The Art and Technology of Perfumery Foundation Plus Workshop — Mar. 3-7, 2020

The Perfumer's Studio


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The Art and Technology of Perfumery Foundation Plus Workshop is unlike any other short-form perfumery course offered anywhere else. 

Led and taught by respected professionals who create fragrances of all types for businesses and individuals every day, the instructors are dedicated to the rigorous training of perfumers for successful careers, while also supporting and encouraging independent experimentation, and the use of scent in new contexts.

Our multimedia, hands-on workshop provides access to more than 800 industry-standard raw materials and bases, and employs a unique method of training developed over the past two decades.

No prior knowledge of perfumery is required, so the training is suitable for beginners. But no matter what your skill level when you start — whether a complete novice or a PhD with 30 years of experience in the industry — you are guaranteed to progress exponentially.

Please Note: Completion of a Foundation Plus Workshop is a pre-requisite for the two-week Professional Level Workshops/Master Classes.

The workshop covers:

  • Foundations of perfume creation
  • Natural perfumery
  • Aromatherapy
  • Spa and lifestyle products

Times: 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesday to Saturday (5 days)

Section 1:

  • Lab and formulation safety
  • Raw materials and their origin
  • Structuring fragrance
  • Odor classification
  • Workshop: Creating your first scent

Section 2:

  • Aromatherapy - International theory and practice
  • Aromachology - Psychology and the uses of smell
  • Spa and lifestyle products for branding opportunities
  • Natural Perfumery - Safety and Sustainability
  • Workshop: Making the perfect natural blend

Section 3:

  • Smelling techniques
  • Synesthesia - The secret language of smell
  • Describing odors and communicating ideas
  • The Perfumer's Workbook Software demonstration 
  • Workshop: Developing a perfume using The Perfumer's Workbook

Section 4:

  • Theories of olfaction
  • Making sense of aroma chemicals
  • Overview of natural perfumery materials
  • Overview of synthetic perfumery materials
  • Workshop: Using natural and synthetic aroma materials

Section 5:

  • Composing successful fragrances
  • Creative techniques to expand your practice
  • Formulating by function
  • Overcoming creative blocks
  • Workshop: Creating an original perfume

Section 6:

  • Perfume applications and use in product
  • Managing ingredients and formulations
  • Perfumed products in other contexts
  • Resolving issues with fragrance in product
  • Workshop: Creating fragrances for products

Section 7:

  • Storage of perfume and raw materials
  • Quality Control methods
  • Quality Assurance methods
  • The 'X' Factor
  • Workshop: Putting it all together, creating a final project

FREE: Workshop participants will receive a registered version of The Perfumer's Workbook - a powerful perfume-creation tool for Mac and Windows.


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