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The curious case of smell

As you know, scent is a passion of mine. I will not pretend to deny the contentment and happiness a pure and beautiful fragrance brings.

On Tuesday 21st March it was National Fragrance Day. In the fragrance industry this is generally celebrated by lots of fragrance brands having promotions, giveaways and sales so never wanting to be left out I thought I’d jump on the band wagon by offering a little something of my own.

On Saturday 1st April we will be hosting our Spring Perfume Making Workshop and we are really quite excited! Located in London’s famous jewellery quarter Hatton Garden along with complimentary prosecco and freshly baked cake, we will be making perfumes with a spring theme (namely fragrances that are floral, green or citrus). It’s a course that’s popular for complete beginner perfumers and perfume connoisseurs alike.

It was originally priced at £85, which was still very good value but now it has gone down (for a limited time only I should hasten to add), at a steal of a price of a mere £40!! This is in part to celebrate National Fragrance Day and in part to celebrate Mothers Day.

So if you’re wanting to know what it would be like to be a perfumer for the day, or just if you are slightly curious as to what Neroli, Amber or Vetiver smells like, then please come and join us in this fun and interactive perfume workshop this Saturday. It promises to be both fun and informative.

Tickets are available to buy on Eventbrite or from our website.

Get your ticket now or forever hold your piece! 🙂

 

 

 

Fragrance Profile: Vanilla

Fragrance Profile: Vanilla

 

Vanilla, inci name Vanilla Planifolia, is found primarily in Mexico but can also be found in places like Madagascar, Indonesia and the southwestern Indian Ocean. Vanilla is a dark, resinous substance extracted from vanilla bean that is best known for it’s versatility in sweets, desserts, and perfume. In addition to being tasty it is also used as a remarkably versatile perfume ingredient. It’s distinctly sweet, warm, soothing and creamy aroma is well liked and has some very good health benefits too.

Afrodisiac: Vanilla stimulates hormones that bring about sexual arousal and desire. It has an effect on erectile dysfunction, frigidity and loss of libido.

Antioxidant: A powerful antioxidant all rounder, Vanilla protects the body from wear and tear and infections.

Antidepressant: Works well to combat the feelings of stress and anxiety and uplift.

Relaxing: Vanilla Essential Oil provides a calming influence on the brain and relief from feelings of anxiety, stress and restlessness.

Vanilla is used frequently in perfumery to add sweetness and warmth to perfume creations. It blends well with almost all florals, particularly Jasmine and works well with woods and citrus oils also.

The Secret Scent Societe’s Ylang Ylang and Vanilla Aromatherapy Soy Candle embodies all that is great about Vanilla: It’s effortless ability to provide a sultry, smooth sweetness, and blend with the exotic flower Ylang Ylang to create a delicate and feminine ambience.

Ylang Ylang Candle 3

Our Ylang Ylang & Vanilla candle is available for purchase on notonthehighstreet: http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/thesecretscentsociete/product/aromatherapy-ylang-ylang-soy-candle