Spent many years in school attaining a degree in Organic Chemistry. Treated myself to a 1 oz. botlle of Vol de Nuit parfum when I obtained my PhD...that bottle was just the start of my intense perfume passion! Worked along with my husband in pharmaceuticals (why didn't I pick flavors and fragrances?) for 10 years while starting my family. Now I stay at home with my 2 daughters and actively collect for myself (and my girls). I have been active on other perfume boards, but now I am so glad I found Basenotes too!