As our meeting in 2009 on Bali was prevented, this time myself and husband (photographer Frank van Biemen) where invited to the beautiful chateau Frilleuse of master perfumer and author Nicolas de Barry in the middle of France. Goal: to set up an inspiring masterclass on Perfume and scent psychology and also do an interview on the work of Nicolas. It was both interesting and worthwhile as we designed a super program for a masterclass perfume making & scent psychology.
The article I wrote on the vision of Nicolas and his way of working with natural scents I just (sept 2013) have published in an extra edition of of my Nosy-newsletter. For now only a dutch version is available but as Its is richly illustrated with beautiful pictures it's worth looking at! It even contains an amazing panoramic picture of Nicolas Perfume Atelier!