The Art and Technology of Perfumery™
Perfumery Courses Online
PerfumersWorld offers, perhaps the most comprehensive and intensive courses on the business, marketing, art and technology of perfumery available anywhere. No little things that are held back - if we know it, you know it.
The training is unique in that it uses a quite revolutionary and systematic method we call The ABC's of Perfumery.
Courses are designed for training Perfumers, evaluators and marketing staff in the perfumery industry. They are also popular with business owners, aroma chemists but their approach is such that even complete beginners with no chemistry or even perfumery background can follow them.
Learn by having fun approach.
Two questions we are always asked are:
i) What's the difference between the online courses and the live Workshop?
Although both have the same content - the Workshop is like the movie and Online like the book. Online requires more thought and introspection and therefore goes deeper in many respects, while the Workshop is quick, easy, nicely packaged and wow!
ii) Can I study The Foundation Course Online and then do the Professional Workshop? The online courses are a different format to the workshops, so we still require anybody doing a Professional Live Workshop to complete the Foundation Plus Live Workshop first but it can be at a different time and in a different location. e.g. Foundation Workshop this year in Dubai, Professional Workshop next year in Bangkok.
A very powerful way to complete and supercharge the training is to do it in this order;
1. Free Foundation Course Online (forms Units 1-10) >
2. Foundation Plus Live Workshop >
3. Professional Level Live Workshop >
4. Professional Course Online (forms Units 11-20).
The Art and Technology of Perfumery™ (Units 1-10)
Foundation Course Online FREE
A free 10-unit online course that builds a solid foundation in the essentials of perfumery for those wanting to create their own perfumes or perfumed products for pleasure or profit. An excellent course for the new perfumer, evaluator, cosmetic chemist, entrepreneur or marketer of perfumed products, cosmetics or ingredients.
The Foundation Course (Units 1-10) is a primer course for our Professional Course (Units 11-20) that builds a solid foundation in the essentials of perfumery for those wanting to create their own perfumes or perfumed products for pleasure or profit. An excellent course for the new perfumer, evaluator, cosmetic chemist, entrepreneur or marketer of perfumed products, cosmetics or ingredients. Provides an introduction to The ABC's of Perfumery in a way that is very easy to follow. Completion of the Foundation Course is a pre-requisite for the online Professional Courses.
- 10 Units notes and assignments online..
- Each unit corresponds to about 10 Hours study time.
- You can complete each unit in your own time frame.
- There is an assessment test at the end of each unit.
- Integrates and prepares for the Senior and Professional courses.
- Upon completion, a certificate for you to print out and display
The Art and Technology of Perfumery™ (Units 11-20)
Professional Online Course (10 Units with The Student's Raw Materials Kit)
A course for those already working as perfumers or aspiring to be commercial perfumers and require some structure to their art or want to expand their repertoire and develop their creative skills to new levels. Ideally complete the Free Foundation Course Online (above) before starting this course.
Perfect for those wanting to enter the perfumery field as it comes with a raw material kit that introduces 161 first need-to-know principal natural and synthetic raw materials used in commercial perfumery today. Ideal for those in full time employment who do not have the time or freedom to attend a residential course. Also for those working in the hundreds of perfumery companies, including 8 out of the top 10 fragrance and flavor companies that don't have in-house training program for their perfumers.
- 10 Professional units notes and assignments.
- Each unit corresponds to one months study 40 hours study time.
- As a guide we suggest planning to complete one unit one month.
- Units can be scheduled for a students own requirements.
- The Student's Raw Materials Kit is/are shipped by courier.
- Registered copy of The Perfumer's Workbook (800+ material records pre-loaded).
- Private coaching support with your course mentor via WhatsApp.
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The Art and Technology of Perfumery™
Professional Online Course - Pay As You Go Option
This option is for students who prefer to take the training at their own pace or as and when their budget allows. Each Unit comes with with sections of the 161 Students Raw Material Kit. Unit 11 has 26 materials and subsequent Units 12-20 each have 15 materials (making a total of 161 raw materials). Tuition support is available for up to 6 weeks after receipt of each Unit's Kit. The units should be completed in numerical order to get the full Professional Course Experience.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Online Professional Course
Q=> Do you issue a certificate for your online courses
A=> Yes, but you must complete 2 assignments to qualify.(see next question)
Q=> Are there assignments and/or a final exam?
A=> There are questionnaires to move to each unit, as with the Foundation Course. There are home assignments to complete but you don't have to submit them (but can if you want feedback). Halfway through the course you are set a final project which contains two parts 1) a written research subject of your choice. 2) A practical perfume project of your choice to complete. The final project only has to be submitted if you want a certificate issued. We have done it like this so that you can still complete the whole course content even if you don't want to submit anything.
Q=> Do you have more details about the course content?
A=> This is the syllabus outline of the professional online course:
The units should be completed in numerical order to get the full Professional Course Experience.
Unit 11 - Course Overview
What is perfume? - A perspective on perfumery - How do you smell?
Unit 12 - Odor Classification
The Landmarks of Perfumery - The ABCs of Perfumery - Raw Materials of Natural Origin
Unit 13 - Aroma Chemicals
Chemical Structure - Basic Perfume Composition - Formulating by Function
Unit 14 - The Accord
"Trinity" Florals - "Narcotic" Florals - "Light Green" Florals - "Green" Florals - Other Florals
Unit 15 - Perfume Creation Techniques
Musical and Painting Analogies - Mind Maps - Scents and feeling - Creation Checklist
Unit 16 -Zen and the Art of Perfumery
Perfume Modification - Perfume Matching - Techniques & Ethical Considerations
Unit 17 - Commercial Considerations
Quality - Price - Applications - The Perfume Enquiry - Market Analysis
Unit 18 - Perfume Screening
The Evaluator - Production Methods And Problems - Perfumery Solvents
Unit 19 - Quality Assurance
Safety - Evaluation - Quality Control techniques
Unit 20 - Odour Profiler
Fine Smelling - Feeling - The X-Factor
Q=> Is there tutoring support?
A=> Web tutoring support is available via email or WhatsApp (recommended) with your instructor.
Q=> Is there a time limit for completion of the course?
A=> The course is designed to be completed in 10 months, 1 unit/month. A timer is initially set for 1 year completion but can be extended by up to 6 months. 5 weeks support per unit for the pay as you go option.
Q=> Do you have the list of the raw materials which are supplied?
A=> The Students Raw Material Training Kit
Q=> Do I have to pay the whole fee at the beginning of the course?
A=> Up to you. Please check the options above.
Q=> Is the course useful for non-professionals too? (Perfumery is only a hobby for me...).
A=> It is designed to be accessible and useful for all levels of entrants, whether you are a serious hobbyist, an evaluator, a researcher, a junior perfumer or an experienced perfumer. We have students of all ages (10-70+) and experience, beginners to long term professionals from top global perfumery companies (as many don't offer access to staff for in-house training).