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Natural Perfumery Course - Week 7: Leather/Tobacco

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Designed for students who want to excel in their studies of natural perfumery. This week-long intensive course runs Sun-Thu from 8:30am-3:30pm, and offers theoretical and practical guidance alongside hands-on lab exercises and experiments.

The Spring session covers studying the raw materials, the history of the Leather and Tobacco perfume genre, as well as concepts such as perfume structure, how to blend an alcohol based perfume, how to write a formula, building leathery and tobacco accords, as well two representative formulas of each Leathery and Tobacco perfumes, both in an alcohol base.

Feature workshop: Scenting Leather
Feature lecture: Flavouring Tobacco
Field Trip: Visiting an artisan leather maker

Dates: November 4-8, 2018
(Last date this course was offered: May 11-15, 2015).

Prerequisites: Must have read the book and completed Citrus & Cologned and/or Lab 101, Fougère, Chypre and Oriental courses. Completed study guides for all essences in the Intermediate and Advanced Essences Kit.

Correspondence Course Option:

Study at your own pace and space with this unique program tailored to self-study, that will guide you through the course's textbook, "Foundation of Natural Perfumery" (purchase the book separately). This program is more flexible, as it allows you to choose which modules to study in person at the studio, and which ones to study remotely, on your own.
It is, however, important that you take the modules in the order that they are offered, as follows:

Citrus & Colognes + Lab 101
Floral Bouquets
Leather & Tobacco
You can register for the correspondence courses anytime, and complete the entire 8-module program at your own pace. Studying will progress according to the self-study guide that will be sent to you upon registration, which will include:

List of raw materials that are key components for this particular genre (AKA Fragrance Family)
List of tools and equipment you will need for this module
List of the exercises in the book, and in which order to perform them
Additional reading materials and links to relevant suppliers
Additional creative thinking and exercises that are not in the book, and usually take place at the week-long sessions at the studio.
Online support via email or Skype chat - offered up to 6 months from date course was purchased.
Future component of the correspondence program (still in the making): Access to online video tutorials
We recommend that you also purchase the essences kit we've designed for this module, which are the raw materials unique to each module, and which are important for completing the practical components of the course.

Venue Location

  • Ayala Moriel School of Perfumery and Aromatic Arts
  • Clil
  • Israel