I'm Mandy Aftel, welcome to Aftelier Perfumes! I create fragrances from my exquisite collection of pure and natural essences, culled from years of searching for the most beautiful varieties. I blend and bottle the fragrances by hand in small batches in my Berkeley, California studio. Everything I make is free from synthetics, parabens, glycols, and petrochemicals. My perfumes and products contain only the purest, most sublime essences from around the world. I love remaining small, and work with awe and passion for the alchemy that transforms these rare essences into gorgeous perfumes. They are sold exclusively on my website and are not available in stores.

Many of these botanical essences can also be used for flavor; I supply my Chef’s Essences® to the finest chefs, About Mandy mixologists, and artisanal producers of fine chocolate, ice cream, candies, and baked goods.

I have written 4 books on natural perfume, the latest Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent explores the profound connection between our sense of smell and the appetites that move us, give us pleasure, and make us fully alive. [click for more about Mandy] .

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