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Perfume Making Workshops in Manchester

On Friday 24th May I am hosting two perfume making workshops at Manchester cradft and design centre. One at 11am – 1pm and one at 2 – 4pm. 

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These 2 hour workshops begin with me introducing my unique, artistic approach perfumery and giving a working demonstration of how to make an Eau De Toilette. I will guide you through all aspects of perfume design including an explanation of fragrance types, an introduction to fragrance notes and how to blend oils to achieve the perfect fragrance. Then, under my support and guidance, you will have a chance to make a  50ml perfume of your own by choosing from an extensive selection of essential oils and fragrance oils. You will also get the chance to decorate the bottle and you will be able to take the perfume home on the day.

These workshops are suitable for men and women and are a great introduction into the art of perfumery, a great way of learning a new skill and a brilliant opportunity to create something truly unique. The price of each workshop is£20, inclusive of all materials.

If you would like to find more information about the 11am – 1pm session click here

If you would like to find more information about the 2 – 4pm session click here

I hope to see you this Friday!

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Bone Cancer Stories #10 – 50ml EDT

IMG_4294Head – Lemon, Basil, Orange

Heart – Lavender, Clove

Body – Patchouli, Frankincense

Bridge – Benzoin, Black Pepper, Petitgrain

Description – The essence of calm and self-assurance, this fragrance provides a meditative sense of peace while harnessing a yearning desire to be yourself.

Features – Clove and Frankincense provide connotations associated with spiritual healing, and this is bolstered by the sense of mental clarity offered by sweet and citrus tones.

On 7th May 2016 I created a scent trail of 10 fragrances in The Tetley, Leeds, each describing individual stories of  bone cancer patients. My approach afforded consideration towards methods of coping with bone cancer, though chiefly I wanted the positivity, courage, compassion and strength that emerged when faced with adversity to be prominent, alongside the individual traits that sustained, regardless of the disease. 

Over the coming weeks I will be posting all 10 perfume portraits that represent the stories of bone cancer patients, though names will be omitted as a mark of respect.