Held in English language
July 22nd to 27th
âMaking perfumes is easyâ by AbdesSalaam Attar âLa Via del Profumoâ
After 6 years, I am returning to teaching with a summer seminar in the hills of Rimini, Italy from 10th to 15th June 2015. There will be 5 days of daily classes and workshops to teach 12 students both my philosophy of perfumery and my method of making fragrances
The classes will cover a range of issues. One key point will be natural raw materials, including animal scents and rare essences, several of which can be smelled only with me. I will explain theÂ crucial issue of how to understand and evaluate the quality of natural raw materials.
Every day, thereÂ will be blending workshops of different methods and approaches.Â I will teach students how to custom blend fragrances to benefit those who may wish to expand into perfume creation for private clients, customers, or friends. I will also explainÂ how to approachÂ concept blending for companies. In addition,Â I will discuss where to sourceÂ the best essences, so that those who have learned how to make perfumes with me can carry on as a perfumer.
Other topics will includeÂ perfume descriptive language, olfactory psychology, philosophy and the ethics of natural perfumery. These are fundamentally important because the nose is only secondary to the mind in making perfumes, which is before all a mental attitude.