Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Giveaway drawing and 20% off Natural Perfumers Guild membership through February 14th, 2010

It's the "Feel the Love" time of year for the Natural Perfumers Guild

20% off all new memberships between now and February 14th - see below for details


You'll be entered for a chance to win the Steffen Arctander CD!

This valuable CD retails for $900, and it might be yours if you join the NPG between February 1 and February 14, 2010. If your completed application and membership fee are received between those dates, your name will be entered into the giveaway for the CD.

This is a great opportunity to be in the running to obtain one of the most coveted research tools in perfumery. The legacy of Steffan Arctander is that he produced one of the best reference books (or, in this case, CDs) in the history of perfumery. Read more about it by clicking here.

Plus --- Guild members also receive 30% off all Allured publications, a great deal 365 days of the year!

If you wish to join the Guild in this two-week window of opportunity to be in the drawing for the Arctander CD, please go to this page to fill in the application form, and to this page to submit your payment. Please note you must use the payment page listed above to receive your membership fee discount.

Here are the membership fees showing the 20% off rate:

Professional Perfumer: Two categories depending upon number of employees $102 or $180/yr.

Associate: creates body, home or environmental products. Two categories depending upon number of employees - $102 or $180/yr.

Supplier: Vendor of equipment and materials $180/yr

Friend: Anyone interested in natural perfume $60/yr

The winner will be announced on February 14, 2009, and we wish everyone who joins good luck in the drawing!

Membership Benefits:

Some of the benefits include:

*Listing in the Guild directory and the companion blog. This provides two websites for visitors to click through to your URL *Media and event publicity - we are dedicated to raising public awareness of, and demand for, natural perfumery products.

*Use of the Guild logo on your website and on printed materials. The Guild logo is a well-recognized symbol of artisan perfumers.

*Discounts from Guild Members - Some members will offer standard discounts, others may negotiate on a case-by-case basis.

*Early notification of natural perfumery events and classes - stay informed on what is offered in the natural perfumery world.

*Access to the private Guild Forum - available to all members who wish to communicate with each other.

*Ability to participate in Guild events at a discount and also receive discounted fees for events from affiliated organizations, including professional conferences and schools.

Membership Goals and Objectives Professionalism:

The Guild works to raise the professional standards of artisan natural perfumers, and to help them receive the recognition for their dedication to the artistry of working with natural aromatics.

Communication: Promote interaction and the exchange of information between artisan perfumers amd associates with suppliers to further develop the perfumer's palette and materials.

Promotion: To bring together individuals involved in the production of natural perfumes, and to represent and promote their interests to the public and media.

Education: To encourage the education and training of people interested in careers as artisan natural perfumers, and to develop a mentor program.

Sustainability: Reaching out to growers and distillers around the world to encourage the production and sourcing of boutique natural aromatics.

Legislative: The Guild monitors and actively participates in the shaping of regulations that affect the perfumery industry.

The winner will be announced on February 14, 2009, and we wish everyone who joins good luck in the drawing!

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