Natural Botanical Perfumery Nine Month Intensive Online CourseNatural Botanical Perfumery Nine Month Intensive Course is a fully online course. No prerequisites are required except a passion and desire to learn Natural Botanical Perfumery from the ground up. This course is recommended for those who desire to begin a career in natural botanical perfumery or those who wish to broaden their creative educational horizons. The syllabus is condensed into nine months. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded by the academy and signed by Justine Crane upon satisfactory finishing of the syllabus.
There are two options for payment.
Option 1: Pay all at once and get the total cost of the course at a discounted price of $1069 USD
How it works: Pay the fees in a one-off payment of 1069 USD.
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or Pay in 9 Monthly Instalments of $135: A non-refundable first instalment of $135 USD is required to secure your place in the course. Click the PAYMENTS PAGE and select the subscribe option after completing the other steps.
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Course Materials: At the start of the course students will be given a list of required raw materials/essences so they can begin collecting what they need to conduct course evaluations and trials.
The course instructor and developer, Justine Crane has been actively studying and formulating specifically for perfume since 2003, and actively making and selling scented natural handmade soaps, balms, butters, etc, since 1996. Justine is self-taught and has many years of experience successfully formulating for soaps, butters, balms, bombs, melts, and oil-based perfumes. In October 2007, dedicated and interested in meeting other natural perfumers Justine started a study group called Black Nails, she was joined by two delightful women who were as interested in honing their perfumery skills as she was herself, They spent over a year intensively studying Jean Carles, Edward Sagarin, Poucher, Verrill, Arctander, and obscure catalogues such as the Buyer's Guide & Cyclopedia for Soaps, Perfumery, and Cosmetics, circa 1938. They conducted trials, shared formulas, evaluated essences and shared insights -- it was a groundbreaking educational group they created together. In 2007 Justine opened her shop and began selling perfumes, soaps and natural cosmetics. The previous year, in 2006, Justine started Le Parfumeur Rebelle, an online education and resource site to help novice Natural Botanical Perfumers access information and educational tools to help them in their endeavours. Justine wrote and developed the first online course for The Natural Perfume Academy in 2008 and over the next year tested it through the first pilot course at the academy. Justine has been teaching at the academy since, perfecting and refining the course to suit her students' requirements to learn. Ms Crane has also written several books and workbooks on natural perfumery and related topics. Two of these books (Working the Bench 1 and 2) have been translated into Portuguese and published by Laszlo.
Since it's beginning The Natural Perfume Academy has seen many gifted perfumers finishing to become successfully established perfumers in their own right as well as now having a strong international community of students and graduates to network and source ethical suppliers. Our graduates voluntarily mentor our new students as they study and learn.
Ane Walsh: Ane Walsh is the teacher in the Portuguese Translation of the course developed by Justine Crane. Ane translated the course and workbook into Portuguese and facilitates and teaches here in the Academy. Read more about Ane Walsh
Marta García-Pons is a Barcelona based Natural Perfumer. She is currently running Natural Perfumery workshops in Community Centres where people can learn the basics of perfumery and grow, letting their inner artist come out. With the intention of helping the whole Latin world to improve the resources for learning perfumery, Marta joins the Natural Perfume Academy in order to guide all those students that speak Spanish to learn with Justine’s course. Read More about Marta Garcia-PonsThe Natural Perfume Academy is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Instruction will be given via forums, activities, quizzes and assignments, formal and informal chat sessions, and by units. Students will be given specific time frames in which to read, research and participate in each unit before the next unit is open for study and discussion.
A WORKBOOK specific to the course is available to each participating student in a downloadable PDF format. A recommended reading list is provided in the workbook. No other books or texts are necessary to complete the course.
The students will be given a list of required raw materials/essences at the beginning of the course so they can begin collecting what they need to conduct evaluations and trials.
Topics covered in the course include, but are not limited to, a brief perfume history, popular historic perfumery ingredients, the evolution of the perfume culture, safety issues, endangered species and cruelty in perfumery, storage and shelf-life of raw materials, chemical constituents of perfume ingredients, glossary of terminology, the perfumer's studio, the perfumer's palette, notes, accords and chords, evaluation of raw materials, supplemental scent vocabulary, continued olfactory training activities, advanced perfumes tools, and techniques, tinctures, evulsions, dilutions, scales, required lab-ware, oil and solid perfume making instruction, basic instruction in the production of soaps, butters, balms, massage and bath oils, creation of perfume, vertical and horizontal perfume trials, intuitive perfumery formulation, base compound formulation, advanced composition techniques, discussion of sacrificial perfume materials, finishing, "fining”, clarifying perfume compositions, creating custom perfumes, creating a reverse brief, reading and interpreting a brief, suggested raw materials to complement the perfumer's palette, and more.