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Laura Jane Atelier

The Perfumery

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Make your own perfume, Natures First Beauty Bar, custom perfume, perfumery, Victoria, BC, Monday Magazine, Fashion Blogger, Laura Jane Atelier, Migration Boutique , Vintage Fashion, Parisian perfume, fragrance, natural perfume

Make your own perfume, Natures First Beauty Bar, custom perfume, perfumery, Victoria, BC, Monday Magazine, Fashion Blogger, Laura Jane Atelier, Migration Boutique , Vintage Fashion, Parisian perfume, fragrance, natural perfume

Make your own perfume, Natures First Beauty Bar, custom perfume, perfumery, Victoria, BC, Monday Magazine, Fashion Blogger, Laura Jane Atelier, Migration Boutique , Vintage Fashion, Parisian perfume, fragrance, natural perfume

Make your own perfume, Natures First Beauty Bar, custom perfume, perfumery, Victoria, BC, Monday Magazine, Fashion Blogger, Laura Jane Atelier, Migration Boutique , Vintage Fashion, Parisian perfume, fragrance, natural perfume

Make your own perfume, Natures First Beauty Bar, custom perfume, perfumery, Victoria, BC, Monday Magazine, Fashion Blogger, Laura Jane Atelier, Migration Boutique , Vintage Fashion, Parisian perfume, fragrance, natural perfume

Blouse: H&M (similar here) – Skirt: Chic Wish – Perfume: Parisian Bouquet

These are some behind the scene photos of me creating my perfume and a little bit about the history behind my fragrance and why I wanted to create a my own perfume. I wrote this for my monthly fashion column with Monday Magazine. If you haven’t yet checked out my Etsy Shop then please feel free to have a look. Below is my full article from Monday Magazine.

Today, perfume has become a billion dollar industry with every celebrity and fashion house releasing a new fragrance every season along with the latest fashion trends.

There is a great mystery behind perfume because the majority of people don’t know how it’s made or the difference between synthetic and natural perfumes. Synthetic perfumes contain notes that can’t be extracted from nature, which creates longer staying power – but which could be at the expense of your health.

As a way to protect trade secrets, companies are permitted by the FDA to withhold fragrance ingredients, which means the consumer is left not knowing what they are actually spraying on their body. The most common ingredients for concern in synthetic fragrances are parabens, phthalates and synthetic musks which are all known carcinogens and hormone disrupters.

Consumers like myself are starting to become more educated and suspicious of the chemicals in mass-marketed personal care products and have started to seek out safer and healthier alternatives.

My passion for perfume came as a second nature alongside my love for fashion as they go hand-in-hand. I never used to pay attention to the ingredients in personal care products and perfume until my skin became irritated by the common ingredients found in synthetic perfumes and beauty products. This started my interested in natural skin care and fragrance and my quest for a natural perfume.

I searched high and low for the perfect natural perfume that matched my own physical chemistry but kept falling short. I decided to take matters into my own hands and contacted Karen Van Dyck, a master natural perfumer, to aid me in the creation of my own signature scent. Karen is a professional herbalist, green cosmetic formulator and natural perfumer who has been trained by the renowned perfumer Mandy Aftel in Berkley, CA. She guided me through the creation of my own fragrance through her in-house blending bar. As a result, I created a fragrance called Parisian Bouquet that can be found at Migration Boutique located at The Bay Centre in Victoria or online at my fashion and lifestyle blog laurajaneatelier.com

For those of you who are interested in creating your own fragrance, Karen guides her clients through an hour long, in-house blending bar session or offers a full custom perfume experience where the client experiences hundreds of exotic essences from around the world, find her at naturesfirstbeautybar.com

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  1. Sarah Chloé

    January 29, 2016 at 5:09 am

    You are lucky ! Beautiful pics by the way !

    http://www.noiretdore.com

  2. Candice Petersen

    January 29, 2016 at 5:32 am

    Can’t believe you created your own fragrance this is amazing

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  3. Jacquard Flower

    January 29, 2016 at 6:00 am

    Sounds and looks wonderful! Beautiful blouse too. Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

  4. May Cho

    January 29, 2016 at 6:02 am

    I’ve never been to a perfumery before but have always wanted too. It sounds like such a lovely experience, Laura!

    May | THE MAYDEN | bloglovin’

    1. Laura Jane Atelier

      January 31, 2016 at 11:22 pm

      Thanks May, it was really fun
      xo

  5. Len Dela Peña Parent

    January 29, 2016 at 6:48 am

    In love with your smile, Babe. You are sooo gorgeous! Have a fabulous weekend!
    Much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com

  6. Monique | WritingMonique

    January 29, 2016 at 7:33 am

    Oh wow! Someday. Someday I would love to visit a perfumery!
    WritingMonique

    1. Laura Jane Atelier

      January 31, 2016 at 11:25 pm

      Thanks Monique, I think you would love it
      xo

  7. WhatWouldVWear

    January 29, 2016 at 7:48 am

    How fun! I would LOVE to visit a perfumery one day! You look gorgeous, as always!

    Happy Friday, my gorgeous friend!

    xoxo, Vanessa

    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.net

  8. Style Tomes

    January 29, 2016 at 8:32 am

    Great job on formulating scents without the dangers! I was so surprised when I learned that the word “fragrance” can be the most dangerous part of any product. It really is the man behind the curtain of the beauty world. Wishing you all the best on your amazing adventure!

    xo
    N
    Style Tomes || Style Tomes on Instagram

    1. Laura Jane Atelier

      January 31, 2016 at 11:30 pm

      Thanks N, I know I am learning so much by this project
      xo

  9. Melissa Cuentas

    January 29, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Oh, wow! That’s so amazing, I totally agree with you, every brand now has to launch their signature perfume, because it really is a rich industry that’s where most incomes come from! You’re so lucky to have created yours, good job girl! 🙂 Wish you all the best!

    XO, Melissa’s Diary

  10. Aubrey Yandow

    January 29, 2016 at 10:08 am

    That looks like so much fun! I’ll put that on my bucket list.

    xx. The Coastal Confidence
    https://the-coastalconfidence.com

  11. Lubka Henry

    January 29, 2016 at 10:40 am

    This is so interesting. I can’ find a perfume that I complete relate to, but in same time I know the ingredients I love. Signature perfumes are a great idea!! 🙂

    1. Laura Jane Atelier

      January 31, 2016 at 11:34 pm

      Thanks Lubka, I totally agree
      xo

  12. Molly

    January 29, 2016 at 11:40 am

    This sounds really interesting!
    I would love to create my own perfume, I think it would be a lot of fun!

    Molly and Stacie

    1. Laura Jane Atelier

      January 31, 2016 at 11:36 pm

      Thanks Molly, it was super fun
      xo

  13. Valerie Price

    January 29, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    This is so wonderful! I love the label on your perfume!

    https://roadesque.com
    https://ourruins.com

  14. Allie Mackin

    January 29, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    Wow how industrious of you, and her line of perfumes sound truly wonderful.

    Allie of ALLIENYC

    http://www.allienyc.com

  15. Anouk

    January 30, 2016 at 12:22 am

    Thanks for sharing more behind the creation of your fragrance. It must have been such an exciting and insightful collaboration!

    http://www.luxessed.com

    1. Laura Jane Atelier

      January 31, 2016 at 11:42 pm

      Thanks Anouk, it was a great experience
      xo

  16. Pink Peonies

    January 30, 2016 at 2:19 am

    How exciting!! Bergamot, Lavender, Coconut, Gardenia, Rose, and Freesia are some of my favourite scents. 🙂

    Luzanne | Pink Peonies Blog

  17. Melange-Boutique by Noe&Lolita

    January 30, 2016 at 3:08 am

    Must be really great creating your own fragance, relaly lovely experience (looooveeee the nice skirt and blouse too 😉 )

    Melange-Boutique Blog || Instgram

    1. Laura Jane Atelier

      January 31, 2016 at 11:47 pm

      Thanks Melange, it was a great experience
      xo

  18. Alice

    January 30, 2016 at 5:41 am

    Congrats, your perfume looks amazing! The packaging has such a wonderful romantic vibe! Would love to try it!
    Fashion Soup

  19. Tash Collier

    January 30, 2016 at 7:31 am

    Wow so amazing dear! Congrats to you 🙂 Love the bottle!

    ARedLip&Love

  20. RingsABelle

    January 30, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Congratulations on creating your own fragrance! I absolutely adore perfume, and I love that it smells differently on everyone. No one perfume smells the same on everyone which makes every scent unique to the wearer. I’m curious as to how yours smells!
    xx Belle

    1. Laura Jane Atelier

      January 31, 2016 at 11:54 pm

      That is so true, thanks Belle
      xo

  21. mahryska

    January 30, 2016 at 9:27 am

    very cool!!
    kisses from the sandpits of dubai ❤️
    http://www.mahryska.com

  22. Nicole

    January 30, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Amazing post! Thanks for sharing the process with us 🙂
    Lovely pictures!

    ~ Nicole
    http://www.nicolevaidosa.com

    1. Laura Jane Atelier

      January 31, 2016 at 11:59 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Nicole
      xo

  23. Caliope Couture

    January 30, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Really fascinating! Also love your blouse…so fitting for perfume making 🙂

    Christina ♥ https://caliope-couture.com

  24. Sera | Stardust Bohemian

    January 30, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    So awesome! your bottle is adorable 🙂

    xx Sera | STARDUSTBOHEMIAN.COM

  25. Birdie Liau

    January 30, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Wow making your own perfume sounds like so much fun. x amazing post dear

    https://birdiethgirl.blogspot.com

    1. Laura Jane Atelier

      February 1, 2016 at 12:05 am

      Thanks Birdie, it was really fun
      xo

  26. Rachel

    January 31, 2016 at 3:06 am

    It is so cool that you got to make your own perfume Laura! You look so cute in this floral blouse too

    Rachel xx
    https://www.thedailyluxe.net

  27. Bibi

    January 31, 2016 at 3:35 am

    Oh beautiful pictures and what a nice event! x

    http://www.bibigoeschic.com

  28. Zarrah Jane

    January 31, 2016 at 3:52 am

    This is a lovely experience to make your own scent.
    Looks like so much fun.

    https://www.thebandwagonchic.com/

    1. Laura Jane Atelier

      February 1, 2016 at 12:08 am

      Thanks Zarrah, it was really fun
      xo

  29. Hana

    January 31, 2016 at 5:41 am

    How exciting that you now have your own perfume! I’d love to do this myself in the future.

    TRENDGALORE
    BLOGLOVIN’

    1. Laura Jane Atelier

      February 1, 2016 at 12:09 am

      Thanks Hana, you totally should!
      xo

  30. elainea

    January 31, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Whoa this is so cool! I had no idea it was really possible to mix perfumes this elaborately at home. I would definitely love to do something like this.. I think it’d be super cool to have a signature scent. Thanks for sharing!

    elainea
    toast the girl almighty

    1. Laura Jane Atelier

      February 1, 2016 at 12:16 am

      Thanks Elainea, you totally should!
      xo

  31. Arya Elsa Jose

    January 31, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    WOW! Seems like you had the perfect day, I can’t wait to get your new perfume. I love something light and airy:)

    https://anythingandeverything.weebly.com/blog/what-to-do-when-blogging-becomes-overwhelming

  32. Sybil

    January 31, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    omg!! that’s amazing!!! i wanna try making my own scent too!! 😀

    Have a great week!

    Animated Confessions

    1. Laura Jane Atelier

      February 1, 2016 at 12:21 am

      Thanks Sybil, you totally should
      xo

  33. PLAYING WITH APPAREL

    January 31, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    Oh how fun!!! Loving these images

    Filipa xxx
    PlayingWithApparel.com | Instagram

  34. Meron Dymphana

    January 31, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    You go girl!!! I am happy for you dear. i can’t believe you have your own perfume, am happy for you and the sky is the limit. I hope to make my own scents someday!
    http://www.fashionstyelmogul.com

    1. Laura Jane Atelier

      February 1, 2016 at 12:27 am

      Awe thanks for your kind words Meron
      xo

  35. Nora Gouma

    January 31, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    Love organic as well, thanks for sharing!!!

    xxx

    http://www.modelonamission.com

  36. Ellie Adams

    January 31, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    This is so amazing Laura, I absolutely adore fragrance and would love to creat my own. Gorgeous!

    Elle
    http://www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

  37. Karen

    February 1, 2016 at 2:02 am

    That is so fantastic Laura Jane, I also had no idea about the withholding of ingredients and now I’m considering digging a little more before my future perfume purchase. I love the simple bottle adored with your blogging header 🙂
    Have an excellent and productive Monday beautiful 🙂
    Much Love Karen
    (STYLESMORGASBORD) [BLOGLOVIN])

  38. Blue Adriatic

    February 1, 2016 at 2:35 am

    So happy for you dear Laura. It so amazing to have your own fragrance. Great text! I agree with the thesis about avoiding synthetic compounds in frangrances.
    Kiss, Silvy

  39. Jewel Clicks

    February 1, 2016 at 2:56 am

    OMG! These are lovely. thanks for sharing the behind the scenes. So amazing you can create your own fragnance. 🙂

    xx,
    Jewel
    http://www.jewelclicks.com

  40. Rakel

    February 1, 2016 at 4:51 am

    OMG! This is lovely! I want to create my own fragrance too 🙂

    Rakel ♥ http://www.alovelystyle.com

    1. Laura Jane Atelier

      February 1, 2016 at 9:51 pm

      Thanks Rakel, you really should! It is so fun
      xo

  41. Naomella

    February 1, 2016 at 9:18 am

    This is so great that you have an own fragrance! A great post Laura! xxx

    http://www.naomella.com

  42. Patricia Saladin

    February 4, 2016 at 11:06 am

    So in love with your blog! You’ve got such a fresh style and it really is a pleasure to read it!

    Would you like to follow each other on GFC? If yes just let me know once done and I’ll be right back!

    xoxo

    Patricia https://patriciacori.blogspot.ch

    1. Laura Jane Atelier

      February 4, 2016 at 10:18 pm

      Thanks Patricia, I will check out your blog
      xo

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