Spirit Perfumery Series at Homestead Apothecary, Oakland
Three classes –10/15/17; 10/22/17; 10/29/17 – Enroll in the series, or take just the class you need
In this series, you will experience a palette of natural materials, and learn the basics of making three kinds of perfumes: solid, liquid oil-based, and alcohol-based. Enroll in the series and get an overview of a range of perfume carriers; or take just the class you need. No experience is necessary, though the alcohol-based perfume class is more advanced. Curricula include lessons about top, middle and base notes; how accords (a series of notes that make a new scent) are made; how a natural perfume without isolates or petrochemicals is constructed; and how a botanical perfume evolves over time. You’ll also learn about some safety issues to consider when working with essential oils for perfumery. And, I will cover the ethics of animal testing and methods for avoiding materials that harm animals.
Small classes ensure plenty of personal attention.
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