Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Student Review of the Natural Botanical Perfumery Workshop

Here at MoonCat Farms.

Last Chance

Today is your last chance to enter the drawing at Scent Hive to win the gently used 100 ml bottle of The Scented Djinn's Khamsa eau Fraiche. Just leave a comment and you're entered in the drawing. You have until 10 pm Pacific Standard Time.

Good luck!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Intermountain Nursery Workshop

August 22nd has come and gone. Though the workshop didn't fill up (we had 5 students sign up, one called in to cancel at the last minute, and two were no-shows), there were still two very enthusiastic and eager natural botanical perfumery students to teach. As an instructor, I prefer the smaller class size -- this particular workshop is limited to 6 students as more than that gets tedious and out-of-control (so many questions!) As it turned out, two students was plenty. We covered a lot of ground, sipped a little jasmine green tea, traded a few anecdotes, and enjoyed a very relaxed day. All in all, I'd say it was perhaps the best class I've taught so far.

Photo by Hannah Crane, Intermountain Nursery at the Lotus Pond, August 22, 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009

Reminders

Today is the final day to contact Bonnie at Intermountain Nursery to reserve your spot for the natural botanical perfume workshop being conducted tomorrow, August 22, 2009, beginning at 9:00 am.

Also, Scent Hive is still accepting entries for the Khamsa eau Fraiche giveaway -- your chance to win the eau fraiche ends on August 26th. Go enter!

Khamsa eau Fraiche

Khamsa eau Fraiche ~ at The Scented Djinn.


A soft, ethereal green scent which
evokes cool shade in summer, clear
sparkling water and sun-warmed skin

Key notes: cilantro, citrus, patchouli
and vintage sandalwood with hand crafted
frankincense and lemon essence hydrosols

100 mls

$75

Click photo to enlarge -- it's really cool looking.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Two Days Left!


To sign up for the natural botanical perfumery workshop at the Intermountain Nursery in Prather, CA. If you're interested, and live in the area, please contact Bonnie at the Intermountain Nursery -- for more information, click on the Intermountain Nursery link. Then contact Bonnie! I keep these classes very small so everyone gets one-on-one instruction. I've never had a disappointed student, though I have embarrassed myself a time or two . . .


1 hr 35 min from Visalia
1 hr 46 min from Merced
1 hr 17 min from Madera
54 min from Fresno
45 min from Clovis
According to Google Maps' time.

Photo property of Intermountain Nursery ~ watercolor of the actual nursery painted by a local artist

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Discounts at The Scented Djinn Etsy Apothecary

















Discount on Patchai Elai Handmade Soap ~ was $11.25, now $9.00 ~ loaded with aromatics: patchouli, Siam benzoin, hand tinctured fig syrup, nutmeg, ho wood, cananga, sandalwood and a lovely aged vetyver ~ get 'em while they last!

Discount on Violet Honey Scrub ~ was $9.00, now $7.00 ~ made with an antique/vintage orris resin that smells of rich, honied violets, blended with white raw honey and bits of baby violet petals. Nice, gentle, sweet smelling scrub. Supplies limited.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Scented Djinn Gets Reviews

The lovely and generous Trish at ScentHive has reviewed The Scented Djinn. Go check out the review, then enter for a 100ml bottle of sparingly used Khamsa eau Fraiche.

Intermountain Nursery Hosts Natural Botanical Perfume Workshop


Please join us for a day of perfume wonder under the tall trees at the Intermountain Nursery in Prather, California.

The natural botanical perfume workshop is being taught by yours truly, Justine Crane, Natural Botanical Perfumer and teacher.

We will be conducting scent evaluations, studying safety guidelines, drinking green tea and learning -- a lot! -- about the creation of natural botanical perfumes.

Workshop date: August 22, 2009, begins at 9am and goes until we're finished.

For more information, contact Bonnie at Intermountain Nursery. Space is limited, so hurry!

Custom Orders

Custom orders are available at The Scented Djinn.

Your custom order includes:

Your personally created natural botanical perfume~

Story of your perfume~

A beautiful 9ml Brosse bottle to decant your perfume into~

A discount voucher for a refill~

For price and ordering instructions, please visit The Scented Djinn's Samples & Custom Orders page.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Enough of the Shameless Plugs

Two things prompted me to start a blog specifically for selling myself like a shameless hussy -- one, I don't like selling myself like a shameless hussy on my perfume experience blog, Oh, True Apothecary!. Never have. It's no wonder I lie awake nights trying to figure out why I'm not being properly financially compensated for all my hard work if I'm tentatively, without much enthusiasm, and with guilt in my heart, plugging my business on my non-business blog. And two, because of Donna Marie Coles. She's got a video up on YouTube, which is related to her website/blog, and also linked to Facebook, in which she discusses the necessity of "owning" the outlet from which you reach your customer base. It can't be Twitter ("icing on the cake, not the cake"), or Facebook. It has to be a blog or a newsletter or some other consistent business related outlet that displays your brand prominently -- my brand is The Scented Djinn.

I welcome you to my perfumery and apothecary, where the business part of my passion for natural botanical perfumery begins.

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