Natural Perfume, Music and Embroidery this Trinity weave through my life. They support and give each other inspiration. It is my lifes work and profession. I think about Natural Perfume everyday. It is my reason d'etre. It brings joy, fulfills my soul. Creating beautiful perfumes from flowers, fruits and resins is superlunary. I am besotted, obsessed, deeply in love.

Tuesday 1 November 2022

Forest life

 A quiet and lovely day.  Halloween last night .  I was driving driving driving in Wales where the night was black and mysterious.. A visit took me near the very beautiful Elan Valley and the forests ,rivers, mosses and lichens, filled my heart with untold excitement. One tree literally  dripped with Oakmoss an example of beautiful epiphyte..  Exploring all these plants in my head and readings.  Pondering on my project and before I start anything I feel, think  and absorb .  It was amazing to read that at one time the rainforests covered a fifth of  Britain's land mass. We are so lucky with our moist climate in places like Wales, the secret rainforests  and the cooler climates to enjoy epiphytes the density of mosses and lichens and diversity of this.  Im longing now to sit and compose some ideas yet not quite there yet ... soon. Anticipation is all.

photo :Times Earth

Saturday 24 September 2022

 Oh my goodness how the years have past since I last posted! Moved to Oxfordshire and then returned here to be near family.I wish to simplify my life mainly  .  Moved from the mountains and have experienced many adventures . Now back and to Hay on Wye near the river  on the beautiful borders of Wales and England. I'm looking at my  perfumery from a different perspective.  Involved myself for quite a few weeks to placing plant oils etc into new  families .  What blew me away is how many have developed and aged so beautifully . I have lost very little.  They've  been stored very well and it's certainly paid off. 

So my plans?  Most in thought waves at present and progressing well.  I will update my logo and I am having some help to do that.  Colours and sizing to be confirmed ... I have ideas to action. Name will be changed slightly to incorporate my mood  I like the vibe  of what I have settled on.  New ideas to reach you , again in early stages and kept close to my heart at present probably for the  best .  Re-connecting.. 

Monday 17 March 2014


Dearest aromatic friends and colleagues

Returning.  With a fresh heart and outlook to creating natural perfume.   I shall be in tne coming months creating from a different view.... And it is a new and exciting journey to explore... 

Love to my dearest perfumery friends who have never left my side calling me back to the family.  Salaam, Anya words cannot express my deepest only actions now ... <3 nbsp="" span="">

I am patient it is early days but the signs are here and I rejoice... Namaste

Monday 6 September 2010

orchid's perfume...

orchid's perfume...
Originally uploaded by ~shiya~
I am feeling as though I have come out from a deep sleep and awaken again to the joys of the natural perfume world. sometimes life throws us challenges and difficulties for which emotionally and spiritually we have to address and surrender. to. I humbly hope that with this new found knowledge or acceptance i will be able to assimilate and create new perfumes with a clear and uncomplicated mind ready to embrace the muse and listen to new timbres resonating.
orchid's perfume...
“When two friends understand each other totally, the words are soft and strong like an orchid's perfume”

Wednesday 21 April 2010

Tidal Marshland Flora - Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium)

This is out in my garden at the moment. the Perfume in clean sharp and floral. I am going to tincture the blossoms today and see if the flower will lend its perfume up to me. The day is beautiful and dry .

Thursday 11 March 2010

Spring Daffodils

Spring Daffodils
Originally uploaded by pdbreen
Hello.... spring is coming round and my thoughts are returning to perfume and the beauty that surrounds the world of natural perfume. the Art form continues to grow and both the yahoo group and the Natural Perfumers Guild grow from strength to strength. I look forward to more tincturing this year. Creating more natural perfumes for clients and celebrating the world that is natural perfumery through creation and exploration.

My daughter is well and I can at last return to my obsession with this aromatic art. Gentle steps but positive ones. xxxx

Sunday 3 May 2009

Returning into the light

Silk Flower II
Originally uploaded by debrasin
I can't believe it is nine months since I last blogged. Family illness put my work on hold while I tended to my darling. We are slowly returning to the light after what seems like a long dark period.

Natural Perfume is filling my thoughts again and what has evolved is now I have wonderful new ideas to begin blending with.

The Bluebells are again in the wood but nothing will happen this year but just to enjoy them is enough.

Wonderful breakthroughs have come with a sustainable Sandalwood coming from Sri Lanka that Anya McCoy sourced . I am looking forward to seeing how this will age.

I can't wait to dive in again and it won't be long if my thoughts have anything to do with it.