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We're a boutique fragrance studio distilling your brand's stories into scent

 

Create with Us

 

 

Ministry of Scent offers full-service fragrance development, from concept ideation through compounding and production. We're the only fragrance company that has both professional perfumers and product development experts on our team, creating original scents for your brand and products. We provide turnkey development or individual services à la carte.

 

What We Do

 

 
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Fragrance Creation

We understand fragrance formulation is both an art and a science. We take your initial ideas through the scent design process, blending multiple formula iterations for feedback rounds to ensure artistry and appeal. We can work with all-natural or mixed media ingredients to create fine fragrances or scents for consumer products.

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Branding & Packaging

We believe the beauty of a fragrance must be reflected in the quality of its packaging. Our award-winning design team dives deep to translate your brand ethos into eye-catching packaging that speaks for itself. Whether stock or custom packaging, we manage the entire vendor process.

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Fragrance Production

With deeply experienced partners in fragrance manufacturing, we manage the process from beginning to end. All fragrances will pass our strict quality control tests to ensure consistency and adherence to safety regulations. Fine fragrance will be compounded, bottled, labeled and shipped to you ready to sell.

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Evaluation & Testing

Our office is co-located with our fragrance boutique in a San Francisco neighborhood with 42% millennial residents. Onsite, we have an experienced team of scent evaluators as well as expertise in consumer testing using surveys, focus groups and in-store observations.

 

Who We Are

 

 

Fresh Thinkers

Accomplished Creators

Seasoned Producers

Practitioners of Sustainability

Our unique team comes from the world of traditional and niche perfumery, as well as organic chemistry, aromatherapy, marketing, technology and consumer goods. We have the expertise and passion to drive your fragrance development from concept to execution.

 
Ineke Ruhland, Co-Founder & Head of Perfumery  Ineke is a professionally trained Nose with an MS in Perfumery, an MBA and years of experience in the fragrance industry as a marketer and perfumer. She leads our perfumery, production and packaging design team in all efforts. Ineke runs her own brand as well as creating private label fragrances for companies such as Anthropologie.

Ineke Ruhland, Co-Founder & Head of Perfumery

Ineke is a professionally trained Nose with an MS in Perfumery, an MBA and years of experience in the fragrance industry as a marketer and perfumer. She leads our perfumery, production and packaging design team in all efforts. Ineke runs her own brand as well as creating private label fragrances for companies such as Anthropologie.

Antonia Kohl, Co-Founder & Head of Consumer Experience  Antonia brings 20+ years of experience working with consumers in fragrance, tech and consumer goods as a Founder and Chief Designer. She is the co-owner of internationally celebrated indie fragrance boutique, Tigerlily Perfumery, and is professionally trained in ideation facilitation and consumer testing. She leads all brainstorming and consumer testing initiatives.

Antonia Kohl, Co-Founder & Head of Consumer Experience

Antonia brings 20+ years of experience working with consumers in fragrance, tech and consumer goods as a Founder and Chief Designer. She is the co-owner of internationally celebrated indie fragrance boutique, Tigerlily Perfumery, and is professionally trained in ideation facilitation and consumer testing. She leads all brainstorming and consumer testing initiatives.

Mauricio Garcia, Creative Director & Certified Aromatherapist  Mauricio has degrees in Journalism and Graphic Design, and is a certified Aromatherapist and natural perfumer. He has worked extensively in the beauty industry as a buyer, trainer, teacher and fragrance specialist. At the Ministry, Mauricio works on product development, packaging, natural fragrance creation and wellness projects.

Mauricio Garcia, Creative Director & Certified Aromatherapist

Mauricio has degrees in Journalism and Graphic Design, and is a certified Aromatherapist and natural perfumer. He has worked extensively in the beauty industry as a buyer, trainer, teacher and fragrance specialist. At the Ministry, Mauricio works on product development, packaging, natural fragrance creation and wellness projects.

Fragrance Development Team  We are proud to have built a strong team of Assistant Perfumers and Fragrance Specialists who bring expertise in chemistry, data science, project management and perfumery. Our team is young, diverse and especially tuned in to today's modern consumers. Each team member participates in relevant projects based upon their unique skill sets, including fragrance development, scent evaluation and event management.

Fragrance Development Team

We are proud to have built a strong team of Assistant Perfumers and Fragrance Specialists who bring expertise in chemistry, data science, project management and perfumery. Our team is young, diverse and especially tuned in to today's modern consumers. Each team member participates in relevant projects based upon their unique skill sets, including fragrance development, scent evaluation and event management.

 

Who We Work With

 

 

We work behind the scenes with clients from a variety of categories.

Perfume

Niche Fragrance
Prestige Fragrance
Mainstream Fragrance

Wellness

Natural Perfumes
Aromatherapy Fragrances
Essential Oil Blends
Flower Remedies

Beauty & Personal Care

Hair Care
Deodorants
Skin Care
Bath & Body

Environmental Products

Corporate Signature Scents
Candles & Room Fragrance
Car Fragrance

Entertainment

Musicians
Athletes
Actors
Media Personalities

Lifestyle

Retailers
Apparel
Accessories
Specialty Brands

 
 

We believe fragrance is an arT

 

 

If you want something special, we're the team for you.

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