Ayala Moriel Parfums

Art of Perfumery Masterclass #5: Floramber


Ayala Moriel Parfums

Art of Perfumery Masterclass #5: Floramber


Masterclass with world-renown Master Perfumer Ayala Moriel, at her state-of-the art perfume studio, lab and fragrant garden located at the foothills of breathtaking village of Clil, overseeing the Mediterranean. A rare opportunity to learn from a master and world-leader of modern Natural Perfumery and truly immerse yourself in the perfume plants both wild and cultivated, and explore the region where perfume and incense originate.  

Designed for students who want to excel in their studies of natural perfumery. This week-long intensive Masterclass runs Sun-Thu from 8:30am-3:30pm, and offers theoretical and practical guidance alongside hands-on lab exercises and experiments.

This course is dedicated to the Floriental (aka Floral Ambery) fragrance family, covering the raw materials the characterize this genre, learning about the structure of the Floriental fragrance family and the sub-categories in this family. Students will be introduced to composition concepts such as perfume structure, and equipped with basic 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 Floriental family.

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

The fee includes all materials and supplies used during the week. 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, Chypre and Opulent courses. Completed study guides for all essences in the Beginner Essences Kit. 

Dates: March 31-April 4, 2019

Correspondence Course Option
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, on your own. 
It is, however, important that you take the modules in the order that they are offered, as follows: 

  1. Citrus & Colognes + Lab 101
  2. Fougere
  3. Chypre
  4. Opulent
  5. Floramber
  6. Floral Bouquets
  7. Soliflores
  8. Leather & Tobacco

You can register for the correspondence courses anytime, and complete the entire 8-module program at your own pace. Studying will progress according to the self-study guide that will be sent to you upon registration, which will include:

  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 email or Skype chat - offered up to 6 months from date course was purchased.  
  7. Future component of the correspondence program (still in the making): Access to online video tutorials 

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. 

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