Cassie Absolute ~ acacia farnesiana
'08 vintage-5% dilution-scent intensity 6-7 (1-10 scale)-color amber-imagined bright yellow; scent is floral, green, spicy and slightly fruity; floral reminiscent of violets/violet leaf, tuberose (the good stuff, no wienie water), has a powdery, cinnaminic slightly green-herbal tonality with a lush sweet marshmallow dry down. At 15 minutes it smells almost rubbery, the violet aspect is strengthening and it's beginning to smell a little bit like violet pastilles (sugary, violety, sweet, heady); at 6 hours there's a very light, sweet, somewhat rubbery 'leftover' scent that you really have to sniff for to find -- maybe I imagined that last bit.