A lesson in love

A lesson in love

“Make me a Fragrance that Smells like Love”

Christian Dior

This Saturday 11th February I am going to be hosting a Valentine’s inspired Perfume Making Workshop and it’s wonderfully exciting!

When I first started learning about Perfumery some years ago, it was partly the love for the complexity and beauty of the oils that seduced me but also the mystery of this elusive and magical art. The thought of being a perfumer to me was very romantic. And somehow forbidden, because back in the days a Perfumer was to be also an alchemist, an aromatherapist, and a sacred person.

Perfumery has always been a very secretive profession and there are only a smattering of Perfumery Schools these days who even teach it. I was lucky in that I was interested in learning mainly about natural perfumes (most of the perfumes you buy these days are made with chemicals) so I was able to find a local course teaching perfumery by a very eccentric Chinese perfumer and botanist who seemed reasonably delighted with my amateur creations.  I was hooked.

What I always wanted to do however was make bespoke perfumes for people. It’s why I started making candles, to assuage my need for creating fragrances, and why I started The Secret Scent Société and why I finally, after finding the right space to do it in, have started offering Bespoke Perfume Making Classes in London. In this respect I think I’ve finally found my calling.

The first event is in London with the theme of Valentines Day which means different things for different people, but for me it definitely means flowers! So we will be making perfumes with a variety of different essential oils (as it’s a natural perfume making workshop), and people will be smelling, selecting, building, and blending their very own creations on the day.

I’m really excited about offering this experience to people and I look forward to doing many more in the future!

If you would like to know more, are thinking of coming along or know someone who might like being a perfumer for the day then forward this onto them!

Limited tickets are available to buy here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/valentines-perfume-making-workshop-tickets-30845865815

Fragrant Wishes,


Valentine’s Bespoke Perfume Workshop

Valentine’s Bespoke Perfume Workshop

Learn the ancient craft of Perfumery with The Secret Scent Société in our brand new Perfume Making Workshop in London’s glamorous jewellery quarter Hatton Garden.

Using a collection of pure essential oils with expert guidance and attention, you will get to create a unique and natural perfume that is beautiful and harmonious to take away with you on the day.

We will be serving refreshments including Champagne and Cake.

This unique experience is a great way to learn a little about the history of Perfumery, discover a new skill and connect with other Perfume lovers. It’s perfect for beginners and connoisseur alike and a perfect treat for your Valentine!

In this workshop we will be concentrating on the love theme, so think soft florals and decadent woods. All are welcome.

Limited tickets are available to buy online from Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/valentines-perfume-making-workshop-tickets-30845865815

See you there!

Tori x

Be My Valentine!

Be My Valentine!


Happy Valentines Day!

To celebrate this day of LURVE I’m offering a 5% discount on any container candle on my Etsy page!
Just add: BEMYVALENTINE at checkout: http://SecretScentSociete.etsy.com/

Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs. ~William Shakespeare.

“Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs” ~William Shakespeare

“Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs” ~William Shakespeare

Happy Valentines Day! (almost!)

I hope you’ve got your romance plans in order, and if you haven’t and you’ve got a special love in your life then shame on you (wagging finger) 🙂

Sometimes I do find this Valentines day lark a wee bit contrived BUT I do think it a necessary evil, as some people’s relationships would be devoid of romance altogether if they didn’t have to pull their fingers out once in awhile. Which brings me onto my question:

What are YOUR romance plans this Valentines Day?..

I am not too keen on the cobweb infested Valentines menu’s they bring out of storage each year in restaurants so I won’t be going out on Valentines Day myself but my Beloved has promised to spoil me rotten on the weekend so I am very much looking forward to that.

I think I’ll burn my Creme’ De La Creme’ soy candle tomorrow night:

New Creme' 10

It has a hint of citrus and vanilla, and just oozes class and sophistication with the honeyed, sweet, tones of Rose Flower. It is perfect for a romantic night in.

Available to buy from my Etsy page: