Tag Archives: Jasmine

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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A Fantasmagoria of Windmakers

The historical use and creation of Fans date back to ancient times, primarily in a functional capacity as a ‘wind-maker’, to provide shade and to swat and deflect insects (lovely!); imagine the all-powerful Pharoahs in the muggy heat of Egypt being … Continue reading

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A Seductive Soak

In honour of St Valentine, why not share a softening soak with your loved one or indulge on your own.  Here is a simple, natural recipe for bathing  to set a romantic mood. You will need: 1 x pint of … Continue reading

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Attars and Choyas

I am the taste in the water, the light of the sun and the moon, the sound in the ether, the ability in the man, the fragrance of the earth, the life of all that lives, the strength of the … Continue reading

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A Symphony of Scent – Part II

Middle Notes Otherwise known as the ‘heart’ or ‘bouquet’ notes, they are more longer lasting than our capricious, fleeting top notes. Unfolding over a few hours, the heart notes impart body, fullness and warmth to a perfume and are the … 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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