100% Natural, Africa Stone, Aftelier, aftelier perfume, Autumn, Chandler Burr, Fig, Fir Absolute, Grand Fir, Jasmine Sambac, Mandy Aftel, Natural Perfume, Niche, Pink Grapefruit, Pink Pepper Absolute, Review, Season, SF Bay Area Perfumers & Artisans, Winter
I love Mandy Aftel of Aftelier Perfumes. I really do. I respect her artistry and what she has done for natural perfumery. She’s basically the mother…lode who put natural perfumery on the map! This SF Bay Area natural perfumer can heavy-hit with the big niche brand boys (and girls). She has created many outstanding, magical compositions such as my favorites Cepes & Tuberose (supposedly what every aspiring perfumista/o must smell in their lifetime) and Honey Blossom (Finalist for Fragrance Foundation 2011 FiFi Award: Fragrance of the Year – Indie Brand).
But the Fig. *Heavy Sigh*. Oh, The Fig. Continue reading