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Four Season Fragrance Series

Four Season Fragrance Series


  • Sat 10 Feb, 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Sun 13 May, 10:30am – 12:30pm
  • Sat 25 Aug, 10:30am – 12:30pm
  • Sat 10 Nov ’18, 10:30am – 12:30pm
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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, Auckland CBD Show map


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Non-Member Single Season includes Art Gallery Membership: $255.00
  • Auckland Art Gallery Member Single Season: $215.00
  • Non-Member Four Season Series includes Art Gallery Membership: $900.00
  • Auckland Art Gallery Member Four Season Series : $825.00
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“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.” — Henry David Thoreau.

Welcome to the Four Seasons Fragrance Series 2018.

Each of the four divisions of the year (spring, summer, autumn, and winter) are marked by particular weather patterns and daylight hours, resulting from the earth's changing position with regard to the sun.

The Auckland Art Gallery & Perfume Playground are collaborating to host four intimate workshops where everyone will create scent for the seasons.

A scent bar of top, middle and base notes is open for exploration. All ingredients are ethically sourced and the highest quality in the world. The host, Samantha Copland trained by world renowned alchemist Mandy Aftel.

When you concentrate on summer you feel a tremendous amount of energy. Days are longer and the sun means no hiding, no secrets, no darkness. It's a time to celebrate and express who you are, to feel light and whole. When you think about winter however, it's a season governed by the hermit. A period of dormancy, still and silent. A time for going within to work through inner thoughts and emotions to gain purity and clarification.

We match fragrance families into the appropriate season and share knowledge of perfume accords while also allowing each person creative freedom to design their own signature scent.

A hero ingredient will get surrounded by your choice of essences. In summer create a floral perfume and choose an alchemic direction to suit you e.g. fresh, citrus or fruity. In contrast in winter it will be a spicy and you can choose between a woody, floral, earthy direction. In Autumn, start with a resin and in Spring something green.

Once you've selected essences that suit your seasonal preferences you'll design and bottle your unique natural fragrance.
If you're looking for technical knowledge about perfume-design this is for you. You'll learn about seasonal ingredients in depth, the language of perfumery and how to develop classic accords.

Come along to a single season or sign up for all four and be scented all year round!

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