MAKE YOUR OWN PERFUME

Our intention in this exciting class is to guide and motivate you into making your own natural perfume for your own personal use, to make as gifts for friends and family, or to start a new career or entrepreneurial venture.

History credits the ancient Egyptians with the invention of perfume, but it wasn’t created for vanity, prestige or to seduce a romantic partner back then, but rather to mask the foul odors of the very unhygienic people of those times. It is said that the first modern perfume, as oils blended in an alcohol solution, was made for Queen Elizabeth of Hungary in 1370. This perfume was a blend of lemon, orange blossom, thyme, and rosemary notes.

In France’s role in the mass production of perfume in the mid-1500s, their development of fragrances wasn’t romantic either, as this began in Grasse, which was then one of the smelliest towns in the country, as the flourishing tanning industry there filled the air with a stench that clung stubbornly to anything made from fabric or leather. To mask the smell on the best-selling leather gloves and garments, manufacturers sprayed them with perfume.

Fast forward to modern times, and it was the French who truly made it their own and later produced some of the world’s best-known fragrances. This was a long leap to now where Paris and Grasse in Provence are the main bases for French perfume manufacture and widely considered to be the world capitals of perfume. Ask anyone to name a perfume brand and the chances are that Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent or Guerlain will be first to come to mind.

CLASS OUTLINE

You’ll learn about the types of perfumes including Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette and Eau de Cologne

You’d learn about the related compositions and corresponding notes of perfumes

You’ll learn about ingredient selection, formulating and preserving perfumes

You’ll learn about fixatives and accelerants to prolong and accelerate fragrance notes

You’ll learn about and how to apply the four main fragrance types as warm, woody, oriental and fresh

And as well you’ll learn to create your own cupboard, closet, room and personal fragrance fresheners

And in this workshop class you’ll actually create your own fragrance and take it home with you

This Class is limited to 4 -5 students and  lasts about 3 hours

The total cost of this class is 70.00 € and includes raw materials to be used and your finished take-home project