It’s not always easy to find a fragrance that smells good on you. And what smells good on someone else may not smell good on you at all. That’s because the ph balance on everyone’s skin is unique to them which is why bespoke fragrances are such a necessity, rather then a luxury, for perfume lovers.
But having a bespoke fragrance is prohibitively expensive for most people (me included). A bespoke fragrance can start from around £5,000 and that’s a very conservative figure, generally, they are in the thousands. And it’s not enough to simply offer a pre-mixed base, as that isn’t really a bespoke perfume. There are a lot of companies out there who promise a true personalised perfume but then make you choose from pre-made blends that have been made by a perfumer which they then label as bespoke. Well it’s not.
A bespoke perfume is one that takes into consideration, not just your likes, but your dislikes, the way you want the perfume to make you feel, or who you want your perfume to make you become. Because perfume also has the ability to transform a person, to make them become the person they want to be – to play a role.
It is this transformational power that makes it not just mysterious, but powerful too.
Since most of us cannot afford the luxury of a signature scent, perhaps a beautiful compromise is to attend a perfume workshop and make your own?
Our next perfume workshop, where we will be teaching delights of Oriental Perfumes, will be on Saturday 27th May.
Tickets are buy one bring a friend for free, and include prosecco and cake. Get your ticket and reserve your space now! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/oriental-perfume-making-workshop-with-prosecco-and-cake-tickets-33149324522
Last weekend was our Spring Perfume Making Workshop where I taught a workshop on Spring inspired Perfumes in a beautiful space above a jewellery shop in Hatton Garden.
We drunk prosecco, made some beautiful perfumes and generally made merry – it was a really relaxing, beautiful day and my guests said that they had really enjoyed the experience (infact one of them had even travelled all the way from Munich to attend!). Flattering indeed.
And for me, well to be honest it didn’t really feel like work at all. I really enjoy teaching and though I don’t know everything I enjoy the process of teaching, learning and being taught. Indeed, these ladies had some things to teach me as one was an aromatherapist, and the other a natural skincare maker. It IS nice being in the presence of likeminded fellows. Since our theme was spring we concentrated on making scents that were floral, green/aromatic and/or citrus and I really think we achieved this. The ladies were certainly very happy with their creations.
So since this Perfume Gift Experience seems to be going so well (and since I’m a little bit obsessed with it), I think I will continue!
I have just organised my next workshop which this time will be on Oriental Fragrances.
Oriental Fragrances, along with Florals, are one of the most popular types of fragrance and so I thought it would be a great idea to do a workshop using some of the sexiest aromatic materials around. Think dusky woods, musks, sensual florals and spices.
I love Clerkenwell so I decided to host the workshop in Clerkenwell again, close to Hatton Garden, Sadler’s Wells and Exmouth Market.
If prosecco, cake and perfume making sounds like a good idea to you then why don’t you come along?
Tickets are available on Eventbrite