Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Canada's Glow Magazine features natural perfumery

The Winter 2007 issue of Glow, a beauty and fashion magazine published in Toronto, features an article "Two Scents" that yours truly is quoted in on the subject of natural perfumery. They give equal time to Thierry Wasser, perfumer with Firmenich, and a fragrance scientist both working on the synthhetics side of perfumery. The editor has written a rather balanced view of the two camps of natural perfumery, and I think it's a good read that will help the general public get a grasp on the major differences between our artisan art and their corporate product.

Click here to visit my site where you can view the PDF of the article.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Anya's Garden Natural Perfumes -- Launch of Kaffir and Temple perfumes-- for the Survivor - a special offer of free samples

November 16, 2007

Two new perfumes launched by Anya's Garden 11/07

Be the first to experience and luxuriate in the fragrance of two very different, new-to-the-market citruses, paired in unexpected ways for very different results.

Mirroring the new citruses, you'll find agarwood in the base, but two very different agarwoods - one light, golden and spicy, the other true Laotian and Vietnamese dark, deep, hypnotic Ouds. Read more on the perfumes page.


Fragrance Family: Citrus-Leather

Exotic, gourmand, flirty, fun, and radiating good vibes of sexy playfulness, Kaffir can transport the wearer to explore their own version of intrigue and romance -- then smoothly moves into a rich, leather drydown. For the worldy and artistic man or woman.


Fragrance Family: Citrus-Spice-Wood

Luscious, fresh and a wake-up delight, the orange juice essential oil grabs your attention, and the borneol and cinnamon center you, quickly moving you into a spicy Oud base that provides strength and focus. Temple is a reflection of you, empowered, treating your body as a temple.

Note: samples of Temple will not be sold, due to limited amount of the perfume produced. If the notes appeal to you, or if you feel a soothing perfume might help as a healing balm, then purchase it for that purpose. It is not a frivolous perfume, it is meant to reach deep inside and soothe.

For the Survivors: Special offer for Temple Perfume

Blended along both Ayurvedic and Buddhist systems, Temple is a limited-edition perfume that is specially made for all of the survivors of the many physical disasters that have wrecked communities in the USA. It is hoped it will give courage in the face of post-traumatic stress syndrome that affects the survivors - I know, because I, the perfumer, am one of them, surviving numerous Florida hurricanes, from Elena to Wilma. Katerina's eye passed over my house one day after it formed, knocking out power for eight days in hot, sweltering South Florida during August. Then that monster moved on to the Gulf States, wreaking havoc such has never been seen in this country. Two months later, Wilma cut a path of destruction, and we were without power for more than two weeks, and some homeowners still do not have their homes rebuilt or repaired..

The first 100 survivors of any disaster - hurricane, fire, tornado, flood - that write me by clicking on this page will receive a sample for free. Fifty percent of the profits from Temple will be donated to various charities that assist people and animals via their rescue efforts. The offer will end when all of the samples have have been claimed. Samples will be mailed out by December 1st.

Perfumes and samples are available on the Boutique page, where you will also find beautiful, luxurious raw natural essences such as Lavender Seville, Rose de Mai from Grasse and others from my private collection on sale.