Creating Opulent Amber Perfumes, October 22-23, 2022 ONLINE

Creating Opulent Amber Perfumes, October 22-23, 2022 ONLINE

 Intermediate / Advanced level class

Please note this is an online Intermediate/advanced level botanical perfumery class. This class assumes a level of prior perfumery knowledge obtained by taking a previous perfumery class with Charna.

Amber style perfumes are the cornerstone of the perfume industry and the most popular style of fragrances.  Natural essences lend themselves perfectly to creating rich sophisticated opulent amber perfumes, and these exotic resins and spices are the basis of all original amber scents.  In this weekend long class we will learn how to create beautiful natural perfumes redolent of amber, citrus, flowers and spice. 

Session #1 runs on Saturday October 22nd from 11:00 am-5:00 pm with a short lunch break.  Session #2 runs on Sunday October 23rd from 11:00 am -2:00 pm. This two day class will cover:

-raw materials

-variations of the amber style of perfumery

-writing formulas

-the "big four" notes: amber, citrus, spice, floral

-dilutions

-accord building

-distinguishing characteristics of materials i.e. the scent profile of benzoin absolute vs. benzoin essential oil.

Attendees will focus on four distinct styles of amber perfumes: the CLASSIC AMBER fragrance composition, the  FLORAL AMBER fragrance composition, the GOURMAND AMBER composition and the SPICY AMBER composition.  This class is heavily focused on actual perfume blending using the ingredients in the accompanying kit.

Session 1 runs on Saturday October 22nd from 11:00 am-5:00 pm ESTwith a mid day lunch break.  Students will create their own versions of a CLASSIC and FLORAL AMBER styles of fragrances.

Session 2 runs on Sunday October 23rd from 11:00 am-2:00 pm EST. Students will create two distinct styles of amber perfumes: the SPICY AMBER style and the GOURMAND AMBER style.

Essences included in the perfumery kit will be posted shortly.  These materials are included in the class price and will be mailed to registered students prior to the class date.

Please note all classes are non refundable and non transferable. Early registration pricing is currently in effect, pricing subject to change. 

Students must have access to perfumers alcohol (approximately three ounces) and a small (20-50 ml.) beaker as these are the only materials needed for class that are not provided.  Students must have access to wifi and a free zoom account to participate in class.