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March 7, 2010

I like stuff that smells good, effectively to a fault. I routinely mix up cocktails of essential oils and in ceramic vessels and then set them alight. My library often smells like a forest or a savanna or a citrus grove. We own our own copper alembic still and distill our own smells, with varying degrees of success.

I want to explore a few things about aroma. Though I am chemistry-ignorant, I want to wrap my head around the various -enes that make things redolent. I want to think about pine resin and the anti-microbial tendencies of certain distilled substances. And I want to figure out what plant matter to stuff in our still this coming summer.

Keep your eyes out for fragrance-related posts, soon.

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