Dubbed a 'Scent Fairy' by her Fragrant Fans, Melanie Jane is a lifelong scent enthusiast. Inspired by her father to start creating perfumes at the age of just eight, she had no idea then, what an impact that gift of a perfume making kit would have on her future.
Come on a fragrant journey with us and discover the inspirations that led Melanie Jane to create, grow and diversify her brand.
A SCENT FAIRY IS BORN
Melanie Jane grew up in the north of England surrounded by fields of flowers, and with a passion for perfume inspired by the gift of a fragrance kit at age 8. She spent many a joyful day blending away creating scents to the delight of her father.
THE REAL JOURNEY BEGAN
As a young adult Melanie studied beauty and holistic therapy. The aromatherapy module would lead her to discover the emotional healing properties of essential oils, as she privately battled postnatal depression and grief, at the sudden loss of her beloved father Albert. This prompted a yearning to share her knowledge with the world, as she started a private practice in the UK, with the desire to help others.
THE TWO-DECADE MIDDLE EASTERN JOURNEY
In 1999 Melanie moved to Dubai, where she eventually went on to create a critically acclaimed line of exclusive aromatherapy products, natural skincare and feel-good fragrances, under the brand name NightingOils.
A SCENT FILLED AUGUST CHANGED EVERYTHING
A life changing summer spent at the world-renowned Grasse Institute of Perfumery in France, enriched and refined Melanie’s work, and allowed her to form a professional partnership with a luxury perfume house in Paris. A chance encounter with 'Scent Maverick' Jo Malone inspired her to rebrand and simply use her name, 'Melanie Jane'
"As a creator I have dozens of inspiring ideas every day and I love to utilise them to empower and encourage other creators to follow their dreams as I once did. If I can do it, anyone with the right amount of knowledge, persistence and passion can do it too"
A GLOBAL REACH IN 7* HOTELS
It was in France that Melanie discovered her love of teaching and inspiring others as she went on to host regular masterclasses in luxurious locations throughout the city such as the Burj Al Arab. They proved so popular that students would fly in from New York and Thailand to attend for just one day.
THE YEAR OF THE SUPER BRANDS
With a reputation for high end luxury and prestigious venues combined with 'Out of the Box' thinking, Melanie was commissioned by Carlsberg to create a bespoke scent for the UAE launch of Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc. She has since worked with Toyota and was approached by Mercedes and Martini for fragrance collaborations.
THE FRENCH CONNECTION
After many visits to France Melanie fell in love and decided to make it her permanent home. Now in addition to creating private label perfumes for Indie brands, influencers and global brands, she hosts online courses at The Scent Academy and at her Scent Studio in France, assuring her position as a high-end brand and an authority on all things fragrance.
Children's book series coming soon!
A scent tour is planned in the US for 2022 along with a new fragrance range and she is on a mission to empower fellow creators to follow their dreams, as she once did.
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I didn't come this far, to only come this far.