Sunday, July 26, 2009

August Perfume Workshop

August 22, 2009 from 9am to ? (12 or 1 or 2pm) at the Intermountain Nursery in Prather, CA

This will be the third year I've taught this class at Intermountain. Each year it becomes more streamlined and less flying-by-the-seat-of-my-pants. There is a special class teacher's kit I've put together that features notes of tonka, vetyver, organic patchouli, tolu resinoid, sandalwood, labdanum, benzoin, frankincense, honey, clove, jasmine sambac, ylang-ylang, rose geranium, rose damask absolute, jasmine auriculatum, coriander, lavender, ginger, bergamot, blood orange, pink grapefruit, pink pepper and petitgrain in 10% dilutions, with additional notes of jasmine sambac, bergamot and patchouli in 1 and 20% dilutions. I tried the varied percentages technique last year and the students loved it.

Each student briefly studies the essences in the kit, making notes and discussing their thoughts about the process, then they construct a scent outline on paper, a blueprint, as a starting point to formulating.

Things get a little crazy after that.

When it's all over, each student walks away with a head overflowing with information, and a precious little bottle of a perfume of their own making.

For more information about this workshop, contact Bonnie at

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