This experience, suitable for women and men, takes place in a perfumery amidst the gardens of a 1.6 acre home. Guests will be served a complimentary drink, followed by a short talk about the world of perfumery and safety aspects of the experience. We then explain the raw materials that are to be mixed together, the items that will be used to create the perfumes and finally an introduction about types of perfumes notes and their characteristics. For the first perfume, guests have 3 different base notes (the longest-lasting smell of a perfume) to choose from. They will learn how to mix and match aromas to create a 'perfume fan' while recording all their aromas used in our special "Perfume Accord". This recording allows the guest to order refills. Once the creation has been finalised, the eau de parfum (2nd most concentrated/expensive form of perfume) is bottled, labelled and packaged. This will be in a 10ml spray bottle. The second perfume differs only by the guest creating their own base note and that it will be an extrait parfum (the most concentrated/expensive form of perfume). This 10ml perfume is bottled as a roll-on.
Although, I am a qualified Animal Scientist, my life journey has involved being a consultant for one of the largest cosmetic companies in the world, teaching culinary classes, producing bespoke hand-painted ceramic wares, chef/owner of a restaurant and also a coffee consultant. I am a passionate artisan parfumeur (there are fewer than 150 of us in the world) where I teach/make perfumes solely by hand using only the olfactory sense. My years of teaching and imparting knowledge have led to me to develop a simplified yet unique perfume creation experience which is accessible to everyone.
Cheese platter if the class has at least 4 persons..
The experience is located in a special room within my home and is surrounded by a large garden with various flowers and fruit trees. The purpose built perfumery has a black/white/copper theme and is air conditioned for warmer months. There is a glass walled laboratory within the perfumery showcasing where I work. At the moment, there is no wheelchair access.
A Terms and Conditions Agreement has to be signed prior to the class. As you will be handling essential oils, aroma essences and perfumers alcohol, please consult your doctor if there are concerns.
The Hands-on Perfume Experience