NEXT CLASS will be in MAY 2023
In the ART OF BOTANICAL PERFUME two day workshop we explore how this ancient craft holds the seeds of Alchemy, Herbalism, Aromatherapy and the Arts—while still serving the Earth and positively affecting change in the human being.
We experience and use materials from the palette of an authentic botanical perfumer, all plant based, while delving into modalities of blending with a focus on artistic impressions and expression. Each student will leave the class with a deeper awareness of scent, understand the key components to building a fragrance and their very own custom perfume in a liquid format.
Seven sections covered:
- 1. What is Perfume?
- 2. History of Perfume
- 3. Tools & Raw Materials
- 4. Fragrance Families & Types
- 5. Olfactory Awareness
- 6. Artistry
- 7. Orchestration
DATES: November 16th & 17th, 2023 (Thursday and Friday)
DAY ONE: The workshop begins with setting up the heart and mind space using a guided meditation to connect with your most creative, unique self. Once the terrain has been set, there will be an introduction to perfume and its rich history while we explore olfactory awareness with our palette of essential oils, c02 extracts and absolutes.
DAY TWO: On day two we continue to explore olfactory awareness interspersed with learning about fragrance families & types, and artistry. We then begin to orchestrate our nine note perfume. The workshop will conclude with a secondary guided meditation to set the intention for your fragrance.
TIME: 10am – 5pm. We begin promptly and will have approximately an hour lunch break where students can grab a bite.
LOCATION: SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO
INGREDIENTS: Illuminated Perfume prides itself on being a pioneer in the natural perfume industry since the 90's, officially launching the brand in 2007 at the Ojai Lavender Festival. Our brand and teaching palette uses essential oils, c02 extracts, absolutes and concretes. No isolates, nature identicals or animal ingredients are utilized.
MORE: Watch this video from our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEaKVU_FpM0
Bring an open heart & mind. All supplies, tools and a notebook will be provided
Arrive unscented. Be mindful of laundry, cosmetic and bath & beauty products on this special day. We need to keep our palettes clear and free of odorants. It's crucial that you arrive scent free.
CANCELLATION POLICY: If you are unable to attend a class or workshop we offer live and online workshop credits. For example, if you signed up for a perfume class, then you may apply the credit to a future perfume live or online class. We appreciate your understanding.