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The Osmotheque comes to London

Earlier this year a group of fragrance fans and bloggers went on a trip to The Osmothèque in Versailles with Odette Toilette and for some reason by the time I found out about it (always check your spam folder regularly folks!) it was already sold out. So when I found out that Odette in partnership […]

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Floral Fragrances

As the weather gets warmer and we spend more time outside in nature it seems only fitting to look to floral fragrances. They can be light and transparent with watery green notes or rich and heady reminiscent of exotic tropical blooms. Ever popular, especially for summer weddings, the floral category is possibly the most wide […]

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Muguet for May Day

Wow 1st of May already! A very significant day to start my fragrance ingredients series with Lily-of-the-Valley or Muguet (pronounced moo-gay) as it’s known in perfumery. The French tradition of giving lily-of-the-valley flowers on May Day is supposed to have begun on May 1st, 1561, when King Charles IX of France was presented with a […]

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Do you have your own business or dream of starting one?

Do you have your own business or dream of starting one?

I meet so many new and would be entrepreneurs every day, some struggling with their business and some doing very well. I’ve been in business for over 10 years now and in the early days it was a huge struggle. I was my own boss which was great but I found myself working really hard […]

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Why you need to “Swiftify” your business in 2015

What you can learn from Taylor’s “Swiftmas” To create an authentic relationship with your customers and create raving fans for your brand   Before October 2014 I had never heard a Taylor Swift song, seen an interview with her or actually even considered her in in way shape or form. All I really knew about […]

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Beauty & Style Essentials For Travel

To say I’ve traveled a lot this year is an understatement. For someone who hates flying I’ve certainly racked up more than a few longhaul airmiles and have got really good at flinging things last minute into a suitcase. Luckily my minimalistic beauty routine has really come into it’s own. People are always surprised that […]

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Come and join my free mastermind group

Are you on Facebook? If not and you are in business then you need to get on it right away. If you are and you get annoyed by it and think it is a waste of time then you are probably using it like a consumer rather than an entrepreneur. You see Facebook can be […]

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Tutorial: How To Sell Products Online Without A Website

I haven’t done a video tutorial in a while and one of the biggest stumbling blocks I see with my clients is “My Website Isn’t Ready”. There are lots of stand alone shopping carts out there but I wanted to show you the one I use which enables you to sell without an actual website. […]

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Chanel No.5 Vase

Want a perfume inspired vase for your lounge?  I found this lovely tutorial on the Beauty Lab blog, originally I thought it was an oversized display bottle with the top cut off but it’s not – just a clever font match. The article is in Dutch but just run it through Google translate. Find the […]

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I’m so excited to be running this 1 day perfumery class in Sydney Australia!

Do you want to create your own fragrance or just learn more about perfumery? I have been wanting to run a class for my Australian readers for ages so when Portia of Australian Perfume Junkies suggested fitting one into my September trip to Sydney I jumped at the chance. All my classes are very in […]

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