''I would like to thank Isabelle Gellé and The Perfumery Art School for giving me the wonderful opportunity to study to become a perfumer. The course content was concise and well constructed and this made the course easy to undertake at home. Isabelle is always available to provide guidance, feedback and advice which I have found very valuable and the opportunity to work with a Master Perfumery of her calibre has been an inspiring and wonderful experience.
I have to admit I have found perfumery the hardest thing I have ever embarked on from a point of view of achieving results (I have four university degrees in finance which were easy in comparison). However, patience, following the course work, putting in time and effort and help from Isabelle enabled me to complete the course and actually create a perfume.
I remember opening my student kit when it arrived and to be honest, it was like opening a door to a new chapter of my life. I remember thinking to myself that it would be quite an achievement to create a perfume that others buy and wear, my ability to leave a lasting mark on society. At the time I read somewhere that there were approximately 400 Master Perfumers in the world and I immediately registered a company name 'no. 401 Boutique Fragrance House' because I wanted to become Master Perfumer 401. The Perfumery Art School course has given me the opportunity to put my foot on the first rung of the Master Perfumer ladder. I have a long way to go but I know that after completing this course, I have the foundation to embark on a a career that will provide me with a lifetime of learning and the opportunity to start something fantastic that few have the opportunity to do.
Thank you Isabelle for this amazing opportunity. I hope I do you proud Carla Flint, July 2017, Australia
''I am SO enjoying this course, and all the tangents I'm exploring too. I smell everything: I now have permission to smell everything ... the air in the supermarket, the rain, the inside of shops, fabrics, stems, bark ... the list is endless. The world has come alive for me in a much more vivid way since I embarked upon this course. I have much to be grateful to you for.'' Andria K., April 2014, U.K.
'The tutor has Natural talent, rear and precious in the market today. She has elegance with a touch of class in her presentation and walks you through with great enthusiasm, patience, a hint of her personality, healthy critisim and alot of encouragement. If perfume is what you are looking for, you have found the right person. I would recommend it to anyone and do it myself again. Best regards'' Beatrice O., April 2011, Imperial College London
''The course was such a great experience for me, and I really appreciated it. I would like to keep in touch with if you don't mind. Thank you: Thank you so much...'' Hong-Yeul E., Student at the Royal College of Art, London
''THE COURSE FELT LIKE AN INDULGENCE FOR THE SENSES AND HAS LEFT ME EAGER TO EXPLORE AND EXPERIMENT SOME MORE. THANK-YOU!'' Julia C., April 2011, London
''The time was too short , but the course was well organised to give the information about the perfume. I would recommend it to friends and family'' Yasemin A., from Turkey
''Very happy with my final perfume. Made me more aware of the environmental odorscape. Many thanks'' Cheryl C., April 2011, Imperial College London
''Thank you so so much for your excellent perfume workshop at Kensington Palace last week. I thoroughly enjoyed myself as did all of the participants. It was also a pleasure meeting you and working with you.I will be in touch re. Victorian perfume making sessions'' Jenny W., Education officer, Kensington Palace - April 2010
Thank you for a truly professional, inspirational and excellent course. I have been moving from 'classic' aromatherapy as taught by therapy education councils towards emotional and spiritual fragrancing using natural oils, and your class perfectly bridges the transition. As you say, therapeutic blends can be medicinal, but in my experience selecting a person's favourite fragrant oils gives the soul that extra special lift. The synergies created by complex blends is surely far more powerful than simple combinations. Your class has started me on a wonderful, infinite course of blending and discovery, and has lifted my aromatherapy practice into the realms of the divine! I can see in this a lifelong passion. I'm hooked. I look forward to my certificate and the Level II courses. Thank you!! Kerrie V., April 2008, Imperial College London
I just wanted to say a big 'Thank You' for your wonderful workshop on Saturday. We both thoroughly enjoyed it and I can't wait to start experimenting! Michele G., October 2007, Willerby Manor House, Yorkshire
''I would just like to thank you so much for the most wonderful day last weekend - It was truly inspiring! And so importantly for me, has shown that my ambition to make perfumes of my own, is not entirely fanciful, whereas in the past, it has seemed to be so far out of reach!'' Bella M., October 2007, Willerby Manor House, Yorkshire
''I really wanted to thank you for the stimulating talk on Monday. The students loved it, and in the feedback today, this emerged as one of the highlights of our programme.'' Diana A., July 2007, University of the Arts, London College of Fashion