Denyse Beaulieu of the Grain de Musc blog will be teaching a 3-day course titled 'An intensive perfume primer' at the London College of Fashion this coming December:
The course, designed and given by the Paris-based fragrance writer Denyse Beaulieu, will be a direct, hands-on, sensory initiation to perfume appreciation through games, visuals, discussions and of course smell, smell, smell... Discover raw materials, both synthetic and natural, and how they're used in fragrance composition. Experience the greatest perfumes in history and the way they echo the social and sartorial trends of the 20th century. Explore the cutting-edge scents of the 21st century, with the development of auteur perfumery and experimental compositions. And above all, learn to connect smells to words and images. Your world will never smell the same.
The course will be held Monday through Wednesday, December 12 through the 14th, from 9 am to 5 pm. You can read more (or register) here; the cost is £390.