Showing posts from February, 2008

The Natural Perfumers Guild welcomes Albert Vieille as a Supplier

There are several French suppliers with pristine reputations for supplying pure and natural aromatics, and fewer still that have a history of continuous manufacturing since the 1920's. Albert Vieille is such a company, and the people that work there are a delight and also very helpful, so it is a pleasure to work with them. The Natural Perfumers Guild is pleased to welcome Albert Vieille onboard as a Supplier member, and this membership is one more step forward as we join forces with those we admire and respect in the natural aromatics field.

Kaffir and Temple perfumes from Anya's Garden reviewed on NowSmellThis blog

I completely missed these reviews when I was offline due to eye strain. Thank you Robin, the Queen of NowSmellThis for letting me know about Kevin's reviews .

The Natural Perfumers Guild is Honored to Welcome Three Industry Icons as Associate Members

The Fragrance Foundation + Mindy Green + John Steele The Natural Perfumers Guild is proud to announce the addition of three new Associates to our membership roster. Two of the new members, John Steele of Lifetree Aromatix and Mindy Green of Green Scentsations are noted aromatherapists, authors and educators. Neither has a website, so the links above are to websites that summarize their illustrious careers. Trained in aromatherapy, John has taught natural perfumery, and Mindy wrote a seminal book on Natural Perfumery . Mindy is also the Clinical Aromatherapist for the Aveda Corporation , a founding member of the American Herbalists Guild and associate editor of the American Herb Association Newsletter Their careers are devoted to natural aromatics, writing, education and promoting the industry, and we are honored to have them on board. The Fragrance Foundation is the educational arm of the international fragrance industry. The Guild, just one-and-a-half yea

Separated at birth? Two natural perfumers with a huge link

Left box and bottle: Ascent Natural Perfumes Right side: Janita Haan Perfumes In August 2007 the Guild welcomed natural perfumer Rohanna Goodwin Smith of Ascent Natural Perfumes onboard as a Professional Perfumer. I noted that the similarities between her packaging, down to the size and shape of the box, the color of the box, the shape of the perfume bottles and the delicate, sophisticated style of her perfume was nearly identical to that of Janita Haan, another Guild Professional Perfumer, who joined June 2007. My photograph here does not show the color similarity so well. I think the flash brought out too much red in Janita's box, the one on the right with the larger bottle. The gold drops you see behind the bottle are from the sealing wax. When anyone joins the Guild they submit some items to me for the Guild Library, so I've seen a lot of packaging, but never anything like the similarities between these two perfumers. When Janita saw the name of Rohanna's company, her

Great reading on Cropwatch

Illustration for the article chosen for no reason other than its beauty - a bunch of blue lotus flowers. Bravo to Tony Burfield for waging a tough negotiation and getting two great copyrighted articles in this month's Cropwatch newsletter.  Downlload the .pdfs, such as the one that is a very funny speech by Kim Kleimann, President of Berje Inc. titled "What you'll never hear from your boss." Mr. Kleimann pulls no punches, but there are lots of punchlines - in the form of very comical takes on the state of the raw materials industry. No one is sacrosanct - REACH, buyers, Scandanavian dermatologists (what a back story that is to the current state of regulation!), IFRA, sellers, anybody. I like Mr. Kleimann - he's a real straight shooter. The WFFC that this speech was presented at is the Women in Fragrance and Flavor Commerce group in New Jersey. Robert Tisserand , noted aromatherapist and I'm proud to say a member of the Natural Perfumers Guild , gave a br