Just a quick note that didn’t really fit with the new FOs post. I found an iPhone app called “Total Recall” and I recommend it for anyone that finds idea mapping handy. I do it a lot for my business ideas, especially since my mind has a habit of going freakzoid when I need to go to sleep and comes up with a ton of ideas that I want to sift through later. The app is pretty easy to use, fun to look at the results, and is the best idea mapping program I’ve ever seen. If you get the app and get stumped, I’m happy to help if I can. I’m using it for scent combo ideas, a map for actual product ideas, different maps for projects and ideas I’m working on for customers or family, and I even have one for my writing (for those that don’t know, I write poetry and short stories too). It’s the most impressive app I’ve found in the past year, which is saying something since I’m the poster child for “there’s an app for that”!
Daily Archives: January 12, 2013
I’ve had trouble starting this blog entry because I’ve been selfishly sniffing the four new FOs that I ordered recently and enjoying how I keep finding different notes in them. *grin* I managed to control my spending on them last order, but I just got a newsletter with new FOs just in time for Valentine’s…*dreamy sigh* I just love how a few drops can come together to remind you or a memory or encompasses a feeling. I’m using that as my excuse for being addicted to collecting FOs. Lol.
Anyway, I am so excited that the Dirt FO is a really interesting scent. To me it’s more like the smell of dirt beneath your nails after working in the garden instead of the pungent freshly dug notes that I expected. It’s a bit woodsy with almost a hint of musk. When I sniff there are notes that dance around like when a word is at the tip of your tongue, but you can’t quite figure it out. Larry rolled his eyes and took a few whiffs last night since I wouldn’t let him change out of his work clothes until he gave his impressions on the new FOs. To his nose (admittedly he comes up with some odd comments and impressions about some scents, but he reinforced mine, so I’m including them lol) Dirt smells like when he’s stacking freshly cut lumber. There’s that dry woodsy note, but then that earthiness that surrounds him when he’s in the timber. I never expected such dominant woodsy notes, but they really give the scent some depth. I’m not so sure now that kids will want to use it except to be defiantly washing with dirt, but I think I have a way around that, which I’ll mention later.
The Jasmine FO is simply beautiful. I haven’t decided what I want to name it, but it is one of the nicest florals I’ve ever smelled. It doesn’t have the complex notes of the Moonlight Path knock offs or the cloying sweetness that can overtake a gorgeous honeysuckle, making this FO incredibly unique. It’s bright and joyful while seeming so elegant and feminine. *happy sigh* I want to make a batch of lotion with it to see if I get more detailed impressions of it.
Bubblegum (may change to Gumballs) is more of a dead ringer for those delightful little orbs of happiness I used to get for change as a kid instead of the Bazooka variation that I have on hand. Admittedly they’re somewhat close and I may have to do a scent test with some helpers to see if they can tell the difference, but it’s a really happy FO.
*drum roll* To the best of the bunch…Fruit Loops! I’ll have to rename it just so that no one could ever get snippy over trademarks, but holy smokes is it spot on!! *big grin* It has so many scent notes without being overwhelming. It took Larry several sniffs to start to pick out the different fruit, but it isn’t one of those fruit combinations that gives you a headache (thankfully! I’m hoping that is the case while working with it too!). The bright citrus and berry notes with a generous helping of sugar to it. I fit the stereotype of a girl since I love anything chocolate, but this may be my absolute favorite non-chocolate FO. *happy sigh* An exciting idea I had while making myself light-headed (and maybe making me at risk for an intervention lol) is that I may mix a few drops of Dirt FO in with this and name it something like Gummy Worms in the Dirt (yeah, working title, but gets the idea across). That’ll incorporate the amusingly defiant dirty name that catches a kid’s eye with the attractive fruity notes that makes it a really fun scent to actually use (by the way, I know a 40-something “kid” that would grin at getting something with that name, so I think I’m onto a keeper of an idea *grin*). I think this will be the perfect FO to use for the new ducky soaps too! *breaking out the happy dance*
Since I’m on the computer I may go fantasize about another gift certificate to my wholesaler. They came out with a dark chocolate covered strawberry FO that I really want an excuse to order. *grin* I’ve tried several times now to come up with a good custom blend of that since it’s one of my really special indulgences, but I could never really captured it. Maybe I’ll just look into vacation deals for Branson so I can smell (okay, okay, so I can eat) the real deal. I hope that you’re having a cozy weekend too full of happy scents!