The study of Natural Perfumery is both a complex and a time consuming one and can last a lifetime.  This introduction will get you started by expanding on the principles and techniques you might have already learned in an aromatherapy course.  If you are totally new to blending it will teach you blending principles that can be applied to create beautiful and appealing aromatic blends.  By expanding your knowledge in this way you will find a door opens to new and exciting experiences.  

While Natural Perfumery has a different focus when it comes to blending aromatics together, the techniques and tools covered in this workshop will help to improve anyone’s blending skills.  Whether you just want to improve the aroma of some of your regular aromatherapy blends or learn how to create real perfumes, this workshop is a great way to get started on this journey.

In this workshop you will be exploring:

  • The differences in blending for Aromatherapy purposes and for Natural Perfumery.
  • We will review the Fragrance Pyramid and Fragrance Families.
  • We will cover Perfumery’s approach to blending and creating a unique perfume.
  • Along with the essential oils, most aromatherapists are more familiar with, natural perfumery also utilizes many more absolutes. So we will also take time to experience some of these and see how they differ from the essential oils.
  • You will learn how to create your own profile for each of the aromatics in your kit.
  • We will cover the basic steps required for Perfume creation.
  • You will learn how to develop a Client Brief.
  • You will learn how to create your product and make modifications as required.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • Welcome

  • 2

    Chapter 1

    • Introduction to Natural Perfumery Workshop Notes

    • Perfume Types

    • Fragrance Families

    • The Fragrance Pyramid

    • Equipment and Supplies

    • To Dilute your Aromatics or Not

  • 3

    Chapter 2

    • Organoleptic Evaluation

  • 4

    Chapter 3

    • Approaches to Blending

    • Things to keep in mind when blending

    • The Classical Method

  • 5

    Chapter 4

    • Basic Steps for Perfume Creation

  • 6

    Chapter 5

    • Creating your Perfume Products

    • Essential Oil Perfume Profiles

    • Certificate of Completion