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How I run “My Biz My Way”

My wonderful business coach, friend and colleague Judith Morgan is running a Blogfest to coincide with the launch of her book “Your Biz Your Way” and has invited a group of fellow entrepreneurs to contribute and share their stories. I jumped at the opportunity as she has been so instrumental in me discovering what my […]

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Training Your Nose

Training Your Nose

When I tell people who don’t know me what I do the first thing they say is “you must have a really good nose” or “you must be really sensitive to smells” . If they have an interest in learning perfumery they ask “how do I train my nose” Anosmia aside, I do not believe […]

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The Art and Technology of Perfumery Workshop

The Art and Technology of Perfumery Workshop

Perfumery Workshop, UK 2018 Read my review HERE The Art and Technology of Perfumery Perfumery Course and Workshop Date: 23rd to 27th July 2018 Venue: Winchester University (direct trains from London Waterloo) BOOK HERE   I am really excited to be hosting this workshop in the UK for Stephen and the Perfumer’s World Team for […]

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Which Perfume Class Should I Choose

I often get emails from prospective students saying “I want to take a perfume class, but I don’t know which one to choose”. It is often hard to advise without knowing your circumstances, experience level or what and why you want to learn about perfumery. This post aims to give you the ins and outs […]

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We all need to eliminate this toxin from our lives

For anyone interested in health and well-being “toxin” is a buzz word that’s been around for a while. With the trend for green, organic and natural we are all hyper aware of the so called “toxic chemicals” lurking in every corner waiting to strike but perhaps we are looking at the wrong things. One of […]

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The Curse Of The Creative Woman

One of the major issues I see with creative, competent, women is they often create businesses that start to feel like a chore (Sidenote: I’m sure this also applies to men too, but as a woman myself who works mainly with women I can only speak from the female perspective) At the opposite end of […]

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Measuring Safe Limits Of Perfume Materials

This week I had a question from one of my online students about how to work out the safe limits for materials in the fragrances she is creating. There was a lot of confusion because every book she looked at written by different aromatherapists stated a different number of “safe drops” per ml of base […]

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How Do I Use Perfumer’s Alcohol?

How Do I Use Perfumer’s Alcohol?

When starting out in perfumery and learning about the raw materials used it is easiest to work with blends made in alcohol,before moving on to other mediums.  Many natural perfumers who have started out via the aromatherapy route often create fragrances in an oil base which makes many materials extremely difficult to work with.  The […]

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Creating a perfume brand on a limited budget

I had an email a couple of weeks ago that is a common question I get asked. It went along the lines of “have a dream to create my own perfume brand but I can’t afford to pay for a course – where do I start with limited funds” This is such a difficult thing […]

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Creating Bespoke Fragrances

I had a great question this week from a reader and thought it followed on well from last week’s newsletter topic which was being selective about your fragrance materials and having a clear idea about what you are trying to create before you start. The question was on the best questions to ask when creating […]

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