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Meet The Perfumer

Marina Barcenilla

Welcome to Marina's Perfumes, where artistry meets science in every bottle. Marina Barcenilla leads a captivating double life - one as an Independent Perfumer and fragrance educator, and the other as an Astrobiology Doctoral Researcher at the esteemed University of Westminster and Natural History Museum in London.

With over two decades of experience as a perfumer and fragrance educator, Marina is the visionary behind Marina Barcenilla Parfums and AromAtom, crafting scents that captivate the senses and transcend boundaries. Her olfactory expertise extends beyond her own brands, as she collaborates with renowned British labels such as Romilly Wilde and Nostara, leaving an indelible mark on the fragrance industry.

Yet, Marina's passion for science is equally profound. Armed with a First Class Honours degree in Planetary Science with Astronomy from Birkbeck, University of London, and nearing the completion of her PhD in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and Biophysics, Marina delves into the mysteries of life beyond Earth. Her groundbreaking research focuses on detecting and characterizing spectroscopic biosignatures on Mars, utilizing analogue samples from various earthly locales.

But Marina's dedication doesn't end in the laboratory. As an active science communicator and member of esteemed organizations like the Astrobiology Society of Britain and the Royal Astronomical Society, she shares her knowledge and enthusiasm with audiences of all ages. From delivering captivating talks on Planetary Science, Astrobiology, and Astronomy to orchestrating engaging events through her space science outreach project, AromAtom, Marina leaves an indelible mark on minds and hearts alike.

Experience the fusion of art and science with Marina's Perfumes, where each scent tells a story of exploration, discovery, and boundless creativity.


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