Monthly Archives: November 2010

A Symphony of Scent

Have you ever noticed the comparisons or descriptions linked to music when describing and/or creating fragrance?  For example the classification of materials into top, middle and base notes.  This system originated from  a 19c british perfumer called GW Septimus Piesse … Continue reading

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Artisan Perfumery in the Cotswolds

My focus is on creating perfume oils and solid perfumes and since budgets are always a consideration, I have found it a challenge as a lone ‘artisan’ to purchase perfumer’s alcohol in the UK.  So when I found out about … Continue reading

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What is Natural Perfumery?

“Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years that you have lived”  Helen Keller Natural perfumery draws on the art and science of creating fragrant, aesthetically pleasing compositions using ingredients of natural … Continue reading

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