I’m batching Cocoa Sandalwood, the first of the new Sonoma Naturals Collection, and I hope to have it on the site by the end of next week. Meantime, the first review is up on Cafleurebon, and you can head over to enter a drawing for a 17 ml bottle. After the next natural is done we’ll have a draw here too for some spray sample sets.
I think this one will have appeal that overlaps my mixed media scents. Some people who like my higher sillage scents may not like this because it stays closer to the skin, but some people who find scents like Champagne de Bois too strong may like this better, and some folks will like both approaches depending on their mood and the occasion. Lasting power is excellent for me, but sillage is quiet.
The base for the edp is an organic alcohol. I plan to make a non-alcohol version of each natural scent, either a body oil or a solid perfume depending on which works best for the ingredients. (Those non-alcohol versions will be easy to ship overseas. And btw, check the thread in the previous post if you plan to use a freight forwarder for an overseas order and want a coupon code.)
Those who want a strong chocolate note will have to wait for the non-alcohol version of this scent; I plan to play up the chocolate in the oil or solid version. The edp uses the cocoa to enhance the rich creamy base, but after the first 15 minutes or so the chocolate aspect of the cocoa is soft. I wanted the edp to capitalize on the creamy, buttery aspects of the sandalwood and I love how it turned out. I’m really having fun with the naturals collection and hope you’ll enjoy them too.