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about karen
My mission is to simplify & demystify the fragrance creation process for anyone who wants to make their own perfume.
Karen Gilbert Making Perfume
I fell into the skincare and perfumery industry many years ago by accident and never quite left! 
When I was younger I worried that beauty and perfumery wasn’t an academic or worthwhile career choice. 
Over the years I’ve come to realise that what is important is happiness and that feeling you get when everything is right in your world regardless of the chaos outside.
I love sharing what I know and have the unique background of having worked both inside the fragrance industry (as an evaluator for IFF ) as well as inside the natural skincare industry (in product development and retail training for Neal's Yard Remedies) since the 1990's

I have developed and delivered training for companies as well as my own students and built 2 profitable business both on and offline. I have no affiliation with any company and I will always be 100% transparent and truthful – no fluff guaranteed! 
Over the years I’ve trained a huge variety of people from all walks of life in fragrance creation. From buyers for huge brands, fragrance professionals, retail staff, bloggers, journalists, small business owners, aromatherapists, herbalists, fashion designers, artists, accountants, and the odd neuroscientist – most were complete newbies to perfumery. 
contrary to what the industry tells you
You Can Become An Artisan Perfumer...
...and create perfumes for yourself OR to launch a perfumery business...
without elite industry training or years of struggling alone wading through the conflicting information on the internet!
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online from anywhere in the world OR in person at our Scent Studio in The New Forest
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