We get many demands from people who are seeking to learn perfumery either as a start to a new professional life or because it is a passionate hobby they never thought they could learn while going through the rat race. Most such demands are genuine and well-intended but when it comes to the nitty-gritty of learning perfumery, some students might give up at the first hurdle and we often hear ''I never thought it was so hard!''
Let's be clear! Perfumery is not for everyone like painting, cooking, playing music or any indulging Art is also not a prerogative to everyone . Yes you might like visiting an Art gallery and appreciate the work of an artist, thinking ''I'd love to learn to paint like this'' or love the sound of piano being tapped by talented fingers but the Passion does not make you become an artist in those fields.
When it comes to perfumery, people are surprised to see how much mathematics and accuracy are needed in this Art. Perfumery is NOT just about concocting potions during the weekend or simply blending note A with note B and there you have a perfume! Despite the numerous weekend/short courses now available at every street's corner, we regret to tell you that you will not become a perfumer after 2 days. If it was that easy, there would be more perfumers in this world even though we acknowledge that this Art has become more democratic in the last couple of years.
The Perfumery Art School went a long way since its inception in 2013. With now over 100 students from all over the world, it was necessary to make changes to make the student's experience one to remember and to answer to the growing demand for quality learning of the Art of perfumery for vocational and professional purposes.
Many of our students have already established themselves as independent perfumers in their respective countries with great success and we are proud to have contributed to making their dream come true. Visit our Success stories page to discover our alumni students.
Our new website aims at giving new and prospective learners a taste of what it is to study at the Perfumery Art school under the expertise of our tutors who all are working in the perfumery, cosmetics and beauty industry. Meet our tutors.
One of the main changes in 2017 is that the school has an established office in the UK - in the beautiful and exciting city of York to be precise. This is where most of our practical workshops will be delivered from now on... and the summer school will become a permanent yearly feature.
Our new address is:
Blake House, 18 Blake Street, York, Y01 8QH, United Kingdom.
The Student Lounge and information area on this website are only accessible to our registered students. We are also working on setting up the school online shop to buy our high quality aromatic oils and accessories you may need. Because we buy big quantities, we can offer good prices on small quantities which is what most learners want in order to practice while learning.
Finally, this blog will replace the Newsletter and will feature news about our students, discovery of new raw materials or insight on existing ones and Industry news. The Industry news section will feature the various Perfume Trade fairs and Expos as well as news and insights about the perfumery industry.
We hope you enjoy our new website!
The Team at the Perfumery Art School