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From Plant to Perfume – A day of botanical perfumery
Sunday, 31st January 2016, 10:30 - 14:30
with Tanya Moulding – The Perfume Mistress www.theperfumemistress.com
Apologies, this workshop is now full. If you would like to register an interest, please email us and we will add you to a waiting list and hope to run another course in the not too distant future.
Lavender, Lemon, Rosemary, Thyme, Rose, Jasmine, Orange and Clove are familiar plants and fragrances to many. Plants have been used in many forms since antiquity, to fragrance the air, combat ‘mal-odours’, to anoint, cleanse, beautify and to stir the senses.
Come and discover the origins of perfumery and the remarkable role of aromatic plants in this immersive half-day workshop. Enjoy a hands-on, interactive session learning the art of natural perfumery, from its long history to perfume structure and classification, training the nose and blending ingredients.
A variety of essential oils and absolutes will be available for use on the day, with lots of sampling and discussion, you will be guided on basic perfumery composition and blending to create your own natural perfume to take home with you.
Fee includes all materials, samples, equipment, detailed notes and your own finished handbag-size travel perfume. Refreshments provided but please bring your own lunch.
Tanya is a practising clinical aromatherapist, aromacologist, botanical perfumer and teacher, she has taught historical perfumery at many English Heritage sites and local museums, and delivers public and corporate events on olfaction and botanical blending.
“To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat.”
– Beverly Nichols