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Reblog – Bigger Stink Means Higher Price as Men Crave Rare Oud Fragrance

PK Perfumes'  "Dirty Rose Oud Extreme" fragrance is close to being out,
and I couldn't help but re-post this great story about Oud...
Dirty Rose Oud Extreme uses a blend of real oud and reconstituted  oud as a 20% portion of Dirty Rose Oud Extreme.
 

 
Bigger Stink Means Higher Price as Men Crave […]



A Lesson in Business – The Life of Robert Taylor and Calvin Klein Cosmetics

http://www.latimes.com/obituaries/la-me-robert-taylor-20130912,0,4935947.story

Diana Nyad said this past week after completing her monumental historic Cuba-to-Florida swim after the fifth try:  'Never, ever give up:'

In a CNN story about Diana:

"Maybe during our own lives’ rough patches as well as their still waters, we can also follow Nyad’s example: Hum lullabies or Beatles songs. Never give up on a dream. […]



10 Awards for PK Perfumes from Top National Artisan Fragrance Awards

PK Perfumes came up smelling like a rose with 10 awards

From their website:
Top Artisan Fragrances of the Year Awards: 2013
An annual Juried Awards competition rewards the Top Artisan, Niche, and Custom Fragrances of the Year.
Products from across the country were entered into this competition and sent to a panel of judges located throughout North America, […]



Men and Fragrances, How Men wear Fragrances, and Why

I was reading the longer post below, and of course understand it, because my wife certainly has veto power over things I wear, especially when she says that vetiver smells like "three week old unwashed tropical village people"...  -Since she came from Indonesia and worked for UNICEF as a Doctor in Jungle Villages, she is […]



YOU’RE INVITED to the PK Perfumes Goodies Page!

YOU'RE INVITED to the PK Perfumes Goodies page!

http://pkperfumes.com/goodies-cool-and-beautiful-screen-backgrounds/

Come to see Beauty resplendent, and find a wonderful background of something really smelly for your favorite electronic devices...

You'll find over 50 different images from many places that are Beautiful. Interesting, maybe even Fantastic...

I decided that it was time to stop hoarding my beautiful […]



Spring Smelling 2

The Artemisia "Powis Castle" was very prominently displayed also at the San Diego Botanical Gardens, I quite liked it.

I've been studying Native California Plants in preparations for a fragrance about my home state...  I quite liked all of the Native plants at the Botanical Gardens.



Radio Interview with Paul Kiler on Local NPR affiliate station, San Bernardino, CA

Last week, a crew from the Local NPR show called, "My Awesome Empire" came out and conducted an interview with yours truly, about my work, and many parts of my Creative Life and Creative Careers - Photography, Artworks, and Perfumery. It was so very nice of them to come out to my Perfumarium and let […]



“We should put more energy to the things we like about ourselves”

"We should put more energy to the things we like about ourselves, as opposed to the things that we don't.
- Melinda

This is so FANTASTIC! - Dove Real Beauty Sketches

Dove has really helped Women see their True Beauty...
Gil Zamora, a Forensic facial composite Artist was hired to blindly sketch women's faces as […]



Spring Smelling

Last week, I got the chance to visit a Quail Botanical Gardens, near San Diego, California, and smell and enjoy, and take lots of pictures.

 

One of my favorite flowers to enjoy is the Brugmansia, with several varieties...  I've been working on a Brugmanisa Accord for several years, since there really isn't an extraction […]



Driving Home From San Francisco Salon

I drove up and back down with my talented Perfumer Friend Maggie Mahboubian, who has Parfums LaLun Natural Perfumes.  She lives in Los Angeles, and we had a grand time talking and sharing on the drives both ways.

I felt really privileged to share with her one of my favorite roads to drive on, for […]