“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the mind.” ― Luther Burbank Just when you thought that perhaps you had enough yummy jasmine in our lives with the hydrosol, Cimbalom, Chiaroscuro and Fleurish, I bring you the 2017 edition of Blossom. Can you tell I love… Continue reading The 2017 Edition of Blossom is here!
The daily gathering of little white florets from for the Jasmine sambac tincture continues. Although there was a bit of a dry spell of blossoms for about a week, the plants are flowering once more. These waxy, abundantly scented little flowers have been getting added to 190 proof grape alcohol since April of this year. Thursday… Continue reading Dailies
Will it be my homeland of Argentina that takes the cup or Germany during this Sundays soccer match? Either way, it’s bound to be a fun game and there’s always the handsome Lionel Messi. Check out the latest post at CaFleurBon by the ever so witty Michelyn Camen where the new edition of Blossom is part… Continue reading Argentina vs Germany
Happy Solstice from the Santa Monica Mountains to each of you. The potted jasmine sambacs in my garden started their blooming cycle in April. Each morning I have been gathering the little white blossoms and placing them into the organic, 190 proof grape alcohol. The base starts off a crystalline clear liquid slowly turning toward… Continue reading Happy Solstice!
While straightening up the studio I happened across a few glass amber bottles containing Blossom Eau de Cologne. I poured them all together, then filtered to make sure any bits of the jasmine tincture and botanical extracts were gone and have listed the remnants here. This is all that is left of the 2013 edition.… Continue reading Blooming
We are in mid July and the jasmine harvest is in full swing. In the past I would harvest the delicate, white flowers in the morning. This year I am harvesting them in the evening at about 10pm once the new blossoms are freshly opened with their intoxicating fresh floral pure fume. The word intoxicating… Continue reading Causing Great Happiness
Blossom Eau de Cologne is now illuminated! Greg created the image with a photo of Gwen Cunningham, a local beauty who came by our little woodland abode back in the Spring when everything was blooming. I’ve listed a few bottles of Blossom with the temporary label while we work on getting new labels printed. The… Continue reading Circle of Bliss
On Saturday, June 22nd, I have the honor of participating in a brand new Artisan Fragrance show here in Los Angeles titled FRAGments. The event begins at 11am with a moderated discussion followed by a reception and pop-up shop from 12pm-5pm. This unique and eclectic collective will feature a range of perfumers working in several… Continue reading FRAGments
The rosemary on my back slope started blooming early due to the late rain and cool weather we had in 2011. Thus the honey bees have been gathering nectar and pollen from it regularly. The traditional blooming time of the rosemary hedge and when Spring hits the woodland is now, which means we will be… Continue reading The Secret Life of Bees
Spring is now trending across the United States with the spectacle of blossoming trees, particularly fruit trees. Within time, after visits from the several local pollinators including honey bees, the little flowers will dry and the fruit will reveal itself. My ode to Spring, Blossom Eau de Cologne, is back in stock. The fresh, sunny… Continue reading Eau de Blossom