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Olfactory Workbook:
Volumes 1 & 2

Olfactory Workbook


 
The 400-page Olfactory Workbook is divided into two volumes, which are purchased as a set and includes an Aftelier Natural Perfume Wheel©. You can do this workbook at any time, whether or not you are attending the in-studio classes.
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You never make anything in this workbook, just smell things and take notes. Hold onto this workbook 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.

The purpose of doing the exercises in this workbook is to familiarize yourself with the different blending capacities of essences that are similar to one another. Completing the exercises in this workbook 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.
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You will work with the Aftelier Natural Perfume Wheel (included), studying families of essences with similar character and learning to distinguish between the essences within each family.
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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 this workbook, just smell things and take notes. Hold onto this workbook 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.
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