How Perfumers Sniff, Think & Create Introduction to Natural Perfumery for Practicing Aromatherapists

BCAPA Professional Development in the Okanagan Sunday, October 4th, 2009

How Perfumers Sniff, Think & Create Introduction to Natural Perfumery for Practicing Aromatherapists

Natural perfumery is an ancient art form that has reemerged after nearly 100 years of hibernation. While natural perfumery shares many raw materials with aromatherapy, the aesthetics, principles and techniques are fundamentally different and require approaching the materials from a different perceptive. In this one day seminar, Ayala Sender of Vancouver-based Ayala Moriel Parfums, will lay the principles of natural perfumery while answering questions such as:
What are the differences between an aromatherapy synergy and a natural perfume?
What are top, heart and base notes?
How is a natural perfume constructed?
How to sniff like a perfumer?
These topics, as well as olfaction and perfume genealogy, will be explored through hands-on examples and experiencing both familiar and new essences with this fresh perspective.

Location of workshop will be: The Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy #201 - 3400 - 30th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 2E2
Date: Sunday, Oct 4th, 9am-4pm
If you would like more information, please contact Sonja via email or at 250-550-4727
Registration Fee:
Members $85
Non-members $110
* Attendees will receive 6 CE credits for this event.

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Thinking as a Perfumer Seminar with BCAPA

On April 5th, I will be presenting a seminar about natural perfumery for aromatherapists with BC Association of Practicing Aromatherapy @ the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney.

While there are some similarities between the two fields – aromatherapy and natural perfumery are fundamentally different. Having taught natural perfumery to aromatherapists in the past couple of years, it is clear to me that switching from one field to the other requires a shift in the way you think about aromatic botanical essences. Thinking as a perfumer requires a different approach and utilizes different techniques and approaches, which will be the focus of this one day seminar.
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