Penny Williams
Creative Perfumer, Founder

Penny has over 26 years of experience in the fragrance industry, across all areas of creative perfumery and including analytical, technical, legislation and management. This includes over 20 years as a Perfumer and a position as Chief Perfumer at the international fragrance house Belmay, subsequently purchased by Symrise.

Penny is a full member of The British Society of Perfumers, deputy Chairperson on the IFRA UK Technical Advisory Group and a member of the IFRA IOFI GHS Taskforce.

To connect with Penny on Linked In, please visit her profile here.


In July 2006 Penny started her own consultancy based business: Orchadia. Since then Orchadia has been providing consultancy and training all over the world to diverse clients including fragrance houses, product developers, ingredient producers, retailers and individuals.

Orchadia's projects often encompass commercial, creative and technical challenges. They include research projects; regulatory affairs; providing expertise to fragrance houses and their suppliers; developing perfumes for products alongside fragrance partners; and using understanding of people, processes and business to provide fragrance advice, business support and training.

In August 2013, Orchadia launched The International Perfume Academy: dedicated to professional training and development in perfumery art, science and communication.

In 2014 Richard Osborne joined the Orchadia team as Office Manager. He is also a creative and experienced graphic designer. Some of his work can be seen on the graphics page.

Orchadia moved to Colworth Science Park, Sharnbrook in January 2015. It's an inspiring place to work, with world class meeting facilities and Orchadia has already doubled in size in the year since moving there.

2016 - we continue to grow, working with great clients on stimulating projects and loving it.