Friday, November 16, 2007

Natural & Botanical Perfumery Education Resources

Le Parfumeur Rebelle, its editors and contributors, cannot stress enough how important a solid natural and botanical perfumery education can be for those who wish to be natural and botanical perfumers. Most are self-taught (myself included) through intensive book study and olfactory training, or by joining more structured blending groups that offer free and valuable information, but there are plenty of wonderful education resources for those who wish to fast track their education, and spend more than a few dollars for it.

Here are LPR's recommendations:

Ayala Moriel Perfumes
1230 Haro St., Buzz #295
Vancouver, BC
(778) 863-0806
Class: Foundation to Natural Perfumery Course

Jeanne Rose
Natural Perfumery & Exotics
219 Carl Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
March 14-16, 2008

Perfume Classes by Kedra Hart
(323) 851-0714
Opus Oils

Grasse Institute of Perfumery
Natural & Summer School Courses
Grasse, France

Here are some great books for those who choose the self-taught path:

William Kaufman's 'Perfume'
Published 1974

G.W. Septimus Piesse
'The Art of Perfumery, and Method of Obtaining the Odors of Plants'
p. 1857

Steffan Arctander
'Perfume & Flavor Materials of Natural Origin'

Edward Sagarin
'Science and Art of Perfumery'

William A. Poucher, Ph.C.
'Perfumes, Cosmetics & Soaps

Eugene Rimmel
'Book of Perfumes'

Elizabeth Barille & Catherine Laroze
'The Book of Perfume'

David H. Pybus & Charles S. Sell
'The Chemistry of Fragrances'

Michael Edwards
'Perfume Legends; French Feminine Fragrance

Richard le Gallienne
'The Romance of Perfume'

Louis Appell
'Cosmetics, Fragrances & Flavors; Their Formulation & Preparation'

Jill Jessee
'Perfume Album'

Well, there are more. Many more. But this should help to get you started.

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