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Dr George Dodd

Posted by Adrian Hollister on

It is with great sadness we have to tell you that Dr George Dodd passed away on the 14th December.    Back in 2006 George Dodd and his partner Liz Mountford, opened the Perfume Studio in its current form. Those of you who met George whilst smelling the fragrances, or having a drink in the café will probably remember him for his love of people and for his stories. George always had a story; about his new scientific creations, his plans to climb high mountains, his latest exploits in a fast car, plans for a runway in Mellon Charles, or...

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Then & Now - the Provenance of the Perfume Studio

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THE PERFUME STUDIO - THEN & NOW The building that is now known as The Perfume Studio was originally a croft house – the “end croft house” – belonging to lady crofter Annie McLennan. In the photo below Annie and her dog are sitting outside of the house, which is now the gift shop section of the Perfume Studio and can still be seen from the outside of the building.   Annie was born on 29th August 1873 to Donald and Margaret McLennan (nee Urquart - from Gairloch) and died peacefully in her home on 28th April 1950. Annie’s brother,...

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History of Perfume

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I found this interesting item on our old website and thought we should keep it. (I wrote it so many years ago I'd forgotten about it!) "It is dark outside. It's definitely morning, but no sign of dawn just yet. Tapputi is already hard at work in the palace laboratory, continuing her work from the previous evening. Her distillation apparatus containing calamus flowers, stems, oil and myrrh has been bubbling away overnight and now was the time to start the lengthy clarification and filtration processes. After separating different parts of the mixture, discarding most it, and sieving the result several...

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Perfume Studio on BBC Countryfile

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