A Perfumed Bestiary, Letter B for Bison/Buffalo, Part 2

The second fragrance in A Perfumed Bestiary series was sent at the end of June to the subscribers. It is the intention to send out the perfume in the first half of the month, rather than the second, as occurred with the “B” fragrance. I began B for Bison/Buffalo by researching the terrain where this wooly, prairie… Continue reading A Perfumed Bestiary, Letter B for Bison/Buffalo, Part 2

A Perfumed Bestiary, Letter B for Bison/Buffalo, Part 1

Continuing with The Perfumed Bestiary series is B for Bison or what is termed as the Buffalo from the North American central and western plains. This muscular shaggy beast with iconic horns and hump is considered a spiritual icon of the indigenous tribes of North America. While writing a post on medieval bestiaries and looking over… Continue reading A Perfumed Bestiary, Letter B for Bison/Buffalo, Part 1


Every once in awhile a bright star will write a review of one of my natural perfumes that brings me to my knees. Beth has done this with her latest post at Perfume Smellin’ Things. She has weaved a story that includes Viggo Mortenson in Hidalgo and the wild west. The review includes a giveaway.… Continue reading Hidalgo

A solid expression of Vera

The word Vera, meaning true, is the Latin binomial for lavender in the linguistic terminology of plants. This natural perfume expertly weaves several types of lavender with notes of white sage, fresh mown hay, orange blossom and a salty ocean breeze. Vera liquid botanical perfume was first unveiled at the Ojai Lavender Festival in June… Continue reading A solid expression of Vera

Gather ye rosebuds

Gather ye rosebuds while ye mayOld time is still a-flying;And the same flower that smiles todayTomorrow will be dying.~ Robert Herrick Energized by yoga, renewed by a good nights sleep and warmed by hot tea with honey, I’m ready. Carpe diem my friends! It was Quintus Horatius Flaccus from Venusia, a Roman poet, who termed… Continue reading Gather ye rosebuds

Indigenous: Part One

The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago … had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands. ~Havelock Ellis, The Dance of Life, 1923 The number nine in Hinduism is revered and considered divine because it denotes completion. Three times three equals nine. On the ninth day… Continue reading Indigenous: Part One

Medicine Wheel

Greg and I have been diligently working on preparing for tonight’s meeting in Van Nuys to protect these glorious native oaks and the land. We’ve gathered the neighbors, we have all the facts in order, we’ve got the photos, abundant amounts of passion and heart…what else??? Last night as I soaked in the bath with… Continue reading Medicine Wheel

Chaparral at +Q Perfume

Simone at the +Q Perfume blog has written a two part segment titled “When Cowboys Meet Indians” featuring both Andy Tauer and myself. The first part was a tribute to the Cowboy and Andy’s fragrance Lonestar Memories. Today she published the second portion which focuses on Indians and the liquid version of our fragrance Chaparral®.Follow… Continue reading Chaparral at +Q Perfume

Hope: Hopi

The agenda for today includes making solid perfumes and creating, as well as tweaking, a few accords. Good stuff to be working on with the exciting energetics of the day. I’ll intend that all the happy, hope filled, inspiring blueprints of the day permeate these perfumes and accords. I also need to dig a few… Continue reading Hope: Hopi