My Mom’s cutting garden did well this year; here’s a section of it with larkspur, hollyhock, sunflowers, and nigella. The sun was too harsh for getting a good picture, but the larkspur is so pretty!
I worked more on Ambre Noir today. My two contenders had been #5 and #7. Both are nice dark ambers, but #5 has more incense. I’d been leaning to #7 because it focuses more on the amber/labdanum accord, but something has been holding me back. A tester today said she missed the incense in it and I think I do too. So I’m back to #5, but I’m decreasing the rose as I had done for #7. Will test again tomorrow but that should be closer.
I really appreciate tester comments; everyone is so helpful and even though sometimes the sugestions are contradictory because of differences in taste and skin, the feedback really helps. I don’t have local friends or family who are into fragrance, so testers are very important to me and I want to say thank you.:)
I need to get a new batch of Vintage Rose going and test a few new ingredient samples that came in today. Always more to do than fits in the day, lol.