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.

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.

Sunday, 24 August 2008

gardenia tahitensis

I was sent a sample of gardenia tahitensis absolute from this georgeous flower from tahiti a while ago by my dear colleague and friend Isabelle who has been searching the globe far and wide and sent me a sample with an attachment of the GC analysis ... the safety document was in french for which Isabelle has translated into english.

Today is the first time I have been able to study its aroma and oh my goodness it packs a wow.....Conducting a dry down study on both a 10% dilution and undiluted. The oil definately benefits from a dilution to understand its aroma... the flowers intoxicating, open up readily and fills the air with its heady tropical floral perfume.... It is tropical green floral and narcotic.... in the undiluted state I would add creamy and heavy..... as its perfume dries down the green, narcotic ,attributes to also, a floriforous roundness that is in its perfume and is very tenaceous...I began the study around 9am and the scent strips are still heavy with perfume three hours later. I can't wait to create a perfume with this delicious botanical..... ideas are flowing and I am so excited by the thought. I shall begin immediately.

picture of Gardenia tahitensis by Robert Hulak