Hello from California!


New member
Mar 26, 2023
Hi All,

I'm a beginner but have been researching and obsessing over perfume for at least 40 years. I have finally started to attempt to make my own creations. It is the hardest thing I have ever tried to do. I'm also learning Kanji and I've taken up drumming again, those things are difficult but nowhere near as difficult as making perfume. Perfumers have ALL of my respect and admiration. Especially now that I have been actively trying to learn and create. Thanks for having me!

The first fragrance I ever owned was...
OK don't laugh, it was a long time ago and I was a child,
Jovan Musk and later, Dior Poison.

The first fragrance I bought with my own money was...
I can't remember but I think it was this Vetiver cologne by Guerlain? I would love to find it again because I couldn't get enough of it. When I look it up the bottles are all completely different. The one I had was in a ridged, kind of tall rectangular bottle and it was popular in the mid to late 80's.

My favorite fragrances are
The more I learn about it, the less I want to say, but I can't help it,
Santal 33
Avignon CdG (actually all of the Incense series)
Wonderwood CdG
Falling Trees by Regime des Fleurs
Gaiac 10

Tell us a bit about where you live
I live on a boat in the SF Bay area. It's crazy at times but really, really great.

Tell us a bit about what you do for fun...
My husband and I have just set up a studio for art, music and perfume experiments. I've been studying Japanese and practicing drums every day but still haven't made a painting. I'm a portrait artist, but lost interest in painting temporarily.

Tell us a bit about what you do for work...
Admin Assistant for a Natural Foods Grocery store.

🎵 Your favourite band / music / album....
Battalion of Saints <3

📺 Your favourite TV Shows...
Currently, Mandalorian.

🎬 Your favourite Movies....
Seven Samurai
Hidden Fortress
Basically, anything that Kurosawa or Mifune made.
All of the Zatoichi movies with Shintaro Katsu
A ton of other Samurai movies, too many to list here.

📚 Your favourite Books....
All Men Are Brothers, translation by Pearl S. Buck

🕹️ Your favourite video games...
World of Warcraft

😋 Your favourite food...
Chocolate. And this broccoli stem salad thing my husband makes that tastes like delicious artichoke hearts.

🐱 Do you have any pets?
Not right now, I wish!

🎉 What's your best party trick?
No one will ever know because there were no cell phones back then.

Thanks for creating this amazing resource, I'm excited to learn as much as I can from you all.

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