The Art & Technology of Perfumery
Intensive Course with Perfumersworld

Foundation Course (5 days) – 22nd to 26th JULY 2019
Professional Level Course (10 days)  – 29th JULY to 9th AUGUST 2019

I am really excited to be hosting this workshop in the UK for Stephen and the Perfumer’s World Team for the 8th year running! For the first time ever we are also running the Professional Level follow up course for those who have completed the 5 day foundation course (either previously or in this session)
This year we are back at The University of Winchester, within easy reach of London by train and with plenty of affordable accommodation either on campus or nearby.

This workshop ALWAYS sells out early so book now to avoid disapointment!

Read more about the course HERE Workshop price includes lunch every day and refreshments, all materials PLUS a free copy of the fantastic Perfumer’s World Software! (I use this myself and it is invaluable)

Mr.Stephen V. Dowthwaite (a perfumer with 40+ years experience) and the PerfumersWorld Team will present the course

FOUNDATION COURSE
Time: 10am to 6pm each day
Date: 22nd, 23rd/24th/25th/26th July 2019
Venue: University Of Winchester, UK
Cost: £999 – Includes Lunch & Refreshments (payment plan at checkout)
* this course is a prerequisite to the professional level course (can also be taken as a stand alone course)
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PROFESSIONAL LEVEL COURSE
Time: 10am to 6pm each day
Date: 29th July to 2nd August 2019 plus 5th to 9th August 2019
Venue: University Of Winchester, UK
Cost: £1895 – Includes Lunch & Refreshments (payment plan at checkout)
*you must have previously completed the Foundation course
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FOUNDATION & PRO LEVEL COURSE
Time: 10am to 6pm each day
Date: 22nd to 26th July PLUS 29th July to 2nd August 2019 PLUS 5th to 9th August 2019
Venue: University Of Winchester, UK
Cost: £2700 – Includes Lunch & Refreshments (payment plan at checkout)
*choose this option if you have not already completed the Foundation course
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To learn more about PerfumersWorld, watch the following video:

The Art and Technology of Perfumery – Foundation Course Syllabus Week 1 (5 Days)

Includes theoretical training sessions Monday to Friday followed by workshops with access to hundreds of commercially available perfumery materials including essential oils, absolutes, isolates, aroma chemicals and specialty key bases. Because these classes form a semi-private tuition format your personal objectives can be targeted very well during the training. An ideal option for those who prefer personal training with a a live instructor.

The workshop is not for the faint hearted, it is very intensive and participants are likely to learn more in 5 full days than they will learn working in a perfumery house for a year or more. Subjects covered will be perfume creation, commercial perfumery, natural perfumery, aromatherapy, spa and lifestyle products.

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Section 1:

  • Safety First
  • What is perfume?
  • Perfume structure overview
  • Odour classification
  • Workshop: Making your first perfumes
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Section 2:

  • Smelling techniques
  • Synaesthesia, the secret language of smell
  • Odour description
  • The Perfumer’s Workbook Software (included)
  • Workshop: Developing a perfume using The Perfumer’s Workbook
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Section 3:

  • Theories of why things have smells
  • Making scents and sense of aroma chemical names
  • Overview of Natural perfumery materials
  • Synthetic perfumery materials
  • Workshop: Using natural and synthetic aroma materials
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Section 4:

  • Aromatherapy – theory and practice
  • Aromachology – the psychology of smell
  • Spa and lifestyle products
  • Natural Perfumery
  • Workshop: Making perfect natural blends
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Section 5:

  • Composing Perfumes
  • Creative techniques
  • Formulating by function
  • Overcoming creative blocks
  • Workshop: Creating original perfumes
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Section 6:

  • Perfume Applications
  • Ingredients and formulating
  • Perfume products in home and industry
  • Solving problems with perfume in applications
  • Workshop: Creating perfumes for products
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Section 7:

  • Storage of perfume and raw materials
  • Quality Control methods
  • Quality Assurance
  • Safety Last:
  • The ‘X’ Factor
  • Workshop: Putting it all together, creating for projects.
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BONUS

A registered version of the World’s best perfume creation software for Windows, exclusive to PerfumersWorld students, included with the course.

The Art and Technology of Perfumery – Professional Level Course Syllabus Weeks 2 & 3 (10 Days)

Note: If you wish to take the two week Professional Level Course then previous completion of a Foundation Level Course with PerfumersWorld is a pre-requisite

Objectives of the Professional Level weeks 2 and 3:

  • Clearly understand the majority of perfumery jargon and terms
  • Be aware of major legislation, safety and stability affecting perfumery
  • Create independently a range of perfumes in ALL major perfume families
  • Modify your creations for odour, cost and product applications
  • Able to decipher Perfume enquiries systematically and successfully
  • To add your own objectives and goals

This is done by combining theoretical instruction, practical workshop sessions with personal private projects that you follow through on from the inception in the beginning of week 2 through execution to completion and final presentation (optional) by the final day of week 3.

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Section 1:

  • Advanced smelling techniques
  • Smelling from different substrates
  • Advanced odour classification
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Section 2:

  • Developing your own product line concept
  • Creating your own product line
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Section 3 - 5:

  • Creation of all important single florals using aroma chemicals and naturals
  • How to recreate new or unknown florals
  • The secrets of creating accords quickly
  • Creating floral bouquets
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Section 6 - 8:

  • Creating examples of all modern fragrance groups
  • Aldehydics, Fougeres, Chypre, Oriental, Gourmande etc.
  • Tweaking these quickly to many famous landmark perfumes
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Section 9:

  • Reverse smelling techniques
  • Decoding a perfume
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Section 10:

  • Safety and legislation considerations
  • IFRA, EEC and other regulatory bodies
  • Preparing shipping documents
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Section 11:

  • Commercial aspects of your product
  • How to cost your product line
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Section 12:

  • How to modify a fragrance for product applications
  • Testing your perfume in products
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Section 13:

  • How to read and understand a GCMS report
  • How to interpret a GCMS report
  • How to practically use the GCMS report to reproduce a perfume
  • How to modify it to get it closer
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Section 14:

  • Presenting your own product line
  • The Launch
  • The Highest Technique
FOUNDATION COURSE
Time: 10am to 6pm each day
Date: 22nd, 23rd/24th/25th/26th July 2019
Venue: University Of Winchester, UK
Cost: £999 – Includes Lunch & Refreshments (payment plan at checkout)
* this course is a prerequisite to the professional level course (can also be taken as a stand alone course)
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PROFESSIONAL LEVEL COURSE
Time: 10am to 6pm each day
Date: 29th July to 2nd August 2019 plus 5th to 9th August 2019
Venue: University Of Winchester, UK
Cost: £1895 – Includes Lunch & Refreshments (payment plan at checkout)
*you must have previously completed the Foundation course
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FOUNDATION & PRO LEVEL COURSE
Time: 10am to 6pm each day
Date: 22nd to 26th July PLUS 29th July to 2nd August 2019 PLUS 5th to 9th August 2019
Venue: University Of Winchester, UK
Cost: £2700 – Includes Lunch & Refreshments (payment plan at checkout)
*choose this option if you have not already completed the Foundation course
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Please note:

  • Workshops do not include accommodation.
  • No previous perfumery or chemistry knowledge is necessary.
  • You can take the perfumes and products that you create during the workshops away with you.
  • During the Workshops we supply all the materials you require to complete the sessions – even a pen – but no raw materials to take away.
  • If you require extra materials to produce larger quantities during the workshops or sets of materials to take home then you may order them from us.

Below are some of the reviews from previous students

Having just finished the foundation plus course I want to encourage others who are new or experienced in perfumery to attend this course. The trainers are extremely knowledgeable and very adept at translating some of the more technical aspects of perfumery into everyday concepts. I feel I have learnt in 5 full days what would have taken me years to figure out alone.
The trainers Steven, Ryan, Karen and Tom could not have been more generous with their time and knowledge.
A very well structured course giving a wealth of information in a practical and enjoyable way. Thank you so much guys! Natasha Louise

Wonderful course! Highly recommended!!! I did the 5 day foundation plus workshop in UK. Well structured course for anyone with passion for perfumery, easy to follow even for the person like me with no previous knowledge or experience in perfumery. Steven, Ryan and Tom were very knowledgeable and helpful. I feel that I learned so much in a space of one week. This course is worth every penny and will give you a good idea about perfume development and how to get started in perfumery business. Lenka Ronnoco

I couldn’t recommend the Foundation Plus Course highly enough. It’s a comprehensive foundation in the principles of formulating perfumes. Just the right balance of technical, practical and creative input. There was an ‘aha’ moment for me each day when I learnt something truly revelatory. The course price is worth it for the software alone. Steve, Ryan, Karen and Tom were all incredibly approachable and helpful. Thank you, I will certainly be back for more! Charlie Emma

I attended The Art and Technology of Perfumery course this July in the New Forest, UK. It was a fascinating week full of knowledge and passion for perfume. I cannot recommend this course enough. Steve, Ryan and the crew are wonderful to learn from. Thank you to PW. Sarah Lou

Thank you Team Perfumers World for a highly informative, fun and well structured course. I have enjoyed every moment of this last 5 days. Your class has given me the boost and confidence to realise what I need to do. Getting my Intention right and to continue playing. Thank you so much. Madhvi Patel

ABOUT ME

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.

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