February 22, 2018
Several years ago, I started buying perfume decants and reading about perfume. I think I did this to explore the world without leaving home (it’s hard to travel when you milk cows twice a day). I became obsessed with perfume’s transporting, exotic odors. I wanted to learn to make perfume and found a teacher in New York, Eliza Douglas, who trained in Grasse. Eliza worked at DreamAir, Christophe Laudamiel’s innovative fragrance company, and taught classes on weekends. I joined one of her classes and was hooked. She graciously agreed to work with me long distance, and so began years of sending accords back and forth, skyping, emails and occasional visits. Finally, I decided to start my own company, St. Clair Scents, based on my farm in Vermont, using the same artisanal approach that I had taken with creating my dairy products, making everything in small batches and by hand. St. Clair Scents First Cut is the story of the annual hay harvest on the farm, the time in the summer when the sun shines and native grasses, clovers and flowers are mowed, dried and baled over three days. St. Clair Scents Gardener’s Glove, carries the aromas of a well-worn glove—aged leather, woods and soil—along with scents from the garden—flowers, blossoms and ripe fruit. The third perfume, Frost, is homage to the New England poet, Robert Frost.
Thanks to St. Clair Scents, there is a fantastic draw for two registered readers (you must be registered) in the U.S. There are two winners who will be chosen at random. One lucky winner will receive a full size bottle of your choice of St. Clairs Scents First Cut, Frost or Gardener’s Glove. The random winner is Mary McCullough who chose Frost and Chocolate Marzipan who won the St. Clair sample set. Please email michelyn at cafleurebon dawt com with the name of your St. Clair Scents prize, i.e. St. Clair Scents First Cut as your subject and your mailing and phone details by February 23, 2018 5 PM EST. This is a deadline and no exceptions if you are late or misspell CaFleureBon. Please use your email from your comment so we know it is you. A kind thank you to Diane St. Clair her generosity would be much appreciated in your email that you send to us.
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