Mandy Aftel is world renowned expert in the natural fragrance field and is the founder of Aftelier Perfumes, a Berkeley-based company. She creates bespoke fragrances for her clients and also has a line of culinary essences and sprays for use in professional and home kitchens. Mandy has written several books on fragrance and co-authored a book of food and fragrance recipes with Chef Daniel Patterson called Aroma. She also has contributed her work and expertise to a number of museum exhibits and lectures regularly on the subject of fragrance.

Thessaly La Force, writing for The New York Times, said Mandy “could be considered the scent world’s Alice Waters, borrowing customs from the French in that effortless yet mindful California way.”

Mandy Aftel