Sample Set Giveaway

To celebrate the recent release of both Matricaria and Faey, here’s a draw for three complete sample sets of Evocative fragrances.Evocative Perfume Oils

What can you win?
5 x 1ml vials of Evocative perfume oils. These are pure perfume strength oils.
Free postage anywhere.

How to enter.
Just ‘like’ the Evocative Perfumes Facebook page here.
Leave a comment to this post saying that you would like to be in the draw.

Competition ends Sunday 14 July 2013, 5pm Australian Central Time.
Three winners will be selected by assigning a number to each entry and selecting three winners using the random number generator.
Winners will be announced here on Sunday night 14 July.
Winners will be contacted by whatever means possible. If the winners have not responded within a week of the competition closing, then a redraw will be taken.
Competition is not open to residents of the countries listed here due to various restrictions.
OK, I think that’s it. Good Luck everyone!

New perfum oil bottles

Gee, I haven’t posted here for a while. Time to rectify that with some great news.

At long last, I have managed to find some really nice little bottles from a local supplier that are perfect for the oil based versions of Evocative perfumes. I am having to default to the oil based versions of all of the perfumes because of the paranoid postage restrictions on sending alcohol by airmail (how do other small perfumer’s do it? The eternal question.)  So from now on, the oils are the default choice on the website, with the alcohol based atomisers now being an option only for Australian customers.

ImogenOil12ml    SkyOil12ml   AquarelleOil12ml

After a bit of experimentation, I’ve found a mix of low flammable oils that has good solubility (some perfumery materials are not easy to dissolve!) as well as a nice silky feel on the skin and also no problems with staining or allergies or background smell or off colours etc.  It’s mainly jojoba oil based.

On other news, work is progressing well on new perfumes for the range…

Let’s see, there is a masculine, herbal, spicy, dark green concoction which I have named Matricaria, another masculine one named Original Fern which is a classic fougère also green and earthy, old fashioned and very manly.

Miel a Fleur is a smooth, rich, honeyed floral with notes of honeysuckle and tuberose.

More news about these new perfumes over the coming weeks.

Evaporating Amber

I’m here trying to work on a deep, rich amber perfume, not the real fossilised amber as you would imagine the Amber Room in the Tsarskoye Selo palace in Russia would smell, but the fantasy amber accord that magically emerges from a combination of benzoin, labdanum, vanilla and a little patchouli.

The Amber Room

The Amber Room

Aromatics and fruity notes like pear and fig are currently in the top notes which are blending nicely into a little saffron, rose and spices before the baton is passed to the amber and leather base.

All good and well and the perfume is progressing nicely. But, do I really need to choose this particular day to work on it?  It’s the middle of an Aussie summer, the outside temperature in Adelaide is currently 44C and our air-conditioner has thrown in the towel. Not only is this a rich, sweet fragrance perfect for wintery weather, but if I turn my back for any amount of time without lidding the test vials, the liquid just evaporates. Sheesh.