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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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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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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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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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Creating Bespoke Fragrances

I had a great question this week from a reader and thought it followed on well from last week’s newsletter topic which was being selective about your fragrance materials and having a clear idea about what you are trying to create before you start. The question was on the best questions to ask when creating […]

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