Sunday, April 18, 2010
Ask the Perfumer: A New Resource for Perfumistas on Anya's Garden Perfumes Blog
Answering questions about perfumery is second nature to me. I've hosted the huge Natural Perfumery group on Yahoo for almost seven years, I instruct perfumers, I consult with perfumers about their businesses, and I just live my life immersed in the art.
Sometimes I feel questions I answer on the Yahoo group are just stuck in a bit of a hidden-away area of the Internet. I have read *every one* of the 39960 messages there. Yes, we're going to hit 40,000 soon! That's a lot of perfume talk. Whew. The mind almost boggles, but the spirit says take the show on the road, like our well-appointed apothecarian-perfumer in the image above.
So, I'm going to open up my blog every Sunday for questions. I know a lot, but there's a lot I don't know, so please forgive me if I can't answer your question. I'll let you know when I can't, and I'll try to send you on a path to find the answer. Oh, math will stump me. A bit. I can't answer math questions on the fly.
Some ground rules to keep it moving:
1. Just one question at a time. I often get paragraphs of ten questions within. One at a time, please.
2. Only ask on Sundays. I am in Miami, EST USA time, and I'll sign off around 10PM my time on Sundays. If you ask other times, I'll have to ignore it.
3. I'll open up the blog for questions with a post - like this one - titled "Ask the Perfumer". That is the post you'll need to reply to for your query.
Sound good? Let's get going.
PS. I know nothing about synths - aromachemicals.