Anne McClain, a graduate of the Grasse Institute of Perfumery, will be holding introductory perfume classes at Le Labo in Nolita the first Monday of every month:
LE LABO is launching introductory perfume workshops, entitled First Mondays in the Lab, taught by Anne McClain. The two hour course, with champagne refreshments, will take place in Le Labo’s flagship Nolita store every first Monday of the month, starting March 1st.
Sign-up is available on a first-come, first-serve basis by RSVP-ing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Class size is limited to 18; the cost is $75 and must be paid in advance.
In First Mondays in the Lab students will learn the fundamentals of perfumery, and become equipped with a basic understanding of standard perfume vocabulary and concepts. Through the lens of three of Le Labo’s signature fragrances, the workshops will cover how the inspiration for a fragrance is developed, how harmonious blends are made, and Le Labo’s approach to creating some of the most original and daring fragrances on the market. Throughout the course, natural and synthetic ingredients from the perfumers’ palate will be sampled, and their origins, properties, and uses will be discussed. Students will take home a 5 ml sample of a Le Labo fragrance presented in the class.
(via press release)