You’ve read the blogs, you’ve played at a workshop, and now you want to get to the nitty-gritty of fragrance and want to become a perfumer or perfume professional such as an evaluator. Well, there are options for that too…
Our founder, Emmanuelle Moeglin, attended the ISPICA School, a prestigious academy that leads in the fields of fragrances, cosmetics and flavour, and loved her experience there. Founded in 1970 by Jean-Jacques Guerlain (yes, of that Guerlain family) it has trained an immense amount of professionals now working in the industry, from fully-fledged perfumers to evaluators, and everything in-between. It offers full time studying as well as shorter summer courses.
L’Ecole Supérieure du Parfum in Paris also offers a great 5 years training straight after school.
Then there’s the Givaudan Perfumery School which sits on the outskirts of Paris, with another campus – the first outside of France – in Singapore. Other perfume houses such as Mane, IFF and Firmenich all have their in-house training academy, which are among the best in the world, although extremely competitive to get in!
If you want to retrain and start a new career, you could study in the world’s perfume capital at the Grasse Institute of Perfumery, a reputable school which holds classes in French, English, Chinese and Russian. Or perhaps you’re London based and want something local? Well, then we’d recommend the Design with Scents course at the University of Arts London, which covers topics like the perfumer’s palette, blending accords and translating ideas into scent.
So, whatever route you take on your journey to scent, we hope it’s an enjoyable one!