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From Plant to Perfume – An introduction to botanical perfumery

Saturday, 1st October 2022, 10:30 - 13:00

From Plant to Perfume – An introduction to botanical perfumery
Learn about the art of natural perfumery and create your own perfume to take home with you.

“Perfumes are the feelings of flowers.” – Heinrich Heine

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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.

Join Tanya Moulding in discovering the origins of perfumery and the remarkable role of aromatic plants in this immersive mini masterclass. 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 time for sampling and discussion, you will be guided on basic perfumery composition and blending to create your own 10ml natural perfume to take home with you.

Fee includes all materials, equipment, class notes and your own finished handbag-size travel perfume.

Tea/coffee will be provided during a short break.

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. Visit Tanya’s website: www.theperfumemistress.com

“To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat.” – Beverly Nichols


About the SLBI

The SLBI is a registered charity for botanical education. It supports people of all ages and backgrounds in learning about plants. By making a donation with your booking you will help to sustain our work with school children, families and the wider community. As a small charity, any amount you can give, large or small, will be warmly appreciated and make an enormous difference. Thank you.

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