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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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Are 100% Natural Fragrances Proper Perfume?

One of the things that frustrates me about the perfume industry is the belief that using 100% natural materials is not “proper perfumery” I remember working for a big fragrance company in the 1990’s when all the supermarkets were launching “aromatherapy” lines and becoming so disillusioned I wanted to quit. I wanted to quit because […]

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You can make your own perfume

Do you ever get that feeling when you are full of ideas and creative energy but you get stuck because you have some bits of knowledge missing? You know how you want it to be but no matter how hard you try you just can’t get it to work. It’s frustrating, I know! I have […]

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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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MAKE A SOLID PERFUME

  Pretty vintage pillboxes are very easy to find in antique shops or markets and make perfect containers for solid perfumes. Using a solid perfume is a luxurious experience in itself as the oils and waxes warm on the skin gently releasing the scent. You can blend oils and absolutes purely for their fragrance appeal […]

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Getting Started with Making Your Own Perfume

Getting Started with Making Your Own Perfume

I’ve had a lot of questions recently from people wanted to just get started in making their own perfume at home using both an alcohol base and an oil base.  It reminded me that I wrote some blog posts three years ago which you may not have seen as they have been pushed way down […]

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Smelling Strips

Smelling Strips, Blotters, Mouillettes Whatever you like to call them they are essential for anyone with a passion for perfume. They come in all shapes and sizes and varying qualitity, so which ones should you choose? Buy Smelling Strips Here If you are studying raw materials, evaluating fragrances or learning how to make perfume then […]

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