Synopsis:for someone with refined tastes who enjoys fine scent, food and drink. Discussed are Bitter Almond, Cacao, Coffee, Cognac, Ginger root, Vanilla and even Tobacco.
Photo by Jeanne Rose
Vanilla in all its forms is an essential ingredient in skin care, perfumery, culinary, and emotional needs. The following is Jeanne Rose’s profile of this essential plant.
Vanilla. Common Name/Latin Binomial:
Synopsis: An ambitious discussion of the essential oil of the grass Vetivert from the rootlets, its uses, growth, description, organoleptic qualities and uses of the essential oil.
A Vetivert basket
In the early part of 1996, while preparations were underway to produce the first World of Aromatherapy Conference as the President of NAHA, a fascinating letter arrived at my
(Updated and Collected Info)
I have been collecting Ambergris samples and Ambergris information for years and here is an update. We use it in the Natural Botanical Perfumery class.
Ambergris gets it's
Natural Perfumery is becoming more popular all the time as people realize that standard perfumes are not all that they're cracked up to be. We think you'll enjoy the article 'Making
During the last several years, I have received several phone calls regarding the distillation of essential oil plants. People are intrigued with the idea of distillation and decide they want
"I have been currently researching herbs for their natural scents and interested in the formulation of my own natural scents for solid and oil perfumes.
I know what I like, at
Fixative is an old term for any natural substance that will hold and ‘fix’ and that helps a fragrance last longer on the skin. Alcohol-based scents are the most
There is a magic to the month of May that is off the scale of flower power. In Hawaii, May is Gardenia Season. Florists sell bundles of gardenia buds