Perfumery Workshops

Our workshops are not for the faint hearted. Short and very intensive, participants are likely to learn more in a few days than they will learn working in a perfumery house for a year or more. Main subjects covered include: perfume creation, commercial perfumery, natural perfumery, aromatherapy, spa and lifestyle products.

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The Foundation Plus Workshop - 1st Week (5 study days) or 2 Weekends (4 long days)

Bangkok 2010


Includes theoretical training sessions followed by workshops with access to hundreds of commercially available perfumery materials including essential oils, absolutes, isolates, aroma chemicals and specialty key bases. Because these classes form a semi-private tuition format your personal objectives can be targeted very well during the training. An ideal option for those who prefer personal training with a live instructor. The size of the Workshops is strictly limited, ensuring that each students specific requirements can be catered for.

Perfume Workshop

These workshops are not for the faint hearted, they are very intensive and participants are likely to learn more in 5 full days than they will learn working in a perfumery house for a year or more. Subjects covered will be perfume creation, commercial perfumery, natural perfumery, aromatherapy, spa and lifestyle products. A unique interactive, learning by doing method of training. Each subject starts at the beginning and goes to a high level in easy to follow stages. No matter what your level when you start, whether a complete newbie or a pHD with 30 years experience in the industry you will progress exponentially.


Note: If you wish to take the two weeks Professional Level Workshop/Master Classes then completion of the Foundation Plus Workshop with PerfumersWorld is a pre-requisite.


Covering:

  • commercial perfumery,
  • natural perfumery,
  • aromatherapy,
  • spa and lifestyle products.

Section 1:

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

Section 2:

  • Aromatherapy - theory and practice
  • Aromachology - the psychology of smell
  • Spa and lifestyle products
  • Natural Perfumery
  • Workshop: Making perfect natural blends

Section 3:

  • Smelling techniques
  • Synaesthesia, the secret language of smell
  • Odour 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 formulating
  • Perfume products in home and industry
  • Solving problems with perfume in applications
  • Workshop: Creating perfumes 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: A registered version of the World's best perfume creation software for Mac and Windows, exclusive to PerfumersWorld, included with the course.


Includes theoretical training sessions Monday to Friday followed by workshops with access to hundreds of commercially available perfumery materials including essential oils, absolutes, isolates, aroma chemicals and specialty key bases. Because these classes form a semi-private tuition format your personal objectives can be targeted very well during the training. An ideal option for those who prefer personal training with a live instructor. The size of the Workshops is strictly limited, ensuring that each students specific requirements can be catered for.

Bangkok 2010

The workshop is not for the faint of heart, it is very intensive and participants are likely to learn more in each 5 full days of one of our workshops than they will learn working in a perfumery house for a year or more. Subjects covered will be perfume creation, commercial perfumery, natural perfumery, aromatherapy, spa and lifestyle products.


The Professional Level Workshop - 2nd & 3rd Weeks (10 study days)
Currently only available in Bangkok and Los Angeles

Note: If you wish to take the two weeks Professional Level Workshop/Master Classes then previous completion of a Foundation Level Workshop or Course with PerfumersWorld is a pre-requisite


Objectives of the Professional Level weeks 2 and 3:

  • Clearly understand the majority of perfumery jargon and terms
  • Be aware of major legislation, safety and stability affecting perfumery
  • Create independently a range of perfumes in ALL major perfume families
  • Modify your creations for odour, cost and product applications
  • Able to decipher Perfume enquiries systematically and successfully
  • To add your own objectives and goals

This is done by combining theoretical instruction, practical workshop sessions with personal private projects that you follow through on from the inception in the beginning of week 2 through execution to completion and final presentation (optional) by the final day of week 3.


Section 1:

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

Section 2:

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

Section 3-5:

  • Creation of all important single florals using aroma chemicals and naturals
  • How to recreate new or unknown florals
  • The secrets of creating accords quickly
  • Creating floral bouquets

Section 6-8:

  • Creating examples of all modern fragrance groups
  • Aldehydics, Fougeres, Chypre, Oriental, Gourmande etc.
  • Tweaking these quickly to 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 line

Section 12:

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

Section 13:

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

Section 14:

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

Please note:

  • Workshops do not include accommodation.
  • No previous perfumery or chemistry knowledge is necessary.
  • You can take the perfumes and products that you create during the workshops away with you.
  • During the Workshops we supply all the materials you require to complete the sessions - even a pen - but no raw materials to take away.
  • If you require extra materials to produce larger quantities during the workshops or sets of materials to take home then you may order them from us.