Natural Botanical Perfume Nine Month Intensive Course Structure in Detail.
Unit 1: History of Natural Botanical Perfumery
The history of Natural Botanical Perfumery spans millennia, with records going back some 4000 years or more. This is a brief, though somewhat dubious, history of perfume, which includes "modern perfumery" and its inclusion of synthetically produced raw materials.
Unit 2: Safety
This unit will provide students with the necessary theory to understand and apply selected key safety assessments, and provide students with basic skills to complete a life-cycle and environmental impact assessment for selected products.
Unit 3: Chemistry of Natural Materials Overview
A brief overview of chemicals within natural raw materials which produce the scents with which we, as Natural Botanical Perfumers, are so familiar.
Unit 4: Perfumers Studio & Resources
This portion of the course focuses on the tools necessary for a beginning perfumery student to formulate basic compositions and compounds. The tools are fairly standard and can be purchased online or at a department or drug store.
Unit 5: Natural Raw Materials
The raw materials available to today’s natural & botanical perfumer are far more numerous than they were for our predecessors. Where their palettes were restricted to a few dozen or so essences, ours has been greatly expanded to include hundreds of materials.
Unit 6: Evaluating Raw Materials
All raw materials must be evaluated by the perfumer prior to their use in a perfume. The perfumer needs to become familiar with the note category or categories, character and safe usage levels of each material.
Unit 7: The Perfumers Stillroom
You will reach a point in your perfume making studies when you will require knowledge of advanced tools and techniques to create larger volumes of perfume. It is important that you study diligently all the information and materials provided by the course in the earlier lessons in order to successfully move onto the advanced stage of instruction.
Unit 8: Journaling
Perfume begins on paper. Before you open a bottle or waft a scent strip, the first order of building a perfume begins with the inspiration, and the ideas are written down in detail.
Unit 9: A study in Fragrance Families
Looking at the 11 different fragrance families in detail.
Unit 10: Perfume Formulation
With guidance from the tutor the student will propose the creative assignment and essay for the end of course perfume submission.
Unit 11: Branding and Packaging
A module introducing the basic principles of branding and marketing in the natural botanical perfume industry and financial background for natural perfumery management.
Unit 12: Finals
Student finalises and submits the end of the course essay along with the creative assignment perfume submission for tutor evaluation. Student receives evaluations and end of course certificates.