How to create a bespoke signature fragrance for your candle business - online course



Learn how to create signature fragrances for your candle business.

During this 2 consecutive days (1.5 hours each day) online live workshop, you’ll be expert led live by Zaga as you go through the process of learning the art of perfumery and formulation techniques. You will create your very own signature fragrance!

Zaga is an expert perfumer and creates groundbreaking one to one workshops and online courses to for national and international clientele. She has done collaborative projects with Virgin, Live Nation, Carlsberg, ITV Dancing On Ice Show and other esteemed companies. As of recently she acts as a fragrance consultant and in house perfumer to selected brands.
Winner of the Lux Life Magazine Best Fragrance Consultant and Candle Designer 2020.

You will receive 50 fragrance material along with scale, pippettes, vials, fragrance keeping bottles, blotters - mini lab, pen, notebook and printed notes when you purchase the workshop online. Zaga will then be in touch with you to arrange a suitable time.

The workshop will comprises of:
-A 3-part business fragrance development
-Introduction to perfumery
-Importance and relevance of a fragrance in a candle
-Nose training
-Learn to smell fragrance material like a professional.
-Signature fragrance creation
-Learn how to formulate and structure the fragrance like a pro

Suitable for beginners.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

You will receive the following fragrance material in the post:

- 50 perfume ingredients in 5ml glass bottles
- Plastic perfume pipettes
- Measuring scale
- Perfume strips
- Perfume formulation sheet
- Perfume project template
- 15ml glass amber bottles x 3
- 5ml vials x 3
- Perfumery workshop notes

You will learn:
Part 1 - Perfumery
- Introduction to perfumery
- Importance of developing a signature fragrance for your business
- Why fragrance industry is so secretive
- Types of fragrance materials to work with and equipment needed
- Fragrance testing for your business
- Natural vs synthetic compositions
- Characteristics of fragrance material
- Do middle, top and base notes really matter?
- Suppliers contact details for sourcing fragrance material in the UK (for international brands and companies I will provide USA suppliers list of details)

Part 2 Nose training:
-How to smell – professionally like a perfumer

Part 3 – Signature frangrance making
- Get the technical know-how

FREE gift: Zaga will also give you a free fragrance evaluation service following the workshop.

Support after workshop for 3 months via email and private phone calls.

What you will need

Serious commitment, good internet connection.


Zaga at Beauty Handmade

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Wheelchair users


2 days (flexible times to suit)

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I started this course as a complete novice but with loads of ideas of what I wanted to achieve. Zaga is a magnificent perfumer and teacher who I highly recommend. During my course she took me through the wonderful world of perfume and helped me with lots of practical advice to create my own. I split my online Skype course into two segments over two days and finished feeling confident and inspired to accomplish my goals. I also recommend buying the miniature perfumers organ, a great tool for small scale early experiments and learning.

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