The Art of Perfumery Workshop
Learn the simple techniques that give your blends the Wow factor! We'll share with you the suppliers and sources of materials for you to continue your fragrant journey. In this 5 hour hands-on practical & theory workshop you’ll become familiar with the families of scents & how to classify/organise your materials in a sensible way. The Modern Science of how aromas/odours are sourced & created (including Synthetic Vs. “Natural” debate), and where to buy the best perfumery supplies. You'll learn the difference between essential oils, isolates, aroma chemicals, absolutes, dilutions. The Perfumer's Pyramid, and how to structure just the right amounts of base, middle and top notes to build timing and evolution of the scent. The Perfume Families & How to Classify Aromas & Odours, and how to train your nose to recognise odours within perfumes. A Case Study: A World Famous Perfume. We will re-construct a version of a world famous perfume close to the original scent as a way of experiencing how a perfume comes together. You will then learn the Perfumer's most guarded skill - How to construct perfume accords. Accords are where the magic of a perfume really comes together. Basic accords & complex accords are blends of multiple odours/aromas that lose their individual scent as they merge and become a whole new beautiful scent of their own. Perhaps you have played around with blending fragrance before for your soaps, candles and other body products, but without the true know-how of accord building, blends can often lack the wow factor. Learn how to know when your blend is just right and in perfect harmony. You will also learn the art of diluting your perfume concentrate into an atomiser spray - all materials and equipment will be supplied for you. You will take home your very own perfume designed & created by you. Who knows, you could be the world’s next perfume sensation! When you leave this workshop, you’ll have the necessary basic to intermediate skills to continue your own journey developing your own fragrance lines for fun or profit. You’ll be surprised at how much profit is to made from perfume. Please note: this is not an essential oil based workshop. We'll also be using safe synthetics & professional industry-based nature-identical aromas. Remember: 'natural' doesn't always mean non-toxic, and 'synthetic' doesn't always mean toxic. The materials used are authorised safe & non-toxic by the World IFRA (International Fragrance Regulation Authority).
DURATION: 10am to 3.30 pm. Maximum of only 10 places so please book today! This has shown itself to be a very popular course with places filling fast. ADDRESS: 10 Narrien Place North Nowra NSW 2541. 02) 4422 9523. AGE REQUIREMENTS: The minimum age for participants in this course is 16 years old. LUNCH & REFRESHMENTS: A light lunch & refreshments will be provided. Please let us know in the comments field if you have any special dietary requirements and we will be happy to accommodate. CANCELLATION POLICY: Should you need to cancel your class please let us know as soon as this information is available. We are happy for you to send another person instead, or to transfer your booking to another time slot. We do not, however offer a refund if you are unable to attend. In the rare event that we need to cancel your class we will let you know as soon as this information comes to hand. We reserve the right to supply another teacher for your class should Andrew be unavailable, to allow your class to proceed with minimal interuption. If circumstances cannot be worked with we will provide another date for your class if you wish, or a full refund of your course costs if you prefer. We are unable to refund any transport or accommodation costs you may have incurred. That said, we would do our utmost to ensure all courses proceed as planned where there is the usual possibility to do so.