The Art and Technology of Perfumery Workshop

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Perfumery Workshop, UK

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The Art and Technology of Perfumery
Perfumery Course and Workshop
Date: 23rd to 27th July 2018
Venue: Winchester University (direct trains from London Waterloo)



I am really excited to be hosting this workshop in the UK for Stephen and the Perfumer’s World Team for the 7th year running! This year we are running the course at Winchester University which is easy to access from London and has plenty of affordable accommodation options within walking distance.

Read more about Stephen 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)

“PerfumersWorld” will be holding a 5 day workshop in The Art and Technology Of Perfumery in the UK for a small group of participants commencing Monday 23rd July 2018 through Friday 27th July 2018, 10 am to 6pm.

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

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 size of the Master Classes with Workshops is strictly limited, ensuring that each students specific requirements can be catered for.

To learn more about PerfumersWorld, watch the following video:

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.


The Art and Technology of Perfumery – International Syllabus


  • commercial perfumery,
  • natural perfumery,
  • aromatherapy,
  • spa and lifestyle products.

A unique interactive, learning by doing method of training. Each subject starts at the beginning and goes to a high level in easy to follow stages. No matter what your level when you start, whether a complete newbie or a pHD with 30 years experience in the industry you will progress exponentially.


Section 1:

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

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

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

Section 4:

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

Section 5:

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

Section 6:

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

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.

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

Please see the BOOKING page for up-to-date events and to book your place.




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