A Perfumed Bestiary, Letter G for Gryphon, Part 2

The seventh fragrance in A Perfumed Bestiary series was formulated by taking prompts from the mythologies and ancient texts that reference the mighty and loyal Gryphon. Have you read A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness? In the novel, her leading character Diana Bishop, has a technique of problem solving where she visualizes everything in… Continue reading A Perfumed Bestiary, Letter G for Gryphon, Part 2

Movie Monday: Phantom Thread

On Friday evening Greg and I headed over to the Violet Crown to see Phantom Thread, the latest and supposedly last film of the formidable Daniel Day-Lewis. He portrays¬†Reynolds Woodcock, a British couturier in 1950’s London with impeccable taste and a rather extreme and demanding temperament. If I were to choose an astrological sign for… Continue reading Movie Monday: Phantom Thread

The Triple Goddess: Crone in Santa Fe

As you may already know, in September, Greg and I moved from Los Angeles, California to the high desert in Santa Fe, New Mexico.¬† It’s been a bit of a wild, Mr. Toad adventure which has presented many challenges and interesting (to say the least) characters (Crazed Tesuque lady) along the way. A few weeks… Continue reading The Triple Goddess: Crone in Santa Fe

One foot in front of the other

This journey of moving both the perfumery and our household has been epic! During the entire process I’ve been listening to a a book series proposed by my daughter Eve. Today, as I was driving from our little woodland house to my moms home in Encino, I realized that most of our personal experiences mimic… Continue reading One foot in front of the other

Cloud Atlas

Last night, while roaming the world wide web, I came across the trailer for a film titled Cloud Atlas. I’m not sure why I clicked on it, but I did and now cannot wait for its premiere. As I watched the I became more and more intrigued, realizing that I am their obvious niche market… Continue reading Cloud Atlas