Expertise to perfumery techniques and the language of scents

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


  • Acquire, perfect or structure theoretical and olfactory knowledge
  • Develop a «Perfume Culture», from various actors to finished product
  • Master vocabulary to describe a perfume
  • Know how to identify main notes in a perfume


  • 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 would like to have an objective view of the perfume world


  • 2 Olfactoriums®
  • 1 Workbook



Actors in the perfume world

• Raw material companies and the Perfumers
• Brands (from marketing to packaging)
• Legislation and suppliers (packaging, conditioner, bottles...)


• Physiological diagram
• Olfaction and emotions
• Principles and techniques for memorizing odours


• 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


Calendar's dates indicate courses for persons wishing to attend training in French group lessons.
For English courses in private or in-company group lessons, please contact us to require a custom quote.

Where Date Duration Inscription
PARIS 04-05-06-07 December 2018 4 days Register
GRASSE 23-24-25-26 July 2018 4 days Register
GRASSE 08-09-10-11 January 2018 4 days Register