In the 1980's, Anya McCoy began to formulate 100% natural perfumes, using classic French perfumery techniques. In 1991, she launched the first retail natural perfume line in America.
In 2002, Anya started a natural perfumery educational group on Yahoo, and later reopened the Natural Perfumers Guild.
Her mentoring and day-to-day involvement in the natural perfumery world allows her to help form the art, guiding others to create natural perfumes with a modern aesthetic.
In 2013, she was honored to be nominated and voted in as the first artisan perfumer inducted into the illustrious American Society of Perfumers.
All of Anya's Garden perfumes and fragrant products are pure and natural. The quality of the ingredients reflects her decades of experience sourcing beautiful oils from exotic areas of the world.
She also extracts the scent from exotic aromatics from the plants growing in her organic garden in Miami.
Golden Champaca flower from Anya's Garden
The Natural Perfumery Institute features the first American perfumery textbook, authored by Head Instructor Anya McCoy. The textbook is used in the basic course, and contains 350 pages of comprehensive educational materials on making perfume. Original evaluation forms, charts, forms and much more are included in the course.
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