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Looking at the blog for the first time in weeks (!) I can’t believe I’ve been away for so long. January 17 seems like last year already. Needless to say this year has jumped off to an intense start with lots of special projects and the mammoth undertaking of re-vamping our website (YAY!) and finally beginning construction on the room which will house our petite Perfume Museum (which will finally open this year). Yes: that’s a tall order. And as a part of preparing the new website, I’ve been on an extended *editing* of our offerings…making room for new products and perfumes because you know, Spring is right around the corner and with it comes the year’s first new launches. (AD*: Be expecting a big SPRING CLEANING SALE later this month starting on the 20th as we’re cleaning house at the Studio and the site!). There will be more about the new launches in upcoming posts.

I don’t know how everyone feels about the very earliest months of the year but I find that I need an extra dose of fortitude to get through them. Not only to do the work I’ve set out to do and recover from the insanity we call “the Holidays”, but to contend with the extended cold and dark. Now I finally feel like Persephone herself, coming up from the long passage underground: awakening again. I’m ready for the sun and for blossoming; within and without.

emil nolde poppies watercolor

I’m wishing everyone a lovely weekend~~~filled with beauty and new life.

*photo credits: nasa observatory and Emil Nolde’s Red Poppies

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Malevich: White on White (oil on canvas, 1918)


It’s snowing today in Boulder. Beautiful, fine showers of powder blankets my yard and trees…it’s just so lovely. It makes me really feel January. There’s something just so pure and fresh about January; especially when it snows.
The silence of a snow day is also something that speaks to me. And when it falls on a Sunday…bliss. I’ve needed this day. A day to stay home and putter around…get a few things done but be forced to chill (as it were) and rest. As you can tell, frosty Sundays inspire me to look out the window and wax poetic. It is stunning and when the sun comes back out it will be sparkling, too.

So, it’s a brand new year and about to be a brand new week in it and I, too am looking at the world with freshness and a little apprehension; excitement and anxiety. I have already filled up much of these first two months with projects continuing from last year but just like staring at the ‘blank white page’ in my studio, I am compelled to consider what I would like this year to be. What do I want? And while I love that I can make these kinds of choices in my life and work, there’s still some questioning that goes along with it that can be a bit scary.

First we’ll start with a *big clearing out at the studio to make the room we need to fill in the year. We also need to start the physical changes and minor construction to begin building out our Perfume Museum at the Essense Studio. (Yes, it’s happening THIS year. We’ve been cataloging the perfumes & aroma samples for the past year or so and now, we’re ready to start work on the last room in the studio to make the dream of our Museum a reality. YES!). The other really big project we have planned is to re-vamp our sadly aging website. Getting that going has also taken more than a years preparation as well, if you can believe it…just in finding a suitable web team. But the website is a subject for another post or posts, I’m sure. And, you can bet that I will be posting more throughout the year about the Museum as it begins and comes together. It will be an exciting adventure to share the process of bringing the Museum to fruition. We’ll all see how it goes…let’s hope we build great things and create masterpieces!

For now we’ll have our clearing out and taking stock while making tiny marks in the snow and in our lives…it will ultimately be fun to see what the end result will look like. (AD*) To get this all rolling we’re having a January Clearance / New Year Sale. If you go to the SPECIALS page at the site, you will find perfumes and formats that we are clearing that are discounted and on top of that you can take 15% off anything at the site using code: NEWYEAR11 during check out (until the end of January 24, 2011). This is a chance to get some of your favorite fragrances at the best possible price. I guess that’s a great way to start the year off right!

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