Through these workshops, I invite you to follow the path of scents, a fragrant and poetic world when you can savor beauty without using your eyes: a true sensory experience that will take you to the other side of the mirror!
What is a perfume workshop?
Through an original, sensory experience, and a 3-hour immersion within the enchanted and dreamlike world of perfumes, you will learn to create accords and leave with your creation.
Why should I participate?
To have fun, discover the art of perfumery, let go in a friendly setting. No prior knowledge is necessary, only a curiosity to discover! This approach is designed to be fun, creative and interactive.
Who are these workshops for?
Anyone over the age of 18 who wants to discover the raw materials of fine perfumery and learn how to create natural perfume.
The workshops “the path of scent” will take place every Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and every Sunday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
During these workshops, you will be able to broaden your palette for scents and perhaps revive your olfactory memory and related emotions in the manner of Proust’s “madeleine moment”.
To play with your senses, we will match the essences of perfumery with poetry, painting and literature through combining colors, smells, textures and shapes.
We will evoke the History of perfumery throughout the ages.
You will discover what an olfactory pyramid is and under my guidance, you will learn how to create the classic blends of fine perfumery.
You will smell and discover the most beautiful natural essences in perfumery, the secrets of scented plants, roots, wood, flowers, resins and other fragrant materials, as well as the myths associated with some of them!
You will discover the methods for extracting raw materials; the process that turns resins into an absolute, and petals into an essence.
You will learn the words to describe scents and terms such as “accords,” “notes” etc will no longer be a mystery to you!
And since smell is linked to taste, a cup of tea, coffee or fragrant herbal tea will be offered, along with a sweet treat of the day that is scented.
A small booklet about perfumery will be offered free of charge to the participants.
How much does this cost?
- “The Path to Scents” workshop costs €130 incl. tax per person. Payment to be made by bank transfer before the workshop.
Would you like to privatise a workshop?
- A privatisation of the introductory workshop to natural perfumery is also possible
Your private workshop can be booked for a special occasion with family, friends or colleagues…
Schedules and program adaptable on request.
Would you prefer individual coaching?
- An introductory session on fine perfumery for one or two people is also possible on request.
I will provide you a tailor-made coaching established according to your specific needs and objectives.
We will start with the memorization of the main perfumery natural raw materials and their recognition. During the creation process that will follow, you will discover how alchemy works when absolutes, essences, resins, spices or woods are combined together in an harmonious way.
My goal is to teach you to be self-confident and to follow your creative intuition while providing you with a working method which will help you to create perfume chords and bases
- All of our raw materials are of high quality. However, combing them with each other can cause allergies. Since the draft perfumes created during workshops cannot be lab-tested, we therefore recommend not applying them directly on the skin.
- The workshops are note recommended for pregnant and breast-feeding women