02 March 2011

01 March 2011

Reading: Essence and Alchemy by Mandy Aftel

I just purchased Mandy Aftel's book, "Essence and Alchemy," and plan to read it before my Sunday trip to her perfume shop in Berkeley to smell and purchase more essences and absolutes.  I'm really intrigued and don't know quite what to expect, but her extensive collection of essences, including chef's essences used in many high end restaurants sounds like an amazing feast for the senses.