Fragrances Summer School


The sessions proceed in July, in August or in September. Each session lasts 2 weeks, from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, lunch included.

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These courses are designed for non-professional persons who are passionate about fragrances.

We welcome you to our establishment situated in a Provençal style house, built in the early 20th Century. You will find an ambiance which is both warm and professional. You will have at your disposal a large classroom including an application laboratory (perfumer’s organ) and a collection of more than 500 raw materials. Our lecturers are all confirmed perfumers from the prestigious companies such as Firmenich, IFF, Mane, Robertet…

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First week
Discovery of raw materials and accords

  • The history of perfumery.
  • The chemistry of perfume :
    Some basic chemical knowledge to provide a better understanding of the structure of molecules possessing a sensory power.
    The volatility and solubility of sensory molecules.
  • The vocabulary of perfume :
    Olfactory concepts. Technical vocabulary.
  • An apprenticeship in raw materials and olfaction:
    Natural and synthetic raw materials.
  • An apprenticeship in creating simple accords :
    Jasmine, rose, carnation…
  • Visit to growers:
    Jasmine, lavender, tuberose…

Second week
Genealogy and fragrance creation

  • More synthetic and natural raw materials.
  • Genealogy of perfumes :
    Feminine and Masculine fragrances.
  • Olfactive evaluation of famous perfumes.
  • Deeper understanding of how to create accords.
  • Creation and fragrance composition.
  • Visits to factories and laboratories.



July 03 to 14, 2017, July 31 to August 11, 2017, August 21 to September 01, 2017, September 18 to 29, 2017