Ayala Moriel Parfums

Art of Perfumery Online Course #5: Floramber


Ayala Moriel Parfums

Art of Perfumery Online Course #5: Floramber


A rare opportunity to study with Ayala Moriel - a master and world-leader of modern Natural Perfumery - and truly immerse yourself in the world of perfumery from the comfort of your own home. 

This online course is dedicated to the Floramber (aka Floral Ambery) fragrance family, covering the raw materials the characterize this genre, learning about the structure of the Floramber fragrance family and the sub-categories in this family. Students will be introduced to composition concepts such as perfume structure, and equipped with fundamental technical skills such as how to blend an alcohol based perfume, how to write a formula, and acquire good working habits in a lab setting. In the practical workshops that take place each afternoon, students will be building accords and creating simple solid perfumes, as well as one representative perfume from the Floramber family. 

Featured workshops:
Solid Perfume Workshop
Extract from Enfleurage using fresh flowers
Building Amber Bases 

Students are required to purchase a course textbook, and their own course Essences Kit prior to their first course start date. The same book is used throughout the entire program.

Prerequisites: Must have read the book and completed Citrus & Cologned and/or Lab 101, Fougère and Chypre. Completed study guides for all essences in the Beginner Essences Kit. 

Dates: April - June 2022

This unique program uses multiple learning and teaching modalities and offers support for distant learning, enabling you to fit the perfume school experience into your personal schedule with more flexibility and ease. In addition to written course materials and exercises that are the same as you would experience in person at the week-long intensive masterclasses at Ayala Moriel's studio, you will have access to: Weekly zoom classes (that are also recorded), instructional videos (for some of the classes - this component of the program is still in development), online support group for students where you can post questions on assignments and share your accomplishments and process (membership in those groups extends beyond the duration of the course, so you can get to meet new alumni from all over the world, and share the knowledge you've gained). 

Another advantage of this program is that it is slower paced, allowing time for the student to digest and integrate the materials learned, as well as compose and let the perfumes mature and develop from session to session. 

Study at your own pace and space with this unique program tailored to self-study, that will guide you through the course's textbook, "Foundation of Natural Perfumery" (purchase the book separately). This program is more flexible, as it allows you to choose which modules to study in person at the studio, and which ones to study remotely. 

This session covers studying the raw materials, perfume structure, how to blend a formula, how to write a formula, building accords and creating simple solid perfumes, and basic Oriental formulation in an alcohol base. Featured workshops: Incense Making Workshop (Indian-style incense cones or Ancient Egyptian Kyphi). 

Course Schedule and Structure:
The course runs for 12 weeks (3 months), with weekly sessions on Zoom at regular times. Each session runs for 1.5hrs, with time for olfactive studies, lecture and Q&A for students to address problem-solving, feedback for assignments, etc.  

The fee includes all aspects of participation, except for the raw materials. These must be purchased separately (you will receive a list of materials once you've registered to the course). If you require assistance with sourcing, contact us for a customized essences kit (available for students only). 

While you can register for the correspondence courses anytime, participation in the live classes is available only at specific dates and times. It is recommended to register well in advance so you have time to get set up with all the materials, and can benefit fully from the live classes.

Alternatively, you can study and progress at your own pace and watch only the recordings (if you're unable to attend the live class time). 

The written materials (or self-study guide) includes:

  1. List of raw materials that are key components for this particular genre (AKA Fragrance Family)
  2. List of tools and equipment you will need for this module 
  3. List of the exercises in the book, and in which order to perform them
  4. Additional reading materials and links to relevant suppliers 
  5. Additional creative thinking and exercises that are not in the book, and usually take place at the week-long sessions at the studio. 
  6. Online support via the course's study group. You will gain unlimited access to this group, and get to meet future alumni from around the world 
  7. Future component of the correspondence program (still in the making): Access to online video tutorials (only available at the moment in some of the online courses)
  8. Receive personal, in-depth, insightful feedback for up to 3 perfumes created as assignments in this course

We recommend that you also purchase the essences kit we've designed for this module, which are the raw materials unique to each module, and which are important for completing the practical components of the course. 

Prerequisites: Must have completed the Citrus & Colognes Week and/or Lab 101, Chypre and/or Fougère courses.

It is important that you take the modules in the order that they are offered, as follows: 

  1. Citrus & Colognes + Lab 101
  2. Foug ère
  3. Chypre
  4. Opulent Perfumes
  5. Florientals
  6. Floral Bouquets
  7. Soliflores
  8. Leather & Tobacco
  9. Aquatic & Marine/Oceanic

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