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Advanced Perfume Training Course

The aims of this distance learning Advanced Perfume Training course are to give you extra insight into the sense of smell and perfume and to develop new knowledge which you can put to practical use straight away. This is done by studying the written course material along side practical smelling exercises using samples from the supplied sample kit and making observations through the world around you. This is an engaging and interactive course which makes it memorable and very practical for anyone who needs a deeper understanding of fragrance and the sense of smell.

Perfume TrainingWho is the course most suitable for?

The course is ideal for people involved in the selling and retailing of perfume, and those in a product development role where perfume is a key feature. It can also be beneficial for people serious about a fragrance based career or with specific interest in the sense of smell and perfume.

Additional details about the course content are below but if you have any remaining queries about suitability for you, please let us know.

Course Enrollment and Payment

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The Advanced Perfume Training Course cost is UK £250 / €288 + VAT at 20% or US$385. Discounts are available for bulk purchases.

Course payment is via traditional invoice or PayPal. The payment page contains links to pay, or contact us for traditional payment options. Additional information is available in FAQ. Business customers please contact us if you are in Europe and are VAT registered.

Course Description

The 72 page course professionally explores terms and techniques of perfumery and smell, associated sciences and business through the following chapters:

Smell is our most ancient sense, used before we were even human to investigate our surroundings, find suitable mates, to find food and recognize threats and safety. The course explores how our sense of smell is still used for these pre-historic purposes.

Our application of perfume goes back over 4000 years and the evolution of perfumery is related to our exploration of the globe, our understanding of science plus economic and social change. The course visits some key events to help understand how the fragrance industry became what it is today.

The ingredients of perfumery are waiting to be explored including clever plants and production methods. 20 key olfactive areas are available to smell through the sample kit. These odours can be further combined to appreciate the fragrance families discussed within the course. Insight into the often challenging and exciting world of modern perfumery is given in the final chapter.

The depth of knowledge gained can ideally be applied in sales and development situations, providing multiple talking points and enabling great interaction with customers. The course builds confidence and is a springboard for future learning.

Perfume training samples

Included with the course are:

  • Written course material (via e-mail)
  • Smelling blotters, 20 Samples and delivery
  • Safety Data Sheets for all samples (may seem boring, but quite important)
  • Optional final test
  • Certificate for successful completion (a signed Advanced Perfume Training Certificate is posted to students who successfully pass the optional test).
  • Excellent student support. We encourage all students to ask any technical or perfumery questions during their studies.
  • Access to student support is made available for 6 months after completion to ensure any questions which arise due to the application of new knowledge can be answered.

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Links to our other distance learning courses

IFRA Training | Professional Perfume Compounding