Springtime means roses are in full bloom! Join Kristy Tippett, owner of Soho Rose Farm, and Samantha Taylor, Fragrance Specialist, as they share their deep passion for roses and fragrance in an exclusive workshop held among paddocks of locally grown blooms.
Where: Dean 3362 VIC, Daylesford-Macedon
Spend the day among the luscious fields at Soho Rose Farm and immerse yourself in the world of flowers. Walk the fields with Kristy and smell the blooms she grows and learn some of her tips for growing beautiful roses.
Learn the history of roses and how they are used in perfume, and then create your own rose perfume masterpiece using Bulgarian Rose Absolute and other materials under the guidance of Samantha.
Guests will spend the time creating custom rose fragrances and will take home a 15ml bottle of their own creation in a personalised bottle.
Dine on rose inspired food for lunch and then experience our unique Flower Shower, where you will be showered in rose petals for a totally Instagrammable photo!
The workshop will cover:
• Introduction to Kristy and Samantha’s practices
• Tour through the rose paddocks
• History of growing roses
• Understanding the different scents of roses grown at Soho Rose Farm
• History of the use of rose in perfume
• How rose oil is made
• How to create perfume with an emphasis on rose and its molecular structure
• Perfume creation
• Rose petal immersive experience
• Rose inspired lunch catered by Vegas & Rose
This is a rare opportunity to gain insight into how both Kristy and Samantha work and their deep love of roses.
The fruits of your labour
15ml French glass bottle of parfum engraved with roses and guest's name
Sample of Bulgarian Rose presented in a wooden gift vial
Soho Rose Farm tote bag
Rose inspired lunch and desserts catered by Vegas & Rose
An abundant bouquet of garden roses
The kit required
Comfortable shoes to walk in the rose fields.
Kristy Tippett is a rose farmer, florist and owner of Soho Rose Farm. At Soho Rose Farm, field-grown garden roses burst from rich volcanic soil, growing just as nature intended; seasonally and intoxicatingly fragrant.
Located in the heart of a family run working cattle, potato and cropping farm within the Hepburn Springs district, Soho Rose Farm create floral magic that are sold to florists all over Australia.
After many years working in the creative floral world Kristy is taking garden rose growing in an exciting new direction. Kristy’s passion for growing locally grown, high-quality flowers led her to move 6000 established rose plants to her Dean farm in 2018 and has since added another 3000 new plants to her paddocks.
Kristy is excited to pass on her knowledge that she has learned both as a florist and now as a rose farmer.
Samantha Taylor is a Fragrance Specialist and owner of The Powder Room. Samantha's passion for fragrance knows no bounds – she is, proudly, perfume obsessed.
She has more than 25 years’ experience in the beauty industry working with prestige brands, and for the past 15 years, she has specialised in artisan perfume, undertaking training in both London and Paris. The Powder Room is a thriving boutique consultancy and Samantha spends her time consulting on all things beauty and fragrance, conducting Perfume Masterclasses, creating fragrance and beauty products and dreaming up unique perfume events.
Sam traveled to the rose fields of Taif in Saudi Arabia last year, and this workshop is inspired by her experience there. She looks forward to sharing her love of roses in perfume.