New Moon Inspiration

The Alchemists Daughter by WJ Demorgan

“If the eyes are the windows to our Soul, then the nose is the doorway to our Imagination”      The Perfume Mistress

Welcome to The Perfume Mistress – a blog for lovers and discoverers of natural, artisan Perfumery and all things fragrant and aromatic.

My background is in Clinical Aromatherapy and Botanical Skincare, but I have been studying, working with and exploring natural perfumery and exotic, natural raw materials for the past 5 years.  A solitary pursuit, like an alchemist, I spend time sourcing materials, smelling and thinking up new descriptions and ‘smell language’  to describe their ephemeral personalities.   If and when inspiration strikes I heat, macerate, blend and concoct select materials and record my efforts – pursuing that elusive ‘eureka’ moment of developing a wondrous, perfect fragrance….
It’s a new moon in Virgo today – a supposedly auspicious time to start new projects, set new goals and start afresh in your chosen endeavour.  So here I am, a blogging ‘newbie’ with a passion for smell, aroma and how this ‘forgotten sense’ maintains an inexplicable and unique power over our emotions and mind and a desire to escape my fragrant, solitary confinement to share my findings on all things molecularly odiferous, recipes, news, ideas, perfume inspirations and experiments.

Welcome to my fragrant world!  Enjoy.  I am off to develop the next phase in a ‘tobacco’ inspired perfume… more about that later.


About The Perfume Mistress

"If the eyes are the windows to your soul, then the nose is the doorway to your imagination" The Perfume Mistress Hello, by day I am a clinical aromatherapist and tutor, with over 10 years of working with natural materials and essential oils, by night I delve into the art of botanical perfumery, reading and smelling all things olfactory. I have set up the 'Nosetrodami Club' offering scentsory talks, discussions and master-classes on all topics and themes olfactive. I also offer one and two day workshops in the art of natural perfumery, natural and organic body & skincare. My inspirations range from the mundane to the metaphysical, the hum-drum to the hyperbolic which you may see reflected in my posts.
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One Response to New Moon Inspiration

  1. Rhiannon says:

    Hi Tanya

    Congratulations on getting your blog up and running! Looking forward to the next installment…

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