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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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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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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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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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What I learned at IFF about creating fragrance for products

Years ago I worked at a huge fragrance company called IFF – first in the applications lab and then as a fragrance evaluator where I worked on projects for may different types of product fragrances. In the applications lab my job was to take the fragrance concentrate and mix it into whatever base it was […]

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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 a […]

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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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