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  • 8th April 2018, 06:28 PM
    ClaireV

    Re: Conversations with the Artisan: Trygve Harris of Enfleurage

    Thank you, Yusri! Yes, I too would love to sample that gelato some day....and to know how to pronounce the name! I got very excited recently while reading one of those noir-ish Swedish thrillers and the name of the (male) PM was Trygyve, but alas, there were no clues as to how to pronounce it. So, Google being my friend and all:

    TrIHg-vuh

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBiyxnKCFwM
  • 6th April 2018, 06:36 AM
    Diamondflame

    Re: Conversations with the Artisan: Trygve Harris of Enfleurage

    Another brilliant piece, dear Claire! Ms Harris’ passion for her work is evident and the joy she gets out of them is palpable, infectious even. I had to stifle a chuckle picturing her running about ‘like a baby goat’. And who knows citronella can make a woman cry? I’d dearly love to sample her frankincense gelato one fine day.

    Btw how does one enunciate her name ‘Trygve’?
  • 5th April 2018, 06:00 PM
    ClaireV

    Re: Conversations with the Artisan: Trygve Harris of Enfleurage

    Thank you very much, Starblind, Stella, Anya, and David! A thoroughly enjoyable interview to do, I must say.
  • 4th April 2018, 09:05 PM
    Juxtapozbliss

    Re: Conversations with the Artisan: Trygve Harris of Enfleurage

    Fascinating interview!
  • 4th April 2018, 08:28 PM
    Natural_Juice

    Re: Conversations with the Artisan: Trygve Harris of Enfleurage

    I adore everything Trygve has ever written, shared, distilled, sold, sniffed, made, imagined, preserved, as in sustainable, conscious procurement of fragrant botanicals. I've known her for many years, and was delighted to learn so much more about her. Thank you for shining the light on Trygve.
  • 3rd April 2018, 05:38 AM
    StellaDiverFlynn

    Re: Conversations with the Artisan: Trygve Harris of Enfleurage

    Thank you Claire and Ms. Harris for this fascinating, eye-opening interview!
  • 3rd April 2018, 03:33 AM
    Starblind

    Re: Conversations with the Artisan: Trygve Harris of Enfleurage

    What a woman and what an adventurer! I feel inspired (and slightly envious) just reading about her life.
  • 2nd April 2018, 07:50 PM
    ClaireV

    Re: Conversations with the Artisan: Trygve Harris of Enfleurage

    Thank you Mistress Joy, Killwia, and Vmaster! MistressJoy, I know what you mean - but I could travel the globe twice over and still not be as open to new experiences as Trygve. I think you're probably born with the kind of gene that she has or not, and I suspect in my case not! But it's wonderful to be able to live vicariously through her if only for the 5-10 minutes it takes to read an interview with her.
  • 2nd April 2018, 04:06 PM
    Kiliwia

    Re: Conversations with the Artisan: Trygve Harris of Enfleurage

    Thank you Claire for the fascinating article! I really enjoyed reading this and look forward your Ensar interview.
  • 1st April 2018, 01:30 AM
    MistressJoy

    Re: Conversations with the Artisan: Trygve Harris of Enfleurage

    Claire what an excellent interview! Great questions that elicited really a informative dialogue with Ms. Harris. It makes me want to pack my suitcase and experience some of what she has been so privileged to see and smell. The world was different back when she was wandering, that's certain. It might be hard to have the same kind of journeys and opportunities.

    I really enjoyed reading this, many thanks.
  • 30th March 2018, 08:13 PM
    Vmaster

    Re: Conversations with the Artisan: Trygve Harris of Enfleurage

    A wonderful interview. Thank you Claire!
  • 30th March 2018, 11:50 AM
    ClaireV

    Re: Conversations with the Artisan: Trygve Harris of Enfleurage

    And I forgot to mention, there's also a very interesting interview with Ensar of Ensar Oud coming up next week.
  • 30th March 2018, 11:14 AM
    ClaireV

    Re: Conversations with the Artisan: Trygve Harris of Enfleurage

    Thanks so much for your feedback, everyone. This was such a fun interview to do, because not only is Trygyve herself interesting and experienced, but she has a real talent for communicating. If you get the chance, please read her old blog posts. It's mind boggling in terms of the real inside story on what's going on in several different fields, like agarwood, sandalwood, rose etc. I'm sure that, as candid as she was here, there's a lot more about her experiences she can't talk about as openly. But even here, she flips the lid on a lot of things we might have been wondering about, like the real situation on the ground with sandalwood harvesting and distilling. Unlike most sources which seem to speculate more than anything, she's someone who's not only been there herself at critical points in time but who also clearly muscles her way in and talks to all the right people.

    Epapsiou and Cytherian, yes, I was thrilled to read your detailed reports on your visit to Enfleurage! I would love to go there myself one day and smell all the oils. Inspired by my contact with Trygyve, I've ordered some Hojary frankincense to smoke, but after reading up about the mass adulteration and fakery that goes on with Omani frankincense I'm a bit worried that I've just ordered some really dodgy black market stuff. Ah well, won't be the first time!

    Teardrop, oh yes, I've heard that her gardenia is the gold standard, and of course, there's no chance it wouldn't be the real deal. Pluran, I thought you might be interested in this alright, given your interest in essential oils. I also love the piece of advice she gave about not buying into religious imagery and allowing yourself to be inspired by oils that arent perfect but that have an effect on you personally. I'm interested in smelling the sandalwood if it smells like the Darbar, because I love that one and it tends to be the oil I use the most, personally.

    Apologies for any delay in responding, by the way, as I'm currently in Madrid and the apartment here will allow me to connect only occasionally.
  • 30th March 2018, 09:47 AM
    teardrop

    Re: Conversations with the Artisan: Trygve Harris of Enfleurage

    Claire, thank you so much for a fascinating article about a fascinating woman. l would love to read a book about her life.

    l remember reading about Trygve & Enfleurage a few years back, & l always meant to get a hold of some of her gardenia enfleurage. l really must do that soon!
  • 29th March 2018, 11:14 PM
    cytherian

    Re: Conversations with the Artisan: Trygve Harris of Enfleurage

    Wonderful timely article--thank you! I was just at Enfleurage NYC recently (the gathering Epapsiou mentioned) and was so taken with Enfleurage oils that I bought 3 of them. Their presentation is nicely done, little splash vials with reducers on a wide staircase stand. So much to experience. Staff is friendly and encourages you to just take your time. No sales pressure. I knew nothing about the owner/founder, so now that has changed with this article. I'm even more intrigued.

    Incidentally, one essential oil I bought there is a Eucalyptus lemon. It's a little like lemongrass and reminds me a bit of citronella (in the start). I didn't have anything particular in mind in getting this, but what I discovered is that applying it prior to bedtime helps induce relaxation. I don't know how much such oils work in the way of healing, but knowing how powerful the mind/body is with healing, it could very well be the placebo effect--if an oil aroma lifts your spirit, your mind may be more conducive to helping the body heal.
  • 29th March 2018, 10:26 PM
    Redneck Perfumisto

    Re: Conversations with the Artisan: Trygve Harris of Enfleurage

    I certainly hope all government organizations and multinationals involved with fragrance crops read this stuff. India especially needs this input for process correction. Mysore is a horrible lost opportunity for India if the current process isn't fixed, and the answers are right here. Plus I think the lessons should apply to many slow-grow cash crops, corrected for culture.

    Great reporting by Claire, and great analysis by Trygve! And great article for Basenotes. Blown away here!
  • 29th March 2018, 09:24 PM
    pluran

    Re: Conversations with the Artisan: Trygve Harris of Enfleurage

    Damn, that was a good lubricant for my brain. :)

    Thanks !
  • 29th March 2018, 01:28 PM
    hednic

    Re: Conversations with the Artisan: Trygve Harris of Enfleurage

    Very interesting read. Thanks for sharing.
  • 29th March 2018, 01:21 PM
    epapsiou

    Re: Conversations with the Artisan: Trygve Harris of Enfleurage

    Thanks a lot for this.
    Very informative.
    And timely. We were at enfleurage couple weeks ago for a flash meetup. Got to smell all the oils and their own blends.
    And , for the first time, got to experience the agarwood burning.
    They had 3 different types of our oils and couple different sandalwood.
    To my untrained nose, their Santal album oil(IIRC it was Indonesian) was as good as what Dabur used to have.
  • 29th March 2018, 12:42 PM
    Basenotes Robot

    Conversations with the Artisan: Trygve Harris of Enfleurage

    Trygve Harris is unusual, even among artisans. She is a woman, but even men in the most culturally closed, patriarchal societies of the world respect her. She’s a Westerner, but has freely foregone any expectation of comfort or convenience. She’s a natural businesswoman, but doesn’t delegate. She’s successful, but has no hubris. And, unusually, for someone who is such a doer - personally trekking through jungles and inspecting crops in the most remote regions of the world – she is also a brilliant communicator, with the rare ability to entertain and elucidate under the same breath.

    Read the rest of the article here

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