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.
Learning how to smell and to detect the differences between oils is the first principle to making perfumes. If you do not take time to develop this important part, you will hit a wall pretty quickly. However daunting it can appear, it is part of becoming a technician in the Art of perfumery. If you think you are going to open the course module and start making perfumes, you have knocked at the wrong door!
At times, when working alone, you may wonder why you are doing this and ask yourself whether you are going somewhere. Understandably, it would be nice to have an expert perfumer at hand to check that what you are doing is correct but studying online really requires a capacity to work and study on your own.
So you want to join the Perfumery Art School? We are offering you a one-of-a kind opportunity to learn perfumery for career purposes wherever you are in the world. We appreciate that it can be difficult to understand how it is possible to learn such an abstract Art on your own.
Here are a few things you need to know before sending your application:
Isabelle Gellé, Course leader