What I found interesting this week

~I loved reading Gaia’s impressions of JAR’s Bolt of Lightning over at The Non Blonde. While this fragrance is almost certainly not all natural (its ingredient list is a well-kept secret) I adore it nevertheless. On me, it is a rich and vibrantly green tuberose that I find altogether addictive and captivating.

~I really appreciate and admire the following bloggers for voicing their opinions regarding Dawn Spencer Hurwitz’s recent decision to resign from the Natural Perfumers Guild. Thank you to Eyeliner on a Cat, This Blog Really Stinks, and Scent Less Sensibilities for being brave enough to speak the truth. If you would like more information about Dawn’s decision, you can read about it on her Facebook page.

~I was also very impressed with Fig and Sage‘s post regarding Zuii Organics. Those ladies did exhaustive research into whether or not Zuii Organics deserves their organic certification from the USDA. I can’t imagine how many hours they put into this project, and I thank them for it.

So what do these posts have in common? For me, they are a terrific reminder that while certifications and memberships might serve a purpose, it’s ultimately up to us as customers and members of a community to treat each other with respect, read labels for ourselves and not have our decisions hinge solely upon stamps of approval from guilds or certifying organizations.

When distilled to their essence, these posts encourage me to be true to myself and my beliefs and I thank the above bloggers for their hard work and eloquence.

Image by Patrick de Warren at artnet.com

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12 thoughts on “What I found interesting this week

  1. Thank you for providing the links, especially the ones re: DSH. I had not yet heard about this. Yes, respect sometimes seems in short supply–in the public world at least. Have a great day.

    • You are so right, respect is a bit in short supply these days. Sometimes a deep breath and not taking ourselves too seriously is just the cure :-)

      Have a terrific weekend,
      Trish

    • You are so welcome CM. Dawn will always have my undying support. Not only is she an incredibly talented artist, but she has only treated me with kindness and respect. I am thrilled by the loving support she has been receiving over these past few days.

  2. Trish – thank you SO much for the link to my blog post, as well as Carrie and Jen’s on the DSH debacle. I’m so sorry Dawn had to go through this, but I’m thrilled to see all the support for her. Now, maybe we can all get back to our regular scheduled program…and review some stunning perfumes! I can’t wait to see you there! XOXO

  3. Thank you Trish for linking the other articles/blogs to yours , so everyone can read the truth about the new developments.
    It is a sorry state what happened to Dawn, she did not deserve to be treated in such a manner. Perhaps those in question, can finally see, that if you sling mud at a person it can bounce back to hit you in the face. Backlash can be at bitch and so can Karma. Also these people can see that Dawn is supported by her peers and her reputation as a talented perfumer has remained intact.

    • Thanks so much for commenting Jane. I could not agree with you more. As I said somewhere on FB, this whole mess is a blessing in disguise for Dawn. She is now free to do whatever she chooses and her fans anxiously await her new creations!

      XO
      T

  4. Thank you so much for your kind words and for linking to our post. It really means a lot that you valued it enough to share it with your readers. Trusting our instincts and standing up for the truth is so important. xoxo

    • It’s my pleasure!
      While I do dabble a small amount in non-natural products, I want to do so knowingly! I cannot tolerate companies that mislead the public. So I wholeheartedly respect your research and hope you all continue to fight the good fight! :-D

  5. Thank you Trish for the links and speaking out in support of Dawn. A blessing is disguise? Indeed! It is unfortunate that things played out the way they did but we are all the more aware because of it. Dawn has my support as well.

    Thanks also for the link about Zuii Organics. I had not heard of this company before.

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