Beauty Secrets Workshop

A beauty ideal: luscious locks, luminous skin and a tinted pout

Creating natural products inspired by the Renaissance beauties of the Stuart court.


Here is a belated write up of my morning workshop in August at Hampton Court Palace, as part of the events to run alongside their ‘The Wild,  the Beautiful and the Damned’ exhibition.

So, if you have read my other Renaissance Beauty posts on some of the gruesome ingredients women applied in the name of beauty, and want to find a less dangerous and more pleasant option for natural cosmetics, then channel that lily-white complexion and read up on some simple recipes here


(pic: Veronica Veronese – DG Rossetti, a favourite painting of mine)


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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