In each session, held at the IAO’s spacious studio in Chinatown, Ashley will lead the class in smelling and discussing 6 crucial perfume materials – both naturals and synthetics. Over ten weeks, we will systematically go through the materials organ category by category, going into the function, aesthetics and technicalities of each material and its fragrance family.
Participants will leave with a fluency in the most important molecules of modern perfumery, as well as take-home vials of each material covered in that week’s class, for a total of 6 vials per session (and 60 vials for the whole course).
For beginners, this class presents an indispensable first step in practicing perfumery and growing your familiarity with the materials of perfumery. For more experienced perfumers, the class presents an opportunity to enrich your process and technical abilities.
Tuesdays, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Tueday October 11 through Tuesday December 13
The Institute for Art and Olfaction
932 Chung King Road
Los Angeles CA 90012
Cost: $425 for all ten sessions
Drop-in cost: $45.00 per session
IAO members receive a 10% discount.
Oct 11 - Wood Synthetic: Cedryl Acetate, Vetiveryl Acetate, Sandalore, Ebanol, Evernyl, Cedramber or Vertofix
Oct 18 - Wood: Cedarwood Texas EO, Cedarwood Atlas, Vetiver, Patchouli, Amyris, Sandalwood, Oakmoss
Oct 25 - Citrus: Bergamot, Orange, Grapefruit, Mandarine, Lime, Lemon
Nov 1 - Citrus Synthetic: Limonene, Linalyl Acetate, Citral, Nootkatone, Methyl Pamplemousse, Citronellal
Nov 8 - Musk: Galaxolide, Exaltolide, Tonalid, Musk T, Ambrettolide, Globanone or Habanolide
Nov 15 - Green Leaves: Cis 3 Hexenol, Cis 3 Hexenyl Acetate, Cis 3 Hexenyl Salicilate,Styrallyl Acetate, Triplal, Galbanum
Nov 22 - Spice: Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Nutmeg, Black Pepper, Pink Pepper, Cardamon, Ginger
Nov 29 - Spice Synthetic: Eugenol, Iso Eugenol, Cinnamic Aldehyde, Cinammic Alcohol, Cuminic Aldehyde, Methyl Eugenol
Dec 6 - Fresh: Hydroxycitronellol, Lyral, Linalyl Acetate, DMBC Acetate, Cyclamen Aldehyde, Dihydromyrcenol
Dec 13 - Floral & Honey: Linalool, Terpineol, Terpenyl Acetate, Phenyl Acetic Acid, Phenyl Ethyl Acetate Dimethacetal, Beeswax Abs
IMPORTANT INFORMATION BEFORE SIGNING UP:
Space for drop-ins is not guaranteed, without online registration.
Please review our refunds and cancellations policy, before signing up for the class. We cannot refund missed classes for people who have signed up for the full course.
Each student receives a vial of each of the six materials covered in that week's session to take home. Any extra materials covered (above six per class) will be available for purchase at $5.00 a vial.
We have a six student minimum for this class to take place. Sign up early, and tell your friends.