SOLD OUT: Weekend Natural Perfumery Intensive Course- September 26-27, 2020
SOLD OUT: Weekend Natural Perfumery Intensive Course- September 26-27, 2020
SOLD OUT: Weekend Natural Perfumery Intensive Course- September 26-27, 2020
SOLD OUT! Weekend Natural Perfumery Intensive Course- OCTOBER 3-4, 2015 - Providence Perfume Co.
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SOLD OUT: Weekend Natural Perfumery Intensive Course- September 26-27, 2020

 Beginner level class   &  Intermediate level class


A weekend long series of workshops focusing on Natural Perfumery: September 26-27, 2020.  

Class 1: Introduction to Natural Perfumery Part 1 September 26th 10:00 am-2:00 pm

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?  Anyone Interested in learning how to create a well balanced natural perfume from an award winning perfumer.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?  Natural perfumery is an art tracing back thousands of years.  Once forgotten, Natural perfumes are now the fastest growing market segment of the perfume industry.  Whether you want to learn how to make natural perfumes for yourself or have dreamed of launching your own line of fragrances, make sure you sign up for this workshop early as it's expected to sell out.
Students will learn about: 

The components of natural perfumes: essential oils, absolutes, floral waxes, concretes, and alcohols.

The vernacular of scent.

Importance of notekeeping (formularies, impressions, revisiting.)

Top, middle and Base Note Classification Weighing/Measuring 

Labeling and Ageing 

Proper storage of perfumes and perfumery materials 

Accessory notes requiring dilution 

WHAT WILL I ACHEIVE?  A basic working knowledge of the art of natural perfumery.

WHO IS TEACHING ME?  Your instructor, the fabulous Charna Ethier is the nose and founder of Providence Perfume Co., an award winning natural perfumery specializing in luxurious botanical fragrances.  After spending years working for large beauty and fragrance companies such as Aveda, she desired to create her own line of 100% natural fragrances.  Her perfumes have been featured in numerous magazines and print publications such as W magazine, The Los Angeles Times and Parent.  She has appeared locally on The Rhode Show, and her Fifi award nominated fragrances have received critical acclaim throughout the fragrance industry.

WHAT WILL IT INCLUDE?  Under Charna's guidance, workshop attendees will create and take home:

-2 liquid perfumes

-1 kit of 10 essences (for use at home.)

-Valuable handouts containing reputable sources for ordering supplies, as well as formulation guidelines

Class 2: Natural Perfumery Part 2: September 26th, 3:00 pm-5:30 pm

Students will begin by creating basic accords, that are the building blocks of many classic fragrances. They will then create a fragrance using one the the accords they've formulated.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a notebook and pen for note taking.

(Brief break for coffee and fresh air)

Class 3: Marketing/Branding/Promotion 101 Saturday September 26th, 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm

Now that you've created your own amazing perfumes how to you sell them?  How do you get them featured in national magazines?  How do you build an online presence?  Little budget with big goals?  No problem!  
Deemed a one woman marketing dynamo on a budget, Charna Ethier (founder and perfumer of Providence Perfume Co.) has quickly garnered national attention for her fine fragrances.  She will share her secrets for creating an attention grabbing brand without breaking the bank.

Invaluable information on the following topics will be shared and discussed:

-wholesaling your product

-sourcing packaging suppliers

-sourcing packaging

-reputable suppliers for packaging/branding/printing
-creating a pricing structure
-selling your products online
-creating custom products for salons, spas, boutiques and clients
-incorporating social media marketing
-do's and dont's for social media interaction
-the best way to get your product in the hands of magazine editors
-the symbiotic relationship between critics, perfumers and bloggers
-how to market your perfume to achieve the greatest exposure
-photography and graphic design standards
-how to choose an e-commerce platform
-graceful self-promotion

This class is packed with invaluable information that is rarely shared with such forthright honesty and humor.  Attendees will leave with a personalized marketing action plan and a clear concept of where they want to take their fledgling, pre-existing or concept stage business!

Class 4: Introduction to Natural Perfumery Part 4, Sunday September 27th 10:30 am- 2:00 pm

This class will focus on more advanced perfumery techniques.  Topics include the following:

-accessory notes

-creating accurate dilutions by weight or volume

-filtering methods

-tips on creating perfumes with sillage

-troubleshooting formulations

-differences between alcohol and oil carriers

-tincturing botanical material

-INCI nomenclature

-correctly labeling perfumes 

-fixation methods  



A large part of the class will be spent on accessory notes, unlocking their power and learning to harness their potency.  Students will also create their own take home tinctures and receive an accessory note kit for further evaluation at home.


Please note that classes are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE.  Early bird discounted registration pricing is in effect. Please note this course typically sells out and the price of class will increase as we get closer to the class date.

Attendees flying into Providence, please feel free to email us and we can provide information on location, travel, and lodging.