Sunday, August 31, 2008

Newbie member of Natural Perfumery group posts message #1000, wins rare aromatics

Natural Perfumery Group on Yahoo is very active, with over 1600 members, 15 new ones in the past week alone, and over 1000 messages this month!

Lucky Linda from Iowa introduced herself as a newbie member of the Yahoo group for Natural Perfumery that I've hosted for over six years. We always welcome newbies, and love to hear from them. Linda bemoaned the fact that she works in a florist shop where she is surrounded by scentless flowers! Breeding for looks and the ability to withstand shipping long distances has resulted in roses with no scent - how sad.

The group is very active, with a LOT of dialogue between members on subject as far-ranging as fixatives, sourcing, tincturing plants from their garden, etc. We've had a surge in posts in the past month or two, and I was watching as we approached the 1000th post for the month of August - and it was Linda's intro.

This week a sample of rare florals will be in the mail to her in Iowa for her good fortune in posting #1000. She'll receive rose, jasmine, osmanthus, boronia and pandanus.

Congratulations, Linda, and best wishes in your path in natural perfumery.

The image for this post is the one that has been on the front page of the group since Day One. I once held a poll on the group a few years ago to see if the members wanted it changed, and they voted no. It's so evocative - we'd choose flowers over gold and pearls. Yes, we would ;-)


  1. I would like to thank you so much for your generosity and kindness! I am thrilled! And it couldn't have come at a better time. I was having a difficult weekend and this was a shining, bright spot that reminded me how wonderful people can be.
    I thank you,

  2. Hi Linda

    It's going out tomorrow via Priority Mail, and I hope you enjoy them.


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