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Natural ingredient focus: ambrette seed

Natural ingredient focus: ambrette seed

July 21, 2016

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Cruelty-Free Perfume 101: The Facts About Cruelty-Free Fragrances

Cruelty-Free Perfume 101: The Facts About Cruelty-Free Fragrances

July 20, 2016

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Vegan Perfume 101: The Facts About Vegan Fragrances

Vegan Perfume 101: The Facts About Vegan Fragrances

July 06, 2016

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Natural Perfume 101: Natural vs Synthetic Scent

Natural Perfume 101: Natural vs Synthetic Scent

June 29, 2016

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Organic Perfumes 101: Organic vs Synthetic Fragrances

Organic Perfumes 101: Organic vs Synthetic Fragrances

June 29, 2016

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Annual Perfumer's Palette Sell-Off

Annual Perfumer's Palette Sell-Off

June 27, 2016

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Why oil can change your life (or, at least your skin)

Why oil can change your life (or, at least your skin)

May 12, 2016

If you are like me, and have spent years and years trying to find that one solution for your skin, then you probably want to read on. Don’t worry – this is not a gimmick story. I hate gimmicks. No, … Continue reading
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Perfumer’s Palette Annual Sell-Off

Perfumer’s Palette Annual Sell-Off

November 17, 2015

Lucky you! Welcome to our inaugural annual Perfumer’s Palette Sell-Off! Each year we accumulate dozens, sometimes hundreds, of bottles of extracts we won’t use before they expire and excess batches of oils we do use. It seems such a wasteful shame … Continue reading
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Sometimes people think I’m crazy.

Sometimes people think I’m crazy.

October 22, 2015

There are some days where people think you’re crazy. (And by ‘you’ I mean ‘me’). Pretty sure today was one of those days. It started with the startling ‘bang’ of a lady unceremoniously thrusting a coconut toward the pavement. (Me). … Continue reading
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Perfume creation – my creative process

Perfume creation – my creative process

July 01, 2015

This week, I’m lucky enough to be running two natural perfumery workshops with folks who just love the idea of scent creation. The question I get asked most often, by everyone, is “Where do you get your ideas?” This is … Continue reading
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Sun-showers and a-ha moments

September 24, 2014

We had a sun-shower yesterday. It was the most glorious, delicate sprinkling of rain I’ve ever experienced. A beautiful, warm twenty-five degrees (Celsius), sun shining brightly, when out of nowhere came a drop of rain on my foot, then on … Continue reading
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The Case of the Elusive Room Diffuser (and other scary tales)

July 23, 2014

It is a journey that began over twelve months ago….The search to discover the one formula that has eluded perfumers for centuries (or, at least a few years anyway). The mysterious Natural Room Diffuser Formula…… Ohhhhhh, its a mysterious mystery…. … Continue reading
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