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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

St George’s Day Fragrance

It’s the day after St George’s Day so I have a year to gather ideas, build a design and make it ready to release a fragrance for St George’s Day 2013.

This idea started when a friend of mine bemoaned the fact that St George’s Day isn’t much celebrated and wondered whether corporate sponsorship might change that . . . I rather flippantly asked if, failing a big corporation, a tiny one-man firm would do.

Soon we got to wondering what a dragon might smell like at which point I thought the discussion belonged here and made this post.
Ideas here please for what should go into a fragrance fit to celebrate England’s national saint?
Here is what we collected on Facebook:
In response to the question What do you suppose a dragon smells like?
Well they eat people, but also breath fire, so I guess things like brimstone, sulphur, ash, burnt wood :P

with thanks to Rob.  I’m not sure that’s a recipe for a best-selling fragrance yet, but it’s a start!

More from Facebook, this time it’s Kate with the good ideas:
something with the fragrance of a cox apple perhaps
rose and apple might just work
with english oak as a base if that's possible!
Me: Rose and apple I can certainly do - English Oak I’m pretty sure isn’t available as a natural oil, but I might well be able to create a convincing scent using other woods. Nice idea!
On the dragon idea - you could add something fiery or spicy
Me: I was thinking smoky, but I could also give it a touch of chilli - even a little of that tends to make everyone nearby sneeze though . . .
More feedback is being collected in this thread on Basenotes:
http://www.basenotes.net/threads/300231-St-George’s-Day-Fragrance