The Handmade Market is a lovely place to be. Is sounds great, it looks beautiful and it definitely smells delicious. And even more so in June, when boutique perfumer, Amacyn, will be setting up for the first time. Owner, Ferlyn, who hails from Sydney, is passionate about scent. Since 2009, she has been inspired by the energy of essential oils. 128 oils combine to make the 24 perfumes in the range, with names such as “I am Passion”, “I am Kind” and “I am Love”, so there is a scent for everyone. We asked her more about it.
Tell us about your business
We are passionate about designing and making perfumes made with natural and organic ingredients. Our business is about making people smell good, feel positive and stay healthy. I love to know what inspires peoples’ favourite scent, and which aroma creates a positive vibration that uplifts them.

What made you apply to Handmade?

It is prestigious to be a part of an iconic event in Canberra.

I see Handmade Canberra as a platform that engages handmade designers and makers of Australian products. Exhibiting at Handmade Canberra gives me the opportunity to know the scent of Canberra through my interactions to the local community and by breathing the beautiful air of Canberra.

What are you looking forward to most about your trip?

I am from Sydney and I am looking forward to seeing the the beautiful Australian native botanicals and Canberra’s landscape in winter. I am also intrigued by the urban design. The marriage of contemporary and classic art in Canberra in its gardens, buildings and architectural structures. The fusion of art and the seat of power in Canberra thrills me. It is like Athens in modern days. If I were to compare it to a perfume, it would be layered with sweetness and earthy notes.

I am looking forward touching its soil, walking in the fogs of Winter, walking on pavements where the law makers walked and having a coffee where they sat.

What’s the best way to keep warm in Winter?

A hot bath with epsom salts and wearing Amacyn warm natural perfumes, spraying Amacyn warm perfumes onto beanies and putting Amacyn perfume creams on your feet before socks.

Can you describe your studio/place of work?

The studio where I produce the perfume and place of work where I conceptualise my notes are two separate places. My studio is surrounded with trees, botanical plants and grass. In the morning it is filled with natural light from the sun. Tables and benches are filled with bottles, essential oils in tin cans, apparatus for mixing and blending perfumes.

The place where I conceptualise my notes is at Rose Bay Sydney. This place is surrounded by water, trees, and plants. Inside my home is a dedicated room with 135 essential oils and a few plant extracts for me to work with in the morning. My concepts and designs often come to me at 3 o’clock in the morning, to it’s good to have my oils to hand.


Caroline Leevers is responsible for the Handmade brand, including the website, Handmade Style, the newsletter and the online magazine. When she's not hanging out with the lovely Handmade team, she runs Callie & Co Design, a Canberra graphic design studio that crafts brands for small businesses. Her favourite things about Canberra are the seasons (especially Autumn), the big sky, the coffee and the great events.


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