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Monday, 24 December 2012

Festive Greetings

A short post this Christmas Eve to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a prosperous and happy New Year for 2013.

Snowy branches and Shropshire countryside from the hard winter of 2010

Thursday, 13 December 2012

BiG Red's House

I'm very pleased to report that the Pell Wall Perfumes range is now available to try and to buy at a new art gallery and craft workshop in Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Situated at Victoria Yard on the High Street (next to the Red Lyon pub) it's easy to find and a fun place to explore for all sorts of art, crafts and other interesting things.  Check out their website for further details.

BiG Red's House is open now but a formal opening event is planned for 17th January 2013: watch this blog for details!

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Woodsmoke Room Fragrance

Regular readers of my blog and of Basenotes may remember that I had my doubts about the commercial viability of the concept of a Woodsmoke room fragrance.

Well as I was packing up another bottle to go out to a customer tonight, it occurred to me I should give an update: after some months in the doldrums, this Winter it seems woodsmoke is the scent of choice and they are selling like hot cakes - both via the website and from the Newport Pop-up Shop.

I'm very pleased that the concept has been validated and I've already made up a new batch.  The new size and bottle seems to have helped too.
Woodsmoke in the new 125ml, black bottle

Insight into the fragrance industry

For the second time in succession I find myself presenting a video that gives a great insight into the world of fragrance creation.  This time it was made by IFRA North America - the NA branch of the International Fragrance Association - and it features interviews with several perfumers and others involved in the creation process.  It's about 17 minutes long and I heartily commend it to anyone with an interest in the subject.