So, on public demand, here are my pretty pretty perfume notebooks! It started with one, because I couldn´t keep all of the indie perfumes in my head... I had to organize them somehow! So I bought myself a beautiful notebook! As of right now this one contains names and notes of interesting perfumes from about 65 indie perfumers... I counted them yesterday!
The notebook is quite small, about the lenght of my hand, even a bit shorter, but my hands are huge!
I love the pretty, and practical, little clasp that keeps it closed!
Isn´t the gold pattern absolutely sublime!?
Here are, for example, the pages about Midnight Gypsy Alchemy.
And here is the page on Scent by the Sea. Scents that I want to sample are marked with a little red star, just so I can find the really interesting scents easier. I also use some letter codes for certain fragrance types, like G for gourmand...
From the beginning I kept my own perfume experients in the notebook above too, but it just got a bit unorganized and crowded... So i used that as an excuse to buy another, equally pretty, notebook as a Christmas present for myself! This one is devoted to essential oils, and my blending experiments. It is quite empty at the moment, but I´ve only had it for a month.
This one is the same size as the first one, with the same awesome little clasp!
I love the pattern of this one too, just as much! I can´t decide which one is more beautiful!
Here are some scents, and ideas for scents! I use little symbols here too, for top, heart and base notes.
At the back of both of them is a little pocket that is perfect for storing paper strips for perfume testing. There is also a little geeky text about the notebooks, what historical book designs they are based on. Apparently they are made by Paperblanks, if you want to get your own pretty notebooks.
These books are dynamic and ever changing, just like my tastes in perfume. That is only possible because I write with my erasable pens. This means that I can change my mind and remove scents that no longer interests me or scents that are discontinued. Here are the pens I use!
How do you keep track of all the indie perfumers and what scents you want to sample? Do any of you keep perfume notebooks? Or do you generally love notebooks and if so, what do you use them for?