Making Yourself Feel as Special as You Really Are
There are a few things that a woman should give to herself, even if it means saving up pennies in the cookie jar. Facials, manicures and her own personal fragrance.
Personal Fragrances? The majority of us find one or two scents we like in the department store and stick with them. However, most women don’t even know that custom perfumes are even an option today. Mandy Aftel, of Aftelier Perfumes can create your own personal scent just for you. Her’s is a science and an artisan craft in one.
Smell, one of the six senses, is an integral part of our every day lives. Mandy has authored Essence and Alchemy: A Natural History of Perfume and Aroma: The Magic of Essential Oils in Foods and Fragrance . She is dedicated to increasing public awareness of the value of scents in our lives. An expert and highly esteemed in this field, she has a website that is worth spending some time on. The scents that Mandy’s creates are natural artisan perfumes. Her products range from the traditional liquid perfumes to solid, custom, face-body-bath oils and elixirs, perfumers botanicals, teas and the very intriguing, Chef’s scents. Mandy offers in-depth analysis, education and superior scents in her business, Aftelier Perfumes.
Chef’s Essences has so many facets to it that it deserves its own post. Mandy even wrote the book Aroma with Chef Daniel Patterson simply on the value that smell brings to the enjoyment of the food we eat. Oils such as lavender, cardamon, fresh ginger or blood orange are available to enhance the smell of any dish. This is a must give for the chef in your life.
CUSTOM BLEND FRAGRANCES
If you are in California, you could make an appointment and visit Mandy at her studio where she will guide you through the process of creating your own personal scent. If you are too far, her long distance process is for you. Can you imagine a more personal gift you can give to yourself or a friend for a special occasion?
The solid perfumes are in a base of organic unfiltered beeswax and jojoba oil. The solid perfumes are placed in beautiful silver cases that Mandy designs and are made in Taxco, Mexico. Antique cases are available as well making this a truly spectacular gift.
For more on Aftelier Scents, visit Mandy at her website