On Monday, August 17th, we decided to head toward the Jemez Mountains and River to get some forest bathing in from a different area than our usual fifteen minute drive up to our local woods. Since we had not been to the area, and most of the lodging sites that met our criteria were booked,… Continue reading New Mexico Adventure: Las Conchas Trail
The white flower season begins here in the garden of pure fumes with gardenia, then gradually overlaps with jasmine sambac which overlaps with plumeria. I was lucky to get extra gardenias from my mothers plant which is much larger and more abundant than mine. The gardenias are now done but we are in the thick… Continue reading White Flower Season
“Blossoms of Summer” A Sensorium of Sensual Delights and Artful Musings. Roxana Illuminated Perfume, Whizin Market Hall in Agoura, CA Saturday, August 29th 7:00 to 10:00 pm A celebration to mark the debut of two highly anticipated fragrances associated with flowers of the season. Mellifera is the part of the latin name for the honey… Continue reading Blossoms of Summer Event
I’m sort of taking the day off, it’s Independence Day here in the US after all, not that a major holiday would influence a perpetual artist. Day, night, linear time doesn’t much affect those living in the creative realm except for perhaps getting to the post office with packages before they close. I started the… Continue reading Happy Independence Day!
The white flower season has arrived! It appeared like a rough start for the Jasmine sambacs but not for the Gardenias. Here at the house of beautiful smells I have a jasmine sambac tincture and a gardenia enfleurage in tandem, eventually I will have a jasmine sambac enfleurage as well but its too early in… Continue reading White Flower Season!
Officially Summer is over, although one would never guess by the warm weather we’ve been having here. For me, it “feels” done when Eve heads off back to college in Vermont, which she did the Sunday before Labor Day. The weather folks have been deliberating whether this part of the earth is going to be… Continue reading Summer 2014
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
At the end of May we set up two photo shoots with two different models. The first was with one of my “Summer” color tribe sisters Sophie Fletcher and the second was a second shoot with Savanah. Regrettably the secondary shoot didn’t happen, but the good news is we did a follow up session with… Continue reading Summer Breeze
The garden is very fragrant with the herbaceous scent of the native, white sage at the moment. On days when the air is clear and I am working in the garden I can perceive the aroma of the sage in the soil, which reminds me of the sand at the beach. Fragrance is a very… Continue reading The Scent of Summer