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samantha taylor
Fragrance and Sensory Branding Specialist. Owner of The Powder Room.
Fragrance and Sensory Branding Specialist. Owner of The Powder Room.

Communities and Collections

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Project Botanicals with Bombay Sapphire
My parents have always been in the hospitality industry, my Mum works with hotels, and my Dad worked for a liquor company so they taught me to appreciate good wine and spirits from a young age. The legal age of course. Dad always used to say to me that when...

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Perfume Master Class with The Powder Room
One of my favourite things about my business is the perfume master classes that I run around Australia, and soon New Zealand. Many years ago when I worked for Miller Harris in London, I used to do an educational night for the new stores that took the brand....

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RepreScent Fragrance Lab at Castle Towers
Castle Towers is a shopping center in the gorgeous hills area of North West Sydney. It is a lovely center comprising of over 300 specialty shops and they invited me to create bespoke fragrance for their VIP guests for two weeks as a part of their Age of Sty...

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Autumn Winter 2015 at Pacific Fair
In April I was invited to present a Perfume Master Class at Pacific Fair on the Gold Coast. To celebrate the launch on their Autumn Winter Fashion campaign, Pacific Fair invited local Gold Coast bloggers and fashion blogger super star Sara Donaldson from Ha...

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Earlier in the year I met the lovely Luc Wiesman from D'Marge, a style blog for magnificent men. Even though I am not the target market, I do read lots of the articles posted as they often feature magnificent cars, and lots of good looking men looking all b...

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Kerastase 50th Anniversary
Kerastase Paris is one of the world's leading hair care brands, and last year they celebrated their 50th Anniversary. They hosted a conference and gala ball in Melbourne and invited their brand ambassadors from around Australia. They were kind enough to inv...

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How to Up Your Brow Game
Recently I was asked by Brittany from The Glow for some tips on how to use makeup to give the illusion of fuller brows. Being of South European descent, from a young age I had full brows (read: Mono Brow) when plucked thin brows were on trend. Years of pluc...

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Scents and the City
In August last year I went to Mexico, New York and Los Angeles for a working holiday. I had the most amazing time discovering perfumeries and various department stores in NY and LA. I was a woman possessed in Bergdorf Goodman and Barneys as I was determined...

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Samantha's Guide to London Perfumeries
I lived in London from 2003-2007 and while I was there I was fortunate enough to work for some amazing brands that inspired me to immerse myself in the world of niche perfume. I worked for Floris, Penhaligon's and Miller Harris and I looked after all of the...

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Beauty Resolutions in Life & Style Sydney Morning Herald
Cassy Small, a freelance journalist contacted me recently asking me for a few sentences about perfume for her New Year Beauty Resolutions article for Life & Style in the Sydney Morning Herald. I chose to focus on perfume in everyday life as I believe perfum...
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