A few years ago a customer requested a sandalwood solid perfume. After pondering a bit, I decided to do a sandalwood solifleur by building a rich and voluminous chord/accord to personify this sacred and precious wood. First I combined a variety of sandalwood essential oils from different locations, for example Sri Lanka, New Caledonia and… Continue reading Santal

of Service

Sending tendrils of warm and aromatic gratitude to all those who devote themselves to service and a higher cause. One of the most visionary actions I’ve witnessed a politician do is work towards creating a Department of Peace. It’s brilliant, so much so that those in the dark can’t even see it. I don’t know… Continue reading of Service

Peace Train

On Monday the perfume devoted to Peace was released with a grand welcome mat by the perfume blogging community. Ten individuals received the three main chords (accords) and the final perfume to review. These ten individuals represent the first circle in a series of concentric circles. Want to be part of the next circle? First… Continue reading Peace Train


Here at the little woodland house of creativity Autumn has made her appearance. Formerly she will reach her mark next Tuesday for Mabon/ The Fall Equinox. We notice the arrival of the new temperate season of Harvest by the acorns that appear under the California Live Oaks. The weather is still warm most of the… Continue reading Autumnal