I sent out a few Reves2 samples to testers and have had good feedback so far. I want to send out some more soon, and I’m just wearing it more myself after taking a few days off from it. I’m hoping testers will have some name ideas.
I’m working again on the winter scent and trying a new oakmoss product in it. I just received samples last week of two new synth moss products by Firmenich — an oakmoss and a treemoss. They are made with a combination of natural and synth ingredients but with no natural moss. I like both better than Givco synth oakmoss (which I don’t use) but neither is exactly like real moss. They’re very nice though and will help when used in combination with natural moss. They both seem to have some Evernyl in them (a common synth moss) but they are more complex blends and feel more natural to me than straight Evernyl. I think we’ll continue to see development of ingredient replacements as companies try to create substitutes for some of the ingredients that IFRA has restricted so severely. It’s interesting to see what comes along.
I bet people had lots of fun at the Sniffa in NY this last weekend. It rained here quite a bit over the weekend and really feels like the seasons have totally switched gears.