Natural Fragrances and Cosmetics – Level 1

2 ,500.00

The sessions proceed either in May (Rose season) or in September (Jasmine season). Each session lasts 2 weeks, from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, lunch included.

The working language is English. The number of participants is limited to 10.


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First week
Natural fragrances

  • Discovers of the raw materials (history, culture, harvest, cost..).
  • Methods of extraction (distillation, solvents extraction, infusion…).
  • Practical work (olfaction).
  • Study of standard accords (aromatic & flowered Cologne*, soliflore rose and jasmine *, Cyprus, fern).
    * accords given as an example, and may be modified
  • Natural perfume formulation (practical work).
  • Visit to growers and extraction plants (Centifolia rose in May, Grasse jasmine in September).

Second week
Natural fragrances applications & cosmetics

  • Application of essential oils for beauty and well-being
  • From the fine fragrance to cosmetic application : how to adapt the fragrance to the support ?
  • Practical work : specific formulation for different supports. Candles, soap, shower gel, shampoo, body milk, body oil…
  • For each product type, formulation development, manufacturing considerations, and stability testing will be discussed.
  • From classical to natural and organic cosmetic. New concepts and formulation review.

Elizabeth Proal – First week

Carole André – Second week

Additional information


May 04 to 15, 2020, September 14 to 25, 2020