Certificate Workshop in
with Tanya Moulding MIFA,MIFPA,CNHC
Natural Perfumery is both an ephemeral art and a practical science — the blending of natural botanical materials to create fragrances that inspire, comfort and transform.
Fragrant materials have been used in one form or another throughout history. Resins and woods were commonly burnt as sacred offerings in ritual worship and as transcendent aids to meditation; fragrant flowers have long been used to anoint and beautify. The fashionable perfumed gloves and fans of the Renaissance have given way to the modern-day craze for room diffusers, scented candles, fragrant bodycare products and conceptual perfumes. This in turn has stimulated an ever-growing interest in ‘naturals’ and natural perfumes.
The ability to create fragrances to enhance one’s mood, or encapsulate a memory or feeling, is limited only by one’s creative boldness.
Utilizing extracts that range from the familiar to the more unusual and exotic, we will explore as part of this workshop a broad palette of fragrant materials, from tangerine to tobacco! These will include essential oils, absolutes and oleoresins extracted from the roots, seeds, wood, petals, leaves, grasses and fruit rinds of a wide range of aromatic plants.
This special weekend course is a hands-on, interactive workshop embracing the theory and practice of creative perfume making — working solely with natural materials and both alcohol and oil bases ( ie. no aromachemicals, nature-identicals or isolates). The course is structured to allow adequate time for group and individual work as well as inspirational exercises to guide you in creating your unique fragrant masterwork.
COURSE COMPONENTS• A brief history of perfumery and perfume materials, from antiquity to modern-day usage and inspiration.
• Discovering your Perfume Personality.
• Perfume structure and classification; the classic fragrance families.
• Perfume vocabulary; the art of smelling and training the nose.
• The art and science of blending; harmony, tenacity, quenchers and enhancers.
• Discussing the link between memory, emotion, imagination and scent.
• Safety, dilutions and storage.
• Creating formulas; record-keeping procdures.
• Creating your own perfume: one perfume oil and one perfume spray.
Tanya trained in Holistic Clincal Aromatherapy with the Tisserand Institute, and went on to study Deep Tissue Massage, Indian Head Massage, Reiki, Aromatherapy Product Formulation and Natural Perfumery.
As well as maintaining a private aromatherapy practice, Tanya works in the NHS as a complementary therapist specializing in palliative care.
She has served as a Course Director and Senior Tutor in Aromatherapy and Massage at Essentials for Health since 2005, and offers introductory and post-diploma training in Aromatherapy, Massage and Product Blending.
Tanya's study of Natural Perfumery, and of the role of scent on the psyche, has led her to develop classes in perfumery blending, including regular workshops for a Marylebone craft studio.
Tanya creates Natural Perfumery products on a commission-only basis, and is currently developing a small range of artisan perfumes as well as writing a book on the subject.
LOCATION, DATES AND FEES
How to book
1. To book a place by post, complete an Enrolment Form and send it with a cheque (payable to ITHMA) to our office address.
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The Wyndham Hotel
York Street Hotel