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    • Will Andrews

      by Published on 31st December 2010 07:12 PM

      The following is the notes from a presentation which was given at the Chelsea Physic Garden by artisan perfumer and founder of The Perfumer's Guild, John Bailey and P&G Prestige fragrance scientist and evaluator, Will Andrews. Where possible we have included images from the slide show alongside the relevant notes. Sadly, we are unable to reproduce the experience fully as we can't yet give out scented strips via the internet...

      John Bailey: It's an honour and privilege to celebrate the 350th anniversary of Sir Hans Sloane with Will Andrews, a talented young Olfactory Scientist, with our interactive presentation – Scents of History exploring the fascinating story of plants to perfumes within the historic ambience of the Chelsea Physic Garden ...
      by Published on 12th October 2010 07:17 AM

      Harrods recently played home to the excellent Perfume Diaries exhibition, which had talks from industry professionals covering different aspects of perfumery throughout. The Science of Scent event at gave a glimpse into the creative process behind fragrances. The exhibition room was so full that people had to stand at the sides and back to get a glimpse of the presentation.