New Bois de Jasmin Online Courses : From Spice to Iris

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I’ve discovered my passion for teaching early in my career. As a political science and perfumery student, I’ve taught introductory courses in my fields, and in the past 15 years, I’ve designed seminars for the institutions around the world. Most recently, I’ve been teaching at ISIPCA, the leading French perfumery school. It’s rewarding to share what I’ve learned working and studying with talented perfumers like Sophia Grojsman, Maurice Roucel, Dominique Ropion and Calice Becker. I feel that the more we learn about our sense of smell and the world of aromas, the more we can appreciate perfumery–and the more enjoyment we find in every moment. So, I’m delighted to open a new series of 6 classes to you.

The class size is small to ensure that everyone gets attention and a chance to interact. The class is run as a lecture interspersed with guided smelling exercises. My style of teaching is personal and interactive. You will have a chance to ask question throughout the class and there will also be an allotted time at the end for your questions on any fragrance-related topics.

These classes are for students of all levels of interest in perfumery.

We will use readily available materials like spices and citrus fruit for these classes (no need to buy essential oil kits, but if you already have essential oils, you can use them too.)

If you are a student on a limited budget and eager to learn perfumery: Bois de Jasmin classes have a reserved “student seat” available to the eligible individuals. To join as a student trainee, please contact me and explain your academic affiliation and interest in perfumery.

Perfume Fundamentals: Spices, Citrus, Woods

The Fundamental classes teach you how to smell like a professional perfumer, take apart complex scents, and sharpen your sense of smell. Together we will study the fundamental classes of perfume materials and discover how they are used in perfumes. The lectures are designed to improve your enjoyment and appreciation of scents.

Location: Online, Zoom

Date & Time: 1h 30min

Spices December 16th, Saturday 1:00pm-2:30pm EST/7:00pm-8:30pm CET SOLD OUT Notify me when available

Citrus December 20th, Wednesday 1:00pm-2:30pm EST/7:00pm-8:30pm CET   SOLD OUT Notify me when available

Dark Woods December 23rd, Saturday 1:00pm-2:30pm EST/7:00pm-8:30pm CET SOLD OUT Notify me when available

3 class series: Spices, Citrus, Woods SOLD OUT Notify me when available

Perfume Fundamentals: Florals

Rose January 6th, Saturday 1:00pm-2:30pm EST/7:00pm-8:30pm CET SOLD OUT Notify me when available

Orange Blossom January 10th, Wednesday 1:00pm-2:30pm EST/7:00pm-8:30pm CET   SOLD OUT Notify me when available

Iris January 13th, Saturday 1:00pm-2:30pm EST/7:00pm-8:30pm CET  SOLD OUT Notify me when available

3 class series: Rose, Orange Blossom, Iris SOLD OUT Notify me when available

For more information about Bois de Jasmin classes, please take a look at the Online Courses page. Of course, if you have any questions or requests, please let me know via email or in the comments.

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  • Linda: I just booked my classes and I can’t wait to start. Will you offer more classes on Mitsouko and No 5 like you did last year? I missed my chance to book them. December 8, 2023 at 8:57am Reply

    • Victoria: Thank you, I look forward to meeting you.
      Yes, I plan to offer these classes again, but later this winter. December 8, 2023 at 11:31am Reply

  • Annabel: I loved the classes I took with you and I learned a lot. I highly recommend them. I’m going to join you for the iris class. December 8, 2023 at 10:24am Reply

    • Victoria: Thank you very much, Annabel. Glad that you’ll join me again. December 8, 2023 at 11:31am Reply

  • Annabel: I wanted to make a suggestion. Would you consider offering your Orange Blossom class on Saturday or Sunday? It’s hard for me to take Wednesday classes because of work. December 8, 2023 at 10:26am Reply

    • Victoria: Yes, I plan to switch the order of the classes to make sure that some of them fall on Saturday. December 8, 2023 at 11:32am Reply

  • Marianne: Oh no, I missed out on Iris. I was trying to see if that day worked for me. I will be there for Spices, though. I love your classes. 🙂 December 11, 2023 at 9:54am Reply

    • Victoria: Thank you very much, Marianne. I hope to offer the Iris class again next year. I want to keep the group small enough to make sure that everyone has a chance to interact. December 11, 2023 at 10:26am Reply

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