Anya McCoy, the group founder and hostess, founded the first modern natural perfumery line in the United States in 1991 and has an award-winning line of perfumes, Anya's Garden Perfumes
. She founded the Natural Perfumery Institute
in 2007 upon request from members of this group for more formal classes. She revived the Natural Perfumers Guild in 2006 Natural Perfumers Guild (NPG)
and builds the community worldwide with the NPG.
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Definition of 100% natural perfumery: A natural perfume is made of aromatics such as essential oils, absolutes, waxes, CO2 extracts, resins, concretes, oleoresins, herbs, tinctures, and infused oils. Natural perfume is also sometimes called botanical perfume. No synthetic fragrance oils are ever appropriate in a natural perfume.
Many of us have started to infuse and tincture our own materials, using aromatics like rare flowers, beeswax, fragrant leaves, saffron, sugar and whatever strikes our fancy.
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