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The Institute for Art and Olfaction - CHINATOWN
932 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, California 90012
Ashley Eden Kessler leads eleven weekly sessions (over the course of twelve weeks) exploring the crucial materials in the perfumers' organ: An indispensable first step in practicing perfumery and an opportunity to grow a technical familiarity with the materials. This is module one of a total of three yearly modules.
In each session, held at the IAO’s spacious studio in Chinatown, Ashley will lead the class in smelling and discussing 6 crucial perfume materials – both naturals and synthetics. Over eleven sessions, we will systematically go through the materials organ category by category, going into the function, aesthetics and technicalities of each material and its fragrance family.
Participants will leave with a fluency in the most important molecules of modern perfumery, as well as take-home vials of each material covered in that week’s class, for a total of 6 vials per session (and 60 vials for the whole course).
For beginners, this class presents an indispensable first step in practicing perfumery and growing your familiarity with the materials. For more experienced perfumers, the class presents an opportunity to enrich your process and technical abilities.
Tuesdays, 6:00PM — 8:30PM
Tueday September 5 through Tuesday November 21 (no class on Tuesday Oct 31)
The Institute for Art and Olfaction
932 Chung King Road
Los Angeles CA 90012
Cost: $475 for eleven sessions (materials included)
IAO members receive a 10% discount.
— SESSION BREAKDOWN
SEP 5: Week 1, Woody Synthetic (Cedryl Acetate 10%, Vetiveryl Acetate 10%, Sandalore 10%, Ebanol 10%, Vertofix 10%, Evernyl 10%)
SEP 12: Week 2, Woody Natural (Cedarwood Texas EO 10%, Cedarwood Atlas EO 10%, Vetiver Haiti EO 10%, Patchouli EO 10%, Sandalwood, Hawaiian EO 10%, Oakmoss Abs 10%)
SEP 19: Week 3, Citrus Natural (Bergamot EO 10%, Orange, Sweet EO 10%, Mandarin, Yellow EO 10%, Grapefruit Pink EO 10%, Lemon EO 10%, Lime, Expressed EO 10%)
SEP 26: Week 4, Citrus Synthetic (Limonene D 10%, Methyl Pamplemousse 10%, Rhubafuran 10%, Citral 10%, Citral DMA 10%, Citronellal 10%)
OCT 3: Week 5, Spice Synthetic (Eugenol 10%, Iso Eugenol 10%, Methyl Iso Eugenol 10%, Methyl Eugenol or Methyl Diantilis 10%, Cinnamic Aldehyde 10%, Cuminic Aldehyde 10%
OCT 10: Week 6, Spice Natural (Clove Bud EO 10%, Cinnamon Bark EO 10%, Black Pepper EO 10%, Pink Pepper EO 10%, Cardamon EO 10%, Ginger EO 10%
OCT 17: Week 7, Green Natural (Galbanum EO 1%, Violet Leaf Abs 1%, Black Currant Bud Abs 1%, Lentisque Abs or Narcissus Abs 1%, Tagetes (Marigold) EO 1%, Mate Abs 1%)
OCT 24: Week 8, Green Leaves Synthetic (Cis 3 Hexenol 1%, Cis 3 Hexenyl Acetate 1%, Cis 3 Hexenyl Salicilate 1%, Styrallyl Acetate 1%, Triplal 1%, PADMA/Viridine 1%)
OCT 31: No class
NOV 7: Week 9, Aldehydic Synthetic (Aldehyde C-8 1%, Ald C-9 1%, Ald C-10 1%, Ald C-11 Lenic 1%, Ald C12 MNA 1%, Aldehyde Mandarin 1%)
NOV 14: Week 10, Fresh Synthetic (Hydroxycitronellal 10%, Lyral 10%, Cyclamen Aldehyde 10%, DMBC 10%, DMBC Acetate 10%, Dihydromyrcenol 10%)
NOV 21: Week 11, Fresh Synthetic (Linalyl Acetate 10%, Linalool 10%, Terpineol 10%) Floral Synthetic (Terpenyl Acetate 10%), Honey Synthetic (Phenyl Acetic Acid 1%), Honey/Amber Natural (Beeswax Abs 1%)
— IMPORTANT INFORMATION BEFORE SIGNING UP:
Please review our refunds and cancellations policy, before signing up for the class.
We cannot refund missed classes for people who have signed up for the full course.
Each student receives a vial of each of the six materials covered in that week's session to take home. Any extra materials covered (above six per class) will be available for purchase at $5.00 a vial.
We have a six student minimum for this class to take place. Sign up early, and tell your friends.