Ruth Mastenbroek is a niche perfumer from England. She has been composing perfumes for 40 years, and is the secret nose behind many famous brands and fragrances. After studying chemistry at Oxford university, her love affair with perfume began when she worked in the fragrance department at Selfridges. Ruth adores creating perfume; she seeks perfection in each of her creations. Every one of her perfumes is a masterpiece that takes 2-3 years to craft. Every drop tells a story.
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I get amazing compliments about the Signature perfume from friends, from complete strangers in the street and in cloakrooms, and even when being frisked by security chaps…!!
I have worn Signature for the last few years and have always loved it as it has such a strong character – someone followed me out of a shop once to ask me what I was wearing!
I was proposed to wearing Amorosa just 6 months ago, and so I plan to wear it when I get married next year. I get such a wonderful feeling wearing it, particularly as the memories I have while I’ve had it on are so good!
I first smelled Oxford expecting to be transported to the smell of Oxford itself, or the university, but it’s nothing like that. I fell in love with it because it’s like nothing else I’ve smelled or ever worn – it’s a bit spicy, has a really deep body and my husband and I now both wear it.