"My mission is to inspire, enlighten, and empower you, the scent enthusiast. In the past six years, I've dedicated myself to making The Scent Academy the most interactive, flexible, and accessible online fragrance training platform. Join me on this aromatic journey of learning and creativity." - Melanie Jane

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.


My journey into the world of scents kicked off in the picturesque north of England, where I grew up surrounded by fragrant fields of flowers. Perfumery's enchantment had already captured my heart at a tender age, courtesy of a cherished gift from my father when I was just eight years old.

With that precious fragrance kit in hand, I embarked on a delightful adventure, blending and experimenting with various scents in pursuit of the perfect fragrance. My father, a constant source of encouragement, always wore a delighted smile when he experienced my creations. It was his unwavering support that not only ignited but also nurtured my passion for perfumery, allowing it to flourish into a lifelong love affair with scents.


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.


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?


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.


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.


My distinctive blend of high-end luxury and innovative thinking didn't go unnoticed by some of the world's most prominent brands. When Carlsberg was in search of a bespoke scent to introduce Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc in the UAE, they knew I was the ideal person for the task.
The result? A truly one-of-a-kind fragrance that flawlessly embodied the brand's essence, paving the way for a triumphant launch and earning me accolades from all involved. But that was just the start – soon, other brands were eager to tap into my expertise.

Toyota was quick to recognize my talent and invited me to collaborate on a fragrance activity of their own. It didn't take long for more big names to come knocking – Mercedes and Martini, both captivated by my unique approach, sought me out for their bespoke scents and perfume-making activities.
My journey continues to push the boundaries of what's possible in the realms of fragrance and luxury branding.


My deep affection for France grew with each visit over the years, eventually leading me to make it my permanent home – a decision that would prove to be a game-changer in my fragrance career.

Today, I'm a formidable presence in the world of perfumery, crafting scents for indie brands, influencers, and emerging brands alike. But that's not all – I'm also a sought-after teacher and mentor, sharing my wealth of knowledge and expertise with the world through online courses and at my Scent Studio.

Thanks to my unwavering commitment to quality and innovation, I've earned the reputation of a true authority in all things fragrance. My name is synonymous with high-end luxury and impeccable taste, and my clients have unwavering trust in my ability to create scents that are both beautiful and unforgettable.


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!

My journey to success has been nothing short of scent-acular, and I'm all about lighting the way for fellow dreamers.

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.

Keep your eyes peeled right here because we'll be serving up regular scoops on my latest escapades, sprinkled with thought-provoking blog gems and the juiciest tidbits from the fragrance universe. And if you're hankering for some real-time updates and sneak peeks at what's cooking, don't forget to sign up for our newsletter.

With yours truly as your trusty guide and cheerleader, there's no limit to the heights you can reach. So why dilly-dally? Start chasing your dreams today, and let me be your fragrant compass on the fabulous journey to scent success!
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"I might be dubbed a Fragrance Fairy, but you’ll find no fairy stories here at The Scent Academy! I take the fluff out of fragrance and show you simple creation techniques, that have served me well during my two decades of scent development. Are you ready to unleash your inner perfumer? Let's begin!" - MJ
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