Sunday, October 31, 2010

Ask the Perfumer - Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 10 a.m. to 10 PM EST

Ask the Perfumer is open this stormy Halloween day - don't ask anything spooky of me! I will be blogging later today or tomorrow about the new textbooks arriving for my online basic natural perfumery course - with pictures! After looking at it on a screen, and only printing out sections at a time, I am impressed by the book in its glory. 349 pages, many with color illustrations and photos, the most helpful charts I could design, great evaluation and recording forms, including Excel-based ones that can hold all your info - wow. Sorry for the excitement, but I really am pleased with the book, and four get mailed out tomorrow to new offline option students. Happy, happy.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Ask the Perfumer - Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 10 a.m. to 10 PM EST

I'll be here on and off all day to answer your perfumery questions. Hope y'all are enjoying the weather and having fun!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Ask the Perfumer - Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 10 a.m. to 10 PM EST

Ask the Perfumer is open for questions. I almost forgot to post today, as I was out early and running most of the day. Sorry about my tardiness, but I'm here now, so ask away.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Ask the Perfumer - Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 10 a.m. to 10 PM EST

I'm blending new perfumes today - what are you doing? Ask the Perfumer is open for this cool Sunday in Miami.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Ask the Perfumer - Sunday, October 3, 2010 - 10 a.m. to 10 PM EST

I'll be here on and off all day to answer your perfumery questions. Hope y'all are enjoying the weather and having fun!

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Sharing image from perfumery article on Grasse perfume industry

I have been reseraching on the Internet for years, and I stumbled across an article, in French, on the early Grasse perfumery industry.  I laboriously translated it into English, and copied and pasted the twenty or so illustrations into the English version. What a lot of work, but worth it for my students!

This image is just so lovely. It's of the pomade room at Robertet in the 1800's.

Here's another image:

This image is of the Roure Bertrand plant, and those are orange blossoms on the ground, and people with shovels, scooping them up into the distillation units you see around the wall. Neroli!
If you click on the image, you will see it in a larger version.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Vintage Givaudan business card - and a perfume alchemist

I have a !signed! first edition (1945) of Edward Sagarin's The Science and Art of Perfumery, and I love the fact that I got a lagniappe when I purchased it. Tucked inside was the business card of a Givaudan employee.  I had high hopes that when I scanned the card, the perfume alchemist image would be clear, but age, and the texture of the card worked against my wishes. However, it is still fun to look at, so I'm sharing it with you.