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Introduction to Natural Perfumery with Vanessa York

Introduction to Natural Perfumery with Vanessa York

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  • Sat 19 Sep ’15, 10:00am – 1:30pm


Studio One Toi Tū, 1 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby


All Ages

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Introduction to Natural Perfumery // Adults 063
Vanessa York

Be unique and create your own natural perfume. In this hands on workshop you will experience up to 50 different aromatics and learn the techniques to evaluate them leading to a basic understanding of base, middle and top notes, the building blocks of perfume composition. We’ll talk about the history of perfume including the advent of synthetics in the 20th century and the recent renaissance of natural perfumery in which all materials are derived from plants or, in a few cases such as ambergris and civet, from animals. Explore blending several different accords and come away with your own unique natural perfume. Participants should bring a notebook and pen.

Saturday 19 September, 10am – 1pm
Cost $75
Class 10 Max
Includes all materials

Vanessa York spent quite a few years as a children’s book editor in the education publishing industry before realizing that her true path was a very different one. Accordingly, she became a student of natural perfumery, working with some excellent teachers before setting out to follow her own nose. “Working with the essences is very uplifting, and addictive,” she says. “For me, natural perfumery epitomises Keats’ lovely, much-debated line that ‘beauty is truth, and truth, beauty’. It sounds so simple. But it isn’t really, and therein lies endless fascination.” Vanessa now runs her own boutique botanical perfumery. She enjoys sharing her passion for her art with others.

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