Our popular quarterly perfume-making intensive is back!
Join independent perfumer and IAO collaborator Ashley Eden Kessler for a weekend of deep learning. Explore the wonderful field of perfumery in this highly-detailed technical two day perfume-blending intensive - with a focus on amber and ambergris.
The one an elusive waxy substance secreted from the belly of a sperm whale, the other a golden resin produced by extinct coniferous trees from 63 million years ago; the one an elusive and unreliable perfume material, the other an invented smell.
Both: Highly prized perfume materials.
Led by Independent Perfumer Ashley Eden Kessler, and held in our fully stocked educational laboratory, this very hands-on session will focus on helping students train their nose, expand their capabilities for blending, and learn all about the natural and synthetic variants of amber + ambergris.
Students will spend the first part of the day training their noses, as Ashley leads a thorough study of the molecular components of class amber and ambergris accords. Then,as a class, we will blend several accord variations, learn how to evaluate our formulas, and spend plenty of hands-on time creating our own formulations.
At the end of the session, students will leave with several fully fleshed out formulas, as well as a deeper understanding of the artistry and the molecules of modern and classic perfumery.
This class is for people at beginner, intermediate and advanced intermediate levels.
When we host a class or workshop, we often order the materials to be used in the class well in advance. With that in mind, here is our refund and cancellation policy:
– Cancellation and refunds requested more than 2 weeks before the class: No problem! We’ll miss you, but will 100% refund your spot.
– Cancellation and refunds requested less than 2 weeks before the scheduled class: We refund you 50%. Why? Because we already ordered the materials.
– Cancellation and refunds requested on the day of the class or after the class has happened will not be granted.