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Sunday, 29 January 2012

Valentine’s Day

In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, I’ve a selection of price reductions to see if I can steal some sales from the florists this year.  Plus I’ve prepared some His & Hers sample packs (equally His & His or Hers & Hers if you prefer) that come with two fragrances of your choice from my masculine and feminine ranges, plus a lucky dip fragrance (labeled Whose?) of one of my unisex fragrances.  All for the bargain price of just £5 including UK delivery.

If you are giving one of these, chivalry dictates the recipient gets to keep the lucky dip fragrance . . .

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Wood Smoke

Anyone who has ever sat around a campfire will have memories associated with the smell of wood-smoke, hopefully good ones . . .

If like me you also have the good fortune to have an open fire at home, you may have shared my disappointment that you don’t really ever get the same effect indoors - in fact I find myself going outside on winters evenings just to appreciate the scent of the wood burning in our fire as it drifts across the night-time garden.  OK so that is slightly barmy I admit, but I bet I’m not the only one.

And of course if you do end up with the smoke indoors - when a log rolls off the grate and onto the hearth for example - you quickly appreciate what a fine job the chimney is doing after all and hastily get the tongs and put the log back where it belongs.

I’ve been working for a while on making a fragrance that would give the ability to have that lovely scent of wood-smoke indoors without any . . . well, smoke.  I’ve got it as a Room Spray at the moment and I’m wondering about a Reed Diffuser too - any views?

Watch this space for an announcement when I’ve something ready to sell - I’m just going into consumer testing mode now to make sure it isn’t just me that likes it.

I’m pleased to report that you can now buy Woodsmoke Room Spray via the Home Fragrance page of the website.  Thus far I’ve not had much in the way of votes for a reed diffuser version so that remains on the back, um, burner . . . for the time being.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Artemis - PWP Product

Built around the unusual essential oil of Artemisia absinthium, with it’s unique herbal, dry scent and blue-green colour it gives a fresh opening to this distinctive cologne. Green mandarin provides sharpness with blackcurrant and freesia following on. 

The long-lasting dry-down reveals subtle dry overtones and the softness of sandalwood, white musk and a hint of pink pepper. 

Devana is a slightly heady, very fresh, clean and rather muscular interpretation of the key ingredient of Absinthe – presented here without the familiar aniseed note so that it can shine clearly through. Likely to appeal to fans of the Fougère style sharing as it does some of the characteristics of the classic masculine fragrance group, despite being made in an entirely novel way. 

Named for Slavic Goddess of the Hunt this is as sharp as one of her arrows yet as soft as the dry forest floor, fresh as a breeze rustling summer leaves. 

The turquoise blue colour of the cologne is a natural result of the essential oils used to make it, the shower gel is coloured to match. 

If you have bought this product or a sample of it - in any of the forms available in the range - and you would like to make comments about it, please do so here.

Lasting Lavender - PWP Product

Lasting Lavender
by Pell Wall
(pictured on a piece of carved fluorite)
Designed to give a distinctive, firmly feminine note of lavender in a long-lasting form without compromising the quality of the note or rendering it into a more masculine complex with moss and wood. 

Natural lavender oil is a top-note and as such tends to be quite fleeting. Artificial lavender can last longer but tends to smell synthetic - I wanted to create something that would feel natural and last well too. 

Part of the answer is lavender absolute - longer lasting than the essential oil and even more true to the scent of fresh lavender, the amount in the blend is limited by its strongly green colour. Together with some top-quality lavender essential oil, in Lasting Lavender this is supported with rose geranium, crushed violet leaves and a little rosemary. 

A complex base of white musks, ambergris and subtle woods with some special ingredients to improve longevity keep it fresh, feminine and floral for hours and hours, staying lovely even after the lavender starts to fade.

If you have bought this product or a sample of it - in any of the forms available in the range - and you would like to make comments about it, please do so here.

Home Fragrances - PWP Products

The Simple Essence - PWP Product

Pretty in Pink - PWP Product

Jacinth - PWP Product

Equisetum - PWP Products

Tuesdays - PWP Product

Tempus ludendi - PWP Product

Relaxed repose . . . PWP Product

Minted Mornings

Fruit Wood - PWP Product

Anjin - PWP Product

Gin & Lime - PWP Product

Sunday, 8 January 2012


The sandalwood I use in many of my products comes from Vanuatu.
Pieces of good quality sandalwood