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Seriously scent obsessed, Samantha Taylor has parlayed a lifelong love of perfume and beauty into a successful career that’s spanned the globe – and nearly three decades. Considered one of Australia’s leading fragrance experts, the Melbourne-based Fragrance and Beauty Specialist is in hot demand for her bespoke olfactory events, perfume masterclasses and fragrance and skincare development know-how. 

With nearly 30 years experience in the beauty industry working with artisan brands, Samantha has been involved in everything from sales and marketing to new product development, distribution, import and export, manufacturing and training. For the past 18 years, she has specialised in artisan perfume, undertaking specialist training in London and Paris. In London, Samantha honed her craft over five years, working with luxury houses Miller Harris, Penhaligon’s and Floris, and dealing with high-end department stores such as Harrods, Selfridges, Liberty, Harvey Nichols, Le Bon Marche, Collette and Bergdorf Goodman.

Returning to Australia in 2008, Samantha established a boutique fragrance consultancy, The Powder Room. Here, she immerses herself daily in all things beauty and fragrance. Conducting Perfume Masterclasses, creating fragrance and beauty products, and dreaming up unique perfume events for a starry rollcall of clients that includes Bombay Sapphire, Cathay Pacific, Sand & Sky, bellabox, Mecca Cosmetica, Toni Maticevski, Proctor and Gamble, Westfield, Target, Fragonard, Coco and Eve, 3 Deep, Accor, GoDaddy, EB Games, Steven Khalil and The Bachelor Australia. 

In May 2014, The Powder Room was appointed as the Australian and New Zealand licensee for Cinquieme Sens, the global leader in perfumery training. Based in Paris, Cinquieme Sens has worked with leading perfume houses such as Chanel, Parfums Dior, Guerlain and Hermes for over 40 years. This appointment gives Samantha access to a global network of perfume professionals and materials direct from the home of perfumery, France. 

So whether it is a small passion project of 100 bottles, an artisan perfume for a fashion label, or a beauty product for an international brand with high volumes, Samantha does it all.

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