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Olfactory Training Workbooks:
Volumes 1 & 2

Olfactory Workbook


 
You can do this workbook at any time, whether or not you are attending the in-studio classes.
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This 400-page Olfactory Training Workbook is divided into two volumes, which come as a set and includes an Aftelier Natural Perfume Wheel©. Also available as a bundle with the Olfactory Training Workbook: Isolates.

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The purpose of doing the exercises in these workbooks is to train your nose and familiarize yourself with the different blending capacities of essences that are similar to one another. Completing the exercises in these workbooks will teach you how to study the aromatic facets in each aromatic. This training will help you develop your capacity to make more precise and aesthetically pleasing choices about which essences to include when you are creating a formula.

One composes not with families of aromas but with individual essences. First you need to evaluate, in practical terms, each individual odor profile, evolution, and intensity. This paves the way for studying how these individual essences interact in formulas and for developing the ability to predict and correct these interactions.

You never make anything in these workbooks, just smell things and take notes. Hold onto these workbooks forever as an ongoing reference manual. Use it as a source notebook for blending – you will need the information you have added by completing the exercises in order to blend well.
You will work with the Aftelier Natural Perfume Wheel (included), studying families of essences with similar character and train your nose to distinguish between the essences within each family.

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