Our workshops initiate the general public into the world of perfumery.

Workshops and olfactory training present an enjoyable and educational first-hand experience of perfume creation.

The olfactory training offers interesting opportunities for novices to acquire the basics of perfumery or to enhance their olfactory capacities. Being a perfumer apprentice (or “nose”) for a day gives you the unique opportunity to create your own fragrance.

PROGRAM OUTLINES (IN ENGLISH)

BOOTCAMPS

DISCOVERY DAY

A special occasion for all perfume-lovers! A day dedicated to your passion for fragrances:

DISCOVER  the basics of perfumery

IMAGINE your own perfume

CREATE your unique signature fragrance

EVALUATE your creation

This unique creative event will take you to the enchanted universe of perfumes. A truly exclusive opportunity!

The session covers the following topics:

- Smell test
- Olfaction and emotions
- Chinese portrait of an odour
- Description of the Perfumer-Creator’s organ
- Introduction to natural and synthetic raw materials
- Explanation of the olfactory pyramid

- Application of notions of top – middle/heart – base notes
- Presentation of the olfactory facets in a perfume
- Composing a perfume formula using 19 professional-level facets, created by our perfumers in Paris
- Make a composition
- Evaluate your creation

The DISCOVERY DAY is an extended and prolonged version of both The Perfumer's Palette & The Perfume Creation workshops: for all those who want to enjoy a stroll in the world of fragrances.

The participants receive 1 Workbook.

- Professionals not familiar with perfume
- Perfume enthusiasts
- Students preparing a perfumer examination

The program is open enrolment (minimum number of participants: 6). Please note however that the places are limited to a maximum of 12 participants per session.

All trainers are certified and will dedicate you personalised attention during the creative process: For this reason, places in the workshop are limited.

Duration: 9:30 - 16:30

The price does not include VAT (the full fee including VAT is  Euro 416,24);  The fee includes the training, the course material and the use of the dedicated didactic tools. Fees may be subject to change.
The prices refer to the individual fee of each participant in a group lesson with the minimum required number of attendees, at the indicated calendar dates. For course in private or in-company group lesson, please contact us to require a custom quote.

An exclusive bracelet -Bijoux "Les Parfumables" - is offered to participants as long-lasting memory of their creation and their first exprience as perfumer's apprentice during the DISCOVERY DAY.

Dates: 2019.02.27 -
Price: EUR 400

The training of Cinquième Sens Northern Europe is delivered in Amsterdam, in one of the most charming areas of the city (on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 2010): Keizersgracht 62 - 1015 CS Amsterdam NL

The address is conveniently located 40 minutes from the city airport and 10 minutes walking distance from the Central Train Station.

WORKSHOPS

THE PERFUMER'S PALETTE

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This workshop is an introductory session to acquire methods for memorizing odours.

When attending this workshop, you will first assess your olfactory capacities and then learn the methods to develop your sense of smell. Additionally you will gain an understanding of the vocabulary used by perfumers.

The workshop covers the following topics:
- Smell test
- Olfaction and emotions
- Chinese portrait of an odour
- Description of the Perfumer-Creator’s organ

The participants receive 1 Workbook.

- Professionals not familiar with perfumes
- Perfume enthusiasts
- Students preparing a perfumer examination

The program is open enrolment (minimum number of participants: 6). Please note however that the places are limited to a maximum of 12 participants per session.

Workshop Duration: 2 hours.
The fee does not include VAT (the price with VAT is Euro 127,05); it includes the training, the course material and the use of the dedicated didactic tools. Fees may be subject to change.
The prices refer to the individual fee of each participant in a group lesson with the minimum required number of attendees, at the indicated calendar dates. For courses in private or in-company group lessons, please contact us to require a custom quote.

Dates: 2019.02.27 - , 2019.05.29 -
Price: EUR 150

The training of Cinquième Sens Northern Europe is delivered in Amsterdam, in one of the most charming areas of the city (on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 2010): Keizersgracht 62 - 1015 CS Amsterdam NL

The address is conveniently located 40 minutes from the city airport and 10 minutes walking distance from the Central Train Station.

INTRODUCTION TO PERFUME CREATION

This course cannot be taken at this time or is fully booked. Please contact us for more information.

PERFUME CREATION

An EXTENDED version of our Introduction to Perfume Creation Workshop: ENJOY EXPERIMENTING WITH MORE PERFUME FACETS!

During the session you will learn the basic principles of fragrance composition and the basic guidelines to formulate a perfume.
Professional-level tools are used as didactic tool during the session: the famous Olfactorium, created by the French Perfumery School Cinquieme Sens & praised by the press as the essential DIY of fragrances. The Olfactorium is a tool used in Paris to train professionals in the field of perfumery.

The workshop provides an introduction to the following topics:

- Basic illustration of the olfactory pyramid
- Basic notions of top – middle/heart – base notes
- Preliminary presentation of the olfactory facets in a perfume
- Composing a perfume formula using 12 professional-level facets, created by our perfumers in Paris
- Making a composition experiment (2 tests)

The participants receive 1 Workbook.

- Professionals not familiar with perfume
- Perfume enthusiasts
- Students preparing a perfumer examination

The program is open enrolment (minimum number of participants: 6). Please note however that the places are limited to a maximum of 12 participants per session.

All trainers are certified and will dedicate you personalised attention during the creative process: For this reason, places in the workshop are limited.

Workshop Duration: 2 hour.

The price does not include VAT (the full fee including VAT is  Euro 289,19);  The fee includes the training, the course material and the use of the dedicated didactic tools. Fees may be subject to change.
The prices refer to the individual fee of each participant in a group lesson with the minimum required number of attendees, at the indicated calendar dates. For courses in private or in-company group lessons, please contact us to require a custom quote.

Dates: 2019.02.27 - , 2019.05.29 -
Price: EUR 290

The training of Cinquième Sens Northern Europe is delivered in Amsterdam, in one of the most charming areas of the city (on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 2010): Keizersgracht 62 - 1015 CS Amsterdam NL

The address is conveniently located 40 minutes from the city airport and 10 minutes walking distance from the Central Train Station.

INTERIOR DESIGN BY FRAGRANCE WORKSHOP

This course cannot be taken at this time or is fully booked. Please contact us for more information.

Olfactory Training

BASIC: THE TECHNIQUES AND THE LANGUAGE OF PERFUMERY

The session is part of our Olfactory Training education. Take a stroll through the universe of perfume, from the origin of raw materials to the classification of perfumes. During the training you will acquire the knowledge, perfect or structure your theoretical and olfactory background. You will learn to identify key notes in a perfume and the vocabulary to describe a perfume. Additionally, you will develop a «Perfume Culture».

The program is organized around the key areas of Smell, Composition and Language.

Introduction to the Sense of Smell
- Physiological diagram
- Olfaction and emotions
- Principles and techniques for memorization

Introduction to the basics of Perfume Composition
- Different types of raw materials
- Extraction process and their products
- Notions of top – middle – base notes
- From perfume to eau de toilette: differences in formula and concentration

Introduction to the Language for describing a perfume
- Olfactory study of 18 words: Citrus, Floral, Fruity etc…

The participants receive 1 Workbook.

The training is especially recommended for:
- Perfume enthusiasts who would like to work in the perfume world
- Students who would like to start a marketing or sales career in perfumery
- Professionals who are joining the perfumery sector or who would like to have an objective view of the perfume world

The program is open enrolment (minimum number of participants: 4). The places are limited to 12 participants per session.

The duration of the program is 2 days.

The fee does not include VAT; it includes the training, the course material, the use of the dedicated didactic tools and, for full day training, a luncheon. Fees may be subject to change.
The prices refer to the individual fee of each participant in a group lesson with the minimum required number of attendees, at the indicated calendar dates. For course in private or in-company group lesson, please contact us to require a custom quote.

Dates: 2019.03.20 - 2019.03.21
Price: EUR 1250

The training of Cinquième Sens Northern Europe is delivered in Amsterdam, in one of the most charming areas of the city (on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 2010): Keizersgracht 62 - 1015 CS Amsterdam NL

The address is conveniently located 40 minutes from the city airport and 10 minutes walking distance from the Central Train Station.

EXPERTISE IN PERFUMERY TECHNIQUES AND THE LANGUAGE OF SCENT

Complete immersion in the perfumery universe, from the origin of raw materials to perfume classification.

The participants acquire, perfect or structure theoretical and olfactory knowledge. Through the sessions, they develop a «Perfume Culture», from various actors to finished product and they learn to master the vocabulary to describe a perfume. Specific attention is dedicated to learn how to identify main notes in a perfume.

SMELL
Physiological diagram
Olfaction and emotions
Principles and techniques for memorizing odours
ACTORS IN THE PERFUME WORLD
Raw material companies and the Perfumers
Brands (from marketing to packaging)
Legislation
Suppliers (packaging, conditioner, bottles…)
COMPOSITION
Different types of raw materials (natural, synthetic,
«specialties»)
Detailed classification of raw materials
Extraction procedures and their products
Chromatography
Notions of top – middle – base notes
Explanation of 3 different concentrations found in perfumery
From perfume to eau de toilette: differences in formula and
concentration
LANGUAGE FOR DESCRIBING A PERFUME
(CITRUS, FLORAL, FRUITY…)
Olfactory study of raw materials of each facets
Practical work: formulate an accord
Perfume classification
The heart of the great perfumes
Illustration of each facet by scents of Top 20

The participants receive 1 Workbook.

The program is designed especially professionals who are joining the perfumery sector or would like to have an objective view of the perfume world, for perfume enthusiasts who would like to work in the perfume world, students who would like to start a marketing or sales career in perfumery.

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The module is open to participants at all levels of expertise (minimum number of participants: 6). The places are limited to 12 participants per session. The training is available on-request.

The duration of the program is 4 days. The program is on-demand only. Please contact us directly.

Price: on demand

The training of Cinquième Sens Northern Europe is delivered in Amsterdam, in one of the most charming areas of the city (on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 2010): Keizersgracht 62 - 1015 CS Amsterdam NL

The address is conveniently located 40 minutes from the city airport and 10 minutes walking distance from the Central Train Station.

ADVANCED: OLFACTORY EXPERTISE DEVELOPMENT

This course cannot be taken at this time or is fully booked. Please contact us for more information.

Workshops and olfactory training

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