|Mandy Aftel: 1st Life – Psychotherapist, 2nd Life – |
She's what the industry calls a natural “nose” and has been featured in a number of exhibits and written up in dozens of publications like Vogue, Time and Gourmet. Mandy has also collaborated with some of the great chefs exploring the relationship between taste and smell. Forbes names her one of the top seven custom perfumers in the world. And she did get to write that book after all….six to be exact, three of which are about fragrance: Essence and Alchemy: A Book of Perfume; Aroma, a cookbook co-authored with chef Daniel Patterson and Scents& Sensibilities on the history and creation of solid perfumes. That novel is still on the backburner but that sidestep was more than a detour…it became her second life.