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The Natural Perfumers Guild to offer Apprenticeship Program from March

04th February, 2013

The Natural Perfumers Guild have established an Apprenticeship Program so that apprentices can be mentored by a NPG professional perfumer who can assist them in improving their perfume composition or business and marketing skills by means of a mentor/apprentice relationship.Anya McCoy, head of the guild says that "The Apprenticeship Progr…

Natural Perfumer's Guild's Anya McCoy plea to help perfumers affected by Sandy

03rd November, 2012

Anya McCoy of the Natural Perfumer's Guild is asking perfumers and aromatherapists for help to raise the spirits of perfumers affected by Sandy:[INDENT=2]Hello Everyone in the perfume and aromatherapy community: Do you know a perfumer who lives in the area devastated by Superstorm Sandy? If you are in contact with them, let them know abou…

Natural Perfumers Guild sets natural isolate definition

21st May, 2012

[TABLE][TR][TD][TABLE][TR][TD]The Natural Perfumers Guild is defining the scope of natural aromatic isolates in order to assist its professional natural perfumers as they move forward with their desire to use these scent materials. Natural isolates are single odor molecules that are extracted from natural raw materials using distillation …

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The State of Natural Perfumery 2012

by Anya McCoy, 10th April, 2012

As a botanical perfumer, I have found that it is not always easy to tell the story of what I do. Although I truly love to write and to speak about distillation and fragrance composition, there is just so much to put into perspective for people. Animating the narrative of botanical fragrance design for the average person often involves a l…

Natural Perfumers Guild membership event

by Grant Osborne, 02nd February, 2012

The Natural Perfumers Guild are holding a membership event. Now through February 14th, all new members will enjoy 12% off the membership fee, and will be eligible for the drawing of natural perfumery-related gifts. Please visit http://naturalperfumers.com/index.php and use the code 1B6DE36B0C for the discount.The Natural Perfumers Guild …

Honoré des Prés and Olivia Giacobetti join Natural Perfumers Guild

by Grant Osborne, 06th January, 2012

The Natural Perfumers Guild, an international Association dedicated to perfumes and fragrance products made only with natural aromatics, has announced that Honoré des Prés and perfumer, Olivia Giacobetti, have joined the Guild. Honoré des Prés was established by Christian David in 2008 with a goal to create 100% natural and artistic perfu…

Perfumers Guild adds new rose scent to its collection - plus offer for UK readers

by Grant Osborne, 09th February, 2011

Basenotes caught up with John Bailey, Artisan Perfumer & Founder of The Perfumers Guild recently - his niche English perfumery will celebrate its 30th Anniversary this year. John is passionate, and had a long love affair with roses over many years as the creator and purveyor of perfumes for the Royal National Rose Society, his Society Ros…

Natural Perfumer's Guild: Outlaw Perfume Project

by Grant Osborne, 27th November, 2010

The Natural Perfumer's Guild are currently taking part in an Outlaw Perfume Project where guild members have sent a selection of bloggers new fragrances they have created which all contain natural oils from IFRA's "List of fragrance oils we won't let you use anymore because we think they will make you die a bit"*. Perfumers and Bloggers a…

Natural Perfumer's Guild holding membership drive - with 20% off fees and prizes to be won

by Grant Osborne, 10th November, 2010

The Natural Perfumers Guild is having a once-a-year membership drive and there are vintage and contemporary perfumery books and article included in the membership, plus many prizes to be awarded in a random drawing of the names of the new members. Fees are marked 20% off the usual rate, and can be found at here. The dozens of books and ar…

Book Review: Essential Oils: Art, Agriculture, Science, Industry and Entrepreneurship: a Focus on the Asia-pacific Region by Murray Hunter

by Anya McCoy, 15th July, 2010

If you saw this on a bookshelf in a store, or came across it online, you might not be aware of the value of the information on essential oils and how it relates to you, a lover of perfume. After all, you’re probably a perfumista reading this, and you know essential oils are used in perfumery, but the book title seems a bit dry and academ…

Our first fragrance loves

14th February, 2010

Perhaps it's the warmth of nurture or the flattering projection of admiration but young boys always want to be like their father, stealing umm borrowing his cologne and in later years his watches, ties and car. A child can be the greatest thief this side of Arsine Lupin. I still remember waking up in Memphis, Tennessee as a child and …

New Book: Artisan Perfumery or Being Led by the Nose

by Grant Osborne, 11th August, 2009

Alec Lawless, has written a book on artisan perfumery entitled 'Artisan Perfumery or Being Led by the Nose'. For more than 20 years Alec Lawless has been hand-making fine perfume following traditions handed down from antiquity. In the book he explains the origins and use of ingredients such as frankincense, ambergris and attar of …