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Fragrance Making for Candle Business Workshop: Expert One to One with the Perfumer

Duration: 3 hours

Price: £495

Run by: Zaga
at Beauty Handmade

Fulham Road, Chelsea
SW10 9PJ

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About the Course

Create a bespoke and signature fragrance for your candle business and learn from a Head Perfumer in Chelsea perfume studio using a real perfume organ containing over 100 fragrance material and natural notes. Create a fragrance like no other.
This expert workshop with the perfumer is designed for committed and ambitious individuals to help them learn in the most professional way how to create a signature fragrance for their candle business.

To stand out you need to be different with an authentic brand story and superior quality fragranced product to be able to compete in the home fragrance industry. Beauty Handmade inspire and train ambitious individuals to build meaningful and rich candle brand that disrupts already crowded market.

Zaga is a gifted and passionate Creative Perfumer & Candle Designer with over 15 years in the industry.

Just creating an unique, good looking candles and home fragrance products do not guarantee a successful business. There is far more to candle making business then just a candle as a product. You do not want to create a business and become just another "me too" candle company.

I will be available to you following your workshop with me. You are entitled to an unlimited emails and one FREE half an hour Skype or a telephone session or you may wish to come to my studio in Chelsea.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

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You will learn industry led techniques using natural fragrances and essential oils Please note that we will not be working with PREMIXED basis. Our perfume organ available to you has substantial amount of bottles - over 100 notes to work with from essential oils to fragrant compounds.

1. How to make scented compositions and what equipment to use
2. Importance of scent and what it means to your product advantage
3. What are Formulation sheets for and how to create one
4. Types of scented material to work with - natural vs synthetics
5. Difference between naturals vs synthetics
6. Smell techniques and nose training so as you smell as a perfumer
7. How to learn and detect notes
8. How to detect undertones
9. Why is fragrance industry so secretive and why they don't want you to know certain things
10. Middle, top and base notes and do they really matter?
11. How to test your fragrance blend
12. Why some perfume performs better than others and what can be done
13. Sourcing of raw material in the UK
14. Packaging suppliers in the UK
15. What gives perfume a character?
19. What is IFRA and why it matters to your business?
20. What is SDS and and why you need one?

In this workshop the scent you make is your own scent formula to take home and use. You will make your own formula using a guided industry led techniques, perfume formula sheet and guided instructions from a Perfumer. You will take home a 15ml in amber glass bottle of your made perfume composition. These will be concentrated blends that you make on the day. If you wish to make more scents and take home no problem as long as you can do them all within 3 hours slot.

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Want to review this course?

Zaga is a gem! She is knowledgeable, passionate about perfumery and with a sense of motivation that is quite infectious. Following the perfumery workshop, I am now developing my own scents. I even booked a second workshop to delve deeper. Thank you Zaga. You are an amazing teacher!

- - #20680

Zaga offers a unique opportunity to learn about understanding and creating fragrances. Ideal for learning the basics or developing fragrance-formulating further.

I had a wonderful afternoon exploring fragrances and also being challenged creatively. Thank you!

- - #16308

THE BEST EXPERIENCE EVER!!! Zaga is an amazing teacher, she teaches with passion and it was beautiful spending one whole day with her doing two workshops. Now I want to go home to Rome and start my own business. Guilia and Thank you Zaga

- - #15622

I absolutely loved my course with Zaga. With no prior knowledge i left with a really thorough understanding of not only what i need to do to make my individual product but the tools needed to get up and running.

Zaga is very knowledgeable and generous with her information and clearly wants others5 to succeed in their ventures.

I would thoroughly recommend this training for anyone looking to build a business from their own unique candles.

- - #12578

I attended this course yesterday and felt that I learnt so much from Zagga. She is warm, friendly and incredibly knowledgeable about fragrance and candle making. She made the session fun and relaxing and the 3 hours flew by! I came away with the knowledge to now start my own business and I now know where I was going wrong previously. She cares about what she does and is very passionate about her business. Well worth the trip up to London for the day! Thank you!

- - #9996

Zaga is warm, welcoming and, above all, very knowledgeable in what she does. I'm sure what she has taught me in a relatively short space of time is going to help me avoid alot of the mistakes I probably would have made without her guidance. I am looking forward to putting into practice what I have learnt. Thank you Zaga!

- - #9845

I searched the internet for a few weeks for various candle making courses. I finally came across her workshops and I instantly knew she was the one! I could see that she offered the complete package. I was sure that I would learn so much more working one to one with her, rather than in a class or online. Zaga exceeded my expectations. She is a professional, passionate perfumer and was keen to impart so many tips and tricks of the trade which are impossible to obtain online or in books. She encouraged me to think outside the box and look at creating perfumes for my candles as a form of art rather than just a science. I went to the workshop thinking I knew exactly what I wanted to do - that all changed within 5 minutes of working with her! I am certain that she has saved me a lot of time and money by teaching me correct procedures and what pitfalls to avoid. Thanks Zaga!

- - #9212

This course is great for anyone wanting to learn about Fragrance combining with no knowledge of the field. Zaga was really great to learn from and it was evident she had a passion for fragrance. The course was full of different projects and it was really interesting and exciting when it came to fragrance combining.

- - #9207

Zaga had a professional approach in which you could tell she has a passion for fragrance. She made everything simple to understand and stepped through the stages of determining scents. Scents are very individual and she encouraged this. The application of fragrance to candles was key to this session. This was the unique selling point I wanted to understand. Thank you Zaga for your generous sharing of information.

- - #8506

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