NATURAL PERFUMERY SCHOOL

Our school is dedicated to promoting the art of natural perfumery by working exclusively with raw materials of natural origin.

Our founder and lead tutor Marina Barcenilla, is an acclaimed independent perfumer and a pioneer in the world of natural fragrance. Her perfumes have received many awards, including two prestigious Fragrance Foundation Awards and two Sustainable Luxury Awards. With over two decades of experience as a training provider and fragrance creator behind her, you couldn’t be in better hands.

We are proud to be part of a new wave of indie and artisan perfumers who are shaping the world of independent and niche fragrance. Our workshops and training courses will provide you with the knowledge and skills to create natural perfumes and fragrances that can be used in skin-care, cosmetics and home fragrance.

For personalised training and mentoring including a wider range of perfumery materials, please get in touch with details of how we can help you. Price on application.

For more details of the training courses and workshops we offer please click on the options below.

 

ONE DAY NATURAL PERFUMERY WORKSHOP

£150 - 10am to 5pm -  Location: Glastonbury, London and other UK and international locations available from time to time.
This fun and interactive workshop will introduce you to the art of natural perfumery and the foundations of perfume creation. You will work with a wide selection of natural perfumery materials and learn about perfume notes, how they are used to construct a fragrance, and then create your own perfume to take home at the end of the day.
If you would like to purchase this as a gift then we will send a personalised message card along with an invitation to your chosen recipient. Invitations are valid for ten months from the date of purchase.
Please contact us for confirmation of workshop dates.

 

TWO DAY INTENSIVE NATURAL PERFUMERY COURSE

NEW DATES!!

Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 June 2018 - London -SOLD OUT - BOOK HERE

£425 - Two days, 10am to 5pm - Location: Glastonbury, London and other UK and international locations available from time to time.
This intensive, but very enjoyable, two day workshop will introduce you to the art of natural perfumery and the foundations of perfume creation. You will work with a wide selection of natural perfumery materials and discover how to evaluate them like a perfumer, whilst learning basic perfumery theory. Theory includes extraction methods, aromatic groups, fragrance families, accord creation and perfume design. With support from Marina you will then create and blend a perfume to take home.
If you would like to purchase this as a gift then we will send a personalised message card along with an invitation to your chosen recipient. Invitations are valid for ten months from the date of purchase.
Please contact us for confirmation of workshop dates.

 

ONE WEEK NATURAL PERFUMERY COURSE

NEW DATES!!

Monday 30 July to Friday 3 August 2018 - Glastonbury - BOOK HERE

£1450 - 10am to 5pm for five days - Location: Glastonbury, London and other UK and international locations available from time to time.
Immerse yourself in the art of natural perfumery and discover a large number of aromatics from around the world. You will study the foundations of perfumery in theory and practice, and learn how to use your nose like a perfumer. You will be taught how to perform thorough olfactory evaluations, how to create and use accords, and also how to design and blend perfumes from each of the classic fragrance families. After five days you will leave with a number of accords you will have created, and the confidence to design your own fragrances. With support from Marina you will also blend two or three fragrances to take home with you.
If you would like to purchase this as a gift then we will send a personalised message card along with an invitation to your chosen recipient. Invitations are valid for ten months from the date of purchase.
Please contact us for confirmation of workshop dates.

 

SACRED PERFUMES OF ANCIENT EGYPT

NEW DATES!!

Thursday 26 and Friday 27 July 2018 - Glastonbury - BOOK HERE

 

£325 - Two days, 10am to 5pm - Location: Glastonbury, London and other UK and international locations available from time to time.
Let us take you on an magical journey through Egypt’s fragrant past, while you learn about the traditional aromatic materials used in the day, the various methods in which unguents, fragrant pastes and incense were prepared, and their uses in Egyptian society, from worship to funerary rituals.
The course includes several practical sessions and covers the following:
• Egypt’s sacred fragrance tradition and Egyptian deities associated with perfume.
• Ingredients used in ancient Egyptian perfumes and incense.
• Egyptian perfumes.
• Unguent cones.
• Incense in ancient Egypt.
• Making Egyptian incense and perfumes.

Please contact us for confirmation of workshop dates.