Introducing our chief perfumer

Owner of the Cotswold Perfumery and our chief perfumer, John Stephen has over 50 years of experience as a creative perfumer, and is the ‘nose’ behind many fine fragrances in the niche market.

John is a full member of the SIPC (Société Internationale des Parfumers-Créateurs), the BSP (British Society of Perfumers) and of IFRA (International Fragrance Association). As a Chartered Chemist, John understands the technical side of perfumery too – an essential requirement in today’s increasingly complex world, where regulations form a major part of the work of a modern perfumer.

John is one of only six independent perfumers in the UK, and his fragrances are worn by perfume enthusiasts around the world – even Her Majesty The Queen.

Benefit from John’s experience

John loves sharing his knowledge of perfumery and his passion for fragrance in our unique Cotswold Perfumery Perfume Courses 

Our beginners’ course is a basic introduction to the concepts of creative perfumery, while our advanced course is designed for anyone who wants to make perfume for others or commercially. Cotswold Perfumery Lab Days give graduates of our courses the chance to put their new skills to the test and gain practical experience of working in a real-life fragrance laboratory.

To book, or for more details, email or call 01451 820698.