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The Perfumer’s Library: Florals with Stephen Dirkes

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Similar to the language of flowers, the language of perfumery is vast offering an abundance of oils and fragrances to create the ever-growing vocabulary of perfumery. At the heart of this creative process is the perfumer’s organ; this library of raw ingredients is the essential foundation for all perfumers. Similar to the words on the page or notes to the song, this collection of elements are manipulated, composed and combined create a new scent or perfume. Each time a perfumer approaches their library a new composition is unlocked.

In the series of classes, Stephen Dirkes, founder of Euphorium Brooklyn and bespoke perfumer, will explore the language of perfume highlighting a particular fragrance family and the unique qualities of that category to create a custom fragrance to enjoy at home.

Students will receive a curated collection of materials specific to the fragrance family and represents one building block of their own perfume library. Students will learn how to identify perfume molecules, explore a scent palette, and learn professional perfumery techniques to build their own fragrance. Students will be introduced to each element in terms of historical context, current trends, and safety restrictions. With the bases covered students are encouraged to explore their own creativity in order to create their own signature perfume.

Each session will introduce new category of fragrance and offers a companion perfumer’s library featuring eight new elements. By completing all eight classes students will receive greater understanding of perfumery and will collect 64 of the most exciting notes used in perfumery today.

Venue Location

  • FlowerSchool
  • 213 West 14th Street
  • New York
  • NY 10011
  • United States