Designed for students who want to excel in their studies of natural perfumery. This week-long intensive course runs Mon-Thu from 9:30am-4pm, and Friday from 9am-1:30pm and offers theoretical and practical guidance alongside hands-on lab exercises and experiments. Friday is dedicated for feedback, summary and one-on-one sessions with Ayala for each participant.
This course is dedicated to Soliflores (aka single floral) fragrance family. This class is for advanced students only, and was designed to be the very last one in the program. You will learn to compare different distillations of the same plant (i.e.: rose otto vs. rose absolute) and refine your sense of smell to be able to recognize the difference between same notes from different countries of origin (i.e.: jasmine from India vs. jasmine from Egypt). You will develop your ability to manipulate notes to the desired volatility rate, orchestrate nuances of the same flower to appear at different stages of the fragrance's development on the skin, and pave the way to truly master the art of perfumery by being able to create a harmonious, elegant yet interesting single-note perfume. You will also learn how to make a perfume truly perform in all aspects (i.e.: silage, longevity, balance...). You will be creating at least 2 soliflores: jasmine and rose, plus another one of your choice.
Prerequisites: Must have read the book and completed Citrus & Cologned and/or Lab 101, Fougère, Chypre, Oriental, Floral Bouquets and Leather 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.