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Level 1 Workbook
Level 1 Workbook


My teaching format begins with the basic Level 1 Workbook, which focuses on becoming deeply familiar with natural ingredients, refining your olfactory abilities, and doing hands-on experiments with set formulas. You are guided through the process of making many, many accord experiments (combinations of single fragrance "notes"), which are the novice perfumer's equivalent of practicing scales on the piano.
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The exercises use a set of 18 well-chosen essences (6 top, 6 middle, 6 base) as a template for all future study. We offer these essences as an optional kit, priced separately at $325, or at a discount when combined with the Level 1 Workbook for $600 total.
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The Level 1 Workbook gives you the necessary perfumery vocabulary, the basics of relative intensity, the very important aspects of construction, and a deep understanding of what makes a top note, a middle note, or a base note. You will learn about the textures, smells, and intensities that differentiate these notes. The exercises in this workbook introduce various families of scents, familiarize you with the blending capacities of similar essences, and refine your ability to distinguish between essences within each family.

This workbook includes an Aftelier Natural Perfume Wheel - an invaluable tool to help organize the world of natural essences and link vocabulary to scent. It is a straightforward visual way to link scent experience to description, and to understand the relationships between scents and scent families.

This workbook serves as the foundation for further study in my teaching format. It covers making perfume formulas with up to 6 essences (2 top, 2 middle, 2 base) in oil, which is sufficient for fragrancing body-care products and basic solid perfumes. After completing the Level 1 Workbook, you are ready for the Level 2 Class. You have the option of getting a Level 1 certificate for $75 if you submit a solid perfume and formula to me, along with a paragraph about why you chose your particular ingredients.

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Our Price: $375.00