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This is a story about how aroma therapist Natsuki Ohta successfully produced Natural Green Tea Perfumes, with the hope of supporting and helping the tea plantation industry revive, which has been in a state of steady decline.
President & CEO of ACT FOR Co.,Ltd./ England IFA certified aromatherapist
Natsuki is a one of the most talented perfumer in all of Japan. She established a school of aromatherapy in Japan, attracting tremendous media interest. She has been in charge of perfume lessons for the Miss Universe Japan Contest for many years. She is now making her mark on the international stage and was a main featured speaker at the 2017 IFA international conference in London.
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BORN AS A TEA FARMER’S DAUGHTER
Natsuki was born in Shizuoka, which is known as the largest tea-producing prefecture in Japan.
Her father was a tea farmer, and her mother worked in the beauty industry.
As a result, both aroma of green tea and beauty have always been beside her since she was a child.
Natsuki and her family lived in the countryside full of nature, with the scent of the fresh green grass all around.
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CHILDHOOD WHEN SHE FOUND A SOLACE IN THE SCENT OF GREEN TEA AROMA
Whenever Natsuki came back from school feeling down or hurt, she would absorb the scent of green tea coming from the tea factory, and then magically felt better and thought “I wish I could take this scent back with me.”
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REALITY OF THE STRUGGLING JAPANESE TEA FARMERS
Japanese tea farmers have recently been in a very difficult situation, suffering from depopulation and low birthrate in farming communities as well as outflows of successors and human resources to other industries. Facing crisis of her homeland industry, Natsuki began asking herself what she could do then as a perfumer.
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EXTRACTION OF NATURAL AROMA ESSENCE
And then Natsuki remembered the wonderful aromatic scent of green tea she loved and which helped melt all her stress away.
“Yes! I can create natural green tea perfumes using the essence of green tea?” And this was when she began her own journey to help her community.
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WORLD’S FIRST NATURAL GREEN TEA PERFUME
Through considerable trials and tribulations Natsuki finally preserved and created “Natural Green Tea Perfumes”.
By effectively utilizing the by product and before forgotten steam which was emitted during the production process of green tea, green tea aroma essence, the very ingredient of the perfumes, is produced.
This unique patented extraction technique enabled Natsuki to complete her product development of the 100% natural green tea perfumes.
“Green Tea Season” series is based on natural green tea aroma essence blended with various natural aroma essence, each having an image of twelve months in Japan.
”Green Tea World” series blended with aroma essence representing the beauty of specific countries in the world.
“Tennenryokuchakousui”, natural green tea scent created in collaboration with Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi.
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NEW POSSIBILITIES FOR THE TEA FARMERS
Production of this natural green tea aroma was developed for the purpose of `supporting the tea farmers`. It is an approved sustainable manufacturing method used worldwide.
From this method, it directly leads to the increase in income of tea farmers who are suffering from the downturn in green tea leave sales and who are being forced to abandon their farms some of which have been in the family for generations.
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NATSUKI’S NATURAL GREEN TEA PERFUMES, ORIGINATED FROM HER ROOTS
No one else could have made these natural green tea perfumes but Natsuki, who was raised in the countryside, devoting herself to aromatherapy.
These genuine, highest grade perfumes would have never been developed without Natsuki’s long lasting belief to pursue not only how beauty shows itself outwards but also what it tells in our hearts.
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FALL IN LOVE WITH THE SCENT OF GREEN TEA
Japan’s unique aroma of green tea is being spread all over the world. May your brand-new story scented with aroma of green tea start here and spread this love all over the world.