I finally had a chance to work on Gardenia Musk on Saturday and Reves on Sunday; I can’t wait to rest my nose overnght and try these tester vials tomorrow. With Reves, I substituted a more floral ionone for one of the woodsier ones and made a few other adjustments, trying to prevent the orris from being too dry and rooty but still not let the scent become sweet. I added a touch of tonka bean to Gardenia Musk and like it so far. It has one very pretty musk ingredient that I’m highlighting, and I’m deciding on the best balance between that and several other musk notes in it.
I hope those who went to sniffa in NY had a great time (bet you did!).