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Making a Medusa Headdress

I got it in my head that I had to have this headdress. Who wouldn’t want to be the Medusa? Great for Halloween, fun for a winter hat. Great idea. It was by a woman called Ruth From Ohio. She … Continue reading

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What Do I Do With The Retired Possets?

One of my clients asked me what I do with the Possets that have to retire and are not chosen to be part of the Permanent Collection. Good question, here is the answer: Dear XXXX-You asked me what I do … Continue reading

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Spikenard-The Anointment Of The Magdalene

Today marks the beginning of the Christian season of Lent. It is Ash Wednesday and with it comes quite a few arcane rituals involving unusual items, many of them scented. One of the most famous of all the Lenten perfumes … Continue reading

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Vanilla Blog #3-Different Vanilla Characteristics

There are many vanillas which retain the character of vanilla but exhibit special traits of their own and that is what makes modern perfumery: the control of these subtle twists of a basic scent. Real vanilla has often been considered … Continue reading

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Real Vanilla and Faux Vanilla

In the last installment, I talked about real vanilla which is made from the processed seed pods of the vanilla orchid. However, there is a huge market for the cheaper and more plentiful imitation vanilla. Vanilla taste and odor can … Continue reading

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Vanilla-What is it?

This is the first of a short series about everyone’s favorite flavor, vanilla. Vanilla originally came from Mexico. It was discovered Native Peoples and then the Spaniards (who started trading it to the Old World and generated a huge market … Continue reading

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