About me

Hello, my name is Tanya and I am a scent-addict.  I have a visceral love of fragrance, aroma, smell, perfume, scent – you name it – whatever the thesaurus throws out!  From my first bottle of ‘perfume’ as a child – (‘Heaven Scent’, thanks gran) to more sophisticated but fickle choices during my turbulent teens (White Musk anyone, Anais Anais?), to audacious young adulthood (Poison, Coco, Boucheron, Giorgio Beverly Hills – who didn’t!?) and my current amours,  Prada ‘Iris’ and Frederic Malle ‘Carnal Flower’, the love affair is a long one and knows no end.

The power that a waft of odoriferous molecules can have on my psyche and memory is profound; woodsmoke and bonfire transports me to happy, rambunctious childhood.  The closest thing that mimics that for me is the wonderfully, deep, dark Vetiver – which I inhale on a regular basis, its my portable childhood.   So, to cut a long journey short, I trained as a Clinical Aromatherapist and that aromatic path eventually led me to the study of Natural Perfumery – in which I am a mere stripling, but 5 years into my studying, smelling, experimenting and creating I feel I would like to uncap the bottle and share  my whimsy with a greater audience.

So here goes, I am ‘The Perfume Mistress‘, I offer workshops, talks, private parties and I create solid/oil perfumes and fragrant unctions for body, bath and home.  Join me for thoughts, aromatic musings; recipes; news; events and inspirations on all things FRAGRANT; although my passion lies in working with naturals (essential oils, absolutes etc) I am also inspired by commercial (synthetic!) perfumes and the great fragrance houses (Caron, Guerlain etc).

Enjoy your stay and feel free to join in, ask a question or leave a comment.


6 Responses to About me

  1. Rebecca Apsan says:

    Hi My name is Rebecca Apsan and own La Petite Coquette in New York City. I wonder if you ever come to NYC? I would love to have a session with you and buy some scents. Can we speak? Do you have any books on the subject?
    Sincerely yours,
    Rebecca Apsan

    • Hello Rebecca

      Thank you so much for contacting me, although I have moved my blog and site to http://www.theperfumemistress.com, which is more up to date!

      I have never been to NY, although it has been on my ‘city hotspot’ list so would LOVE to visit some time!

      I checked out your store online and love the look of it, which gave me an idea. Is there a possibility of providing a Natural Perfumery session/workshop at your store, whereby you and some of your loyal customers could create their own fragrance – would this be feasible?

      If so, I could combine a trip to NY and provide some training at the same time.

      Do let me know if this is something that we could make happen.

      Wishing you a sunny Saturday

      Warmest wishes

      Tanya (Moulding)

      purveyor of olfactory education, exploration and experiences

      twitter @perfumemistress
      mobile 07811 177530

  2. Ivana says:

    Hi Tanya,

    Just came across the coming up perfume workshop end of July – are there any more tickets available? I love perfumes and I am currently finding time to explore it more…
    Look forward to hearing from you.
    Kind regards,

    • Hi Ivana
      Thank you for contacting me and your interest! Unfortunately the july event is sold out.
      I will be holding a 2 day Natural Perfumery course in London at the end of November, details will be on my website shortly, but I will send you the link privately also.
      I can contact you if any other dates come up before the November workshop, but if you would like to be kept informed do feel free to sign up to my blog or follow me on twitter @perfumemistress
      Warm wishes

  3. Joanna Cox says:

    Hi Tanya
    Are you on Linked in and what is your e-mail address? We met at B.Hive..

    Nice blog

    Best regards, Joanna

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