Hand crafted scents: Aftelier Perfumes

 

The Fragrant Companion Kit / Photo Credit: Aftelier Perfumes / www.aftelier.com
The Fragrant Companion Kit / Photo Credit: Aftelier Perfumes / www.aftelier.com

 

The Secret Life of Scent

Renowned perfumier Mandy Aftel, founder and creator of Aftelier Perfumes, licensed the image of a sixteenth century engraving from the Bridgeman archive for the cover artwork of her latest book and accompanying Fragrant Companion Kit, Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent.

Influence from the Past

Aftel’s Fragrant Companion Kit contains the scents featured within the book (such as cinnamon, jasmine, and frankincense). To complement the product, the engraving Aftel chose for her cover artwork depicts cinnamon harvesting on the Moluccan Islands of Indonesia. These islands are often referred to as the Spice Islands due to the expansive growth of many well-known spices, one of which being cinnamon. The original etching was created around 1575 as an illustration for French explorer, André Thévet’s Universal Cosmology.

Natural Aromas

Mandy Aftel prides herself on using natural components to create Aftelier Perfumes’ many perfumes, teas, and hair and skin elixirs. The companion kit contains examples of these natural essences, allowing the reader to “smell along” while following the accounts and histories of the featured aromas.

Cinnamon harvesting on the Moluccan Islands / from Universal Cosmology, by Andre Thevet / De Agostini Picture Library / Bridgeman Images

 

The Fragrant Companion Kit / Photo Credit: Aftelier Perfumes / www.aftelier.com
The Fragrant Companion Kit / Photo Credit: Aftelier Perfumes / www.aftelier.com

 

 

The Fragrant Companion Kit / Photo Credit: Aftelier Perfumes / www.aftelier.com
The Fragrant Companion Kit / Photo Credit: Aftelier Perfumes / www.aftelier.com

 

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Pre-order Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent by Mandy Aftel.

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