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As a perfume industry professional with over 15 years of experience, I enjoy teaching and sharing my knowledge. I have designed perfumery seminars for other professionals and collaborated with universities in Europe and North America to run fragrance conferences and workshops. In the Bois de Jasmin lecture and seminar series, you will have access to my expertise, professional tips, and techniques in an informal setting. The courses are tailored to your interests and needs, and I look forward to meeting 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.

Lecture: How to Smell Better and Enjoy Perfume More

Location: Online

Date & Time: 1h + 15min Q&A

December 15th, Wednesday 1:30pm-2:30pm ET/7:30pm-8:30pm CET (time zone converter)   Spices $55 per person:  SOLD OUT 

December 18th, Saturday 1:30pm-2:30pm ET/7:30pm-8:30pm CET (time zone converter)   Citrus $55 per person:  SOLD OUT 

December 22nd, Wednesday 1:30pm-2:30pm ET/7:30pm-8:30pm CET (time zone converter)  Woods $55 per person: SOLD OUT

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Students of all levels of interest in perfumery will find much to learn in this series of lectures. The lecture is designed to sharpen your sense smell and improve your enjoyment and appreciation of scents. You will learn professional smelling techniques and receive personalized tips. You will learn how to smell complex aromas and about the main criteria of a well-made fragrance–and how to look for them.

Please note that every lecture has a slightly different theme! For the winter of 2021, I will focus on spices, woods, and citrus.

We will use readily available fragrant materials for our class exercises, such as spices, coffee, or citrus fruit. You can also bring your favorite perfumes to the lecture. You’ll receive the full instructions before the start of the class.

You’ll also have time at the end of the lecture to ask questions. If you are interested in something specific, you can send me your questions beforehand.

COURSE TAKEAWAYS:

– Approach tailored to your interests and needs

– Learning in an informal, interactive setting

– Meeting other fragrance lovers

– A deeper understanding of perfumery and your sense of smell

– Professional tips for smelling, testing, and wearing perfume

– Stories about ingredients, perfumers, and perfumery world

Our meetings will be held over video chat, using Zoom accessed from your private class page. While you can use Zoom from your browser, we recommend downloading the Zoom desktop client  in order to have access to all platform features.


Testimonials

My personal favorite part of Victoria’s class, as a novice, is learning how to experience scent – to distinguish different fragrances, to commit them to memory, to know when a fragrance is evolving or sometimes oscillating between two scents and so much more. And each of the three times I have attended her class, I learn new techniques, new scents and gain more appreciation of the art of perfume.  –David

As a participant of last year’s course, let me speak up for how much knowledge, pleasure, discovery and camaraderie one short week can contain. Highly recommended, because each individual designing this experience for you is full of love and passion and knowledge for the region and the material.   –Meg Jamieson

I am so glad I went to the course and be guided by Victoria with her vast knowledge on scents and perfumes. I got to learn the basics of the different fragrance families and how to differentiate between white florals and other florals. And within white florals, how to distinguish one from the other. This was so fascinating and very intriguing and was the best part of the course. I also learnt what happens if you combined two scents and how it enhances the overall smell. –Ruth Q

As a professional fragrance evaluator in a cosmetic company, I found Victoria’s class the most interesting and inspiring one among many perfumery classes that I took. I was very surprised by Victoria’s intimate knowledge about perfumes and her brilliant tips to analyze fragrances. I enjoyed every details of this class.  –Pema


Lecture and Seminar Policies

Privacy policy and recordings

Student recordings of online classes is not permitted. However, depending on the seminar, you will receive the necessary reading materials. For the privacy policy, please refer to our privacy policy page.

Refund and dropping a course policy

The 1-hour lectures are nonrefundable.

How close to the course start date can I enroll?

Provided space is available, you can enroll up to the start of the first session. However, personal consultations or courses that include a mail-order kit of materials, require an advance booking (minimum 2 weeks).

Can I purchase a course as a gift for someone else?

Yes! When booking, you can adjust the quantity of the classes. You can indicate that you’d like to gift the course. Please include your recipient’s confirmation email for the necessary course details.

Can I suggest a lecture or seminar topic to you?

Yes, of course! Please send us an email.

The course I want to take is sold out. What should I do?

If a course is sold out, keep an eye out for our new course announcements via Bois de Jasmin newsletter and posts. Or email us at [email protected]

If you have questions or concerns about our policies please reach out to us via our contact form.

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