Artisan Scent School Part 2

"Thank you, Sarah for your exceptional teaching on how to create well-balanced perfumers structurally, and for teaching the thought process on how to do so. Your ability to convey strong foundational and conceptual skills, while encouraging an exploratory and creative spirit is exceptional! Your artisans classes 1 and 2 are without question, invaluable."

From Polly Davis, New York.

The Extension is our follow-on from The Essentials, and for people who already have experience making their own fragrances.

Five specialist modules for exploring materials in depth. We'll smell and use naturals and synthetics, single aromachemicals and blends, balancing accords, and creating complete fragrances.

There are 11 films to watch as many times as you like, useful advice on how to approach your assignments, and insight into best use of your materials.

There are four specially created short formulas for you to blend and adapt for your own use, and instructions on precisely how to blend them, balancing accords first, then combining these. This was you can learn not just what make up these fragrances, but why they are made this way, and how they are constructed.

You'll learn a method of successful fragrance creation, so that you can apply it to your own perfumery practice in future.

In each stage there will be assignments to complete: one fragrance following a formula specially created by Sarah, and one of your own. Plus accords to balance to help you appreciate how different materials behave as well as how they smell.

We'll investigate scent structure, texture and balance, and how to make wearable fragrances.

Our modules in The Extension are:

  • Florals, including those that don't smell much like flowers, and how to use them in other fragrance types.
  • Woods, naturals and aromachemicals, and where they fit in perfumery.
  • Fruits: from top the base notes, citrus, red fruits and soft fruits, naturals and fruity aromachemicals, plus materials which make gourmande accords.
  • Herbs & Spices: leaves and seeds plus balsamic base notes.
  • Modern materials and new trends. Using materials you haven't included in your fragrances before.

You will:

  • Smell materials, naturals and synthetics, and blend them into accords, then into fragrances.
  • Compare perfume styles and what goes into them.
  • Learn how to create by weight, and record your formulas accurately.
  • Join Zoom sessions to meet fellow artisan perfumers and ask questions, in an informal online space hosted by Sarah.