Fragrant Signatures – Natural Perfumery Education

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Some research results say that when choosing perfumes, we prefer those that fit well with the natural scent of our bodies and harmoniously complete it, thus emphasizing our biological signal.

Research has also shown that when people apply self-selected fragrances, the effect is rated as more pleasant than when they apply a scent chosen by someone else.

Therefore, we can regard self-composed perfumes as extremely exclusive ones, and if we use only natural materials, as top luxury, too.

Natural perfumery education consists of two modules, each lasting 30 hours (4 days x 7,5 hours or 5 days x 6 hours).

Module 1
Content of education:

Day 1:

–  Introduction
–  Fragrant Materials
–  Sourcing, Selecting and Storing Raw Materials
–  Working With Fragrant Materials
a) Preparing Materials
b) How to Evaluate Scents
–  Notes
–  Base Notes Evaluation

Day 2:
– Categories by Odour Type
– Accords
– Base Accord Trials
– Middle Notes Evaluation
– Perfume Draft

Day 3:
– Perfume Formulation Method
– Base Accord Creation
– Skin Chemistry
– Middle Accord Trials

Day 4:
– Top Notes Evaluation
– Middle Accord Creation
– Top Accord Trials
–  Perfume Evolution
– Top Accord Creation
– Perfume Construction Form
– Perfume Creation

Day 5:
– Perfumes Classified by Concentration
– Perumes by Form
– Composing Oil-Based Perfume
– Vertical Accord Trial
– Oil-based Perfume Creation
– Safety Issues
– Fragrance Families
– New Trend: Gender Neutral Perfumes
– Closing Discussion

During the education, participants create their alcohol-based (EdT – 15ml) perfume and oil-based perfume (5ml). In addition to workbook (over 100 pages), work palette 1 (21 fragrant materials in 10ml bottles with pipettes), created perfumes and certificate of completion, participants are provided with all necessary equipment (roll-on bottle for oil-based perfume, bottles, pipettes, stickers, scent strips etc.).

After completing Module 1 participants are trained to create alcohol and oil-based perfumes and can finish their education at this level.

 

Module 2 is intended for those persistent and curious who want to learn further,  improve the art of composing natural perfumes and refine their creations. Those who already have experience in designing natural perfumes do not have to pre-complete Module 1, but it will be necessary to take a test checking the knowledge for Module 2 level of education.

Content of education:

  • Discussion of previous experiences in creating natural perfumes
  • Evaluation of fragrant materials in the palette: studying notes  &  keeping records
  • Practical skills: work with „problematic“ materials, different dilutions,  more precise measurement (working with scales)
  • Composing vertical accords
  • Different approaches to perfume creation
  • Planning and creating EdT
  • Planning and making solid perfume
  • Perfumer’s diary
  • Creating Bespoke Perfume

In order to be able to work with as large amount of fragrant components as possible, materials from the palette 1 will be available.  For the same reason, students are expected to bring their own palettes, too.

Participants will create their alcohol perfume (EdT-15ml), solid perfume (5g), and a sample of bespoke perfume.  They are provided with workbook, work palette 2 (20 fragrant materials in 10ml bottles with pipettes), all necessary equipment (bottles, compact for solid perfume, pipettes, stickers, scent strips etc.), and certificate of completion. Upon completion of Module 2 this education is finished. On further modes and opportunities to improve their skills everyone decides according to their needs, visions and inspiration.

For more details about education please use contact form on my website: http://aromaterapija.info/slobodanka-postic/