The Now Smell This blog featured a very nice review of Sonoma’s Velvet Rose shea cream yesterday:
I’m catching up on orders and making two identical traveling musk packages. I’ll post the details on that when I mail them out to the first two people Monday or Tuesday. Should be a fun experiment!
Update on Cameo: I’ve had some questions about why Cameo is missing from the scent list. When I added Vintage Rose to the Boutique Collection I took Cameo down, thinking I didn’t need two roses of the same category in that list. They are quite different in detail though, even though they are both somewhat nostagic rose scents; Cameo is powdery and has a violet note whereas Vintage Rose has a plum note and is woodsy/ambery, almost incensy. I will probably add Cameo back and put it in the Studio Collection, but I thought I’d wait and try a different labdanum in it first in case that makes it work in lotion (the labdanum in it does not work in an oil base, but a more recently acquired labdanum might work in an oil base). Cameo doesn’t have much labdanum, just a touch, so the substitution might be just fine. I have that on my To Do list…
It’s been ridiculously hot for days (my porch thermometer in the shade has reached 104 to 107 for five afternoons in a row). Today looks like mid 90’s so that’s a slight improvement. We have a lot of smoke in the air outside from fires in the area. Sure hope the fires are rapidly contained. Other parts of the state are also very hot.