After spending some time listening to the song we finally got together to start blending, not sure exactly how to put musical notes to fragrance but we knew we wanted the scent to be uplifting and spirited, like the song. We loved the tobacco absolute and how it pared with peru balsam. A touch of ambrette and guaicwood rounded out our bottom chord. Linden and orange flower absolute became the basis of the heart note with honey absolute, neroli and carnation giving it a bit more edge. Rosewood and bitter orange top out the fragrance.
I recently sold the last bottle of Tourmaline. After seeing Rachelle perform again last night I've decided to make another batch. Working with those particular oils again transports me back to that long afternoon spent blending while a lost butterfly fluttered around my studio. Trish at Scent Hive has written a lovely revue of Tourmaline which you can read here.
Rachelle is releasing her new cd, Sad-Dead-Alive-Happy, at Dixon Place in Manhattan on Friday, November 11th at 8:30. I'll be there dabbing wrists after the show.