I took some time today to do the first couple trials for putting the new moss and labdanum into Encens Tranquille. I want to leave this scent the same, though it would be easy to soften just a tad, which is tempting. I’ll make a couple mods and see. The level of new moss seems fine, and the new labdanum is drier than the old so there are no sweetness issues to cause trouble here.
I have a few volunteer testers already who love the original, and I want to be sure they still like the reformulation. I’d also be curious to find a couple testers who liked the original but were on the fence about it, perhaps finding it a little strong. You do need to like natural frankincense and sandalwood to like this one. It opens with a very strong frankincense note, and the drydown has prominent sandalwood and labdanum with the incense. I can’t send out too many testers right now because I’m still quite busy trying to finish the things that need to be done so I can put the cart back up, but I’d like to send a few testers out to incense lovers to get feedback. I’d like to get Encens Tranquille and Fireside Intense back on the site since they won’t take long to reformulate.
We’re in a heat wave again with temps over 100! Should cool in a few days though.