Gourmand Fragrance Formulation Class ONLINE: March 12, 2022

Gourmand Fragrance Formulation Class ONLINE: March 12, 2022

Please note this is an online Intermediate level botanical perfumery class. Prerequisites for enrollment include taking a previous perfume class with Charna Ethier or being enrolled in the Weekend Natural Perfumery Intensive Part 1 course.

 Intermediate level class

This one day perfume class focuses on learning how to create balanced gourmand perfumes.  Gourmand fragrances are characterized as possessing edible notes, such as coffee, cocoa, and vanilla.  This genre of fragrance is incredibly popular with consumers.  There is a misconception that gourmand fragrances are typically cloyingly sweet and candied.  In this class, we will focus on formulating sophisticated, well-balanced gourmand fragrances that don't succumb to the candy floss stereotype.

Course work is focused heavily on formulation and student activity.  Students will learn how to work with powdered natural isolates such as maltol and vanillin to create nuance in their perfume formulations.  The focus will be on creating six different gourmand fragrance mods during class using the materials included in the class kit.

Registered students will receive a kit of perfume materials valued at over $200 to use in formulating our Gourmand fragrance compositions, a course syllabus and access to the live zoom class which runs from 11:00 am - 5:30 pm EST Saturday March 12th, 2022.  Included in the price of this class are the following materials which will be mailed to students prior to the class date:

16 qty. botanical essences in 3 ml. vials

  • bergamot 
  • maltol
  • patchouli
  • mandarin
  • vanillin
  • cocoa
  • rose absolute
  • amber accord
  • coffee
  • apricot natural compound
  • jasmine grandiflorum absolute
  • sandalwood
  • strawberry natural compound
  • heliotropin
  • nutmeg
  • ylang ylang

6 qty. labeled wide mouth vials for storing fragrance mods

13 plastic pipettes

1 small cc powder measuring scoop

24 scent strips

Please note all classes are non refundable and non transferable. Students must have access to perfumers alcohol (approximately 4 ounces minimum) 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.