3 Day Practical Perfumery Masterclass in The New Forest
Confidently Create Signature Scents For Your Brand
And Design Custom Perfumes For Private Clients
27th, 28th and 29th January 2020
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
DAY 1 is all about learning your materials and training your nose like a professional. This is a really important step before you start creating. We will spend the whole day smelling, analysing and immersing ourselves in a palette of essential oils, absolutes, isolates, aroma chemicals and perfumers bases. We will discuss their scent, their make up, their safety and their uses in modern perfumery.
DAY 2 is all about creating accords – the fundamental building blocks of perfume. The more time you spend creating accords the more you will learn about how your materials interact and work with each other. During this practical hands on day you will be making lots of accords. You will be bottling and recording your weighed formulae so you will leave with a collection to use in future fragrances.
DAY 3 The final day is where we put everything together and you will spend the day creating a custom perfume to a brief set by you.
This could be a brand new project or something you have been working on that you need help with. You will leave the day with 1 or 2 perfumes (depending on how far you get) and their formulae plus the knowledge to keep creating when you get home.
When you are thinking of creating fragrances with the hope of selling them THE best place to start is BESPOKE for individual clients
If you are thinking “I can’t create bespoke because I don’t have a product line yet” or “I need to get a product line launched first before I can charge more” or “I don’t know enough yet to create bespoke” then this class is for you.
How would it feel to spend 3 days in a small group setting (max 12 people) diving deep into the practical side of perfumery and going home with the knowledge and confidence to start creating bespoke perfumes right away?
When you are starting out in perfumery the best way to learn is by doing. This workshop will give you 3 full days of hands on perfumery practice in a small group with lots of guidance.
Come along with lots of imagination and a refreshed nose as you will be smelling and blending lots! My classes have been attended by men and women from all walks of life from fashion designers to neuroscientists and accountants to beauty business owners. All levels are welcome from complete beginner to those who are more experienced. This is a practical hands on class with lots of opportunity to work on your own creations.
Below are snippets of a few of the lovely emails I’ve had from past students
Thank you SO much for the perfume workshop last Saturday! You are amazing! So knowledgeable and generous and such a wonderful lovely teacher all round! I had a great day and learn lots! Thank you for answering all my questions and especially info on the wild rose absolute!
I just wanted to thank you for the workshop on Saturday. I feel I got a brilliant insight into the world of perfumery and am now left wanting to learn more…!
A short note to say how much I enjoyed Saturday’s class and appreciated your immense energy and generosity in giving us oodles of valuable, fascinating info and insights into the world of perfumery.
I just want to say thank you very much for the very inspiring class on Saturday! I loved it so much and I was very sad when it ended…. It was so lovely to see you too. You are such an amazing teacher!!
I would just like to tell you how much I enjoyed last Saturday’s Perfume Workshop. It was very interesting to hear more background information about the vast world of fragrance. Also, I realized I made several beginners’ mistakes (which I read about before, but still….), like when you have a particular brief, knowing which ingredients to use to accomplish making the fragrance you intended to make, and not something totally different… Practice practice…. It will be fun to explore the fragrance families and to recognize the differences and possibilities. Thank you for an interesting and inspirational day! It opened a whole new world of looking forward to learning so much more.
I would just like to thank you for a wonderful day on Saturday. I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish… and all smells in between! I will be recommending this to friends as I know they would enjoy it too, the venue, the other attendees your delivery and the content were all fabulous. Lastly I have to say that I love having my own personally created fragrance – and this is definitely something that I shall look into in more detail so thanks very much for the resource info. Once again thanks for an enjoyable and enriching day
I just wanted to say a BIG thank you for such an inspirational day on Saturday. I found it absolutely brilliant and it really helped me to clarify my ideas. It is definitely the area I want to blend my business into and so I am really excited to have made that decision now and can move forward with it
Hi I'm Karen Gilbert
I love sharing what I know and have the unique background of having worked both inside the fragrance industry as well as inside the natural skincare industry since 1990. I have developed and delivered training for companies as well as my own students and built 2 profitable business both on and offline. I have no affiliation with any company and I will always be 100% transparent and truthful – no fluff guaranteed! Over the years I've trained a huge variety of people from all walks of life in fragrance creation. From buyers for huge brands, fragrance professionals, retail staff, bloggers, journalists, small business owners, aromatherapists, herbalists, fashion designers, artists, accountants and the odd neuroscientist - most were complete newbies to perfumery.