1970 A SCENT FAIRY IS BORN
Melanie Jane grew up in the north of England surrounded by fields of flowers, and with a passion for perfume inspired by the gift of a fragrance kit at age 8. She spent many a joyful day blending away creating scents to the delight of her father.
1997 THE REAL JOURNEY BEGAN
As a young adult Melanie studied beauty and holistic therapy. The aromatherapy module would lead her to discover the emotional healing properties of essential oils, as she privately battled postnatal depression and grief, at the sudden loss of her beloved father Albert. This prompted a yearning to share her knowledge with the world, as she started a private practice in the UK, with the desire to help others.
1999-2019 THE TWO-DECADE MIDDLE EASTERN JOURNEY
In 1999 Melanie moved to Dubai, where she eventually went on to create a critically acclaimed line of exclusive aromatherapy products, natural skincare and feel-good fragrances, under the brand name NightingOils.
2016 A SCENT FILLED AUGUST CHANGED EVERYTHING
A life changing summer spent at the world-renowned Grasse Institute of Perfumery in France, enriched and refined Melanie’s work, and allowed her to form a professional partnership with a luxury perfume house in Paris. A chance encounter with 'Scent Maverick' Jo Malone inspired her to rebrand and simply use her name, 'Melanie Jane'
2017 A GLOBAL REACH IN 7* HOTELS
It was in France that Melanie discovered her love of teaching and inspiring others as she went on to host regular masterclasses in luxurious locations throughout the city such as the Burj Al Arab. They proved so popular that students would fly in from New York and Thailand to attend for just one day.
2019 THE YEAR OF THE SUPER BRANDS
With a reputation for high end luxury and prestigious venues combined with 'Out of the Box' thinking, Melanie was commissioned by Carlsberg to create a bespoke scent for the UAE launch of Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc. She has since worked with Toyota and was approached by Mercedes and Martini for fragrance collaborations.
2020 THE FRENCH CONNECTION
After many visits to France Melanie fell in love and decided to make it her permanent home. Now in addition to creating private label perfumes for Indie brands, influencers and global brands, she hosts courses online and at her Scent Studio, assuring her position as a high-end brand and an authority on all things fragrance.
2021+ THE FUTURE
Melanie's first book was published in the summer of 2020, a US city tour is being planned for 2022 along with a new fragrance range. Melanie is on a mission to empower fellow creators to follow their dreams, as she once did. So #watchthisspace and subscribe to our newsletter to be informed of brand updates, inspiring blog posts and all the latest news!