There is no denying that the Covid 19 pandemic that hit the world early 2020 has thrown turmoil in personal, professional and business life. Like any business, the Perfumery Art School had to adapt to the changing environment - mainly the physical one - in order to carry on delivering the course quality that is our standard.
A few months after the crisis started, we soon realised that shipping parcels was a major issue due to borders closing, limited number of flights, shortage of staff, stricter customs checks and huge parcel backlogs.
We had to make the harsh decision to stop shipping to most countries.
Until further notice (or until such time as the worldwide situation is resolved), we will stop shipping our starter kits (aromatic oils) to all countries. We will only ship kits to:
If you are applying from outside these areas, you may still join any of our online course programs WITHOUT KIT and you will have to source the aromatic oils required for the course locally or regionally. We will send you the list of oils we work with or you may download it here.
To apply, you must first complete the Application form online.
The price for the CPD UK accredited Certificate in Perfumery Art WITHOUT KIT is £990 and for the CPD UK accredited Diploma in Art of perfumery WITHOUT KIT is £1640.
We hope that 2022 will mark the end of this terrible situation and that we will be able to ship our high quality aromatic oils worldwide again.
Announcing CPD UK certification for our online Certificate course and some of our practical/hands-on workshops
We are thrilled to inform you that early July 2017, our Online Certificate in perfumery Art has been accredited by the CPD UK, the leading independent accreditation institution for continuous professional development, recognising compliance with high and quality standards in the way the course is structured and delivered. All students who complete the program will automatically receive certification from the CPD UK.
This is a proud achievement for our school! Since its establishment in 2013, we have been constantly striving to improve and position ourselves as key players in the education of the Art of perfumery, paving the way for the future of independent perfumery.
A CPD UK certificate adds important value to your professional path be it as an independent perfumer or should you seek a job in the cosmetic, fragrance and beauty industry.
''CPD is the holistic commitment of professionals towards the enhancement of personal skills and proficiency throughout their careers'.
Practical workshops in the spring
As of 2018, we will start running practical workshops in the spring to allow those students who cannot participate in the summer to be able to attend at other dates. We are also planning to move the summer school from August to June or to end of September as many prospective participants cannot free time to attend and travelling is more expensive in August.
Starting on 1st June 2017, we stopped our offering of the blended online/practical course option. Instead, students and prospective students who join the online course will be able to choose from a wider range of workshops and courses (both class-based and/or residential) in the UK and throughout Europe (sometimes other parts of the world too!). As a registered student, you automatically benefit from discounts when joining any of these optional courses and workshops.
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.
For more information about England and York, we recommend you visit: www.your-rv-lifestyle.com/things-to-do-in-england.html
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