My youngest niece just had a birthday party yesterday and she got a new kitten (photo above). They ended up getting two, a brother/sister pair, to keep each other company. Very cute. My older niece competed in her first combined training event last weekend (a horseback riding competition). She did well and her horse did a good job too. I didn’t get to go watch but heard the scoop afterwards.
I made a few adjustments to the gardenia white floral; I increased the tuberose, softened the green and earthy aspects of the gardenia, and added back in a touch of musk. It opens gentler but lasts longer. I also removed one of the greener jasmine components and added a touch of clove. I’m much happier with it now. I’ll try it more and see if it is ready for round two of testing. I also want to do a second scent that will be close to one of the very early gardenia musk versions I did that many testers liked — it was more jasmine-rich, soft but lasting, with less gardenia influence and with a musk base. I need to return to that formula as well.
I put the lotion on the website and will work on putting up the 5 ml sprays over the next few days (it’ll take a couple days to make the code changes).
I may be doing a special batch of original Jour Ensoleille for a couple people; I am making a small bit first to see if the new moss translates into that formula closely enough to the original. The new reformulation has more jasmine and is a bit different — the original was probably more unisex. If you’ve already tried and loved the original and are one of the people who asked me about it when it came down from the site to be reformulated, you can send me an email and I’ll try to make enough to cover more people, but there’s a limit to how much of the original I can make. I’m thinking mainly of getting this batch of the original to some men who prefer it since it’s a bit less floral and therefore feels more unisex.