Designed for students who want to excel in their studies of natural perfumery. This week-long intensive course runs Sun-Thu from 8:30am-3:30pm, and offers theoretical and practical guidance alongside hands-on lab exercises and experiments.
The Spring session covers studying the raw materials, the history of the Leather and Tobacco perfume genre, as well as concepts such as perfume structure, how to blend an alcohol based perfume, how to write a formula, building leathery and tobacco accords, as well two representative formulas of each Leathery and Tobacco perfumes, both in an alcohol base.
Feature workshop: Scenting Leather
Feature lecture: Flavouring Tobacco
Field Trip: Visiting an artisan leather maker
Dates: November 17-21, 2019
(Previous date this course took place: May 11-15, 2015).
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 Intermediate and Advanced Essences Kit.
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:
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:
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.