Monday, February 15, 2010

New Natural Perfumers Guild member Judi Leake is the Winner of the Steffen Arctander CD!

The winner of the Steffen Arctander CD worth $900 is new Guild member
Judi Leake of Colorado.

Congratulations, Judi! I hope the great information in this CD will be a wonderful addition to your study materials on the natural perfumery path.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Liability Insurance for the Bath and Beauty Microbusiness Community

I am posting this ad for Stratus Insurance, letting everyone know about the great deal they offer to the bath and beauty microbusinesses.  I was in negotiations with them for both the Guild and the 1800+ member Yahoo! natural perfumery group and the natural perfumery community at large.

They're offering great rates to the Natural Perfumers Guild, and some folks might want to join to save over non-Guild rates ;-) Don't forget we have a 20% off rate for Guild memberships until 11:59 PM February 14th.

BTW, if you have a business that is not 100% natural perfumery, you can still join in the Stratus deal. I did negotiate on behalf of the NP community, but I realize many here may use fragrance oils or aromachemicals. You can still get this insurance.

Just make sure you use this page to apply:

At the bottom of the page, if you're not a member of the Guild, check off if you are a member of the Yahoo NP group - this will work for everyone at this time. I will work with Natasaha Gray of Stratus to confirm Guild members, since we've had about a dozen new members in the past week and they're not listed on the website yet. In the future, the Guild will have a separate application page. Also, for the non-Guild and non-NP group members, they're going to reword this to be more inclusive in the future, perhaps "Found via a link from Anya's Garden."

For Guild members $1/M/$475yr.
non-Guild: $1M/$525yr.

Limits are as follows:
$1,000,000 General Aggregate Limit
$1,000,000 Products-Completed Operations Aggregate Limit
$1,000,000 Personal and Advertising Injury Limit
$1,000,000 Each Occurrence Limit
$100,000 Fire Damage Limit
$5,000 Medical Payments
For additional $55 you can increase Aggregate and Products to $2,000,000 at any time during the policy.

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!