Delve into the world of natural aromas and discover their profound effect on emotional well-being, from relieving stress to enhancing sensuality. Renowned perfumer Mandy Aftel shares everything you need to know to create personalized handmade solid perfumes. Aftel has created custom scents for top celebrities like Kate Hudson and Madonna, and has been featured in magazines such as Vogue, O and Vanity Fair. She explains the science of "top," "middle," and "base" notes, and discusses the subtleties of fragrances that will unlock the secrets to finding the perfect perfume for every individual.
Step-by-step instructions along with helpful photographs make this book simple and easy to use, and explain basic equipment necessary for getting started, such as beeswax, a hot plate, and a grater. Aftel also tells how to pick the right containers to store scents, from vintage boxes to jars.
"Smelling her extraordinary collection of oils took me to beautiful places...the fragrance that Aftel blended exclusively for me is full of citrus and herbal fragrances that complement my culinary life."
-Alice Waters, owner of Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley.
Mandy Aftel is the founder of Aftelier, through which she creates one-of-a-kind perfumes for individuals and private labels. Ms. Aftel is also a counselor and the author of three previous books, including Essence and Alchemy. She lives in Berkeley, California. Her website can be found at www.aftelier.com.
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$12.95 U.S. Delve into the world of natural perfume and discover how different scents can have a profound effect on your emotions, from relieving stress to enhancing sensuality. In Scents and Sensibilities, author Mandy Aftel teaches you everything you need to know to create your own handmade solid perfumes. Essential oils, concretes, and absolutes are combined to create aromas that enhance well being. Ingredients such as bitter orange, juniper berry, pink grapefruit, lavender, nutmeg, vanilla, sandalwood, and rose can create the perfect perfume for different moods. The book includes step-by-step instructions, photographs, lists of equipment, and types of containers. Scents and Sensibilities gives you the information, know-how, and recipes to bring tranquility, sensuality, and refreshment into your life. Mandy Aftel is the founder of Aftelier, through which she creates one-of-a-kind perfumes for individuals and private labels. Her work has been featured in such magazines as Vogue and Allure. Ms. Aftel is also a counselor and the author of four previous books, including Essence and Alchemy: A Natural History of Perfume. She lives in Berkeley, California. Her website can be found at www.aftelier.com.About the Author:
Writer and perfumer Mandy Aftel was a founder and chief perfumer of all-natural perfume company Grandiflorum, and went on to create Aftelier, a company that concentrates exclusively on creating custom perfumes for men and women. As an authority on natural essences and custom perfumes, she has participated in panels for the perfume industry, and demonstrated and taught the art of natural perfumery across the nation. Her work has been featured in publications including In Style, Vogue, W Magazine, Self, O (Oprah) Magazine, Allure, Health, and Elle. Her website can be found at www.aftelier.com.
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