“The Queen of Natural Perfume”

MANDY AFTEL IS THE BERKELEY BASED PERFUMER BEHIND THE NATURAL FRAGRANCE LINE AFTELIER, IN ADDITION TO BEING A TEACHER AND THE AUTHOR OF NINE BOOKS ABOUT NATURAL PERFUMERY AND ESSENTIAL OILS. SHE’S CONSIDERED AN AUTHORITY AND LEADER WITHIN THE FIELD OF NATURAL FRAGRANCE, WHICH IS WHY HERETIC’S FOUNDER/PERFUMER LOOKED TO HER EARLY ON AS A MENTOR WHEN STARTING THE HERETIC BRAND. WHAT MANDY CREATES IS SOMETHING ENTIRELY DIFFERENT FROM THE STANDARD SYNTHETIC-BASED FRAGRANCES COMMONLY FOUND ON THE MARKET, SO HER WORK HAS BEEN A MAJOR INSPIRATION FOR US. NOT TO MENTION, SHE’S AN INCREDIBLY SMART, FUNNY, AND EXTREMELY INTERESTING HUMAN. YOU CAN ALSO FIND OUR PODCASTS ON SPOTIFY AND ITUNES.