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Perfume ‘love affair’ leads to prestigious accolade

A Kirklees entrepreneur has been honoured for the success of her business which she started at her kitchen table more than 10 years ago.

Huddersfield’s Tajinder Kaur Banwait, founder of Urban Apothecary London, has received an MBE in the King’s New Year’s Honours List for services to business and to the beauty industry.

Tajinder comments: “When I think back to Urban Apothecary’s humble beginnings at my kitchen table over ten years ago, I wouldn’t have imagined receiving such recognition for the positive impact of my work.

“I consider myself fortunate to be doing what I love, from creating fragrances and hand-pouring candles in my Leicestershire factory to championing export, supporting British manufacturing, promoting female entrepreneurs and leading the way for South Asian businesses to thrive.”

Urban Apothecary makes candles and body scents. The company’s website describes its founder as a ‘perfumer-alchemist.’

The website states: “Urban Apothecary started life from the kitchen table, fuelled by a passion for fragrance and a desire to layer traditional ingredients of flowers, fruits, resins, and woods in unconventional, contemporary ways.

“Every fragrance shaped from a collaboration of arts with science, is inspired by a personal recollection brought to life through the clever branding of notes rich with ambience.

“These distinctive aromas, a mixture of moods and memories, are curated into a collection of original scents for the home and body. Dress the urban environments with fragrances that inspire, nurture, and transport, while choosing scents for yourself that engage the senses and leave you feeling luxuriously pampered.”

It continues: “From an early age, Tajinder began a love affair with perfume that continues to this day.

“She believes that locking memories in fragrance, as if each were a scented snapshot, is a pleasing way to remember special moments. Hence every fragrance recounts a personal experience, from walking in woodland after rain, to catching the intriguing perfume of a passing stranger. These nostalgic musings encourage connection by evoking memories and becoming the catalyst for creating moods.”

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