Author Archives: The Perfume Mistress

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.

We have moved….

Hello loyal followers and readers of my blog, I have now moved my blog to the my new website at the following address: http://www.theperfumemistress.com For some reason, my followers list has not moved over, so if you would like to … Continue reading

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A week of scented hedonism

Its a packed olfactory and gustatory schedule in the coming week, I am gleefully excited at having tickets for the following: Sat 17th: TODAY I am at the Vintage Sessions at Les Senteurs, with purveyor of olfactory adventures, Ms Odette … Continue reading

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Books Galore!

It has been such a hectic month so far and does anyone need reminding that it’s 5 weeks to Gift and Turkey frenzy (shriek + faint).  I feel like Alice in Wonderland‘s proverbial White Rabbit, running off into tangent tunnels … Continue reading

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All Hallows Day

I hope everyone enjoyed their Hallowe’en; I was at the Barbican to see a play version of Nosferatu; slightly bizarre as it was subtitled and sometimes the subtitles lagged behind,  giving that Clint Eastwood ‘Spagetti Western’ effect, when the dubbing … Continue reading

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Superscent Me

Smell – can it possess  supernatural powers?  A bit of Halloween fun! The witching hour is nigh, All Hallows’ Eve is almost upon us and I’m in a ruminative mood.  We are all aware of the power of scent to … Continue reading

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Halloween fun at Midnight Apothecary

A fun-filled evening at Brunel Museum on Saturday 27th October, the rain, wind and cold did not deter us! Lottie Muir, master gardener and drinks purveyor behind Midnight Apothecary, plied the cocktails: Hot Buttered Rum, Out of this Gourd + … Continue reading

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Spooky Saturday’s Midnight Apothecary

Ok, am all packed for a spooktacular evening at the Brunel Museum, including a tub of dry ice!  Pumpkin kick off is 5pm, with supernatural cocktails by Lottie Muir from Midnight Apothecary, Master chef winner Julie Friend will be supplying … Continue reading

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