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)

WORKSHOPS

THE PERFUMER'S PALETTE

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INTRODUCTION TO PERFUME CREATION

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PERFUME CREATION

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INTERIOR DESIGN BY FRAGRANCE WORKSHOP

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Olfactory Training

BASIC: THE TECHNIQUES AND THE LANGUAGE OF PERFUMERY

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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

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Workshops and olfactory training

BOOTCAMPS (1 module)

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WORKSHOPS (4 modules)

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Olfactory Training (2 modules)

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