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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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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 Feelgood Fragrances

Today I was thinking about where this whole perfumery business fits into an increasingly uncertain world. It doesn’t matter where you look or what country you live in, there is some seriously unsettling stuff going on. At times like this I’m often prone to thinking “what’s the point of writing about making perfume?” “Surely I […]

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Should You Make Your Own Perfume or Hire a Perfumer?

Should You Make Your Own Perfume or Hire a Perfumer?

Today I want to share something that happened at the Artisan Perfumery Weekend which will hopefully give you the encouragement to get going and create your own fragrances. Sometimes we think we don’t know enough and it stops us from moving forward with confidence. One of the students on the weekend class who is also […]

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I want to be a Perfumer – Getting into the Fragrance Industry

In today’s post I want to address the 3 questions I get asked the most. They are: “How do I get into the fragrance industry?” “I want to be a perfumer, where do I start?” “Will your course make me a qualified perfumer?” The answer to all of them is “it depends” so I’ll try […]

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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: tbc Venue: tbc JOIN WAITING LIST HERE   I am really excited to be hosting this workshop in the UK for Stephen and the Perfumer’s World Team for the 6th year running! This year we have […]

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Perfumer Alberto Morillas

Perfumer Alberto Morillas

Alberto Morillas, perfumer for Firmenich and creator of many best sellers including CKOne takes us behind the scenes to share the process of an industry perfumer. Including a look at “the robo place” My job is to create dreams  – Alberto Morillas

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Learning To Say No – Lady Gaga Style

In business we often feel obliged to say yes to every opportunity that comes our way. Regardless of how we feel about doing it or whether it is in alignment with our values we sometimes feel like we’ll miss out if we don’t say yes. Marie Forleo of BSchool and Marie TV calls it “getting […]

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How long does it really take to become a perfumer?

How long does it really take to become a perfumer?

We are halfway through the Perfumersworld 5 day course here in London and the students are really getting stuck in creating their first fragrances. One of the questions Steve asked everyone on their first day was: “How long does it take to become a perfumer?” Of course the answers from the group varied and I’d […]

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Navigating IFRA When Making Perfume to Sell

Navigating IFRA When Making Perfume to Sell

I today’s post I made a quick video to help you navigate the IFRA standards when making perfume to sell in the E.U. I’ve included some great tools to make it easier for you.

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