I also think I’m very lucky because I don’t have to satisfy the concerns of the big companies. I can play, I can have fun and I can make very small amounts of a scent. Being tiny, you can afford to be brave! Very often perfumers are forced to work to a commercial brief and it can be difficult for them. I’m not bound by that – I can explore and I treat myself to that freedom every day. Really, I just pootle along here in Bethnal Green and it’s wonderful.
— Indie perfumer Angela Flanders, speaking to Kate Griffin. Flanders passed away last month. Read more at So Long, Angela Flanders at Spitalfields Life.
So sorry to hear this news – my condolences to her family & friends. She was a very talented lady – I visited her Artillery Passage shop a couple of years ago – it’s a gorgeous space & her fragrances are beautiful.
It is sad — but what a good life! She lived to 89 (I think?) and was still releasing new perfumes fairly recently.