The Art and Technology of Perfumery Professional Level Workshop — Oct. 8-19, 2019

The Perfumer's Studio


The Perfumer's Studio is the only place in the US where the complete Art and Technology of Perfumery Professional Level Course is currently being offered.

Developed over the past 20 years by perfumer Stephen V. Dowthwaite of PerfumersWorld, this multimedia, hands-on perfumery intensive (10 study days, Tuesday to Saturday) employs interactive, project-based training that builds on the Art and Technology of Perfumery Foundation Plus Workshop.

Recognized as the world's premier short-form perfumery course, participants have access to more than 800 raw materials and bases, and a revolutionary method of training that alternates theoretical instruction with practical workshop sessions. The sessions are focused on your personal projects, that you follow through from inception to final presentation (optional) at the end of the course.

Professional Level course objectives include: understanding the majority of perfumery jargon; an awareness of major legislation, safety and stability affecting perfumery; independent creation of a range of perfumes in ALL major perfume families; modification of creations for odor, cost and product applications; the ability to decipher perfume enquiries systematically and successfully; adding your own objectives and goals.

If you would like any further information, please contact us.

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

Students are required to attend all days of any course. If you unable to commit to the full schedule at this time, please make plans to attend a future course.

Section 1:

  • Advanced smelling techniques
  • Smelling from different substrates
  • Advanced odor classification

Section 2:

  • Developing your own product line concept
  • Creating your own product line

Section 3-5:

  • Creation of all major soliflors using aroma chemicals and naturals
  • How to create new or unknown florals
  • The secrets of creating accords quickly
  • Creating floral bouquets

Section 6-8:

  • Creating examples of all modern fragrance groups — Aldehydic, Fougere, Chypre, Oriental, Gourmand, etc.
  • Modifying these quickly to make many famous landmark perfumes

Section 9:

  • Reverse smelling techniques
  • Decoding a perfume

Section 10:

  • Safety and legislation considerations
  • IFRA, EEC and other regulatory bodies
  • Preparing shipping documents

Section 11:

  • Commercial aspects of your product
  • How to cost your product

Section 12:

  • How to modify a fragrance for product applications
  • Testing your perfume in product

Section 13:

  • How to read and understand a GCMS report
  • How to interpret a GCMS report
  • How to use the GCMS report to reproduce a perfume
  • How to modify it to get it closer

Section 14:

  • Presenting your own product line
  • Launch
  • The Highest Technique

FREE: All 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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