Shooting from the Lip
My rip-snortin’ jaunt from ballet girl to punkette to pop singer to TV host & all the messy stuff in between
Perfumes: The A-Z Guide
Witty and provocative reviews of 1,800+ perfumes
What the Nose Knows
A fun and quirky romp through everyday smells
A cultural history of smell
The Emperor of Scent
Maverick Luca Turin's entertaining tussles with perfume and science
The Perfect Scent
An insider's look at the creation of two bestselling fragrances
A Natural History of the Senses
An aphrodisiac for all five senses
The Secret of ScentLuca Turin's scientific look at perfume
Essence and AlchemyThe voluptuous history of natural perfume.
Natural perfumer Alec Lawless of UK's Essentially Me line will be leading two in-depth natural perfumery courses this July in New York City. Both courses will be taught at Manhattan's Open Centre, and will focus on creative and technical approaches to making fragrances from the finest natural aromatic ingredients available.
The sessions are offered as a comprehensive five-day Artisan Perfumery Course, with emphasis on creating fragrances for others, as well as the shorter Perfume Masterclass, which looks at the rules for blending simple and complex accords from different aroma families.
The courses are offered between July 9-24. For dates, times, prices and curriculum, go to the Essentially Me website.
Anyone who's read Lawless' accessible and entertaining book Artisan Perfumery, or Being Led by the Nose will know that he's a skilled and talented teacher and communicator -- with great stories about his world travels sourcing raw perfume ingredients. If only I were in New York City this July....