Fragrance has the instantaneous and invisible power to penetrate consciousness. It is both tangible and intangible, earthly and ethereal, worthless and priceless, real and magical. To discover the art of natural perfumery is to participate in a spiritual process as well as an aesthetic one. Using essential oils — with their rich histories, properties, and symbolism — immerses the perfumer in a process of personal transformation.
This experiential workshop is designed for all who wish to understand the world of scent and, through it, discover aspects of creativity and spiritual growth. Experience the fundamentals of working with scent, including how to blend a perfume and how to create a perfume formula. Plenty of hands-on participation with essential oils culminates in creating a liquid perfume and a solid perfume from your own original formula. No experience or special skills are necessary.
Recommended reading: Aftel, Essence and Alchemy: A Book of Perfume.
($30 materials fee paid directly to the leader)