New Mexico Adventure: Las Conchas Trail

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

White Flower Season

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 Event

“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

Happy Independence Day!

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!

Summer 2014

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

Summer Breeze

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