Ramblings on about natural perfumery . . . and other moderately related perfumery stuff, written
by Justine Crane, natural botanical perfumer, olfactogustatorian, writer, alchemist, and owner of The Scented Djinn perfume apothecary.
Thanks for sharing such an amazing array of photos. Truly inspirational.
Thanks Justine ~ I love seeing other perfumer's work spaces, tinctures, bottles and the like. Such fun! Gives wonderful insight into the perfumer themselves and how they work. ~H x
Hi Melis,I love taking photos of "the process". I'm a visual learner so I prefer to teach this way as well. In this case, pictures do indeed speak a thousand words.
Thank you Marian :)
Hi Hx, Some of the photos, if you look closely, are Laurie Stern's workspace. Her studio is a feast for the eyes ~ a smorgasbord of aromatic delights. I never ceases to amaze me how these spaces feel -- as hard as your heart pumps with excitement, the space pushes back with calm and serenity. It's happened to me at Persephenie's in LA, at Ajne's in Carmel, and at Laurie's in El Cerrito -- darting eyes and fluttering fingers, hard beating excited heart, and the room expands and says, "Take a deep breath and sit down a while." Amazing spaces.
I'm a visual learner as well so the photos definitely give me ideas on how to organize my space.