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SUN 12 MAY 2 PM - 5 PM

Mother's Day Perfume Walk

A unique and memorable Mother's Day in the Royal Botanic Garden

Treat your mother, wife, daughter, or any special woman in your life to a unique and memorable Mother's Day spent in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney unravelling the mysteries of perfume while exploring the most fragrant plants found in the Garden.

Join perfume consultant Catherine du Peloux Menage, who will discuss the sense of smell, the science of scent, the history of perfume, and the creation of some of the most famous perfumes ever produced. Catherine has developed a practice as a scent stylist, speaker, and writer on perfume and the sense of smell, speaking on everything from the history of perfume to historical scents and stinks in the works of Jane Austen and Charles Dickens.

The talk will be complemented by a walk through the Royal Botanic Garden with Mary Threlfall, who once worked for the fashion house Schiaparelli and managed the launch of new fragrances. She will explore the natural scents of the Garden, explaining how plants use scents to attract pollinators and examining scents in the Garden including peppermint, lemon myrtle, lavender, patchouli, and more.

Includes morning tea on the Foundation and Friends Terrace.
 

When

Sunday, 12 May, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Price

$60 ($50 Foundation & Friends Members)

Where

Maiden Theatre
Royal Botanic Garden, Mrs Macquaries Road Sydney

Who

Adults

Contact

Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens
foundation.friends@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au

Transport

Public transport recommended. Limited parking available
Terms and Conditions
Customer: The person who is attending the event. Member’s Price: Available for customers who will hold a current membership with Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens at the time of the event/activity. Customers, individuals or groups must be named as membership holders. Non-Member’s Price: Available to all customers who are not current membership holders with Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens. For cancellations of less than 10 days: No refunds or transfers. For cancellations of 10 to 30 days prior: Cancellation fee is 50% of event/activity price, capped at a maximum of $100. The remaining amount paid can be used to transfer to another event/activity or refunded. For cancellations of 30 days or more: No cancellation fee applied. The full amount paid can be used to transfer to another event/activity or refunded. Special cancellation policies apply to Foundation & Friends New Years’ Eve event, and National & International Tours. For more information about T&Cs call 02 9231 8182.
 
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