New Book: Fragrant Now Available Here


About Aftelier

I'm Mandy Aftel, welcome to Aftelier Perfumes! 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 (see photo above).

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 - 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?