Natural Perfume, Music and Embroidery this Trinity weave through my life. They support and give each other inspiration. It is my lifes work and profession. I think about Natural Perfume everyday. It is my reason d'etre. It brings joy, fulfills my soul. Creating beautiful perfumes from flowers, fruits and resins is superlunary. I am besotted, obsessed, deeply in love.

Thursday, 1 February 2007


"Muhuhu is a hard to find essential oil that is used as a base note, similar to Sandalwood, Amyris and Tolu Balsam. It has an interesting Oud-like aroma on dry-out" This is Eden Botanicals description of the oil. I have sent some to the group as a sample. Mine was a gift from a supplier here in the UK and is now 12 years old and it is deep, deep, deep.

I have been smelling both. Muhuhu is black and dark ......sandalwood lighter and sweet spicy almost in comparison.... I combined muhuhu and hyraceum and they got on very well together, cavernous and will be interesting to see how they dry down together.

The gardens contacted me today and I will travel in latish spring and visit Kristina in the Apothecary gardens. I should by then have a few trial sampled pieces of the needle to show. I put a downpayment on a new sewing machine that will be coping with all the layering of threads I intend to do. I need speed as well as precision.. I spent months last year researching which would be right for how I work..... I think I have chosen wisely.... I will travel accross at some point and have a trial run with it.... see how she runs....

Back to read White Lotus aromatics 'fragrant harvest' newsletter 1st installment on Grasse and continue enjoying and familiarising with the samples and new notes to play with .......

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