The Art and Technology of Perfumery Foundation Plus Workshop — Oct. 1-5, 2019

The Perfumer's Studio


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The Art and Technology of Perfumery Foundation Plus Workshop is the world's premier short-form perfumery course. 

Our multimedia, hands-on workshop provides access to more than 800 raw materials and bases, and employs a unique method of training developed by perfumer Stephen V. Dowthwaite and PerfumersWorld 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:

  • Commercial perfumery
  • Natural perfumery
  • Aromatherapy
  • Spa and lifestyle products

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

Section 1:

  • Safety First
  • What is perfume?
  • Perfume structure overview
  • Odor classification
  • Workshop: Making your first perfume

Section 2:

  • Aromatherapy - Theory and practice
  • Aromachology - The psychology of smell
  • Spa and lifestyle products
  • Natural Perfumery
  • Workshop: Making a perfect natural blend

Section 3:

  • Smelling techniques
  • Synesthesia - The secret language of smell
  • Odor description
  • The Perfumer's Workbook Software (included)
  • Workshop: Developing a perfume using The Perfumer's Workbook

Section 4:

  • Theories of why things have smells
  • Making scents and sense of aroma chemical names
  • Overview of natural perfumery materials
  • Synthetic perfumery materials
  • Workshop: Using natural and synthetic aroma materials

Section 5:

  • Composing perfumes
  • Creative techniques
  • Formulating by function
  • Overcoming creative blocks
  • Workshop: Creating original perfumes

Section 6:

  • Perfume applications
  • Ingredients and formulations
  • Perfume products in home and industry
  • Resolving issues with fragrance in applications
  • Workshop: Creating fragrance for products

Section 7:

  • Storage of perfume and raw materials
  • Quality Control methods
  • Quality Assurance
  • Safety Last
  • The 'X' Factor
  • Workshop: Putting it all together, creating for projects

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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