Simple Syrup with Sorrel or Hibiscus

Simple Syrup Recipes with sorrel or hibiscus, a photo by BajanScent on Flickr. Simple syrups are fun, economical and easy to make, they are basically just equal parts sugar and water boiled together. But you can make different variations and they can be used in endless ways – as an infusion in cold beverages and cocktails, added… Read More

The Scent of Tobacco

A little over a year ago I posted about some wild tobacco flowers that I found by chance growing in my grandmother’s garden. Well since then while researching perfume ingredients, again by chance I came across an old formula for a ‘Tobacco Flowers Perfume’. This particular formula dated from a 1940’s book on botanicals and… Read More