Saturday, January 30, 2010

Khalida Eau de Parfum


With goat cheese evulsion at The Scented Djinn Etsy Apothecary.

Cocoa Vanilla Body Butter & Layering Scent

Part of a special order with only one left, Cocoa Vanilla Body Butter is a sweet little confection of vanilla CO2, cocoa absolute in a blend of certified organic cocoa butter & certified organic safflower oil. Smells like chocolate milk!

Majida Body Butter layers beautifully with The Scented Djinn's delicious white floral, Jameel Eau de Toilette, for a more complete scent experience.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Scent Giveaway!



As a gift to my readers and customers, I am offering one of the new eaux de toilette from The Scented Djinn Etsy Apothecary ~ Jameel, and the newest eau de parfum, Azhar.

To enter, post a comment here with your real name (first name is ok) so if you win, I can contact you instead of the potential multitudes of "anonymous" posters.

Winner will be drawn February 7th to be shipped in time for Valentine's Day.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Natural Perfume Academy Online Course


The Natural Perfume Academy, aka Nature's Nexus Academy of Perfuming Arts, is now accepting applications for the next year-long course round which starts May 2010.

Your tuition includes a 55+ essence evaluation kit and a completely updated workbook, and an essence blending kit of the most popular raw materials used in perfume making, as well as mentoring and tutor guidance, and course units which cover the topics of history, safety, glossary of terminology, perfumer's studio equipment, perfumer's palette of raw materials, notes, accords and chords, fragrance family classifications, evaluation methods, master code sheets for included evaluation kit, creation and composition of perfumes, trial studies, dilution facts, advanced perfumer's tools, information on tinctures, evulsions, infusions, et al, perfume strength, and much more.

Oh, and if you're wondering why I'm listing this course here, well, it's because I'm the course instructor.

For more information, contact Ruth here.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Olibanum with Roses Body Butter

New at The Scented Djinn Etsy Apothecary, beautiful olibanum with a touch of roses body butter ~ delicious!

Spa Soap

Just finished curing a batch of French green clay, Bolivian Rose salt and clary sage soap. It reminds me of a soap I made years ago called "Montana Mud Wash" that was redolent of rich clary sage and dulce. Montana Mud Wash was one of the very first soaps I made that I was truly proud of. And that was after THREE years of soap making over the stick blender.

This new spa soap, the French green clay thing, is called --- are you ready? -- Mud & Salt Wash.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Vanilla Flouve Body Butter

At The Scented Djinn Etsy Apothecary ~

Rich vanilla and rustic hay blended with vintage patchouli and a surprisingly dense bitter orange absolute.

Vanilla Flouve Body Butter (butter base is certified organic -- cocoa butter, safflower oil and tamanu oil)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Amrita Eau de Toilette and Lilac Soliflore


Introducing two new perfumes at The Scented Djinn Etsy Apothecary ~

Amrita, a luscious blend of antique (65 years old) Mysore sandalwood and two roses (Maroc and tea) beautifully blended to create a lush, creamy, rosy eau de toilette ~ and ~

Lilac Soliflore, a mock blend of violet leaf, blue lotus, jasmine and linden blossom, creating an illusion of sweet lilacs.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sunday, January 17, 2010

New Perfumes & Restocked Scents


The newest perfume offering at The Scented Djinn Etsy Apothecary is Jalali Eau de Parfum, the same as the solid but much stronger. Jalali is a lovely unisex blend of woods, resins (mountain misery), and pepper.

The Djinn has also restocked Amirah, Nadira edt, and Rahiq. Remember, these are all limited edition Valentine offerings . . .

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Jameel Eau de Toilette


At The Scented Djinn Etsy Apothecary ~

Jameel is a beautiful, bright, effervescent fragrance, think blazing yellow with hues of red, and brisk, cool breezes on the opening, then mellows to sweet, white flowers (neroli, gardenia) and segues into osmanthus, oudh and labdanum ~ luscious and feminine.

Key Notes: Neroli, oudh, osmanthus and gardenia.

Also includes ~ bergamot, creticus evulsion, tarragon, opoponax, lemon petitgrain and peach evulsion.

Jameel was inspired by a gorgeous gardenia enfleurage oil (made with a few seasons of gardenias and fractionated coconut oil) and petitgrain sur fleur neroli, which when combined, create a most intoxicating white floral and clean citrus fragrance.

Friday, January 15, 2010

You Gotta Be Quick

You have to be pretty fast around here to keep up with the regular customers at The Scented Djinn ~ no sooner were those goodies up, they were gone! I'm thinking of putting up a few more coffrett's, plus there's still another Valentine perfume goody on the horizon.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

New Parfums, Eau de Parfums & Eau de Toilettes







Meet Ghusun, Jilan, Nadira, Amirah, Rahiq and Sahar ~

Nadira Extrait

Nadira Extrait ~ Aloeswood Resin & Rose Otto

At The Scented Djinn Etsy Apothecary ~

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Valentine Luuuuv


Furiously working on the Valentine offerings ~ yeah, I know, we barely wrapped up the winter holidays and already, here we are, faced with candies and perfume and jewelry decisions.
The Djinn will try to make it a little easier on you ~ several "flavors" of botanical perfume offerings will be put on the Etsy site over the next week or two; small, affordable, and delicious, limited edition offerings.
Amongst the offerings are:
Amirah ~ an ambrosial blend of feminine floral notes, sparkling citrus and smooth, warm resins. Key notes: jasmine grandiflorum, rose de mai, ylang and ambriene.
Sahar ~ a spicy, honey'd floral with lush woody notes. Key notes: honey, ginger and sandalwood.
Rahiq ~ a floral chypre with soft, powdery undertones. Key notes: rosa bourbonia, ylang, oakmoss and sugar.
Nadira ~ a lush rose and oudh parfum. Key notes: rose otto and oudh.
Jilan ~ a courtier in vanilla and patchouli. Key notes: bergamot, cocoa, vanilla and patchouli.
Ghusun ~ a dark, mossy green parfum. Key notes: violets, sandalwood and green tea.
These are limited edition parfums, eau de parfum and eau de toilettes.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Boswellia Carterii Study Kit



The Scented Djinn Etsy Apothecary presents an essence study kit of four boswellia carterii (frankincense) samples for the beginning or advanced Natural Botanical Perfumery student.

This kit provides samples from Nigeria, Somalia, Oman and Egypt.

Study Kit of Boswellia Carterii . . .

Monday, January 4, 2010

Floral Essence Evaluation Kit for the Blossoming Natural Botanical Perfumer

Kits are fun. And helpful, especially if you don't want to spend a fortune (or, more importantly, can't afford to spend it) on 17 different bottles or samples of lush floral aromatics. In this kit The Scented Djinn offers a packet of 100 scent strips, for your evaluations, 17 floral aromatics diluted to 5-10% in organic grain alcohol (see list below), plus full instructions on the most effective way to conduct evaluations, and an evaluation worksheet for you to copy.

The scents included in the kit are:
tea rose, rose absolute, rose de mai, rose damask, palmarosa, rose geranium, geranium Bourbon, rose otto, geranium, neroli bigarade, petitgrain bigarade, orange flower water absolute, petitgrain sur fleur neroli, lemon petitgrain, petitgrain, jasmine sambac and jasmine sambac CO2.

Click the Etsy link on the right and you'll find the kit there!

Inventory Finds

As I was digging through the stock (trying to do inventory), I found one more tin of Divinity of Blue Lotus and three tins of Garden of Kedar solid parfums. So I listed them on the Etsy site. Just in case you thought you'd missed out.

Save yourself the later regret when they're all gone and order one now (ok, I stole that bit of marketing mush from a commercial about fake real reproductions of $50 buffalo head coins selling for $19.95 -- no, I didn't dial now.)

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