New Book: Fragrant Now Available Here


About Aftelier

I'm Mandy Aftel, welcome to my website! I create fragrances from my comprehensive collection of pure and natural essences that I have assembled through years of searching for the best and most beautiful varieties.

I hand-blend and bottle the fragrances in small batches in my Berkeley, California studio, and personally attend to every detail of the process in creating every product. I love adding a sense of luxury and well-being to people’s lives.

Follow the Store link above for all of my liquid and solid perfumes, botanical essences for chefs and perfumers, face & bath & body products, perfumed teas, and educational materials.

Vanity Fair - Mandy Aftel's seductive Fragrant plumbs the power of ancient and exotic smells to ignite desire, discovery, and transcendence.

TIME - Fall Books List: A perfumer by profession, Aftel offers a combination history-slash-recipe book-slash-meditation in Fragrant.

Michael Pollan on Twitter - Check out Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent by Mandy Aftel, sort of a Botany of Desire for scent.

Alice Walker - Reading Mandy Aftel’s thoughtful and charmingly written Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent, I was taken on a journey of intrigue and fascination that operated on all my senses. Who knew there was so much to learn about the human affection for smelling good? Or, indeed, for the adventure of smelling itself.