There are precious few perfumery courses around which straddle the gap between a day’s workshop blending, and a full-on, takes-several-years (and lots of chemistry/maths qualifications) degree at the likes of ISIPCA, Paris’s perfume school.
Which is why the Design with Scents course – co-ordinated by industry experts Joanna Norman, Nicola Pozzani and perfumer Marianne Martin (a former President of the British Society of Perfumers) – is so highly-rated. The course is held for a working week each year (actually, by popular demand there was an extra date back in April).
In previous years the course has been attended by professionals including those from the worlds of art and design, fragrance creation and marketing, academia, advertising and more. But it also attracts
those wanting to delve deeper into the world of fragrance for their own understanding and enjoyment; several of our Perfume Society VIPs have taken part.
You’ll explore the sense of smell, experiment with blends and go home with your own personal fragrance kit. But you’ll also embark on a project to come up with a fragrance concept, and learn how to communicate that with an audience. In addition, there are some really fascinating ‘extra’ elements on the course: a ‘Smell Walk’ with Kate McLean (Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design), and a guest lecture from Maggie Rosen, guiding you through the cross-exploration of perfume and wine. (Always a highlight!)
It takes place in London from 4th-8th July at the London College of Fashion, UAL, High Holborn Campus, 272 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EY, and the five-day course is (we think) very reasonable, at just £750 all-in. Only 15 places are available.
To book, click here – or visit the website, below.
Your nose will thank you for it.