Sunday, July 22, 2012

Monkey Monday: Californian's Favourite Oils?

This weekend, with no further excuses, I had to finally unpack all the oils that were wrapped in electric tapes, ziplocs and bubble wraps and put them back on my perfumers' organ for my students. It was my first class at the studio since May before my schedule filled up with packing and airports and trains and other adventures...

As I was going through the bottles, I had to make note of the "damage" - half a bottle of spilled galbanum oil was the only spillage. Thank goodness I triple-wrapped this potent green sharp note! It nearly took over the suitcase and I was delaying my response, which kinda got too used to a very aromatic suitcase, this being my 3rd trip with this "kit".

So, for this week's Monkey Monday, I figured I will ask you to make a guess of the 3 oils that were most popular with my California students. This is, of course, completely based on the content of the bottles (or the lack of it...). Three bottles ran out completely, and the person who guesses these three correctly will receive some samples of beautiful aromatics from Eden Botanicals.

The 38 essences are (in alphabetical order):
Atlas Cedarwood, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cinnamon Leaf, Cistus, Clary Sage, Clary Sage Absolute, Clove Bud Oil, Fir Absolute, Frankincense, Galbanum, Geranium, Ginger CO2, Jasmine Absolute, Juniper Berry, Labdanum, Lavender Absolute, Lavender Oil, Lemon, Lemongrass, Litsea Cubeba, Myrrh, Neroli, Oakmoass Absolute, Orange Blossom Absolute, Patchouli, Red Mandarin, Roman Chamomile, Rose Absolute, Rosemary Absolute, Sage, Sambac Absolute, Sandalwood, Sweet Orange, Vanilla Absolute, Vetiver, Virginia Cedarwood, White Grapefruit, Ylang Ylang

Bonus: If you want to make more speculations - guess the 3 least favourite of them all, you will also receive a little sample pack of aromatics to play with.

Extra bonus: If you are feeling even more ambitious - what was the most popular floral note? I'm still thinking what the prize for this might be... How about a surprize?!

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At July 23, 2012 9:20 AM, Blogger yash said...

Tough game Ayala..
The 3 most popular scents :orange blossom, sandalwood and vanilla absolute
The 3 least favourite would be juniper berry, cistus,sage.
Most popoular floral not: ylang ylang..
Crossing mynfingers...
Thanks for the guessing game!

At July 24, 2012 7:48 AM, Blogger vida.violeta said...

I will guess--
top three favorites: rose absolute, vetiver, and jasmine absolute

least loved three: Ginger CO2, clove, lemongrass

i am so curious to find out!

At July 24, 2012 11:20 AM, Blogger mous said...

Hmmm... I would guess Vanilla Absolute, Clary Sage Absolute and Neroli would be the most popular.

The least popular: Galbanum, Atlas Cedarwood and Juniper Berry.

At July 25, 2012 1:03 AM, Anonymous Bellatrix said...

3 Most popular: Neroli, Orange Blossom Absolute, Sandalwood,
3 least favourite: Cistus, Labdanum, Virginia Cedarwood
Most popular florat note: Jasmine Absolute

(so curious to find out the results)

At July 25, 2012 9:24 AM, Blogger Ayala Moriel said...

Great guesses, everyone! Keep them coming :-) I will announce the results on Friday, as well as the winners :-)

At July 26, 2012 11:05 AM, Blogger Princess Ellie said...

Most favorite: Jasmine abs, Neroli and sandalwood.

Least Favorite: Clove, Cinnamon leaf and Clary Sage

Floral: Neroli

Thank you for the draw! I am excited to hear the results.

At July 26, 2012 9:41 PM, Blogger nekosan said...

Wait a sec - i count 39 essences! Hrmmm.

This is really tough, and comes down to almost just totally guessing.

3 most favorite: Vanilla Absolute, Patchouli, Sandalwood

3 least favorite: Geranium, Juniper Berry, Roman Chamomile

most popular floral note: Jasmine Absolute

At July 27, 2012 3:34 PM, Blogger Ayala Moriel said...

Nice guesses, everyone! Thank you for participating :-)
The answers are:
Most popular: Red Mandarin, Sandalwood, Sweet Orange
Least popular: Lavender Oil & Absolute, Galbanum
Most loved floral: Neroli
The winners will be announced shortly in a separate post.
Happy weekend!


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