Dominique Dubrana is teaching a summer course in Rimini, Italy this year from June 10 through 15 – “Making Perfume is Easy.” A summary of what you will get from this course –
“The classes will cover a range of issues. One key point will be natural raw materials, including animal scents and rare essences, several of which can be smelled only with me. I will explain the crucial issue of how to understand and evaluate the quality of natural raw materials.
Every day, there will be blending workshops of different methods and approaches. I will teach students how to custom blend fragrances to benefit those who may wish to expand into perfume creation for private clients, customers, or friends. I will also explain how to approach concept blending for companies. In addition, I will discuss where to source the best essences, so that those who have learned how to make perfumes with me can carry on as a perfumer.
Other topics will include perfume descriptive language, olfactory psychology, philosophy and the ethics of natural perfumery. These are fundamentally important because the nose is only secondary to the mind in making perfumes, which is before all a mental attitude.”
There are only 12 spots available for the course, and you can get more information here.
This does sound pretty wonderful! Thanks for sharing it, Patty!!
I would give my left foot to do this! For a fragrance novice like me, it would be so wonderful to be able to learn why I am so captivated by fragrance! Sigh.