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Bespoke Perfume for Margaret: Malick

Bespoke Perfume for Margaret: Malick

As it turns out, my most recent bespoke creation was a fragrance for my dear friend and graphic designer, Margaret. Now that I've delivered the perfume, she's holding me accountable for writing this blog. Hi Marge! Margaret, in a word, is a badass. I met her when she...

Natural Perfume 101

Natural Perfume 101

Perfumery is a secretive craft. I learned this the hard way when I decided I wanted to become a perfumer. After sifting through dozens of Pinterest recipes for DIY perfumes and countless "Fumehead" review sites, my Internet search revealed a discouraging truth: to...