I worked on Encens Tranquille today; I added a light orris note that softens the sandal/incense/labdanum and I like it this way. The new labdanum is drier than the old so it feels less heavy, and I wanted to add a few other things to the base to offset that effect and stand up to the woods and incense. I’m trying to just soften the edges a bit around that strong sandal/incense/labdanum heart.
I also tested the Jour Ensoleille reformulation that I’d started a few weeks ago and was really happy at how good it smelled. I tried layering a little beeswax on my skin over Jour and think it might be a pretty addition. I’ll work on that so I can get testers out. The floral notes in the first hour are especially nice, which is heartening. It’ll go much faster than gardenia, thankfully. 🙂