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"Design With Scents" returns at Kingston University in July

06th May, 2014

Course Tutors: L-R Ė Joanna Norman, John Ayers and Nicola PozzaniThe course leader is Nicola Pozzani lecturer on Fragrance at Kingston and University of the Arts Bern, Switzerland. Trained by Master Perfumers, he also consults with cross-sector organisations on scent-related projects, globally. He has been a Guest Speaker, amongst others,…

Starting the New Year with A Perfume Course

by Lila Das Gupta, 10th January, 2014

The New Year is always a good time to think about doing a course to get you through the winter months. All these UK courses have been tried out and offer solid teaching, good materials and of course, lots of fun! The Cotswold Perfumery, taught by perfumer John Stephen (creator of No. 88 Czech & Speake, Vetiver Vert and other gorgeous pe…

Perfume Making and Skin Care workshops with Chris Bartlett and Jane Barber at end of September

27th August, 2013

Perfumer Chris Bartlett will be holding a Perfume Making Class in London's Belsize Park on 28th September. The workshop is being held at the same date and venue as Jane Barber's Beginners Moisturising Lotion workshop should anyone wish to try their hand at both. Chris Bartlett is the founder of Pell Wall perfumes and the workshop include…

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PerfumersWorld return to London for 5 day perfumery course

23rd August, 2013

Perfumery Teacher, Karen Gilbert will be hosting a five-day workshop in London with Stephen V. Dowthwaite and the Perfumerís World Team next month. The workshop will be for a small group of participants and is entitled The Art and Technology of Perfumery. Stephen V. Dowthwaite, a perfumer with 40+ years experience, and the PerfumersWorld …

Karen Gilbert's One Day Natural Perfumery Course

by Lila Das Gupta, 03rd March, 2012

In our on-going series, Lila Das Gupta tries out a One Day Natural Perfumery Course in London with Karen Gilbert.As with previous courses that Iíve attended, my primary motive is always to learn more about the construction of perfume and its individual components rather than to become a perfumer.That said, I was thrilled (and quite surpr…

Perfumery Masterclasses with Alec Lawless At The Open Center, New York in July

by Grant Osborne, 15th June, 2011

Perfumer Alec Lawless, of FiFi Award nominated Essentially Me will be making a rare trip to New York in July to teach two perfumery courses at The Open Center, 22 East 30th Street, New York , NY 10016.Details are as follows:World-renowned British Perfumer, Alec Lawless of Essentially Me, is making a rare visit to New York to teach his uni…

Events: Le Labo Synesthetic Series Workshops [London]

by Grant Osborne, 12th January, 2011

Le Labo have announced the "Le Labo Synaesthetic Series of Workshops" that will be held at the Le Labo London Boutique monthly until May 2011. As part of Le Laboís mission to increase customerís knowledge on perfume, synesthetic provocateur Nicola Pozzani will introduce attendees to a one-of-a-kind series of creative workshops. This is a…

Event: Understanding smell and taste at the periphery - a lecture by Boris Shilling

by Grant Osborne, 06th January, 2011

The British Society of Perfumer's and their flavourist counterparts are jointly hosting a lecture by Boris Shilling on 13th January. Shilling is head of biosciences at Givaudan Fragrances R&T (Zurich) and the title of the lecture is 'Understanding Smell and Taste at the Periphery'.During recent years, our understanding of the initial even…

New York's Museum of Art and Design to open dedicated fragrance department curated by Chandler Burr

by Grant Osborne, 09th December, 2010

New York's Museum of Arts and Design announced today that it will launch the Center of Olfactory Art, marking the first time an art museum will dedicate a department to the art of scent. The Center will support exhibition and program development and provide opportunities for audiences to engage directly with prominent artists in the field…

Blogging The Forbidden - an exclusive interview with Denyse Beaulieu

by Persolaise, 12th November, 2010

You wrote in a relatively recent blog post that sillage has become a crime. Could you expand on that? "I'm talking at a remove, because it seems to be in North America especially - certainly not in France - that imposing your fragrant imprint on your environment seems to be thought of as completely inappropriate. So of course everyone's t…