Here’s a useful site for demonstration of correct French pronunciation of common perfume words (brand and fragrance names etc) by a Paris-born perfumista who is a professional translator. The site loads a little slowly for me when I first pull it up (possibly because of my slow “high speed” internet connection), but once the site comes up I can navigate easily from page to page and can play the audio just fine. You might find it helpful, and you can request words/phrases for her to add to her file if you have something that you want to know how to pronounce. I think it’d be nice if she had an alphabetical listing of these so you could easily look them up. Thanks to Robin at NST for mentioning this site. You can also google to find free sites that pronounce words, but this site is fun because it is tailored to perfume.
I have a new trial for ET that seems quite interesting. I’ll test it some more and see if this is the one to send out. It has less cistus than either of the last two, less musk than 1-16-1 but a bit more musk than 12-30-4, less guaiac, some elemi, and a bit of a newly added resinous ingredient that brings out the cedar a little more (I’m trying with and without that resinous addition to decide). My shipment of orris and some other naturals from France arrived today and I need to go open the box to be sure it is all correct. I’m still catching up with orders; it will be another day or two before I’m caught up. I’m posting another ad to look for a helper. It’d be great to have some help with orders so I can spend more time on scent development and reduce the number of months it takes to create a new fragrance.
It’s my older niece’s birthday today. Happy Birthday to Emma!