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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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Learning to create perfume for room fragrances and other bases

Learning to create perfume for room fragrances and other bases

A recurring theme I see at the moment is people wanting to know how to create fragrances for room fragrances, whether that be candles, room sprays or reed diffusers. I’ve had a few emails this week asking if my classes will teach people how to do that so I wanted to spend some time on […]

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Naturals versus Synthetics in Perfumery

Naturals versus Synthetics in Perfumery

The thing I most often hear from people is that they hate synthetic fragrances and only like natural ingredients – this is followed by a description of their favourites which nine times out of ten are full of non natural materials. It’s not the fault of the consumer but the fact that marketing has really […]

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10 Recommended Perfume Books

10 Recommended Perfume Books

I got a question on Periscope last week asking for perfumery book recommendations for beginners. It’s something I talk about in my live classes and always bring a selection along but have never written a post about. I did do a scope on Monday sharing my favourites but as scopes are only up for 24hrs […]

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Diluting Perfumery Materials

I get a lot of questions around the topic of how to dilute materials before use when making perfume and it came up again in the class I did last weekend so I thought I’d dedicate this weeks blog post to the topic. Why Dilute Perfume Materials and Essential Oils 1. Many materials are difficult […]

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An Introduction To Perfumery – Free Online Class

At the end of last year I did a small test launch of my online perfumery course which went very well indeed and I currently have a lovely group of budding perfumers in the private FaceBook group. I’ve tested running it over several weeks and also giving everyone immediate access to all the materials at […]

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How To Create a Signature Fragrance

How To Create a Signature Fragrance

  Today’s question comes from Maureen – she asked: “How do I go about creating a signature fragrance for my product line” This is something I get asked a lot from people who want to learn perfumery to create fragrances for their own business. There are two routes that you can go down; one is […]

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Perfumersworld Thailand Course Review

Perfumersworld Thailand Course Review

A Review of Perfumersworld Foundation & Professional Level Workshops If you’ve ever looked on Google for perfumery classes or suppliers of aroma chemicals in small quantities, then you’ll no doubt have come across Perfumersworld in Thailand. The chances are that you’ll have looked at the website, which is a little difficult to navigate, and thought […]

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Perfumery Classes In London

I have a brand new date for my one day beginners perfumery workshop in London. An Introduction to Perfumery The 1 day Natural Perfumery class takes place in the beautiful scent salon at les senteurs in London so not only will you be using high quality natural materials to make your own perfume, you will […]

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Workshops and New Book

I can’t believe its February already, the year is flying by! I’m looking forward to spring – my favourite time of year and always a good time for new ideas to blossom. I have spent the last 3 months working on a new book of beauty recipes that will be on sale in the UK […]

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