Friday, February 16, 2007

Boy, do I need a respite from all this political stuff

I need to relax.
Next week I'm going to post on frivolous, fun, fragrant stuff. The IFRA/EU Global Harmonization is coming, it'll change the way, or the ability, to continue business for many artisan perfumers. I'll work on it behind the scenes, but yowza, it's really taken a chunk of my personal and business life working on all these issues. I did have a great, fun Valentine's Day, great restaurant, South Beach cruising, and a preview of the huge boat show in town this weekend, and I realized that was the first day I've taken off in weeks! This Libra needs to catch up on her lovin' and loungin' ;-)

Tuberose, jasmine, neroli, petitgrain, beeswax, ambergris, pandanus, jamrosa, ambrette, etc., etc....gotta get back to the basics.


  1. AH! What a great picture. Good idea too, the taking a break from the heavy jelly I mean. BTW what is jamrosa like? I have never heard of it, but it sounds like something Rita Marley would like!


  2. Jamrosa is related to lemongrass.

    I first met Rita in '94 at a press party, and yes, I did go up to her and ask her what she was wearing, that I was the perfumer whose stuff was for sale there in the Marlin Hotel on South Beach. She said it was from a guy in Jamaica, and it was named Black Narcissus.

  3. Lemongrass! I remember how blown away I was when I found out that lemongrass grows in the West Indies as abundantly as whitchgrass grows in Ireland. We were walking across a grassy field in the town of Kingstown, St Vincent, and I noticed the lemony smell. Underfoot the grass that grew was lemongrass of course!
    I happened to have brought a supply of lemongrass oil with me from Ireland.

    You met Rita Marley! Cool!



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