The How to Make Perfume course (home study)

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How to Make Perfume Course 

The How to Make Perfume course is a fully supported, comprehensive home study programme that teaches you how to design and make your own perfume, eau de toilette, eau de parfum, colognes and aftershaves.

This self-paced eLearning course teaches you how to make perfume using essential oils, fragrance oils and aroma chemicals.

During this self-paced course, you will learn how to make perfume.  You will also learn about the history of perfume and how it has influenced style and mood from ancient times and still today. You will study natural and synthetic ingredients used in perfume making, their benefits, what they are for and why they are used.  

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Delve into the world of beautiful aromatic oils, identify top, middle and base notes and how to structure a perfume.  Identity different aroma-family classifications and perfume compounds. Taking the role of a 'nose' we analyse top brands of perfume to see how they are formulated and what makes them so popular and successful.

You will become skilled at layering and blending techniques and use these to create a variety of stunning, unusual and breathtakingly beautiful scents.


This self-paced eLearning course will teach you the following topics:

Safety & precautionary advice
The history of perfume
Cult & contemporary perfumes
Key perfume making ingredients
Blending with essential oils, fragrance oils and aroma chemicals 
Natural versus synthetic ingredients
Fragrance families
Top, middle and base notes
Blending techniques
Diluting your blend
A nose and the power of smell
Mood enhancing qualities of oils
Commercial perfumes analysed
Getting the best from your perfume
Packaging your perfume
Ingredients information for labels
Allergen information 
IFRA restrictions 
IFRA classes 
Calculating percentages of components in your blend 

This course is presented to you in beautifully formatted, fully illustrated PDF files.

You may also be interested in our separately available Perfume Deluxe kit - receive 15% off the deluxe kit if purchasing at the same time as this course.  Use coupon code Deluxe15% 



Whilst we don't specifically focus on organic ingredients should you wish to substitute an ingredient - for example lavender oil for its organic version, you are completely at liberty to do so. 

Online tests, course assignment (including product review) and certificate are included in the course fee.  Email support from your tutor is available for six months from the date of purchase. 

After purchasing this course you will be sent an email with download links, please read the email carefully prior to opening the documentation as it contains important information about document access. 


Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course



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