THE WORLD IN SCENTS TEAM
Jake T. Dogg, Director of Marketing, ready for work (sort of)
TWIS’ OUD AND ATTAR DAYS
First Facebook post, March 2013
Abdul Samad Al Qurashi 100-yr old oud
January 2015 reformulated version (L) of an ASAQ amber attar vs the legacy product which had previously been distributed outside KSA. ASAQ products were reformulated to comply with IFRA so the company could expand into Western markets.
TWIS lab main work area: organ w/dropper bottles (raw materials and previously composed accords), secondary raw material storage (aluminum containers, rear), heater/mixer and scale (left) and argon tank/regulator (bottom right).
Not in photo: storage area for natural core blends, completed accords and final compositions; racks of in-progress test vials; laptops; additional raw matl storage, filling, packaging & shipping area; fridges/freezers; lab glass and disposables storage, microwave.
Balsam fir absolute, 40% dilution EtOH
Balsam fir absolute (40% EtOH) double filtered, suspended solids removal
Balsam fir absolute, filtered, ready to use in blending
Blending an accord containing Bitter Orange essential oil
Grey Stone Castle, aged 100% natural core blend to be mixed with other ingredients
Grey Stone Castle, completed concentrate (98%), to be further diluted to 30% in EtOH
Six completed perfumes being stored under argon blankets in polypropylene filling carboys, 60-65 F
12 ml and 40 ml test vials
Bottle and vial capping machine
Capped 50 ml bottles
Assembled bottle ready for labeling
Bottle labeling machine
Peace, labeled 50 ml bottles
STRATIX, capped and labeled 50 ml bottles
PEACE, 50 ml bottles boxed and ready for bagging
Finished product photos
When 20 hours of sleep just isn’t enough
Not the brightest robo-callers...