About Melanie Jane
Bonjour! I'm Melanie Jane, and perfumery has been my lifelong love story. It all began when my father gifted me a perfume-making kit at the tender age of eight. Little did I know, that simple gift would kindle a passion that would last a lifetime.
As the years rolled on, I found myself crafting fragrances for esteemed names like Carlsberg and creating scent-making experiences for Toyota. My journey even led me to the luxurious Burj Al Arab, where I had the pleasure of sharing my knowledge with budding perfumers.
Driven by my devotion to scents, I decided to take my masterclasses online, casting a fragrant net worldwide. My approach blends the art of scent creation with interactive education, and it's been a hit everywhere.
Today, my masterclasses are the place to be for anyone looking to dive into the captivating world of perfumery. Through these courses, my aim is simple: to inspire and empower aspiring perfumers to let their creativity bloom and craft their very own unique fragrances.
1970 A FRAGRANCE FAIRY IS BORN
1997 THE JOURNEY BEGAN
Who would have thought that my fondness for aromatherapy would become a source of profound emotional healing?
Life had its share of challenges, from postnatal blues to the unexpected loss of my dear father, Albert. Yet, amid these trials, I stumbled upon the extraordinary potency of essential oils.
With a burning desire to share this newfound wisdom and extend a helping hand, I set out on a mission. I launched my own private practice in the UK, fueled by the determination to bring positivity and transformation to people's lives. Today, I continue to make a difference, touching the hearts of many with my unwavering passion and holistic expertise.
1999-2019 THE TWO-DECADE MIDDLE EASTERN JOURNEY
In '99, I made a daring move to Dubai, chasing my dream of creating something truly unique. After years of dedication, I introduced NightingOils - a collection of aromatherapy goodies, skincare wonders, and captivating fragrances. To my surprise, it garnered quite the fan club, with folks from around the world giving it a thumbs-up.
Who knew my little concoctions would tickle the fancy of beauty and fragrance enthusiasts everywhere?
2016 A SCENT FILLED AUGUST CHANGED EVERYTHING
My journey in the world of fragrance took an exhilarating turn when I embarked on a life-changing summer at the prestigious Grasse Institute of Perfumery in France. That experience was a catalyst, enriching my work and honing my craft. It paved the way for fruitful collaborations with luxury perfume houses in both Grasse and the UK.
Yet, it was a serendipitous encounter with the legendary "Scent Maverick" Jo Malone that truly ignited my aspirations. Jo's inspiration led me to rebrand my line simply as "Melanie Jane," and I embarked on crafting fragrances that embodied my unique vision and style. Today, "Melanie Jane" exquisite scents continue to enchant the senses and uplift the soul, a testament to my enduring passion and unwavering commitment to quality.
2017 A GLOBAL REACH
IN 7* HOTELS
My journey in France was a transformative experience, not only refining my craft but also igniting a passion for teaching and inspiring others. It didn't take long before I found myself hosting masterclasses in some of the most luxurious locations in the city, including the iconic Burj Al Arab.
The response was beyond my wildest expectations, with students traveling from all corners of the globe to attend my classes. From New York to Thailand, people were eager to learn from the master herself and take their skills to new heights. And it's no surprise – my expert guidance and infectious enthusiasm made each class an unforgettable experience.
Today, I'm on a mission to inspire and empower others, spreading my knowledge and expertise worldwide through masterclasses and workshops. It's a journey that continues to bring me immense joy and fulfillment.
2019 THE YEAR OF THE
2020 THE FRENCH CONNECTION
2024 & THE FUTURE
I may have a packed schedule, but I thrive on the excitement of juggling various roles. From supporting online students to crafting bespoke perfumes for clients, organizing exclusive private events, and teaching at my French studio, I keep the fragrance world buzzing. And I'm not one to shy away from new projects and ventures.
in 2023, I proudly launched my first nonfiction book, an enthralling dive into the world of scents that's already winning hearts. But that's just the beginning – I'm also hard at work on a fragrance franchise set to make waves in the UK.
Despite the whirlwind, I'm far from slowing down. In 2024, I have more overseas perfume masterclasses in the pipeline, and my fans can't wait to see what I have up my scented sleeve next. With my unique blend of expertise, creativity, and passion, I'm undeniably a force to be reckoned with in the world of fragrance.
So, stay tuned, and keep your eyes and noses at the ready for my upcoming projects – you never know what olfactory magic I'll conjure up next!
Whether you're a budding perfumer, a creative maverick, or simply someone with dreams as big as a fragrance bottle, my story is here to fan the flames of your inspiration.