Natural skincare and fragrance expert Karen Gilbert originally trained as a make-up artist and cosmetic scientist at The London College of Fashion. As part of the product development team at Neal's Yard Remedies, Karen helped to create many of their award-winning formulas. She now runs artisan perfumery workshops in the UK and online. Karen is the author of Perfume and The Little Pocket Book of Natural Beauty (CICO Books). She is based in the New Forest in southern England, UK. Her website is www.karengilbert.co.uk.