Course instructor: Justine Crane
has been actively studying and formulating specifically for perfume since 2003, and actively making and selling scented natural handmade soaps, balms, butters, etc, since 1996.
took nine months to study, evaluating essences daily, formulating for soaps, butters, balms, bombs, melts, and oil-based perfumes.
In October 2007, Justine
started a study group called Black Nails, just herself, and two delightful women who were as interested in honing their perfumery skills as she
was herself, and they spent a year studying Jean Carles, Edward Sagarin, Poucher, Verrill, Arctander, and obscure catalogs such as the Buyer's Guide & Cyclopedia
for Soaps, Perfumery and Cosmetics, circa 1938.
They conducted trials, shared formulas, evaluated essences and shared insights -- it was a marvelous education they created together.
When it was done, Justine
shop and began peddling her
The previous year, in 2006, Justine started Le Parfumeur Rebelle, an online education and resource site to help novice Natural Botanical Perfumers access information and educational tools to help them in their endeavors.
And then along came the Natural Perfume Academy
, and she
has been teaching (and learning) since October 2008.
is currently in the process of publishing a paper version of Le Parfumeur Rebelle
that will be packed with articles written by Natural Botanical Perfumers.
About Justine Crane an interview