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GETTING STARTED MAKING PERFUME

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Sustainable Perfumes; Natural vs Synthetic

What ingredients should we be avoiding in perfume? It really depends on the individual. There is a tendency to equate synthetic with bad and natural with good but its a bit more complex than that. The dosage makes the poison and so it really depends on how much perfume you use, where you use it […]

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Creating Feelgood Fragrances

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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The story behind the Perfumersworld Summer School

Every year since 2012 I have had the pleasure of hosting The Art & Technology of Perfumery 5 day foundation course with Perfumersworld. I met Steve & Ryan in the same year when I decided to step out of my own business and immerse myself in someone else’s classes for 3 weeks. I stepped back […]

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Brand Showcase – Restorative Aromatics

Brand Showcase – Restorative Aromatics

Interview with Jennifer Vatza of Restorative Aromatics on how she has combined her Aromatherapy and Skincare Formulation training with Artisan perfumery. Jennifer joined my Artisan Perfumery Mastermind last year and has progressed from creating intuitive blends to more structured professional fragrances that sell on Etsy & Amazon Handmade. Website: https://www.restorativearomatics.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/restorativearomatics/Blog: https://www.restorativearomatics.com/jennifers-oily-blog For more information about the […]

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Brand Showcase – Jules & Vetiver

Brand Showcase – Jules & Vetiver

Interview with Katrina Sellers of Jules & Vetiver on her journey from beginner to perfumer. Katrina joined my Artisan Perfumery Mastermind last year and in this interview, she shares the journey of her brand launch. https://julesandvetiver.com/https://www.instagram.com/julesandvetiver/ For more information about the Artisan Perfumery Mastermind:https://karengilbert.info/artisan-perfumery-mastermind

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Brand Showcase – Parfums Clandestins

Brand Showcase – Parfums Clandestins

Liz joined my Artisan Perfumery Mastermind A couple of years ago and in this interview, she shares her journey from beginner to perfumer on her way to launching her brand Parfums Clandestins. https://parfumsclandestins.com/ https://www.instagram.com/parfumsclandestins/ For more information about the Artisan Perfumery Mastermind: https://karengilbert.info/artisan-perfumery-mastermind

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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 2019 The Art and Technology of PerfumeryPerfumery Foundation Course and WorkshopDate: 22nd to 26th July 2019 Professional Course and WorkshopDate:29th July to 2nd August 2019 plus 5th to 9th August 2019  Venue: Winchester University (direct trains from London Waterloo) Read my review HERE BOOK HEREI am really excited to be hosting this […]

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