Category Archives: Scent inspirations

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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Beauty Secrets Workshop

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, … Continue reading

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Pre-Raphaelites – Astarte Syriaca

Mystery, lo! betwixt the sun and moon
 Astarte of the Syrians: Venus Queen
Ere Aphrodite was. In silver sheen
 Her twofold girdle clasps the infinite boon
 Of bliss whereof the heaven and earth commune: 
And from her neck’s inclining flower-stem lean
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Gardener’s Delight

Growing up, I have always been lucky to have a garden to play in, not something everyone can claim now sadly, even if it was just grass and the ubiquitous foxgloves and lupins (god they were in EVERY garden in … Continue reading

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Wake up and smell the coffee ..

The Coffee House Tour – The Unreal City Audio company A history walk with a difference, a mini drama unfolds before you detailing  the rise and fall of the bitter liquid, stench + chamber pots, envy + greed, betrayal and … Continue reading

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