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, July 15, 2015
Yes, I Still Make Perfume
Prettily boxed up and ready to fly home to its new owner, Parma Parfum Extrait, one of my favorite perfumes ever. Not many people order violet-themed perfumes. It's just not a favorite of most folks anymore, but I have to be honest with you -- it just makes me tingle with joy when I smell it.
Jinko Noir XX is a custom blend for one of my long-time customers, Ms. E. This XX formula contains loads of super stinky raw materials -- oudh, aloeswood tincture, valerian absolute, valerian concrete, mitti, tobacco, patchouli, jasmine, orange blossom absolute, some other wicked dark things -- and it smells divine.
I don't just 'do' incense, or teach classes on incense and perfumery; I compound perfumes as well.