My Journey (Part Tois) November 1, 2019 – Posted in: Blog

Reminiscing… reaching a milestone whilst celebrating the start of a new decade on the beautiful French Riviera I was excited to spend my first day venturing back to where it all began in the laboratories of Grasse.  A solo journey which fed my soul, basking in the sheer beauty of the region. It has been 3 years since I came to learn everything about creating, blending and formulating fragrances… Life got busy and I wasn’t…

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Seasonal changes: Summer to Autumn September 14, 2015 – Posted in: Essential Oils

Summer is a carefree and playful time, enjoying the great outdoors, sunshine being an essential vitamin E source. Autumn on the other hand offers many a calmer time yet to others an unsettling one. It’s a time where routine kicks in; it’s more structured and productive. It can get you motivated, focused and possibly start new projects but it’s also a time when it can make you feel anxious, melancholy or even gloomy. Fall also… Continue reading

Essential oil extraction – Traditional methods with a modern twist August 17, 2015 – Posted in: Essential Oils

Whilst on my travels to broaden my knowledge on essential oil extraction, I visited all three perfume houses in the Provençal perfume capital of Grasse; Galimard, Fragonard and Molinard. I wanted to get a feel for the process of modern day extraction and see what elements of the traditional methods are still used today. Enfleurage Enfleurage is the oldest method of extraction (goes back thousands of years to the days of the pharaohs in Egypt)… Continue reading