Natural & Artisan Perfumes
Many perfumes created commercially are 20-30% natural ingredients and 70-80% synthetic. They also contain many other chemicals to prolong odour, aid dispersion and preserve the product. Some commonly used synthetic additives in cosmetics have been linked to allergies, dermatitis, migraines and endocrine imbalances. Natural perfumery uses only plant based essential oils, resins, and isolates. Which means you do not have to worry about hazardous side-effects from artificial additives.
Natural perfumery offers you unique fragrances with complexity and nuance.
Need a kit to get you started? I have put together quality essential oils, carrier oils, product packaging in a kit. No need to search endless suppliers to find the right oils. Kits are packaged in reusable wooden boxes to protect and store your essential oils.
Regular classes for beginner natural perfumery blending are run through the Sydney Community College, Rozelle, Sydney.
These are for those with no blending experience, enthusiasts and anyone interested in creating naturally perfumed body products.
Perfumes offer a journey through the abstract medium of scent. Scent has its own language where all aromatic notes synchronise, but also have their own voice.
Nature is the inspiration – the perfume is a sample of it’s complexity. A momentary glimpse at an ‘olfactory landscape’ in the mind which becomes a corporeal experience.
Natural perfumes change over time. As the perfume warms on the skin it evaporates and ‘evolves’. This is a quintessential part of the fragrance with the composition changing with wear.
Cedar, Sandalwood & Bourbon Vanilla is an ode to liquoricey vanilla and Australian sandalwood – warm, welcoming and woody. Resinous balsams with Bourbon vanilla give lasting depth to this landscape.
Artisan perfumes are crafted over many months using unique handmade tinctures and materials.