Friday, August 19, 2011

Summer of Patchouli Love finale

Grammy-Award Winning Vocalist Patti Austin picked my
Patchouli Paisley Perfume
as her #1 choice in the
Summer of Patchouli Love Challenge.
Patti took the 13 perfume vials on the road with her and wore each one for a few days.
In the end, though she loved them all, she chose mine as her first pick. (#8 Patchouli Paisley)
Her other picks were Bodhi Sativa by DSH perfume and Wild Child by Opus Oils.
Thank you, Patti. I'm so happy you enjoyed it.
This challenge has been one of best experiences of my life. The sense of community that has sprung up amongst the perfume bloggers, natural perfumers, perfume poets, perfumistas, perfume magazine editors, and all who made comments on each of the Interviews, Stories, Poetry, hurts, and successes, has been quite heartening.
We have run the gamut of emotions here. There was nail-biting tension; wonderful elation; honourable mention; and much instigation. 
Monica Miller of the Perfume Pharmer  has done a great service for each of us who played a part in the unfoldment of this summertime drama. I love and appreciate her un-ending support, mentoring, sharing, and great poems. 
Meant to be a simple challenge to make a 15% eau de parfum with 25% patchouli in the base, with a few ribs and kinds words floating about from the perfume bloggers, it turned into a huge triumph for the winners, eye-opener for some, and friend-fest for all.
Would I do it again? YES! In a heartbeat.
Onward and Upward.
Right in the middle of all of this, I turned 60, which was a very huge deal for me.
Love Lyn

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