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Weekend Perfumery Course

This exclusive 2-day course is designed for anyone wanting to know more than just the basics of fragrance formulation. Guests will be immersed in a perfumery laboratory for two days with structured guidance led by our head perfumer. This advanced course is perfect for anyone interested in starting perfumery as a serious hobby or their own brand.

Take home: 3 x work booklets and 6 x 15 ml fragrances.
(Optional: ingredients kit containing 45 ingredients used during the weekend including 5 of your choice)

Duration: 2 days, 21st + 22nd July

Time + Date:  10am – 6pm Sat + 10am – 5pm Sun

Price: £450 (lunch included on Saturday / all perfumery material included)

Where: EPC Lab (East London)

Spaces Available: 10

Full description of the workshop below.



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About the course:

Get ready to learn not just the basics but also the more advanced art and science behind perfumery. You’ll cover topics such as fragrance formulation, classifications, ingredient families, accords and much more. We’ll learn in details up to 50 key perfumery ingredients and you’ll have access to up to 200 more. All in an expert and creative environment for you to experiment!

Course outline:


Day 1 Expert Masterclass

AM: Explore a selection of 25 ingredients, learn to formulate based on the understanding of top, heart and base, create your first fragrance from your first brief.

Lunch included at Morty & Bobs – 1 hour – 1 tea or coffee, a choice of either cheese toastie / mushroom on toast / avocado on toast. Gluten free options available.

PM: Explore a further selection of 15 ingredients, this time, learning to formulate using a scent spectrum that will help you navigate different families and ingredient classifications. Create your second fragrance from your second brief, integrating the concept of strong contrasts and close combinations.


Day 2 – Advanced Exploration Day

AM: Understanding perfumery accords. In perfumery, accords are essential building blocks of any fragrance. Accords recreate the smell of one single scent using a short formula of ingredients without using the ingredient you are trying to recreate. Can you create your own jasmine note without using natural jasmine extracts? Get your chemistry hat ready!

Lunch not included – 1 hour to explore the local area, with lots of cafe’s nearby

PM: Open-Lab session. Put into practise what you’ve learnt over the weekend in the lab and further experiment with our full ingredient library (over 200 ingredients!). The afternoon is dedicated to practise and experimentation with our perfumer on hand during the whole afternoon. You’ll be given an additional three 15ml bottles that you can use over the 3 hours in the afternoon.

A minimum of 7 people will be required in order to run this workshop. If minimum numbers are not met, the workshop will not take place and those who have booked onto the course will be issued a full refund. We are limiting the number of guests for this workshop t0 10 people to ensure you have the best experience.

Please note that the workshops involve the use of perfumery ingredients, those with allergies and sensitivities are advised to take this into consideration. Read our health and safety points.

Attendees have the an option to purchase our ingredient box set for £130 (rrp £150)

Please note that the fragrances created during a workshop are for personal use only and not for commercial purposes. Our workshops are for educational purposes and we do not provide business advise during these classes. If you’d like to learn more about our fragrance development service for brands and businesses visit the Business page.

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