Showing posts from August, 2010

Public Perfumery Lectures Posted Soon to the Anya's Garden Natural Perfumery Institute

 © Copyright Anya's Garden - 2010 All Rights Reserved I have been posting lectures in the online perfumery course I teach since 2007.  Previously available only to registered students, some of my short, informative lectures will be uploaded to the Anya's Garden Natural Perfumery Institute's website within a week or so. These lectures will be available on the "public side" of of the website, where no log in is required. I'm thinking of uploading the pronunciation key, a short advisory on accessory notes and another topic I haven't determined yet. I hope you'll enjoy my Philly accent and a bit of humor I can't help but interjecting into the lectures occasionally. The lectures will probably be only five to ten minutes in length, in comparison to the more extensive lectures the enrolled students enjoy, which are often 20 to 30 minutes.  I'll post here when they're available.

Ask the Perfumer - Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 10 a.m. to 10 PM EST

Can you believe the summer in the Northern Hemisphere is almost over? Perfume wardrobes will be changing for those in temperate climates. Ask the Perfumer is open, thinking of hemispheric differences and the perfumes that love them. PS:  I've started a page for the Anya's Garden Natural Perfumery Institute on Facebook - you can click to join there.  I'll be updating that page frequently.

Ask the Perfumer - Sunday, August 22, 2010 - 10 a.m. to 10 PM EST

Hi Everyone: I'll be here to answer your perfumery questions today, so please submit them via the comments option.

Contribute to the Lobbying Effort to Defeat the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010 - SCA2010

The Natural Perfumers Guild is onboard to help fund the effort to defeat the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010. We've registered a recurring monthly donation to the lobbying fund, and I urge you all to do the same because the future of your business is in jeopardy due to the SCA2010. The Handcrafted Soap Makers Guild has started an advocacy fund so that they may hire a lobbyist to go and fight this Act. See the page at the link below.At the bottom of that page there is a link that connects you to a place where one can make a donation, the smallest increment being $5.00. The donations can be one time, monthly, etc.

The Natural Perfumers Guild is Opposed to the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010

This bill, as written, will effectively destroy all small businesses that produce natural care products, such as natural perfumers, aromatherapists, soapers, etc. The Natural Perfumers Guild is opposed to the passage of this bill, and urges everyone to sign the petition against it at Due to an ongoing family crisis, I have been unable to blog for some months now, since I have to focus my energies on the healing process for my mother.  On July 27, 2010, I posted a link, via the private forum for the members of the Natural Perfumers Guild, to the petition against the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010.  Shortly after that, I started a blog on the subject, wanting to state the Guild's position and to link with others opposed to this egregious Act that will put us out of business, but I was pulled off the post by my family obligations - I just didn't have the time, nor could I focus to write a good, informative b

Ask the Perfumer - Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 10 a.m. to 10 PM EST

Hi Everyone: Ask the Perfumer is waiting for questions on this hot, humid mid-August day.  Wear some refreshing cologne and post your queries and I'll answer up to 10PM tonight.

Ask The Perfumer - Sunday, August 8, 2010

I apologize for launching the "Ask the Perfumer" forum so late today. I slept late and then went to the hospital where my mother is for a long visit, went shopping, - and just plain forgot until now!  I'll answer your queries until late tonight, so ask away.

Ask The Perfumer - Sunday, Aug 1, 2010

You can submit your questions about perfumery all day today, August 1, 2010.  I hope I can help you solve your scented dilemma.