I manufacture incense sticks and looking for detailed list of highly diffusive
aroma chemicals, compounds with good burning properties.
Today I was able to sample Cafe Rose by Tom Ford at Saks Fifth Avenue. They were sweet enough to give yours truly two samples. Cafe Rose is a beautiful oriental floral fragrance that I think I'm in love with. I definitely might have to purchase this to wear in the Fall. So exciting!
Notes: saffron, black pepper, may rose, turkish rose, bulgarian rose, coffee, incense, amber, sandalwood and patchouli.
Lately, as I’ve been sampling more lines by indie American perfumers, I’ve been discovering what might be an actual genre- for now I’ll call them Perfumes of Place. They are not perfumes per se, they are not “pretty”, but they evoke, very clearly, a particular place. In this sense they are truly soulful scents, and have a strong effect on my emotions and the imagery that runs through my brain while I’m wearing them. Olympic Orchids’ Olympic Rainforest is in this category. And now I’ve discovered
It's going to be a very broke August for me albeit a very fragrant one. If it's any consolation, it's that I got tons of free samples eg Maison Francis Kurkdjian (!) ^_^
Comme de Garcons Kyoto, Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille and L'artisan Patchouli Patch.
Coming soon: Bois d'Iris by Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire... *wallet cries*
Updated 29th August 2010 at 01:58 PM by qoo77
The Japanese trace their scent heritage back to ancient Egypt. The Japanese word for 'mummy' is 'mira' which is thought to be related to the word 'myrrh,' an important spice for Egyptian embalmers. It is said that once upon a time, a big piece of strangely-shaped driftwood washed up on the beach. When villagers burned the wood, they discovered a wondrous fragrance. This is thought to be agarwood, or oud as it is known in the Middle East. Certain tree species in southeast Asia react to infections
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