Perfume … quite complicated

April/ 2014.

Research for psychobyte!

I’m not fond of the word ‘complicated’ but crikey perfumes are. Or maybe the word is complex?

Whatever.

My day today – researching perfume.

Could be worse. 🙂

Not quite as much fun as diamonds, to be fair. But not everything is about diamonds (or me? … yeah nah, not seeing it at all).

So, my hours of reading netted 44 pages of notes. I have a clue which perfume is missing from a crime scene but I can’t match that to a body wash … yet. Because I will, I just haven’t found it yet.

Comment was made that ‘Psychobyte’ sounds like an awesome perfume. It really does … it would have base notes of sandalwood, amber, cedar, musk and vanilla. (If it were a perfume.) In fact it would be a floral/oriental with a heart of daffodil, carnation, lily of the valley, orchid and iris and maybe some orange blossom, little heliotrope and jasmine.

I’ve given this absolutely no thought at all … as you can tell. 🙂

Research is fun.

 I’ve got a few scenes to write now. Had to go searching through exacerbyte notes – this is why I don’t throw my notebooks away – needed the name of the company that sent cologne to Grange and also the names of the perfumer and CEO. I figured if Ellie had dealt with a perfumer before she’d be likely to enlist his help identifying the missing perfume. Such fun. 🙂

 

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