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
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Patchouli in Your Cuppa Joe Said the Olfactogustatorian
I've been indulging lately -- hey, what are the holidays for if not an excuse to go a little buck wild on the goodies every now and then? So here's the dealio ~ remember those mocha tangerine patchouli marshmallows I put up on Etsy? Yes, those ones, well, I've been taking one or two to work with me pretty much every day and have dropped them into my plain old mug of coffee for a bit of an olfactory boost when the drudgery of type-type-typing away becomes too much, and guess what? (I know, I'm full o' questions today) I feel better after drinking it. My mood is lifted. I'm not fidgety and wanting nothing more than to get up and get out of there, I have patience and the time seems to pass by swiftly. Yay! And not just that, oh, no, drinking patchouli'd coffee is such an experience -- the flavors meld beautifully, the fragrances of chocolate and tangerine and the tobacco-like smoothness of coffee all coming together and wrapping around the dark patchouli to create this rich, earthy, natural edible perfume is 'ah!' inspiring. Ok, and awe inspiring.