I was so happy to see this recent New York Times article about Mandy Aftel The World's Most Dedicated Natural Perfumer. I like to think of Mandy Aftel as the Alice Waters of the natural perfume industry. Reading Mandy Aftels book Essence & Alchemy years ago was one the things that inspired me to create Forager Botanicals as an all natural perfume line. I always love hearing about other artist's processes and how they create things and this article in the New York times does a great job of describing the journey, and I mean it when I say journey, of creating a natural perfume. I hope this article helps to shine more light on natural perfumes and how unique and special they truly are.